Year 2 2019 - 2020

Everyone at St George’s would like to say a massive thank you to all of our wonderful children who have been learning from home, and to all of the parents and carers who have done their absolute best to become teachers during this challenging time! The last few months have really highlighted what a wonderful community we have at St George’s, and we can’t wait to be back together in September.

You certainly all deserve a well-earnt break over the Summer holidays. There is no expectation that you will continue to work over the six weeks off, but if you would like to keep up with work over holiday, here are our recommendations:


The year group email addresses will be closed over the Summer holiday, but if you wish to make contact please use the following:


General enquiries –

If you have any concerns about a child –


Thank you for all of your hard work and support,

From all of the staff at St George’s

Welcome to Year 2.

This is your news and information page for year 2.



Hugs from our Home Learning Team

Welcome from our Home Learning Team. We are here to support you from our homes. Currently, we are all planning and preparing educational resources for you all. Like us, you are all working hard from home, showing the St George’s RESPECT values. We are extremely proud of all of your efforts and fantastic work produced so far-keep it up!

To continue with your home learning journey, please keep accessing your year group page to find daily English and maths tasks as well as weekly science and foundation subject activities. Don’t forget you can contact us via your year group email address.

We are also starting some online classes and lessons. If they are aimed at your particular child or Year group, your teachers will let you know via the contacts we have for you.


NEWS FLASH - We have created our own Yr2 email address so you can email us any fun pictures of what you have been doing at home! Email us at: We can't wait to hear from you all! :) Please add your child's class to the subject line in your email and if you are happy for us to add it to our website.


The ROAR! Response to Mental Health in Primary Schools

We all have mental health, and there are things that happen to us everyday that have either a positive or negative effect on how we are feeling. If you visit our Mental Health page on our website (images below as to where you find this page), you will find some useful ideas which we will be introducing to the children in school from Monday. It includes the ROAR rainbow scale which can be used to gauge where children are at key points in the day. Ask your child/children to rate themselves and how they feel along the rainbow. This will give you a good idea of how ready and able they are to engage with whatever you are doing at that point in the day. Please head over to this site to have a look at how to support your child's mental health. We hope it comes in useful! :) 



If you haven't already seen Eliza's song about her feeling during this time, you must give it a watch. 

Fabulous song Eliza. Well done! 

Scroll down to the videos at the bottom of the page or click on the image below


Extreme Reading Challenge

Over the Easter break we would like you to send us a picture of you reading in an unusual place. Please be sensible and do not put yourself in any dangerous places. We will post all pictures to the Extreme Reading Challenge page and winners will be selected when we get back to school.

Please send pictures to


We recognise that many families will need support with self isolation and home schooling.  Using this page and the tabs below, we have set up home learning links and advice.  Your child's class teacher will also be in touch via your child's class tab.  We are aiming to  provide your child with lots of learning links and ideas. 

In the 'online links' tab, we have set up links to websites and online learning portals that we use in school.  Your child has been sent home with their online logins and passwords for the websites we use in Year 2.  We have also set up links to other pages that will help your child learn at home.  You will also find downloadable home learning packs at the bottom of the 'online links'  page.

They will also be able to read daily and practise their mathematics using their Year 2 home learning mathematics book.

We have also added a poster with 25 ideas to have fun at home without screen time.  We also want to ensure that families and children are looking after their well-being.  Link below takes you to our advice and links page for mental health and well-being:

Remember to visit our pages and check regularly for updates and messages. We have set up an advice page for parents and home schooling.

Each class has a class page specific for them. Please view these pages regularly for updates relating to your child's learning as well as the extra tab for online links for all of Year 2. This will direct you to useful online links that will help you to support your child's learning from home


Setting a timetable for home

Parents have asked about how much work children should be doing and possible example timetables. The situation we find ourselves in is quite unprecedented. We are aware of some of the pressures that come with learning at home and want to be able to help in any way we can, rather than add to the load for parents at home. If children want to undertake more, that is also great.

We would encourage that where possible children;

  • be active every day for 30 minutes, try Joe Wicks at 9am every morning,
  • read for 30 minutes a day, you could use oxford owl for reading,
  • work on spelling for 10 minutes and 20 minutes for writing, ideas are on the literacy page of year 2, and spelling shed for spelling,
  • maths work for 30 minutes a day, ideas for activities are on the mathematics page of year 2, in addition there is TT rock stars and sessions on Education City,
  • science and foundation subjects, an afternoon activity of an hour each week. There are ideas for these subjects on the year 2 page,
  • have a go at something new, baking, painting, knitting, a new game etc,

If you have any queries please email your teacher at


Here are some useful sites to boost learning at home.

BBC Bitesize



Remember to exercise every day

Joe Wicks is putting together some daily videos to keep you active while you are off school. It is important to try and exercise everyday as this is good for your body and your mind.



Daily English lessons with Jane Considine.

Jane Considine is putting together some super stacking English lessons for children of all ages to access from home. All you will need is a pen and paper and log onto her live webinar each day from Monday morning at 9:45am for the Film focus of the day and at 10:30am she will give you your writing task.


Free online books for all children to listen to.

Starting today, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

First Newspaper for Children

Every week we will upload the lastest addition on First News. This is a children's newspaper that we subscribe to in school. The great thing about this newspaper is that every week we will also attach some reading activities and puzzles. The PDF files are attached below. Please note that level 1 is the easier activity (aimed at Y2/3/4) with level 2 being more challenging (aimed at y4/5/6) . Complete the actvities each week as part of your English lesson at  home. If you can't print the sheets off you can record the answers to the questions in your exercise books.

Click here to go to our First News page to access downloads and activities.

Your teachers for this year are;

2A - Mrs.Johnson and Mrs.Wainwright

2B - Miss.Gough-Hughes

2C - Mrs.Malloy and Mrs.Price 

2D - Mrs.Cameron-Ivanov

2E - Mrs.Binks 

Your teaching assistants are;

Mrs.Dagnell, Mrs.Stewart, Mrs.Hewson and Mrs.Staples

RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word SELF-AWARENESS.

This term our learning hero in year 2 is Nathan Young


We will be learning about Nathan Young this term.We will find out about how Nathan demonstrated positivity throughout his journey.

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We will be learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways.

We’re taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and OutPlace2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds – and you can join in!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Click on the icon below for more information. 

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We also use the Zumos site to help reflection and mediatation. See the following link for information. All children have their own log in stuck in their green spelling books.


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  • What has been your favourite story this week? why?
  • Describe one of the characters.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.
  • Write down any unusual or tricky words that you have learnt this week.
  • Non-fiction - Write down an interesting fact from your book.

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