Key Stage 1 - Bumblebee Class (Year 2) 2021 - 2022

Miss Evans

Miss Duncalf

Welcome to the Bumblebee class page!

Welcome back to Summer term. 


This half term in maths the children will be taught:

  • Length and Height
  • Money
  • Capacity and Temperature 


  • Children will be able to... compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]
  • mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
  • capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
    time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]
    measure and begin to record the following:
    lengths and heights, mass/weight, capacity and volume

Times Tables

Year 2 is where the children begin to learn their times tables and by the end of the year the children are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables - 

The children take part in a weekly times table quiz. The first quiz is answering x10 questions within one minute. Once completed the next level is x2 and x5 questions in 2 minutes. 

The children love the weekly quiz. 

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This term we will be reading the book Goldilocks and Just the One Bear written by Leigh Hogiskinson 

We will be consolidating lots of previously taught skills and learning lots more new writing skills. 


We will be learning this half term too...

Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

 Use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify

Add suffixes to spell longer words 


Our Summer topic is conducting and experimenting!
We are going to conduct lots of fun experiments and use lots of practical science lessons.

Fun science activities for home*:

Range of games and activities*:




Our topic in Geography this term is Global Village.

This half term in Georaphy we will be learning all about Global Village. See attached learning knowledge organiser to see an overview of your child's learning. 



Our summer one term PE days are Monday and Thursday, please remember to send your children in a full Darnhall Primary School PE kit.

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Our class author this half term is Anthony Browne


Our class reading competition continues this half term. Read 5 of his books, log it in Go App by the end of half term and they'll be a prize and a certificate.

Get going and get one of his books from our class author basket or visit the town library. 

Visit his website to explore more. 



Week 14 of Home Learning

By the end of year 2 the children are expected to be able to read and spell the above common exception words. Please practise these regularly with your child. You could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in reading books.


Reading and Phonics 

Please read your child's Read Write Inc books daily with your child, as this will support progress in reading and phonics and build your child's confidence. Within the text there are tricky words, speedy words and comprehension questions too. Vist to access Read Write Inc books. Please record any reading in your child's online reading log on so we can track and update your child's reading. 

We try and encourage our children to read for pleasure and have a passion for reading as it will stimulate their brain, grown their vocabulary and strengthen their reading ability. 

Each half term in Bumblebee class I recommend 5 reads and encourage the children to try and read all 5 by the end of the half term. If they achieve this then they'll be awarded with a certificate and a prize.

These texts are texts that adults or older siblings could read and model good fluency and expression. You could also discuss new vocabulary and ask questions about the text. 

This link is the top 100 reads in year 2. Have a look and visit your local library to explore the stories 


Reading websites: - Oxford reading owl - Use your school login and password Great free resource with activities to support learning. another great reading resource with ideas. 


Well being websites 


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