Welcome to Year 2

School Closure Updates

29th June, 2020

Dear Year 2,

It’s been great to see lots of children engaging with the online learning on Google Classroom and it’s also been lovely to communicate with you through the messaging system. To view your lessons for this week please go to Google Classroom, tasks will be assigned on a daily basis.

We have noticed that some children handed in their work but nothing was attached.  If you have any problems sending in work on Google forms or adding attachments you can email the school office at info@st-bedes.s-tyneside.sch.uk or ring the school and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Alternatively, you can send a direct message to us through Google Classroom.

Please follow the instructions on the Lesson Overview document on Google Classroom and complete the tasks daily as outlined in the document.

If you are struggling to access activities online, remember you also have the packs sent home with you when school closed.


All activities and resources from the past few weeks are available on Google Classroom and by clicking onto the Closure Update posts below.

Online Resources – BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy

Please continue to use the great online resources, BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy.  You can still complete daily lessons of English, Maths and a foundation subject or choose to dip in and out of lessons across a variety of subjects.

We appreciate all your efforts and thank you for doing whatever you can, whenever you can and hope to be seeing all of you very soon 🙂

Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Clements, Mrs McDonald and Mrs Wheeler




Useful Websites


Active Learn – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

SPaG.com – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Accelerated Reader – Reading

AR Book Find

Oxford Reading Buddy – Reading      (Parent Support)

Spelling Shed



Active Learn – Maths

Times Table Rock Stars – Times Tables

Numbots – Number games (login is the same as Times Table Rock Stars)

My Maths – Mathematics

Espresso – Cross curricular videos and activities. (Username: student25022 Password: espresso)

real PE – At home programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together.


Florence Nightingale Museum Website

Florence Nightingale Activity Grid

Florence Nightingale Education Pack

Florence Nightingale Word search

Horrible Histories – Florence Nightingale

Geography_China Activity Grid

These website are currently offering free resources:

Twinkl – This website has a huge selection of cross curricular resources. Enter the offer code: CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.

White Rose – This website is currently providing a daily video and work in maths.

Number Fun – Maths videos, songs, activities and games.

Jump Start Jonny – Jump Start Jonny is helping families stay fit and healthy with his FREE workout videos! There are also mindfulness activities that help children stay calm and downloadable resources that keep children well occupied!

Super Movers – Fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn.

GoNoodle – GoNoodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games.

Phonics Tracker – Click on the Games Tab at the top of the page to access free phonics games.

Scroll down the page to access additional resources / links.


Curriculum Information:

Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019

Curriculum Overview – Spring 2020

Parents’ Meeting

RE – Come & See Letters

RE Letter to Parents – Autumn 2019

RE Letter to Parents – Spring 2020


Homework Information:


All children must complete the weekly spelling sheet (using the process of Look, Cover, Write and Check which is outlined on the front cover of your child’s half termly spelling booklet).  Spelling homework is due in by the Friday of each week. Once marked, each child’s weekly spellings score will be added to the table on the back of their spelling booklet.

Summer Term Spellings 2019-20

Click the relevant link below to access the spelling lists for the full Summer term.

Spelling Booklet (12 spellings)

Spelling Booklet (8 spellings)

Spelling Booklet (3 spellings)

Useful Links

Games to help with English:

Magic Key Adventures

Games to help with Maths:

Duck Game – Counting in tens

Caterpillar Game – Ordering numbers

Help put Tom the zebra to bed – Ordering the days of the week

Days of the week – Match the days of the week

Colour the seasons – Create a seasonal picture

Measuring weight and capacity – Measuring games

Capacity – using the correct measure to fill a container

Symmetry – Symmetry Matching Game

Monkey Drive – Multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Using Money to add and subtract – Find out which toys you can buy, their cost and the change given

Carroll Diagrams – Sorting numbers using 1 or 2 criteria


Great Fire of London Game

Samuel Pepys – Magic Grandad

Florence Nightingale – Magic Grandad

Florence Nightingale – Video

Florence Nightingale – BBC Bitesize


Ducksters website – Ancient China