Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Amy Kite

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jackie Clark

PTFA Class Representative: Mrs Heaton

Class Governor: Mrs Seymour

Key Information


Welcome to Year Two!  We have a fun-packed, exciting half term of learning planned and are looking forward to continuing your child’s learning journey in Year 2.


Our new Year Two name is:

Year Two Mary Seacole

Click on the picture below to learn more about her. Can you answer these questions?

Who was Mary Seacole?

Where was she born?

Why is she inspirational?




Our theme this half term is 'What makes a good holiday destination?

We will be learning about different holiday destinations, where people go on holiday, what places are like and how they are similar and different to others. We will also be learning about how holidays have changed since Victorian times and why this is. The children will be creating their own seaside picnic lunches, creating pieces of seaside art as well as much, much more.


Click on the picture below to see how seaside holidays have changed.

How have seaside holidays changed?

What entertainment was popular?

Where did people go on holiday? Where do they go now and why?

Key Vocabulary






This half term we will be continuing with our phase 6 phonics.

In Phase 6 Phonics the main aim for children is to develop their fluency as a reader and increase their accuracy when spelling. Children will be able to sight-read a large number of words. When coming across an unfamiliar word, they have a range of strategies to decode them including their sounding and blending skills.


In terms of reading, children will continue to develop three main skills throughout phase 6:

■ reading the words automatically if they are very familiar;
■ decoding them quickly and silently because their sounding and blending routine isnow well established;
■ decoding them aloud.


The goal is for children to also become confident spellers. During this phase, children will start to spell more complex words. They will continue to work on spellings and skills which are more difficult, for example:

  • Using suffixes to indicate tenses
  • the rules for adding -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -ful, -ly and -y
  • Plural spelling
  • Using prefixes to change words

Click on the link below to watch a video on adding suffixes.


Year Two are also practising their handwriting, please encourage children to write tall letters tall and to keep lower case letters the same size.

Click on the handwriting picture below to download some sheets for you to try at home.





In maths we are going to be focusing on number.

Can you define these words?





fact families



Click on the picture below to practice some number work on MyMaths





We will also be learning our ten times table.

Click on the picture below to go to PurpleMash where you will find a 10 times table song and activities to help you learn your Learn Its.



Practise the facts as much as possible.  Try them out of order and answering quickly without having to work the answers out!



In science we are going to be learning about plants.

Have a look at the key vocabulary below:



Click on the picture below to find out more about plants





Our class author is Oliver Jeffers. This half term we will be focusing on the book' The Day the Crayons Quit'

Click on the picture below to listen to the story.

Complete one of the activities:

1. Design a new front cover.

2. What is your favourite colour and why?

3. Create a model of a character from the story.

4. Write a character description on one crayon.






P.E. will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure children come in their PE kits.



Miss Ashmeand's Phonics Group


This half term we will still be learning to spell the following words:


said, so, have,
like, some,
come, were,


We are also learning to read the following words:

oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, don't, I'm, time, saw, old, house, came, put, about, your, make,could, made, very, by, day, here



We use flash cards to help us read our focus words. We use these at least 3 times a day for around 5 minutes.

To practise our spellings we use a system called "read, look, write, cover, check".

Some useful apps that your child may enjoy using:


Mr Thorne's Maths Universe

Let's Do Mental Maths for Ages 6-7

Mr Thorne's Spellbook