Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

  • Year 2 Long Term Plan 2019-20


Important information

Resources for home learning:

Websites now have their own page on the Year Group main menu page. 

Weekly Round Up

Please click on the link below to access the weekly round up newsletter which will also give you access to our fabulous bedtime stories:

We have set up a class login for Oxford Owl where you can find lots of different books to read.

Click on the link to go to the Oxford Owl website:

Click on My class login

Please log in using your class details:

Follow the link below to sign up to a bank of online Rising Stars reading books (similar to the books your children bring home). Don’t worry if you don’t see any books to begin with as your account needs to be approved. Allow a day or two and then log in again and the books should have appeared. There are a huge variety of books so please spend some time choosing ones that are suitable for your child.

Reading Books Sign up – adult’s email address required

We have loved seeing the work you have been sending in! From Monday 4th May, we will be using Seesaw to share work and stay in contact but don’t forget, any extra special things can be sent to:


Please click on the files/resources below: Week Beginning Monday 6th July

This weeks is Take One Picture Week. Take One Picture Week is an art focus week when everyone in school bases all their work around one picture and artist.

This years picture is “Red Boats at Argenteuil” by Claude Monet 


English tasks: 

Please see the below information about Phonics Live Lessons on Youtube


Task 1 – Describing a Picture

All About Monet

Red Boats at Argenteuil – Painting

Initial discussion with an adult would be helpful but then most children should be able to complete this independently.

Task 2 – Researching a location

River Seine

Most children should be able to complete this independently.

Task 3 – Diary Plan

Diary Planning Sheet

Most children should be able to complete this independently.

Task 4 – Diary Writing

Most children should be able to complete this independently but will need reminding to use their planning sheet.

Task 5 – Paintings Match Up  

Please note: For the children coming into school on Friday, we will be doing this task together. 

Most children should be able to complete this task independently.

Maths tasks:

We would like you to continue to work on maths as part of your home learning.
Please use either of the following websites:


The resources on both websites cover the same subject content and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities and quizzes.  If you choose to use White Rose, you will need to watch the videos on their webpage and then download the worksheets that are below.  Answers will be posted on a Friday for you to check your work.

White Rose Maths Worksheets. Please click the links on the document below to find the videos and then use the worksheets below as usual.

Lesson 1 – Litres

Lesson 2 – Temperature

Lesson 3 – O clock and half past

Lesson 4 – Quarter past and quarter to

Lesson 1 Answers – Litres

Lesson 2 Answers – Temperature

Lesson 3 Answers – O clock and half past

Lesson 4 Answers – Quarter past and quarter to

Challenge Friday: Click the link below and have a go at this week’s challenges:

Further Maths Tasks:

Maths Task 1 – Planning a Route

Some adult support may be needed

Maths Task 2 – A Place to Stay

Most children should be able to complete independently

Task 3 – Times Tables

3 Times Table Spin Wheel

2 5 and 10 Times Table Treasure Hunt

Adult support needed to hide the answers for the treasure hunt

Task 4 – Meeting Friends

Most children should be able to complete independently

Task 5 – Shopping!

Most children should be able to complete independently

Curriculum tasks: 

Curriculum Task 1 – Art

Transport Templates

Curriculum Task 2 – French

Saying Hello

Meet and Greet Song:

Meet and Greet Song Lyrics


Remember that golden time is at 2:30pm on Friday.  Make sure that your child has worked hard all week to earn it!

 Spellings 6.07.20 – Please spend time reading and spelling the words throughout the week. Spelling books can be used for practising or doing your own tests at home.

Group A                                                                              Group B

Contractions                                                                 alternative ‘ar’ sounds

can’t                                                                                  far
didn’t                                                                                car
hasn’t                                                                              bark
couldn’t                                                                          card
it’s                                                                                     are
I’m                                                                                   half
they’re                                                                            calf
he’s                                                                                 calm


Use the flashcards and LSCWC sheets below to help with reading and writing the spelling words:



Flashcards Group A

Flashcards Group B

Group A

You have a Purple Mash Quiz set.

Group B

Follow the link below to play the game:


2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables


There is  no extra homework this week. Enjoy the weekend and continue working on your  home learning tasks from Monday.

SP2 Newsletter 2020


Autumn 2:

We have had lots of exciting events this half term! We had a trip from a Science company and took part in a rocket workshop. We also had a Great Fire of London morning where we had a visit from the plague doctor and took part in a dance from 1666.









Autumn 1:

We went on a trip to Lotherton Hall. We learnt more about Florence Nightingale and explored the beautiful grounds.

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 Mrs Clarke.

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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