Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

Year 2

Welcome to the web page for classes 2C and 2GJ

 

Staff in Year 2

2C - Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Moretti

2GJ - Mrs Gammon (Mon, Tues & Wed), Mrs Jackson (Thu & Fri) and Mrs Crawshaw 

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Year 2 - image 1
Year 2 - image 2
Year 2 - image 3
Year 2 - image 4

Welcome to a wonderful summer term of learning! 

Year 2 Overview

Please see the overview below for all the exciting things that you will be learning this year!

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Homework

The focus for all homework at Cranborne will now be centred around daily reading and sharing of books and the learning of core maths skills.

Each week, we will add a note in this space to inform parents/carers which spellings and maths skills we are focusing on in class. Parents/carers can then support their child(ren) to practise and consolidate this knowledge at home.

We recommend using your child's Mathletics account (username and password can be found inside the cover of their reading record) to practise key skills. There are activities available for all areas and topics across the Maths curriculum and you can adapt the level of challenge to suit your child. Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) is also invaluable to help your child learn their times tables. The focus in Year 2 is 2, 5 and 10 times tables but feel free to encourage your child to move onto the 3, 4 and 8 times tables if they already have a good grasp of these. Again, their username and password for TTRS can be found inside the cover of their reading record.  The Topmarks website and BBC Bitesize also have many online maths games.

If you would like to try some paper-based learning, CGP (www.cgpbooks.co.uk) offer a wide range of Year 2 specific workbooks with explanations and answers.

Please do continue to read with your child everyday. This is one of the most impactful things you can do. Share the book together, reading a few pages and discussing the story and characters. You can use the questions on the bookmark we sent home to support this discussion.

 

Week Commencing:  10.06.24

Spellings: babies, parties, berries, cities, families, flies, spies, armies, stories, puppies

Maths Focus: Finding one quarter, one half and one third of shapes and of amounts, progressing on to finding three quarters.

Time Table Rockstars: 2s, 5s and 10 times tables

Oxford Owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks, please follow this link:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

 

Common Exception words/

Red Tricky words

Below, are the list of common exception, or red tricky, words for Year 2. These are words that do not follow the usual sound patterns.  You could try these fun ways to practise spelling the words:

  • write the words in different colours
  • How many times can you write one of the words in a minute?
  • How many of the same word can you fit on a Post-it?
  • write the word using your non-dominant hand
  • write the word in the air
  • write the word with your eyes closed
  • rainbow write a word (go over the word
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Key Dates and Reminders

Monday 15th April -  INSET (no children in school)

Tuesday 16th April - First day back at school

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Monday 27th to Friday 31rd May 2024- Half term 

Tuesday 18th June - Sports Day

Thursday 20th June -  Year 2 visit to Southend

Monday 24th June - INSET (no children in school)

Tuesday 25th June - Exhibition Evening (5-7pm)

Thursday 11th July - Transition Day

Sunday 14th July - FoC Summer Fayre

Tuesday 23rd July - Last day of term (1:15pm finish)

 

 Link to the school calendar

Link to the school term dates 

Questions to ask, whilst reading with your child

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Spelling rules
Please find our spelling rules for this half term

Rule Tip Example words
The or sound spelt a before l and ll   all, tall, always, already, altogether, walk, chalk, stalk
adding 'ed' to words

if the words ends in y - change to and i then add ed

 

If there are 2 consonants just add ed 

 

If there is a short vowel sound, double the consonant and add ed

dry -> dried

 

 

hunt -> hunted

 

 

spot-> spotted

 

The soft c sound when a c comes before i,y or e is usually makes the s sound. city, cell, exercise, icycycle, rice, mice
Adding the suffix –y

If there is a short vowel sound you double the consonant 

mud -> muddy

run -> runny 

Adding the suffix –y

if the word has an e you take it off and add a y 

shine -> shiny 

wave -> wavy

Adding the suffix –ly
(to words to make adverbs)

When a word ends in y we swap the i for a y otherwise no change to root.

happy ->happily

easy-> easily

soft -> softly

The n sound spelt kn and gn   gnome. know, knife

Adding the suffix – ing
(to words ending in a short vowel and a consonant)

If the word ends in a short vowel sound and a consonant, we double the consonant. Otherwise, no change.

play -> playing

put -> putting

glow-> glowing

sip -> sipping

j

There are a a range of ways to present the 'j' sound.

 

j - before a, o u

 

g before e, i, y

 

ge at the end

 

dge after the short vowel sounds a,e,i,o or u 

join, adjust

 

gentle, giant

 

charge  large

 

badge bridge

Reminders

P.E. (from April 2024)

Outdoor PE lesson - Wednesdays (both classes)

Indoor PE lesson -   2C on Tuesdays and 2GJ on Thursdays

On these days, children are to come into school dressed in their PE kit. Please ensure they are in weather appropriate clothing as they will be outside at lunch and break times in these clothes.

Please also ensure that all parts of your child(ren)'s kit is clearly labelled.  Long hair must always be tied back and it would be safer if earrings were not worn.

Reading Books 

Please ensure that your child reads a everyday at home, in addition to the daily reading they do at school. We can not stress how important this is in helping your child to become a confident and fluent reader.  Please send reading books and reading records into school each day.

 

Reading at home

Using books at home

  • Read to a grown up and answer questions about your book - your grown up can use the questions in the document below
  • Read together with a grown up - taking turns to read
  • Read to sibling, pet or teddy bear!
  • Re-tell the story in your own words
  • Predict what will happen at the end of the story then read the book to see if you were right
  • Draw a cartoon of the story

Using OXFORD OWLS

The link below will take you to the free online library. A Year 2 account has been created for your use.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Username: square20

Password: school

The Oxford Owl website is a great, free resource that enables you to access online texts for your child. These are the same schemes of books we have in school. The books are all grouped by age range, but you may wish to look at other ages also.

Herts Library Service

The Herts. Library Services are offering free online books also. Please follow the link below to access it.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Libraries-and-archives/Books-and-reading/Ebooks-and-Audiobooks/ebooks-and-audiobooks.aspx

Our learning this term...

Maths

This term we will focus on using our number skills for multiplying, dividing and understanding fractions.

We will be learning to:

  • recall our 2, 5 and 10 x tables quickly
  • understand multiples and repeated addition as well as number of groups, group size and product
  • use our understanding of multiplication and divsion to solve fraction problems
  • tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes (any practise of this at home will be very much appreciated!

 

English

This term we will be reading the book 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy.  We will be making predictions, and inferences about why the main character creates elaborate stories as well as collecting exciting and interesting vocabulary to use when we write our own versions of the story. During our learning we will be focusing on:

  • revising sentence structure, including capital letters at the start of sentences and for proper noun and full stops, exclamation and question marks at the end of sentences
  • ensuring our sentences contain a verb and a subject
  • consistent use of tense throughout 
  • use of adjectives and powerful verbs
  • correct sequencing of events

In addition, we will be reading One Day On Our Blue Planet - In The Ocean by Ella Bailey.

We will also be continuing to learn how to join letters when writing and we will be focusing on consistent letter size, correct formation and presentation.

 

Science

Our Science topics this term are 'Animlas, including humans' and 'Plants'.

We will be learning about...

  • the basic needs of animals for survival and how offspring grow into adults.
  • how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and what they need to stay healthy.

Year 2 BBC Bitesize - Animals, including humans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

 

Year 2 BBC Bitesize - Plants

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

 

 

Foundation Subjects

History - We will be learning about sesides of the past, thinking about how our summer holidays are different to holidays in the recent past and the Victorian era.

Geography - We will be finding out why our planet is called 'The Blue Planet' and exploring the world's continents and oceans.

PE   Outdoor - Athletics, Target Games and Strike and Field Games
        Indoor - Gymnastics and Dance

Computing - We will be learning about qffective questioning and coding.

R.E -  We will be asking why Christians follow Jesus and about the improtance of the Torah to the Jewish community.

PSHE - Our jigsaw topic this half term is ‘Relationships' and 'Changing Me'

DT- We will be making our own pizzas. This will involve cooking skills such as selcting ingredients, grating, measuring and cutting.

Music - We will be exploring improvisation and thinking how music makes us feel happy.

 

 

Year 2 e-mails

Please use the personal email addresses below if you need to message your child's class teacher directly.

Mrs Caldwell :
tcaldwell@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Moretti:
tmoretti@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Gammon:
gammonk@Cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Jackson:
ljackson@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Crawshaw:
kcrawshaw@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

If you were unable to attend the Year 2 Information Session, please see the slides that were shown, below.

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Home Learning

In the case of bad weather and school closure or if your child is isolating but well enough to work,  please see the list of activities below, that they can complete at home so they can continue to learn.

The work below will support your child in they key areas of arithmetic, reasoning, and SPAG ( spelling, punctuation and grammar). 

As well as these acitivities, you can make use of Mathletics ( for Maths ) and Purple Mash (for reading and other curriculum games).

You can use ' PE with Joe Wicks' you keep you moving. His YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt 

NameFormat
Files
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-1.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-2.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-3.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-4.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-5.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-6.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 3 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 4 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 5 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 6 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
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Home Learning Support
Please find below some resources which may be helpful in supporting your child with their learning at home. 

NameFormat
Files
100 square.pdf.pdf .pdf
100-high-frequency-words-word-mat.pdf.pdf .pdf
Common-Exception-Words-Years-1-and-2-Word-Mat.pdf.pdf .pdf
Parent Info Evening Yr 2 Sep 2021.ppt .ppt
phase-2-3-and-5-phonemes-sound-mat.pdf .pdf
Questions for Reading Comprehension.pdf.pdf .pdf

Handwriting

The website 'DoorwayOnline' is  a great resource for helping your child develop their letter formation.

Using the link below, you can select the letters you would like your child focus on.

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/

There are two modes:

  • Press and Follow - your child places their finger (if using an iPad/tablet) or the computer mouse (if using a computer or laptop) on the ball and maintains pressure as they follow the formation of the letter, lead by the program.
  • Free Draw - your child uses their finger or the mouse to copy over the letter, starting in the correct place, as indicated on the screen.

Using an iPad/tablet is best, with this program, as your child can use their finger directly on the screen.

Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

Year 2

Welcome to the web page for classes 2C and 2GJ

 

Staff in Year 2

2C - Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Moretti

2GJ - Mrs Gammon (Mon, Tues & Wed), Mrs Jackson (Thu & Fri) and Mrs Crawshaw 

Year 2 - image 0
Year 2 - image 1
Year 2 - image 2
Year 2 - image 3
Year 2 - image 4

Welcome to a wonderful summer term of learning! 

Year 2 Overview

Please see the overview below for all the exciting things that you will be learning this year!

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Zoom:

Homework

The focus for all homework at Cranborne will now be centred around daily reading and sharing of books and the learning of core maths skills.

Each week, we will add a note in this space to inform parents/carers which spellings and maths skills we are focusing on in class. Parents/carers can then support their child(ren) to practise and consolidate this knowledge at home.

We recommend using your child's Mathletics account (username and password can be found inside the cover of their reading record) to practise key skills. There are activities available for all areas and topics across the Maths curriculum and you can adapt the level of challenge to suit your child. Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) is also invaluable to help your child learn their times tables. The focus in Year 2 is 2, 5 and 10 times tables but feel free to encourage your child to move onto the 3, 4 and 8 times tables if they already have a good grasp of these. Again, their username and password for TTRS can be found inside the cover of their reading record.  The Topmarks website and BBC Bitesize also have many online maths games.

If you would like to try some paper-based learning, CGP (www.cgpbooks.co.uk) offer a wide range of Year 2 specific workbooks with explanations and answers.

Please do continue to read with your child everyday. This is one of the most impactful things you can do. Share the book together, reading a few pages and discussing the story and characters. You can use the questions on the bookmark we sent home to support this discussion.

 

Week Commencing:  10.06.24

Spellings: babies, parties, berries, cities, families, flies, spies, armies, stories, puppies

Maths Focus: Finding one quarter, one half and one third of shapes and of amounts, progressing on to finding three quarters.

Time Table Rockstars: 2s, 5s and 10 times tables

Oxford Owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks, please follow this link:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

 

Common Exception words/

Red Tricky words

Below, are the list of common exception, or red tricky, words for Year 2. These are words that do not follow the usual sound patterns.  You could try these fun ways to practise spelling the words:

  • write the words in different colours
  • How many times can you write one of the words in a minute?
  • How many of the same word can you fit on a Post-it?
  • write the word using your non-dominant hand
  • write the word in the air
  • write the word with your eyes closed
  • rainbow write a word (go over the word
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Zoom:

Key Dates and Reminders

Monday 15th April -  INSET (no children in school)

Tuesday 16th April - First day back at school

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Monday 27th to Friday 31rd May 2024- Half term 

Tuesday 18th June - Sports Day

Thursday 20th June -  Year 2 visit to Southend

Monday 24th June - INSET (no children in school)

Tuesday 25th June - Exhibition Evening (5-7pm)

Thursday 11th July - Transition Day

Sunday 14th July - FoC Summer Fayre

Tuesday 23rd July - Last day of term (1:15pm finish)

 

 Link to the school calendar

Link to the school term dates 

Questions to ask, whilst reading with your child

of
Zoom:

Spelling rules
Please find our spelling rules for this half term

Rule Tip Example words
The or sound spelt a before l and ll   all, tall, always, already, altogether, walk, chalk, stalk
adding 'ed' to words

if the words ends in y - change to and i then add ed

 

If there are 2 consonants just add ed 

 

If there is a short vowel sound, double the consonant and add ed

dry -> dried

 

 

hunt -> hunted

 

 

spot-> spotted

 

The soft c sound when a c comes before i,y or e is usually makes the s sound. city, cell, exercise, icycycle, rice, mice
Adding the suffix –y

If there is a short vowel sound you double the consonant 

mud -> muddy

run -> runny 

Adding the suffix –y

if the word has an e you take it off and add a y 

shine -> shiny 

wave -> wavy

Adding the suffix –ly
(to words to make adverbs)

When a word ends in y we swap the i for a y otherwise no change to root.

happy ->happily

easy-> easily

soft -> softly

The n sound spelt kn and gn   gnome. know, knife

Adding the suffix – ing
(to words ending in a short vowel and a consonant)

If the word ends in a short vowel sound and a consonant, we double the consonant. Otherwise, no change.

play -> playing

put -> putting

glow-> glowing

sip -> sipping

j

There are a a range of ways to present the 'j' sound.

 

j - before a, o u

 

g before e, i, y

 

ge at the end

 

dge after the short vowel sounds a,e,i,o or u 

join, adjust

 

gentle, giant

 

charge  large

 

badge bridge

Reminders

P.E. (from April 2024)

Outdoor PE lesson - Wednesdays (both classes)

Indoor PE lesson -   2C on Tuesdays and 2GJ on Thursdays

On these days, children are to come into school dressed in their PE kit. Please ensure they are in weather appropriate clothing as they will be outside at lunch and break times in these clothes.

Please also ensure that all parts of your child(ren)'s kit is clearly labelled.  Long hair must always be tied back and it would be safer if earrings were not worn.

Reading Books 

Please ensure that your child reads a everyday at home, in addition to the daily reading they do at school. We can not stress how important this is in helping your child to become a confident and fluent reader.  Please send reading books and reading records into school each day.

 

Reading at home

Using books at home

  • Read to a grown up and answer questions about your book - your grown up can use the questions in the document below
  • Read together with a grown up - taking turns to read
  • Read to sibling, pet or teddy bear!
  • Re-tell the story in your own words
  • Predict what will happen at the end of the story then read the book to see if you were right
  • Draw a cartoon of the story

Using OXFORD OWLS

The link below will take you to the free online library. A Year 2 account has been created for your use.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Username: square20

Password: school

The Oxford Owl website is a great, free resource that enables you to access online texts for your child. These are the same schemes of books we have in school. The books are all grouped by age range, but you may wish to look at other ages also.

Herts Library Service

The Herts. Library Services are offering free online books also. Please follow the link below to access it.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Libraries-and-archives/Books-and-reading/Ebooks-and-Audiobooks/ebooks-and-audiobooks.aspx

Our learning this term...

Maths

This term we will focus on using our number skills for multiplying, dividing and understanding fractions.

We will be learning to:

  • recall our 2, 5 and 10 x tables quickly
  • understand multiples and repeated addition as well as number of groups, group size and product
  • use our understanding of multiplication and divsion to solve fraction problems
  • tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes (any practise of this at home will be very much appreciated!

 

English

This term we will be reading the book 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy.  We will be making predictions, and inferences about why the main character creates elaborate stories as well as collecting exciting and interesting vocabulary to use when we write our own versions of the story. During our learning we will be focusing on:

  • revising sentence structure, including capital letters at the start of sentences and for proper noun and full stops, exclamation and question marks at the end of sentences
  • ensuring our sentences contain a verb and a subject
  • consistent use of tense throughout 
  • use of adjectives and powerful verbs
  • correct sequencing of events

In addition, we will be reading One Day On Our Blue Planet - In The Ocean by Ella Bailey.

We will also be continuing to learn how to join letters when writing and we will be focusing on consistent letter size, correct formation and presentation.

 

Science

Our Science topics this term are 'Animlas, including humans' and 'Plants'.

We will be learning about...

  • the basic needs of animals for survival and how offspring grow into adults.
  • how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and what they need to stay healthy.

Year 2 BBC Bitesize - Animals, including humans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

 

Year 2 BBC Bitesize - Plants

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

 

 

Foundation Subjects

History - We will be learning about sesides of the past, thinking about how our summer holidays are different to holidays in the recent past and the Victorian era.

Geography - We will be finding out why our planet is called 'The Blue Planet' and exploring the world's continents and oceans.

PE   Outdoor - Athletics, Target Games and Strike and Field Games
        Indoor - Gymnastics and Dance

Computing - We will be learning about qffective questioning and coding.

R.E -  We will be asking why Christians follow Jesus and about the improtance of the Torah to the Jewish community.

PSHE - Our jigsaw topic this half term is ‘Relationships' and 'Changing Me'

DT- We will be making our own pizzas. This will involve cooking skills such as selcting ingredients, grating, measuring and cutting.

Music - We will be exploring improvisation and thinking how music makes us feel happy.

 

 

Year 2 e-mails

Please use the personal email addresses below if you need to message your child's class teacher directly.

Mrs Caldwell :
tcaldwell@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Moretti:
tmoretti@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Gammon:
gammonk@Cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Jackson:
ljackson@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Crawshaw:
kcrawshaw@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

If you were unable to attend the Year 2 Information Session, please see the slides that were shown, below.

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Zoom:

Home Learning

In the case of bad weather and school closure or if your child is isolating but well enough to work,  please see the list of activities below, that they can complete at home so they can continue to learn.

The work below will support your child in they key areas of arithmetic, reasoning, and SPAG ( spelling, punctuation and grammar). 

As well as these acitivities, you can make use of Mathletics ( for Maths ) and Purple Mash (for reading and other curriculum games).

You can use ' PE with Joe Wicks' you keep you moving. His YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt 

NameFormat
Files
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-1.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-2.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-3.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-4.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-5.pdf.pdf .pdf
KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-6.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 3 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 4 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 5 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat 6 MA.pdf.pdf .pdf
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Zoom:

Home Learning Support
Please find below some resources which may be helpful in supporting your child with their learning at home. 

NameFormat
Files
100 square.pdf.pdf .pdf
100-high-frequency-words-word-mat.pdf.pdf .pdf
Common-Exception-Words-Years-1-and-2-Word-Mat.pdf.pdf .pdf
Parent Info Evening Yr 2 Sep 2021.ppt .ppt
phase-2-3-and-5-phonemes-sound-mat.pdf .pdf
Questions for Reading Comprehension.pdf.pdf .pdf

Handwriting

The website 'DoorwayOnline' is  a great resource for helping your child develop their letter formation.

Using the link below, you can select the letters you would like your child focus on.

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/

There are two modes:

  • Press and Follow - your child places their finger (if using an iPad/tablet) or the computer mouse (if using a computer or laptop) on the ball and maintains pressure as they follow the formation of the letter, lead by the program.
  • Free Draw - your child uses their finger or the mouse to copy over the letter, starting in the correct place, as indicated on the screen.

Using an iPad/tablet is best, with this program, as your child can use their finger directly on the screen.