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Books we are reading in class this term include: 


We`re Sailing to Galapagos (Paperback)              The Magic Finger 



Cops and Robbers          The Diary of a Killer Cat (The Killer Cat, 1)    



You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Mr. Gum, #1) by Andy Stanton | Goodreads




Please note that Year 2 will not be issuing any homework or spellings this week. 

Can you please ensure that your child has returned all reading, library and reading for pleasure/sharing books by the end of this week. Thank you.

The Year 2 team would like to thank all the parents and carers for all your help and support this year. We hope you all have a relaxing, summer break.


Reading for Pleasure

All of our Reading for Pleasure books were new at the start of this year, many of them kindly donated by parents. Hounslow's Reading for Pleasure initiative is intended to foster a love of reading and to encourage children in finding the joy in sharing a book. We implore you to please look after the books. They should be returned in the condition you received them in. If books are damaged or lost, it is expected that the same book is replaced like for like. We need these books for future year groups, and would like to continue to provide quality texts that children are excited to read.

Please can you send your child in with a non-coloured glue stick if they do not already have one in school. Thank you for your help with this.

PSHE and Relationships learning

This term we are teaching PSHE and Relationships learning. Below is an outline of the areas covered in the Year 2 curriculum for the Relationships module.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Summer 2: Changing Me

 Taught Knowledge:

  • Know the physical differences between male and female bodies
  • Know that private body parts are special and that no one has the right to hurt these
  • Know who to ask for help if they are worried or frightened
  • Know there are different types of touch and that some are acceptable and some are unacceptable
  • Know the correct names for private body parts
  • Know that life cycles exist in nature
  • Know that aging is a natural process including old age
  • Know that some changes are out of an individual’s control
  • Know how their bodies have changed from when they were a baby and that they will continue to change as they age.

 Key Vocabulary: Change, Grow, Control, Fully grown, Growing up, Old, Young, Change,   Respect, Appearance, Physical, Baby, Toddler, Child, Teenager, Independent, Timeline,   Freedom, Responsibilities, Penis, Vagina, Public, Private, Touch, Texture, Cuddle, Hug,   Squeeze, Like, Dislike, Acceptable, Unacceptable, Comfortable, Uncomfortable, Looking   forward, Nervous, Happy.

Please note vocabulary from previous years will be consolidated.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teacher.


  • Reading Records - Just a reminder that reading records should be returned to school every Monday with a comment about how your child has read in the past week. This is so the reading records can be checked and a new reading book can be given. We also give out the reading for pleasure/sharing books on Mondays, so these books also need to be brought to school along with the reading records. 


This noticeboard will be updated on Wednesday afternoons to keep you updated with life in Year 2 and with homework. 

The Year 2 team are:

Apricots - Mr McDonnell, Mrs Abu Zohra and Mrs Skinner (Fridays only)

Damsons - Miss Breen, Mrs Donnelly and Miss Porter.



Reading for Pleasure - Sharing books for class
As part of our focus on reading in school, we would like to develop the lending library of books within each class. This will enable the children to foster a passion and love of reading at Belmont and ensure that they have access to high quality texts.
Please find links to two book lists that have a variety of books that we would love to have in class.  Once a book has been donated to the class we will add a tick to show we now have it.  Please check the list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.
These books will be stamped to show who has generously donated them and shared with all the class.

The books come from the Recommended Books for Year Two List which can be found here 

Apricots list (updated 17.11.23)

Thank you for the books donated so far.

Damsons list 


Water and Snacks

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day. Fruit will be offered to the children every morning at playtime (10.15am). Your child is allowed to bring in their own healthy snack to eat at playtime. Please remember we are a nut-free school. 

Summer Topic 

Our topic this term is called 'Water Water Everywhere' and we will be learning about water, oceans and the creatures that live there. We will be looking in particular at the Galapagos Islands.

Year 2 Summer Learning Tree

The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced.





Word Aware - Water, Water Everywhere - Summer 2024 







Home Learning 

Each Year 2 child will bring home a CGP KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Homework Book. Details on which task to complete will appear below and these books need to be returned each Wednesday to be marked in class. Do not let your child complete all of the tasks in these books, we will set work linked to what we teach in class where possible and we will be assigning tasks each week therefore the book will not be completed in page order. 

Maths home learning for each week will be set on Google Classroom and the grammar home learning details will be listed in the Home Learning table below. 

Books for Year 2 

Here is a list of 50 books that are recommended reads for Year 2. 

50 Reads for Year 2


Handwriting sheets (to print off at home)

Handwriting cursive alphabet

Handwriting cursive days of the week

Handwriting cursive Y2 words 


Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary



Home Learning timetable  

Please see the table below for details of the home learning tasks.


15 minutes daily.

Please return reading records every Monday to let us see how your child is getting on and to let the children get new reading books. Make sure that the adult records a comment to say how the reading has gone.

Children will take a school library book to read at home for pleasure. Please return these on your child's class library day so that they can choose a new book. 


Here are this week's spellings 




The link below has the Common Exception Words for KS1 if you would like some extra spellings to practise at home.




Times Table Challenges can be printed here.

CGP KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Homework Book

Please complete 


Grammar books must be brought to school every Wednesday for marking.


Please ensure that no other pages are completed, other than the ones we set each week for homework.


Maths homework.


Please check Google Classroom every Wednesday afternoon for details of the maths task that has been set. No homework is set during holidays.


Here is a link to our calculation policy. Please refer to this when you are working with your child at home. 

Creative Home Learning Project 

See Google Classroom for Summer Term Creative Home Learning


General Routine Information




Indoor PE (Damsons and Apricots)

We complete our weekly spellings.


Please return reading records and Reading for Pleasure books.


Apricots & Damsons need to come to school in a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled.


 Library (Damsons)

Both classes to bring in CGP grammar books for marking homework.


Damsons should bring in their library books. 


  Library (Apricots)

 Apricots should bring in their library books. 


Times-Table Challenge


Outdoor PE (Damsons & Apricots)

We will begin to complete our weekly times tables challenge after October half term .



Apricots & Damsons need to come to school in a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled.

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here

Common Exception Words - these are the words to read and spell by the end of Y2

CEW Y1 List & Y2 List

Learning this week:

You're a Bad Man Mr Gum


Revise different operations

Learning next week:
English You're a Bad Man Mr Gum
Maths Revise different operations


Class Reps

Our class reps are:

BHSA Apricots: Ester and Teresa

BHSA Damsons: Vaida