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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back for another term in Year 2! I hope you have all had a fantastic holiday and are excited to start our new topic of Light Up The World.



               heartOur Christian value this term is Service heart                   



Week beginning: Monday 23rd May 


This week we will be looking at time, we will be covering the following objectives.

- Sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]

- Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years

- Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times



For the next three weeks in English, we will be studying the book 'The King Who Banned The Dark'.

Writing Purpose: To persuade.

Writing Outcome: To write a letter to persuade someone.

We will be covering the following objectives this week 

I can predict what this story is about

I can find information from the illustrations/captions

I can respond to words/sentences/themes of the vehicle text

I can understand and use vocabulary in the example text



Our topic this term is “Light Up the World” it is a thematic unit based around the sun and other sources of light, with a science focus. Pupils will look at solar power and how to save electricity, as well as learning about sun safety and the importance of protecting both the skin and eyes. They will also learn about how shadows are formed when solid objects block light. Nocturnal animals will also be introduced in this unit



Our P.E. days will be on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure that all items of clothing, shoes, socks, etc are named to avoid items being lost. On P.E. days, please can children come into school in their normal school uniform, they will change into their PE kit before the lesson. P.E. kits will stay in school all week and will be sent home on Friday.



- As we approach summer we ask that parents start sending in sunblock and hats for when we have outdoor PE

- We kindly ask that you put all outdoor trainers in a plastic back to try to avoid the P.E. bag and all its contents getting dirty.








We are currently on Week 27

If children are struggling to learn all the words on the list we encourage them to learn a few words first to help embed knowledge. Once they are confident in a few then please learn the rest of the list. 


Friday 27/5/2022


Daily Reading:


Please ensure your child brings in their partnership book on a daily basis as this will be used for communication to and from school. 

Please read at home regularly! 

Reading books will be changed on Mondays. Please record the date for each read within the partnership book so that we can change your child's book weekly. 

1st read 

This will be the child's first read, which will mean they will use Fred talk and sound out some words they are unfamiliar with. 

What is Fred talk- The green/red words should be at the beginning of each book unless your child is a free reader. 

2nd read

The second read will be a lot more fluent than the first but may still have some Fred talk. 

3rd read/4th read

The third read will focus on expression. to 2.02

The third/fourth read will focus on questions about the book they have read. You may ask the children to write down their answers and turn this session into a book quiz. 



In class we are focusing on the 2, 5, 10 and 3 timetables.

This week's test will be focusing on divisions, the 3's will not be included.


Fortnightly Maths

No homework till after the half term. 


Useful Websites


Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.







Counting, matching and ordering 1- 


Counting, matching and ordering 2- 


Higher or lower-


Number ordering-


Number sequences-





Times Tables:






Joining words-


Making sentences-


Rhyming words-