Every child in every class will be given homework which will enhance the curriculum they are following in school and help to improve their learning. We greatly appreciate parental support and encourage parents to become involved in their children’s learning. Research has shown that support from home significantly improves a child’s achievement in school.

Each week the children in class 2 will be given homework on a Friday. This will consist of a small piece of literacy and maths work to be returned to school by Wednesday at the latest. On line homework may be set weekly via the Mathletics website, TT rocks stars or IXL. Please encourage your child to complete this if you have access to the internet.

Talk homework will be sent home on a Monday to help your child prepare for extended write.
Children will also receive spellings to learn each week, and targeted children will be given handwriting. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday to be learned by the following Thursday. Please try to practise them each night.

Children should read as often as possible at home (preferably nightly) and an adult should sign their home/ school reading diary. Some children will be given curiosity kits to further develop their reading comprehension and understanding. Reading books will be changed on a Thursday. New paper copies of the books your child reads in their daily Read Write Inc session will be sent home weekly so please look after them (they were very expensive!!). These will be sent home after your child has practised them for a few days so they should be able to amaze you with their reading fluency. Please celebrate this and praise them appropriately.


Year 2

The Cat Who Lost His Purr

Michelle Coxon

Frightened Fred

Peta Coplans


Kim Lewis

Mog Stories

Judith Kerr

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Jan Fearnley

Frog is Frog

Max Velthuijis

Cat and Mouse Story

Michael Rosen

The Snow Lady

Shirley Hughes

Grace and Family

Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness

Ian Whybrow

The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Allan Alhberg

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind

Jeremy Strong

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

The Giraffe, Pelly and Me

Roald Dahl

The Guard Dog

Dick King-Smith

Emily’s Legs

Dick King-Smith



Children’s Illustrated Dictionary


Usborne Books:


The First Encyclopaedia of Science


The First Encyclopaedia of the Human Body


The First Encyclopaedia of Animals


The First Encyclopaedia of Seas and Oceans


The  Children’s World Atlas (internet linked)


Pocket Science Books


Watt’s Great Events Books:


The Great  Fire of London


Gun Powder Plot


Battle of Hastings


Coronation of Elizabeth II


Watt’s Famous People Series:


Florence  Nightingale


Louis Braille


George Stephenson


Thomas Edison


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