Year 2 2020 - 2021

Miss Hall

This is my second year at Westminster Community Primary School. I completed my degree in the summer of 2018 at the University of Gloucestershire. Throughout my training, I taught across both key stages, but my passion lies with Key Stage 1. Please remember my door is always open so feel free to pop in.

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! I hope you have had a lovely summer break and are ready for new fun and adventures in Year 2. During the first term, we will be focusing on settling back into the school routine and seeing our friends again. We will also begin learning the Year 2 curriculum and have lots of fun in the process. We will also be focusing on our independent learning skills. 

Home Learning

This page will be particularly useful if you find yourself in a position where your child needs to shield due to COVID or if we need to revert to home learning. I have attached some learning to the files section of this page. You can work through these with your child and of course, you can email me if you have any questions - 

Useful Websites for Home Learning

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 1

Oak National Academy Year 2

Year 2 Daily English Activities

Year 2 Daily Maths Activities

Maths Place Value Week 1

Maths Place Value Week 2

Maths Place Value Week 3

Maths Place Value Week 4

Maths Addition and Subtraction Week 1

Maths Addition and Subtraction Week 2

Number, Addition and Subtraction Video Lessons

Science Animals including Humans

We have been learning these sounds in our phonics sessions this week. Please watch the videos below and practice the sounds.

Set 3 sounds 

reading the sound: ur          spelling words containing the sound: ur

reading the sound: er          spelling words containing the sound: er

reading the sound: ow         spelling words containing the sound: ow

reading the sound: ai           spelling words containing the sound: ai

reading the sound: oa          spelling words containing the sound: oa

reading the sound: ew          spelling words containing the sound: ew

reading the sound: ire           spelling words containing the sound: ire

reading the sound: ear          spelling words containing the sound: ear

reading the sound: ure          spelling words containing the sound: ure


Red Words - Yellow Group 

Red Words - Pink Group

Autumn Term

Core Subjects

English: In English we are going to be focusing on using punctuation correctly, especially full stops and fingers spaces, as well as planning out loud what we are going to be writing. We are also going to be learning about expanded noun phrases and using conjunctions to make our writing more exciting. Our focus text is 'Troll Swap' by Leigh Hodgkinson. I wonder what is going to happen in this story?   

Troll Swap: Leigh Hodgkinson: 9780857631633: Books   

We will continue with daily phonics lessons this year to help support the childrens reading and writing. It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension. If you have any questions regarding your child's reading or their RWI book then do please pop in and speak to me. 

Maths: We are going to be learning maths through a new scheme this year called 'Power Maths'. The children will be guided through an input and then complete work with an increasing level of independence. We are going to be focusing on place value to 100, including counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and addtion and subtraction. There will be resources available in each maths lesson for the children to use to help support them in their maths learning. 

Science: In science, we are going to be focusing on Animals Including Humans. Throughout this unit, we will be looking at lifecycles, what animals need to survive and how we can stay healthy. 

Foundation Subjects:

We will be looking at the following in our foundation lessons:

  • History and Geography - our overarching question is 'What is important to remember in the UK?'. Throughout this study, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London as well as learning about the 4 countries that make up the UK.
  • Art - our artist that we will be focusing on this term in Mark Rothko. We will be recreating some of his famous pieces within our art lessons.
  • RE - we will be learning all about Judaism and how Jews celebrate
  • Computing - we will be focusing on using the internet safely
  • PE - we will be focusing on using a ball to attack, defend and shoot.



Please read with your child at home as many times a week as you can. They will receive a new book every 1 or 2 weeks which will be the book they have been reading in school in phonics sessions. Please ensure that these books are returned to school on swap day. Please also support them with their phonics, including their segmenting and blending of sounds.

The children will be given a homework menu at the beginning of each half term and your child will select which pieces of work they want to complete. Homework should be returned to school each week on a Wednesday so that I can see what amazing work you have produced! You will find a copy of the homework below. 


Phonics Screening 

Due to the school closure linked to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the children in Year 1 were unable to sit their phonics screening check in June. The government have announced that the children will now be sitting their phonics screening check in the Autumn Term so that each childs level of phonic knowledge can be assessed. Those children that do not achieve the required standard in the Autumn Term will be reassessed in June 2021 when the Year 1 check takes place. They will continue to recieve daily phonics sessions to support them with their lerning. Your support at home with this will be greatfully received. Please find resources attached, including CVC alien words. Any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. 


  • Our school day is 8:45 - 3:00. The children will enter and be dismissed through the blue doors outside the Year 2 classroom. Please be prompt for drop off and pick up due to the staggered times of other classes.
  • PE will take place on a Wednesday and Friday. Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit on these days. Your child must have full, correct PE kit.
  • Water bottles must be bought in each day and taken home each night to be washed. 
  • Nothing else should be bought into school, including toys or book bags.
  • Please make sure that everything belonging to your child is clearly labelled as they will be responsible for their own belongings due to the health and safety risks of sharing and mixing up of items at this moment in time.

Files to Download

Year 2: Gallery items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224