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Year Two

Welcome to Year Two!


2A –Miss Parker


2B- Miss Thompson


2C- Miss Bishop

20th April 2020

Hello Year 2 Family,


Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.


We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children's education and the impact of missing school.  It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.


On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners and big idea challenges uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.


Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!


If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo


Best Regards,

Year 2 Team

Yew Tree Primary Covid-19

A little something from all of the staff.

Yew Tree Primary Covid-19

Take a look at our little video. The staff at Yew Tree have put some videos together to make the children smile (and the parents). A BIG hello from all of us all. We miss you so much. Stay safe, keep smiling and take care!

The Yew Tree Family ❤



Please bring in any donations of unwanted clothes for our Rags to Riches collection.

Collections need to be handed into the school by Monday & Tuesday please.The more donations we receive the more money we get for our school council to spend on things such as new playground equipment.



Home Learning Project Planners


The Five Ways to Wellbeing (and Coronavirus)

Some Top Tips from 2 of Loudmouth's Actor / Facilitators on how to use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing during the Coronavirus lockdown. Ellie and Will are Senior Actor / Facilitators and tour schools with Loudmouth's Mental Wellbeing programme Talking Heads. For more information visit

Weekly Challenge

Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could also ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.

English and Maths Learning




                  Spelling,Punctuation and Grammar  

*NEW* Phonics Letters and Sounds



Starting today a fantastic resource will be available to help with teaching phonics at home.

Here are all the details you will need to access this fantastic resource. 



Home Learning Links

*** Stay at Home Offer***

Take a look at a fantastic offer by West Bromwich Albion FootballClub!

They have created a 'one offer' package with a free range ofresources including PE Activities, Football Sessions and Health &Wellbeing Activities. This will run for 5 weeks from Monday 20thApril up until Whitsun, Friday 22nd May. One task per day will becommunicated via social media channels in the format of either aPDF document or a video challenge.

After registration, you will receive all tasks and challenges viaemail, every Friday starting from Friday 24th April for the followingweek.

The deadline to sign up for week one is Friday 24th April at10:00am!



                             Learning Outdoors

Musical Toad is a fantastic resource to use at home.


Our Local Area


 Today is international nurses day and Florence Nightingale's birthday!! 


Why not have a go at some of these fabulous resources at home!



30 Day Art Challenge

Useful Links

Hello all,

We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children’s education and the impact of missing school.

The link below gives advice for parents and carers looking afterprimary school children and how to help themcontinue theireducation.
We hope you find this helpful!

Year 2 Team


How can you help your child?


You can help your child by:


  • Listening to them read their reading book every day.
  • Helping your child with their homework.
  • Signing up to Class Dojo to track their progress in school.
  • Ensuring that your child has their PE/swimming kit in school on the appropriate day.
  • Give children access to TT Rockstars to practice their times tables and help them move up the times table ladder.




National Curriculum Tests - Year 2

Still image for this video
This presentation was shared with parents at the SATs meeting. If you have any further questions please see the class teachers.


Dear parents and carers, as part of our topic this half term we would like the children to create a bug house or hotel. Please could you send your child with a 2litre plastic bottle for next week.


Spring 2 Topic - Wriggle and Crawl

Important Notice for This Week:

Dear Year 2 parents and carers, could we ask that all children in Year 2 have wellies or a change of footwear in school this week as, weather permitting, the children will be going on a bug hunt. As the ground will be wet, the children need to have a change of footwear before they re-enter the school.


Muck, Mess and Mixtures- Notice to parents regarding lesson tomorrow 07.01.20

Happy New Year to you all! Just to let you know that tomorrow the children will be in a Muck, Mess and Mixtures lab in our Creative Room. They will be using their senses to describe a number of different products using their hands and feet. The following products will be used:

Shaving Foam






Soda Crystals


Cotton Wool

Please let a member of staff know if your child is allergic to any of these products. We will have latex and powder free gloves available if needed! We would like all children to participate in this fun experiment.



Year 2 Team  

Year 2 Overview 2019 - Autumn 2 Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Parent Overview 2019

Handwriting Expectations for Year 2


Talk for Writing- We have been learning the story of Rapunzel. See the children learn through actions!

Diwali- we have been learning about Diwali and have created lanterns to commemorate the festival of light!

English in Year 2

Maths in Year 2

Visitors from the Local Area

Edgmond Hall


 2019 Year 2 Parents have a look through the photos from last years trip to Edgmond Hall.



What a fantastic few days we had at Edgmond Hall.  The children worked non-stop to train as Elves to help Santa on his very important day.  From sorting presents to making sure they could get them down the chimney, we even had to practise picking up the reindeer poo.  It was an intense few days, but we're glad to say all of the children passed their Elf training with flying colours and were rewarded with a special gift from Santa himself.  

Library Visits

 Year 2 will be  visiting our school library to choose books for our classes reading areas.  They will also have the chance to take out a book to take home and supplement their school reading book.


Useful Links