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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 2

I hope you all enjoyed our time away from school and feel refreshed for the year ahead. The children have settled back into school life really well and are looking forward to an exciting year! This term our topic is ‘Rivers, Coasts and Oceans’.


In English this half term the book that we will focus on is ‘Granddad’s Island’. The children will be learning about adjectives and noun phrases and will identify these within the text. They will create adapted versions of the story using their own ideas and will write their own return narrative. Throughout the half term the children will write for many different purposes and will practise skills including the use of correct punctuation and the use of conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: During English skills lessons we will develop our understanding of different sentence types including commands, exclamations, statements and questions. We will begin with the use of adverbs, co-ordinate sentences and will continue to apply a selection of spelling rules.


Reading is of great importance and your child should be reading every day. You will be able to access reading books at the correct level for your child on Bug Club.


In Maths the children will be taking part in lots of activities that involve learning about number and place value, recognising how many tens and ones there are in each 2-digit number below 100. They will also be learning about addition, and subtraction. After half term we will be focusing on money, selecting the right amount of money using pounds and pence, finding the difference and calculating change.

My Happy Mind

Children will be taking part in weekly My Happy Mind sessions. These sessions help build a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem and character.

Geography and History

Our topic this half term is called ‘Rivers, Coasts and Oceans’. We will be research and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. We will be using use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including beach, cliff, coast, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather. We will name, locate and identify places on the coast in the United Kingdom and will be looking at changes within living memory with regards to holidays. After half term we will focus on the life of Grace Darling and how she has changed life today.


The children will be learning about animals, including humans. The topic will include learning about the basic needs of animals, the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. We will look at the lifecycles of animals, including humans.


In RE we will learn about Judaism focusing on what Jews believe about God and how Jews worship in a synagogue.


The children will be taught PE every Thursday afternoon.

Forest School 

Forest School every other Friday morning. Children should arrive in school in PE kit or their Forest School clothes on these days. Appropriate water-proof clothing and footwear is needed for Forest School and PE.

Helpful things to do at home:


  • Counting forwards and backwards in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's up to 100
  • Read every day; school books of any genre of interest; ask your child to summarize what it is they understand.
  • Practice weekly spellings ready for a small test every Wednesday.
  • Times table Rock Stars.

Thank you,

Miss Bell and Mrs McGauley

Home Learning

The staff at Willaston C of E Primary School are missing their pupils and the entire School community, so here are some little messages from them all.


Easter message from Mrs Chambers
Mrs Lamb's 
Easter Story 
Message from Mr Graham
Miss Hughes reading 
Monkey Puzzle.
Mr Ellinson's Forest School At Home 
virtual bunch of flowersrainbow of hope,  recycled bird feederThe Happy Tree

Mrs Chambers 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 
'Compassion' Assembly.
Miss Bell (and Buddy) reading There's A Snake In My School by David Walliams
Just a few words to say 'hello' and we are thinking of you all
Miss Hull's Challenge
Value Ambassadors'Perseverance' Assembly
Miss Chapman reading a story about a Rainbow
Revd Bazely's 'Creation' Assembly
Miss Hull's 'Service' Assembly
'Possible' read by Mrs Robinson
Mr Graham's 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Lamb's 'Compassion' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 'Perseverance' Assembly
House Captain's 'Creation' Assembly
'Service' Assembly by Miss Hughes & Miss Garcia
Mrs Edge reading 'Meerkat Mail'

Home Learning w/c March 202020th April27th April, 4th May,11th May, 18th May, 1st June, 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June29th June, 6th July, 13th July

Sending best wishes to everyone.

Take care and keep safe.

autumn Newsletter 2020 sept.pdf (PDF 373.0KB)
Year-2-Common-Exception-Words.pdf (PDF 1863.4KB)
Y2_Arithmetic_Test_2.pdf (PDF 306.5KB)
Y2_Arithmetic_Test_1.pdf (PDF 306.7KB)
T-L-5157-Year-2-Common-Exception-Words.pdf (PDF 1863.4KB)
SPAG test.pdf (PDF 65.9KB)
Scavenger-Hunt-Measurement-Activity.pdf (PDF 95.9KB)
Reasoning Paper Year 2.pdf (PDF 325.5KB)
Leopard-facts-reading.pdf (PDF 97.8KB)
Guidelines for spelling, year 2, including word lists.pdf (PDF 65.9KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 2.pdf (PDF 64.5KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 2.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)