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Chickerell Primary Academy


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This term we continue to focus on our core learning; supporting all children but looking at where we can give differentiated or additional support to those that may still need a little help getting back on track. We have also reintroduced our cross curricular work linked to our English text for the afternoons. We shall continue to keep you informed of what we are covering in school and our Home Learning icons can be selected any time you may wish to access any games or support materials.


Do remember that we are here to answer and questions or help with any worries via email.





Week 4 10.5.21



We will continue practising the reading and spelling of our Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words and we will be revisiting and reviewing a range of suffixes that we have explored over the last few weeks (-ed, -ing, -er, -est, less, -full, -ment and -ness)

Please do check the Phonics icon for some resources that you may want to use at home.



For the next few weeks our mini topic will be Africa and we shall be using both fiction and non fiction texts to support our Writing. This week we shall be focussing on the story The Ugly Five' by Julia Donaldson. Check out the English icon for a reading of the story.



This week we will be beginning the text 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl. As we usually do in Year 2, our whole class reading sessions allow children access to share the same text with a buddy, which we read and discuss together. We  will be practising our retrieval skills, finding evidence in a text to support our answers, and developing our inference skills by thinking about why characters might do and say the things they do. Don't forget to ask lots of questions when you're sharing a book together at home as it really helps to develop the children's understanding of what they read.



This week we will continue exploring Position, Movement and Direction. The children have been using the vocabulary of forwards, backwards, up, down, left, right, clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter turn and half turn.

Please do check the Maths icon for some resources that you may want to use at home.


Lets Explore

Africa! Africa! Africa!

Take a look at our Learning Grid for an idea of the activities we shall be exploring. Select the Lets Explore icon for some activities and links to videos that the children may like.

The Year 2 Team


Mrs Saunders - Class Teacher

Mrs Galloway - Class Teacher

Miss Chappell - Class Teacher

Miss Emmerson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Edgar - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gill - Teaching Assistant



Year 2 - In the event of any closure related to COVID