Year Two

Homework Topic – Year 2: St Joseph

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas and that you’re now ready for the New Year.

This term we will be reading Lila and the Secret of the Rain and Mais’ Story.

It would be very helpful if you could do any of the following with your child at home.


  • Counting in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
  • Rapid recall of 2, 3, 5 and 10x tables
  • Rapid recall of + and – to 20, including sums such as: 13 + ? = 20,  15 - ? = 11,  ? – 6 = 4
  • Counting and recognising numbers to 100, including the reading of number names (thirty four = 34)
  • Working with money (looking at coins and identifying a given amount of money). Thinking about how much change you would get from a £1 if you spent less than this.
  • Using scales to weigh objects, using appropriate vocabulary, (heavy, light, balance)
  • Use mathematical vocabulary for common 2D and 3D shapes.



  • Please set aside quite time every evening when your child can read to you. As the children improve many of them are reading on their own but it is very important that they have help from an adult. Please use a range of questions to help develop your child’s understanding of the story. When reading please encourage your child to:
    • Predict what might happen next in the book.
    • Sound out unfamiliar words or consider the pictures/context of the story in order to make a good ‘guess’ at the word
    • Build upon your child’s sight vocabulary in both the reading and spelling of common words (then, there, when, where, some, said, our etc.)
  • Remember to practise spellings sent home each week. Remember to learn the spellings out of order and put the word into a sentence.
  • When talking to the children try to encourage using more adjectives and ‘up wording’ in everyday situations (instead of ‘I looked’ what else could we say? Peered, gazed, spied, glanced etc).


Topic: Florence Nightingale – How nursing has changed through history. The children will be comparing nursing from different periods.


Science – Animals including humans. To know what animals need to stay alive and to keep healthy. To make comparisons and identify patterns. To group animals and make conclusions.


Yours sincerely,

Jane Norman

Class Teacher