Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

Important Information


 Spellings 10.9.19

The test will be on Monday 16th September

Group A                                                                                     Group B

The or sound spent a before l and ll                       Tricky Words

all                                                                                                   you

tall                                                                                                they

ball                                                                                                are

small                                                                                              he

also                                                                                               she

always                                                                                           me





2 Times Table

1 x 2 = 2

2 x 2 = 4

3 x 2 = 6

4 x 2 = 8

5 x 2 = 10

Homework Friday 6th September: A Learn Its Challenge will be sent in your child’s homework book.

AU1 Newsletter 2019

Please click below for the Year 2 Long Term Plan for the academic year 2019/20:
The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Riley (2 Rhinos) and Mrs Howey (2 Hippos). The Educational Teaching Assistants working in our classes are Mrs Macdonald and Miss Lord.

In Year 2, the children have a lot more responsibility and work more independently. As the oldest in KS1, they should set an example to the younger children.

Below is a summary of what we will be covering in English this year. For more details on this, and to look at the other work we do in Year 2, please look at our half termly newsletters which will begin in Autumn 1.


In Year 2 we will be looking at using different sentence types, consolidating our use of punctuation and using a range of conjunctions in our writing. We will also improve our spelling skills and ensure we are applying the spellings which we know.

In reading we will  read a range of genres and complete whole class guided reading activities alongside 1-1 reading with an adult. We will focus on reading fluently, using expression and ensuring children have a range of strategies to decode any unknown words. Additionally, we will look at a variety of questions types to strengthen reading comprehension skills.

Wherever possible, we aim to link reading and writing opportunities to our topic work.

Maths objectives for Year 2:

In our maths lessons, we will be covering many different areas such as:

  • Interpreting and reading scales
  • Measuring (capacity, length and mass)
  • Column method for addition with carrying (regular revision) and subtraction with borrowing.
  • Place value.
  • 2D and 3D shape – identifying shapes and describing their properties (vertices, edges, faces)
  • Data handling (pictograms, bar charts, venn and carroll diagrams)
  • Money – writing and reading amounts, conversion of pence to pounds, calculating change
  • Lines of symmetry
  • Position and direction (left, right, forwards, backwards)
  • Solving two step problems
  • Rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred
  • Telling the time
    Links to fun Maths games which support these objectives are listed at the bottom of the page.


Learning links

Please find below some activities and games which link to our learning in class:


Save the whale – number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

Numberline mummy

Pay for it – using coins to make amounts of money

Robin Hood doubles

Magic Squares

Lifeguards (place value – partitioning in to tens and units)

Mission 21 – column method


Phonics and spelling games:

DJ Cow spelling patterns wordsearch:

Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos
Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos
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