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 - 


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: 



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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.


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Spelling Cards and Times Tables Cards

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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 Spring 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 Spring 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 2 - Special mention this week goes to Dylan. Dylan has made such a massive improvement since the start of the year with his writing. Dylan no longer gets upset and frustrated when writing and is making great improvements with his handwriting too. Well done Dylan 

Week 3 - Goes to Lacey this week for making amazing progress in Maths. Lacey has wow’d us with her work on Money and has been amazing at remembering all of the vocabulary. Well done Lacey!

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This Half Term's CHAS:


Week 2 - This week CHAS is going home with Joey. Joey has a great sense of humour that always makes people laugh and smile and has definitely cheered me up this week when he has come in with a big smile on his face

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Goes to Lexi this week for always being so kind and thoughtful towards others. Lexi always shows great CHAS qualities and sets a great example. Well done Lexi!

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What we have been doing this half term



In Maths we have been looking at Money. We have identified different coins and notes and know the difference between pounds and pence. We can combine different coins to make the same amount.

We can compare amounts of money using greater than, less than and equal symbols. We are looking forward to setting up our shop this week to add different amounts of money and find change too.



 In English we are looking at poems. We know that poems are usually read in a rhythm and can sometimes rhyme. We are going to write our own poems about seasons. We are going to include adjectives, onomatopoeia and our poems will have 4 verses and 4 lines per verse. 

We have created work banks of adjectives and onomatopoeia words to use in our poems.


Whole class reading

 In Whole Class Reading we are continuing to read The Tunnel. We have discussed what we know so far about the characters and have made some 'I wonder...' comments about what we know so far and what we can infer from the pictures.



In Science we are looking in detail at the 5 types of scientific enquiry. We have looked at classifying and identifying and have classified and identified different seasons and the types of weather and clothing related to them.

We have made observations over time and kept a weekly weather diary of the weather in Winter. 



In Geography we have looked at different types of extreme weather. We have looked at weather types such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. We know that they are more common in some parts of the worlds than others. We have researched and watched videos about what happens during these types of extreme weather. 



 In indoor PE we have been doing yoga. This week we have looked at different yoga poses focusing on our core strength, balance and stretches. We particularly enjoyed doing the 'naughty kitty' and 'nice kitty' pose.



In Music we are looking at the genre of music 'Rock'. We have looked at the song 'we will rock you'. We have looked at the artist, instruments used in this genre and how the song is structured. We have learnt a song 'I wanna play in a band' and have learnt the G note on the recorder to play along to the song.



In computing we have been doing coding. We know that coding involves algorithms which are a set of instructions in computing. We have also added collision detection's to stop movements.



We have had Sublime Science in with us this week doing a Science workshop. The children absolutely loved this and were very happy they got to make slime.