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Year 2

It is our Federation policy that we do not set homework during the holidays to allow the children to relax with family and friends, socialise and focus on other wider learning that they may not be able to do in term time.  However, in the current COVID situation, some families have contacted school to ask for additional work for children to access over the six week summer holidays.

For those families, we would like to signpost you to Classroom Secret’s home learning workbooks:

Scroll right to the bottom of the web link and you will see a red ‘select week’ button to choose your work book from. Answer booklets are also provided. Select the 2019-2020 academic year group for your child.


Please note that there is absolutely no expectation for pupils to complete this work. The six weeks is a HOLIDAY and we hope pupils will enjoy their free time to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible, exploring and having fun. We look forward to seeing the children back at school to restart their learning on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

The interactive Home Learning Plan and other learning resources are below the images.  Open and use the word/PDF version of the Home Learning Plan to use the links as they will take you directly to the learning videos and resources needed each week.  Please watch the 'Welcome and Introduction' video first each week.  

BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy Online Classroom and Letters and Sounds Online learning website links are also below should you want to complete additional learning or revision of knowledge/skills. 

Year 2 Music Briar Hill School Song Backing track WC 13.7.20.mp3

Exciting Athletics Competition

Superstar athletes introduce you to four sporting challenges for the local school's 

Olymp-mix Competition. Represent Briar Hill and Central Warwickshire by submitting your scores by Friday 10th July. Details below. Go Briar Hill! Go Central Warwickshire!

Shine .mp4

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Year 2 Music Be Amazing! Backing Track WC06.07.20.mp3

Year 2 Music Plastic Soup backing track WC 29.6.20.mp3

Hello Year 2!​

We hope that you all had a lovely weekend and are ready to do some fun learning at home this week.  ​

Every day this week perhaps you could have a go at the following things…​

  • Read to your adults every day.  To make sure that they are listening perhaps you could ask them some questions?  They can ask you some as well.​

  • Play a Maths game from the Top Marks site.

  • Find a copy of the 2 times table and learn to say it. “One times two is two, two times two is four, three times two is six… etc”. On Friday – maybe your adult could give you a two times table quiz.​

  • Choose 5 common exception words each day.  Can you write sentence for each one?  Remember it must be a sentence but it can be silly.  Year 2 non-negotiables still apply at home. A sentence starts with a capital letter every time. Remember your capital letters for proper nouns.  Every sentence MUST make sense and end with either a . ? or ! .​

  • Use the links we have put on this page to find other fun activities to do.  The list is endless! (Do we get ‘two ticks’ for endless? If so, can you explain to your adults why?) ​

  • Remember to get outside and get plenty of fresh air!​

Have a great week!​

From ​

Mrs Jordan, Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie, Miss Copley, Miss Gascoigne, Mrs Bradley, Mrs Bessant, Mrs Marshall and Miss Higgins.​

Please see below for several links of useful resources you can use whilst at home with your children. These will be updated regularly.

Education City.

Please use your child's log on which was sent home before closure to access this resource.

Twinkl are offering one month's free resources to all parents during this difficult time of school closure.

This can be accessed through their website,

using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Learning in Year 2 at Briar Hill School

The importance of asking questions while your child is reading.

When we hear children read in school alongside their phonic skills we also support their comprehension skills.

Below you will find a list of possible questions to help you with conversations about your child’s reading. They are not intended to be used all at once or every time you read with your child, just pick a few each time you read, using a range of questions over several sessions. Do use them at your own discretion and where they are appropriate.

Please see the video in our Video Resource Page on the Federation tab.


Questions to ask before you read

  • Is the text fiction or non-fiction? How do you know that?
  • Who is the author of the text?
  • What could you do to find out what this book is about? (look at the blurb)
  • Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?
  • What makes you think that?
  • What characters do you think might be in our story?
  • Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?
  • Does the topic/story make any links to you or your family? How?

Questions to ask during the reading

  • What do you think will happen next?
  • What can you tell me about the story so far?
  • Does the story remind you of any other stories you’ve read?
  • Can you predict how the story will end?
  • How is this character feeling?
  • Why do you think the character did _______?
  • What would you have done if you were the character?
  • How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)
  • As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?
  • As you read, what are you wondering about?
  • Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?

Questions to ask after reading

  • Can you remember the title?
  • In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?
  • Were your predictions about the story correct?
  • If there was a problem, did it get solved?
  • What happened because of the problem?
  • Have you read any books that had similar problems?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Have you read any other books by the same author?
  • What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?
  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?
  • Can you retell the story in order?
  • If you were __________, how would you have felt?
  • What do you think was the most interesting part in the story?
  • Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?
  • Why did you like this book?

Year 2 discover footprints!!

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Parents SATS Information Evening


Please see here for the slides shown at the SATS Evening for parents. Also look at the hints and tips to support your child through this.


You can also use Education City to help your child, your child has their own logon. If you need a copy please speak to your child class teacher. 


Have a look at the Maths Problem of the Day from White Rose, there is a link below.

Science Show


Year 2 were lucky enough to go to St Margarets Junior school this morning to watch the scientist Tim Harrison from Bristol University Chemlab and his amazing show of Gases In The Air. It was amazing! They learnt many interesting facts and saw some brilliant chemical reactions. 

Tim Harrison Scientist.mp4

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Online Safety


This site gives some great advice on keeping safe online. Please have a look and read the appropriate information for the age of your child.

Year 2 held a Recruitment Day to be WW1 soldiers. Here are a selection of photos from that day.

They took part in many activities throughout the day. In the morning they were measured for their uniform, weighed and checked for their age, some of them lied!!


They had fitness tests carrying a backpack full of kit, drill marched on the playground in the cold and rain. The children also had the chance to look at several artifacts we have in school and some even tried to play the bugle!


Most of all they had a great day and really enjoyed learning all about how hard it was in those days.

Coding Lesson 1 - converted with Clipchamp.mp4

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Year 2 Using the Library

Playing the drums

Year 2 Jester Dancing

Some of our Super Year 2 Learning.


Curriculum Freeze

Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Jordan is our Year 2 Leader 


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into Year 2. Our half-termly newsletters will inform you of our topics and the areas we will be covering, as well as any additional information you need to know. Our curriculum is fun and exciting and carefully designed to encourage all children to work hard and try their best. Whether it's watching a world class sporting event, performing on stage or camping in the school hall, the children will be motivated to use all of their Building Learning Powers to make Year 2 memorable.


Our Year 2 Team
Miss Copley in BH7
Mrs Jordan, Mrs Foreman in BH8
Mrs Wylie, Miss Clark in BH9


During the year the children will be learning through a range of different topics. Lots of their learning will be hands on and fun! Each half term you will receive a letter explaining to you what the new topic will be about.


View Our Slideshow.

Welcome to our website. Please go to the Testimonials, Year Group and Learning in Action pages for a window into our wonderful schools. We aspire that everyone at Briar Hill Infant School and St. Margaret's CE Junior School will 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'