*Key points for learning at home are in this shade of blue
Please try to read every night at home and record it in your child’s reading record. We recommend reading for as many minutes as your child's age, plus four minutes. Don't overdo it and be sure to congratulate yourselves each time!
The teaching of phonics to young children, using Red Rose Letters and Sounds, is a gateway into the world of learning to read and write competently. In Year 2 we continue to teach our children to recognise the sounds of the alphabet, to learn to blend those sounds together in order to read and write words.
Short regular reading sessions really make a difference to the progress your child makes.
If you're keen to lend a helping hand at home but concerned about teaching your child differently from the school, we hear you. Our Curriculum section, located within the School's Policies page, offers detailed insights into the teaching methods we employ across various subjects. From long addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to English grammar and beyond, you'll find comprehensive guides to ensure consistency and support your child's learning journey. Feel free to explore and access this valuable resource, providing you with the confidence to assist your child's education at home.
In Year 2, we explore a range of subjects, all listed below. For some subjects, we provide additional content to give you a deeper understanding of our activities and learning experiences.
Summer 1 - We are Games Testers
Scratch - projects
Follow this link to see the latest and greatest games designed using the Scratch open source coding
Lesson 1 - Addition Race
Please don’t access this link at home until the game has been covered in class
Lesson 2 - Eating Fish
This link will be used in lesson 2. Please don't access this at home until after the lesson has been covered in class
Lesson 3 - Ping Pong (Tennis)
Please don't open this link until it has been covered in class
Lesson 4 - Duck Shoot
Please don't follow this link until the game has been covered in class
Autumn 1 - We are Astronauts
Click on this link to open the Scratch welcome page. To use scratch you need a Windows PC, laptop or tablet. In order to get started simply click on the Create icon. Alternatively, explore some of the current projects being show-cased, and see their code.
Daisy the Dinosaur
A simple program in which you use algorithms to control Daisy the Dinosaur
Another way to code using an iPad. Have an explore and see if you can see the similarities to Scratch and Daisy the Dinosaur
An alternative to Scratch, click the link to download Kodu another way to use algorithms and code on Windows based devices
Summer 2 - We are photographers
In this unit, you review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given
theme, edit your photos, and then select your best images to include in a shared portfolio.
Lesson 1 - online portfolios
- Top Marks
- BBC Bitesize Maths for Key Stage 1
A fun way to learn about bar charts and pictograms
- White Rose Maths
A wide range of different maths activities
- Times Tables Rock Stars
Use your school login to practice your times tables and challenge each other
- St Veronica's PE and Sports Page
Check out our dedicated PE and Sports page
- DK Find Out!
- BBC Bitesize KS1 Science
A gateway to the wonderful world of learning brought to you by the BBC
Practical science investigations
Glasgow Science Centre
Nina and the Neurons
Use your engineering skills to play games and help the Neurons collect stars
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
Collins Big Cat Books
St Veronica's recently purchased more than 300 new phonic based reading books to supplement our existing home readers. To find out more, click here.