The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Monday 25th May 2020

Year 2 Update


Good morning 2H. 

I hope that you continue to stay safe and well. Mrs Leach and I really miss you and are looking forward to seeing you soon. It has been lovely to talk to so many of you this week and I will continue to contact your parents to make sure you are all safe, well and happy. 


I have really enjoyed looking at your work that you have completed on purple mash and j2e. I have commented on work that you have completed and I will continue to set work for you. It really does put a smile on my face to see so many of you joining in on the j2e tasks. 


Remember to help your parents around the house, be kind and be safe. 


I will set weekly homework tasks through J2e (j2homework) and Purple Mash (2do tasks). Please complete at least one of these homework tasks. There will also be 5 house points for each extra piece of work you complete. 


Below are some activities that you can complete at home to help children towards the year 2 expectations. These resources are fantastic to promote independent learning and very closely match what we are doing in school.



Celebrations, Festivals and National Events


From 28th-30th May it is Shavuot.

Shavuot is a Jewish festival celebrated 50 days after the first day of Passover. It is a period of commemoration to remember the day that God provided the Torah to His people on Mount Sinai. Shavuot is also known to be a Harvest Festival, as a former tradition was for Jewish people to bring Bikkurim (the first and finest fruits) to the Temple in Jerusalem as a gift to God.


On May 31st it is Whitsun.


Whitsun celebrates the Christian festival of Pentecost which occurs on the seventh Sunday after Easter when Anglican and Methodist communities commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his ascension from earth to heaven on Ascension Day.




Stay safe, 

Miss Holman


The Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy  is a new,  online classroom and resource hub. They provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for a range of subjects.


English ~ Phonics/ Reading

In school we follow a phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc.’ ‘Read, Write, Inc’ are uploading daily phonics lessons onto their YouTube channel.


Phonics Play allows children to practice their phonic through a game. Phonics Play have provided free subscription during this time. Log in details can be found on their page-


Oxford Owl has free e-book access during this time to allow your children to implement the phonetic skills they have learnt. We would recommend daily reading with your child.


Vooks is a website/app where children can access books that are read aloud. They are offering one month free through their website.


Alongside the children’s phonics work, we would highly recommend the children completing reading comprehensions. Many of these can be accessed on Twinkl by searching ‘Year 2 Reading Comprehension’.  (Password: CVDTWINKLHELPS)

Also if you search SATS parent guide on twinkl, there is a downloadable PDF on what your child should know by the end of year two. Although SATS is not going ahead this year, it will significantly benefit your child revising what they need to know for when they enter KS2. 


We would also like to draw your attending to the Year 2 common exception words and high frequency words on Twinkl.

Again, the expectation is that children can read and spell these words by the end of year two.


Twinkl also has a plethora of phonics and story activities for you to access.


Literacy Shed has some fantastic activities packs based on short clips. Children should be familiar with this website and the activity packs cover a wide range of skills.



To support our teaching of Maths, we follow a programme called ‘The White Rose.’ They upload daily maths sessions which is led by video and also has an activity sheet available.


Snap Maths and Twinkl also provide a range of number and number sentence worksheets, which may be of help.


Children may also access TT Rockstars (Log ins were sent home but if needed, please telephone the school office who will be happy to re-provide for you.) to develop their multiplication knowledge. Hit the button game is also a much loved game in year two. Daily 10 is also a game children favour. It focuses on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and allows the children to set a time in order to complete ten questions. The children love this game as it can become very competitive! also provide a range of mental maths games suitable for year one children.


Other Curriculum Areas


Purple Mash-

Log ins for Purple Mash were sent home in your child's report. If you can not locate this, call the office as they have a copy of children's logins. 

J2E J2E is a website full of different activities that covers a wide range of curriculum subjects. Again, your child's log in was sent home with their report. If you can not locate this, call the office. I have also uploaded a task for English and Maths on J2Homework. It will show me when your child has completed this. I will then award them with a point on J2Stars, this will hopefully motivate your child to complete some work at home. 

BBC Bitesize As of Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be uplaoding daily online lessons for all ages. In the meantime they have a lot of games/videos and information on all subject areas. 


‘Celebrity Classrooms’

English with David Walliams-


Maths with Carol Vorderman-


PE with Joe Wickes-


Music with Mylene Klass-

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