Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing

Cherry Class - Year 2

Teacher:  Miss L Frier

email:  frier@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Access code for Google Classroom - 

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Google Classroom


Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).

Their password is generic --> Password1          (captial P)

Phonics help for parents


Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words: 



 Free online phonics lessons .pdfDownload
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We want children to have a whole diet of reading which can be fulfilled through:

Reading their school book, in which most words will be phonetically decodable for them so they are able to read this themselves (some with support). They will also contain some words that aren't decodable but they will have exposure to these words and enable the opportunity for sight reading. This also allows us to consistently track the progress of pupils throughout school. The children read phonetically decodable books in class through Read Write Inc too. These are also available to read at home online.

We listen to children read every week and will move the child on book bands when we feel appropriate. We appreciate that the school reading books may not be suited to all children's interest which is why we encourage the whole diet of reading and not just a focus solely on the banded books. Please note there are different numbered levels within the coloured book band however these are all grouped together so sometimes your child may have a level 9, then 7 then 8 for example.


Their school library book and any books they read at home for pleasure for reading. This allows children to read or have read to them a book that interests them. The more genres of books they are exposed to the better.


Whole class reading book and other related books within English and Mission lessons in school. These provide all children the opportunity to develop their reading comprehension skills and make their writing purposeful when linked to a text.


Below are recommended reading lists for year 2 and year 3 that are good quality texts for their age group.


There is also the reading VIPERS poster which we use in class and reminds them of the reading skills they use whilst reading.


Finally there is a document containing reading questions for parents to ask and discuss whilst reading with their child to help further develop their reading skills at home.


If you discuss any of these questions with them, please include it in their yellow homework diary. If your child has read their school reading book, please write in their yellow homework diary when they have finished so that we can change their book for them and comment on any words they had to sound out, got wrong, corrected reading on etc. Please also keep a log of any other books they are reading at home in their Homework diary as we love to discuss these with children.


 Recommended reading list Yr 2.pdfDownload
 Recommended reading list Yr 3.pdfDownload
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 KS1 reading questions .pdfDownload
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 Reading VIPERS.pngDownload
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Spelling Cards and Times Tables Cards

 1- Red Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 2- Yellow Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 3- Pink Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 4- Green Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 5- Blue Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 6- Orange Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
 7- Purple Spelling Challenge 2017.docxDownload
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 x table challenge (10) yellow.docxDownload
 x table challenge (11)brown.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (12) peach.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (2)Red.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (3) green.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (4) blue.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (5) pink.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (6) orange.docxDownload
 x table challenge 2017 (7) purple.docxDownload
 x table Challenge 2017 (8) white.docxDownload
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Year 2 Information

All the objectives in the information below will be worked on throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued and will help with their SATs.


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Half Term Information Sheet

Please find below the Autumn 1 information Sheet for parents/carers, which contains general information about the year and this half term.

Homework Booklet

Please find below the Homework Booklet for Autumn 1. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects. All homework will be shared on a Friday and displayed proudly in our classroom.


For the mean time we are asking if parents are able to take photos of the children's homework and either upload them on to Google Classroom or send me an email with the photo and the children can share the work with the class this way.

Special Mentions and CHAS

Every Friday we come together as a school to celebrate the children's hard work across our school; we do this by awarding one (on exception more than one), child per class Special Mention, and one child per class CHAS recognition. The child will be rewarded a badge for each and if given CHAS will be able to take home our CHAS dragon for the week and CHAS book to write about what adventures CHAS gets up to with you.

During our celebration assembly we also celebrate weekly birthdays and award the winning classes with the Eco and Attendance awards. Additionally, children have the opportunity to try their spellings and/or times tables to be able to progress to the next level in spellings and/or times tables in school. 

The weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Cherry class is be recorded below.



This Half Term's Special Mention:


Week 1 - 

This week special mention goes to Immy for her amazing writing piece and being so resilient and not giving up. Well done Immy!

Week 2 - 

Special mention goes to Jessica this week for writing a lovely prediction about what she thought will happen in our whole class reading book. Jessica used ‘because’ to give a reason for her answer  

Week 3 - 

Week 4 - 

Week 5 - 

 Week 6 - 

Week 7 -




This Half Term's CHAS:


Week 1 -

CHAS this week goes to Harry for being absolutely amazing. He has been so helpful and kind to others. He has helped do jobs and even looked after a ladybird with a broken wing. What a great start to Cherry class, well done Harry!

Week 2 -

CHAS goes to Lillianne for always being so helpful and so thoughtful towards other people 

Week 3 - 

Week 4 - 

Week 5 - 

Week 6 - 

Week 7 -



Other awards:

Star reader





What we have been doing this half term


I would just like to say a massive well done to all the children in Cherry class this week. I have had a lovely first week back thanks to them and I hope they have too. They have worked incredibly hard and made me so proud. Well done Cherry class!



In Maths we have been looking at making numbers, representing them with Maths equipment, in numerals and in words. 

We have looked at the place value tens and ones and made 2-digit numbers using base 10.

We can write 2-digit numbers in expanded form and understand that each digit is worth something different depending on which place value it is in.

We have been learning about partitioning numbers and showing them in a part whole model. 

We know what symbols represent greater than and less than and can make accurate statements using equipment.



In English we have done an independent write about our holidays and have wrote about our favourite books. We said who the author was, how many stars we would rate it and which was our favourite part. Some children even said who they would recommend it to and why. We have proudly displayed these in our reading area.

In English we have been looking at character descriptions. We know the features as well as the purpose and audience and have chosen a character from Little Red Riding hood to write about.

We had a go at hot seating each other as our characters to really get a good picture of what that character is like.

We have created a word bank with adjectives to describe our characters and have put them in to full sentences.


Whole class reading

We have been introduced to our Whole Class Reading book 'The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark' and have met some PAWsome dog friends who are going to help us with our reading skills. These are the reading VIPRS they are Victor vocab, Inference Iggy, Predicting Pip, Rex Retriever and Sequencing Suki. We have learnt what all of these skills are and know that these dogs can help us with them in our reading.

We have looked at the front cover and blurb of the book and made some predictions about what we think will happen in the story and wrote some questions that we want to find out about the story.

We have started reading the book and have already learnt so much about the baby barn owl Plop. We discussed why some letters were written in capitals and how the writer wanted us to read it differently. 



In Science we have be recapping the different classifications of animals. We learnt a catchy song to help us remember the different types.



In Geography we have been looking at seasons and weather patterns. We used the materials to become weather reporters and report weather in different seasons.

In Art we have been looking at making different patterns using different kinds of lines. We used bright colours for our patterns to really make them stand out. Each of our patterns is completely different to anyone elses. 
This week we have been recapping and practicing our keep skills. We have been pattern making, practicing our sketching techniques, and colour mixing primary colours to create secondary colours.





In Indoor PE we are doing dance. We learnt some actions to the song 'I'm A Little Teapot' as we are learning about nursery rhymes and traditional tales in English and Mission. We learn actions for each part of the song and put them together in a sequence. We then performed them if we wanted to.

In dance we have helped an Elf on a quest to find a stolen key. We went on lots of journeys through different places moving in different ways to get back the key. When we finally returned the key were learnt a special dance to celebrate.



In music we did vocal warm ups making silly faces and chanting silly songs to warm up our faces and voices. We know why it is important to do this before we start to sing. We sung different nursery rhymes making sure we were sat upright and we were singing expressively.



We have really enjoy computing this week. We are able to log on to the chrome books and access Google Classroom and Purple Mash independently with very little help from Miss Frier.



In PSHE we have been learning about rewards and consequences with Mrs Brown and understand that different actions will have different rewards and consequences.