Year 2 2020 - 2021

Mr Redmond

Mrs McHale

Mrs Heywood

Welcome to Year 2! 


Welcome back to school and to your new year! In these unusal times we will be continuing to make we sure we provide a fun and safe environment for learning!

To start this amazing journey we will be travelling to the dry, dusty plains of Africa, exploring the wild lands, different cultures and incredible animals. We will be focusing on the country Kenya, comparing it to our own as investigate the differences and similarities between them. 

For our English topic we will be focusing on the story 'Troll Swap,' learning the best ways to describe a monstrous, frightening troll... Or will he be all that monstrous after all? We will use these new skills to write a story with a clear beginning, middle and end. 


Bug Club 

Please ensure your child can access bug club and is using it as often as they can. I understand there will also be school reading books and homework sent home, but it is essential children can use bug club in case of a class lockdown. Any problems with this please let me know and will help you get on. 


Due to current circumstances it is essential we limit the amount of personal items the children bring into school, including clothing. Therefore, on a Wednesday children can come into school dressed in appropiate clothing for the forest and P.E. We will use this day to be doing some outdoor work and will probably get dirty, so no new clothes. 

Home learning

In the situation of your child having to self isolate, work will be posted daily on the year 2 web page.

This week I have posted a maths lesson, still focusing on subtraction and a blank African mask. The children can design their own make and paint or colour it, using designs found on the internet. We discussed why tribes wore different colours and why masks are important. 


Home Learning Tips 

In our English lesson today we read the pages of the book you will find under session 1.5. We spoke about how Tabitha Limpet's parents would feel. This then went onto "What do you think they would say? What do you think they would think?" The children wrote these ideas in their books (I have left some ideas we had in class up). This the lef onto differences between the characters we could see in the story and watched a short clip of Horrid Henry freom youtube. 



Please remember if you have any problems or just fancy a chat email: 


We hope everyone stays safe and healthy. 

Mr Redmond and Mrs Sorvel 



For our science lessons we use Tig Tag to watch videos and do practical activities. We now have free access for parents while schools are closed!

Username: Tigtagstudent

Password: schoolsout





There are lots of websites to help listed below:


Bitesize spelling

Verbs and Adverbs



Old trusty websites:

  • Vocabulary Here is a website which is full of exciting vocabulary. Click on the different links to find adjectives, adverbs, alternative words for said and many more! There is also a link called 'word classes' this will help you to revise what verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are.

  • Maths A range of questions for you to test yourself.

  • Maths Telling the time and times tables games.

  • Sentence games. Here are some sentence games to help you to work on those complex sentences!


Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.


BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.


A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.


A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!


A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.


A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.


A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used


Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.


This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.


Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.


A range of English games and activities.


Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.


A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.






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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794