Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

Please see the Distance Learning - term 5 page under the School Community Hub for the latest home learning.


Below are a number of documents which will provide ways to support home learning. As a priority, please ensure your child reads and enjoys books every day.

Year 2 Reading

It is really important that your child keeps up with daily reading to ensure they continue to make progress and increase fluency in reading.

The oxford owl website has many levelled e-books that will be suitable to read at home.

Enjoy sharing all sorts of texts with your child and talk about the book too. At school we follow the VIPERS programme which ensures children are practising their comprehension skills during reading activities.

The children might also enjoy making book marks, drawing pictures from their stories or acting out parts of the story too. There are many book related resources on the twinkl. website should you want to access them.


Why not join David Walliams for his daily story. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Year Two Phonics

Below are all of the graphemes the children have been taught. Support your child by creating real and nonsense words including the graphemes for them to read. Similarly, you can ask them to spell a real or nonsense word using known graphemes.

Please see the oxford owl website and phonics play for additional resources to support learning.

Daily Live RWInc Phonics Sessions  

Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30am & 12.30pm. Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00am & 1.00pm. Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30am & 1.30pm    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ


Year 2 Grammar

Please click on the link above to see the grammar taught so far in year 2 .  It also has some ideas of short activities you may want to do to consolidate the learning.  Under the useful websites link below,  there are a number of websites that have a variety of games and activities to play online or download that will support all of these objectives.

It would be helpful to ensure children are doing some form of writing every day but this does not need to be onerous.

Children could:

·         Write a daily diary

·         Write sentences about an image

·         Write about books they have read

·         Write letters to their friends or family


·         Write short stories

·         Write up rules for games they are playing

·         Write shopping lists

·         Write a timetable for the day



Year 2 Handwriting

When writing during home learning, please encourage all children to:

  • Sit their writing on the line
  • Form all letters correctly
  • Ensure ascenders are above the line and descenders are below the line
  • Finger spaces are used between words
  • Letters are appropriately sized and oriented correctly

Year Two Maths

Please click on the above link to find all the Maths objectives taught this year in class and some suggestions about how you could support your child to consolidate their learning.

Supporting your child with Maths 

Term 4 Theme activities

To support your child this term, you could complete the following activities:

Hygiene activity

Exercise activity

Healthy diet activity

Offspring activity

Term 5 theme activities - Let's Grow.  

Here are some activities you could complete at home:

Year 2 Plant Curriculum

What do plants need to grow?

Grouping Activity

Drawing Seeds

Lifecycle of a seed

Lifecycle of a strawberry

Plant investigation

This activity involves growing seeds and as such may take a few weeks to complete.

Plant mini quiz


You could join this daily Science lesson on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Or try cooking one of Jamie Oliver's recipes: https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

Year Two PE

In the event of self-isolation, it will be important that children keep physical and play outside where possible. If you do not have access to safe outdoor space, the Supermovers website is a good place to go for short bursts of activity in limited space. Similarly, Cosmic Kids can be searched through youtube for fun kids’ yoga sessions. Joe Wicks - The body coach is doing a live PE lesson for kids everyday at 9am.




Useful Websites and Games

(Updated 30th March 2020)