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Year 2 Distance Learning

Below you will find this week's distance learning for Year 2 children during our school closure. The timetable and resources can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.

To access the English, maths and foundation subject learning, please click on the Oak Academy logo below.  Oak Academy is a collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the Coronavirus lock down. This online classroom offers free access to teachers delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets and is intended to enable children to complete lessons independently. Each lesson will take around 45 minutes and work can be recorded using a notepad or a piece of paper. Children mark their work as they go along so they receive immediate feedback. Lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. Oak Academy work will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize. Together, these can offer a structure to the day for children until our school fully reopens.

We love to connect!...

Parents can contact teachers with any learning queries and children can submit some of their work if they wish to. We will try to give support with the distance learning where needed and teachers will always be happy to see work sent in and may provide some feedback. Parents and children can do this by emailing the following email address:

We do specify that if sending photos of work, no pictures are to include the children in them. Some of the work may appear in our whole school Gallery of distance learning. Any other queries should be sent to the school office email address.

Please note - The year group email address will only be managed during the school day (9:00am to 3:30pm) during term time. Due to most teachers now working back in school, it may not be your child's class teacher who responds. Email replies may also take slightly longer due to the school reopening for some age groups.

Here's what you do!...

  1. Work from the timetable below to complete your learning from home for this week. It has been designed so you get learning experiences as close to being at school as possible. The children who are in school are doing exactly the same work.
  2. Make sure that you take regular breaks that are planned on the timetable. Your brain needs time to store all of your new learning! They also help you focus during the learning activities.
  3. Morning PE slots can be the 'Joe Wicks daily fitness sessions' which are live on YouTube at 9:00am, or they can be something else of your choice – be sure to get out of breath though!
  4. The final task of the day is often quiet, independent reading. Set a timer for a minimum of 15 minutes. This is not only a good chance to learn through reading and to enjoy a story, but also to wind down after your day of distance learning. Your parents may want to read with you to give them a break from their work too!
  5. Complete all activities on paper, in a book or electronically. Don’t forget to date, title and underline (just like you would do at school)!
  6. Remember to be independent and to have fun when you are learning. You can send us some of your work if you would like to using the email address above.

The timetable below runs across each week. If the year group team change the timetable, this will appear as a link at the bottom of this page...

Before you start, here is a message from Miss Williams...


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Year 2 Phonics

Sounds are taught in phases (groups) and all children at school are taught in different groups dependent on the sounds they are confident with. Most of the children in Year 2 will be ready to recap the sounds of phase 5 in their phonics sessions or move straight to phase 6.  (if your child is finding these sounds challenging, please look on the phonics advice on the Year 1 page to find other sounds they can learn).

Each day, show them one sound  from that phase using Mr Thorne does Phonics ( After they have watched the video, children can then practice recognising and using the games on phonics play (

Once they have done this, they can start on the sounds from phase 6.

Phase 5 

  • Sounds taught: ay, ou , ie, ea , oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e  
  • Tricky words: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, could.  
  • Teach alternative spellings for the sounds: ch, j, m, n, r, s, z, u, i, ear, ar, air, or, ur, oo, ai, ee, igh, oa, y/oo, oo, sh 

Phase 6 

  • Understand and apply suffixes – ed, ing, ful, est, er, ment, ness, en, s, es  
  • Understand the rules for adding ing, ed, er, est, ful, ly, y  
  • Investigate how adding suffixes and prefixes changes words   
  • Introduce the past tense