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Books we have been reading in class this term include:


We're Sailing to Galapagos: A Week in the Pacific : Laurie Krebs, Grazia  Restelli: Amazon.co.uk: Books  9780007221691: Collins First Atlas: The perfect introductory atlas for  children aged 4-7. (Collins Primary Atlases) - AbeBooks - Collins Maps:  000722169X




As part of our PHSE this term we will be focussing on 'Relationships'. As part of this subject we are required to share with parents the content of these lessons therefore each week we will share the learning that will take place in the lessons. This will hopefully help you support your children with any questions they may come home with. 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Topic: Relationships

Lesson Number and title:

WB 16.05.22  Lesson 4 – Secrets

Overview of lesson:

To understand that sometimes it is good to keep a secret and sometimes it is not good to keep a secret

To know how it feels to be asked to keep a secret I do not want to keep and know who to talk to about this

Vocabulary taught:

Vocabulary taught:



good secret

worry secret








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


We have begun SATs on 5/5/22 and the children have been working incredibly hard. We are splitting the children into smaller groups to manage the space therefore some may not complete their paper on the same day as their peers. We obviously do not know what the content of the 2022 papers will be so this was to help the children get used to the format and style of the questions that will be in them.

Optional: There are two SATs activities for children to try if you wish for your children to have some extra practise for answering these types of questions. These can be done independently or together with an adult depending on how you feel your child works best. The links below have an English and Maths example paper from 2019 which was the last time the SATs took place and also a document stating how these were administered, these are freely available online.

Key Stage 1 English - Reading Past paper 1 (2019) - 2019 ks1 English reading Paper1 reading prompt and answer booklet 

2019 ks1 English reading Administering Paper1 reading prompt and answer booklet 

Key Stage 1 Maths - Arithmetic Past Paper 1 (2019) - 2019 ks1 mathematics Paper1 arithmetic 

2019 ks1 mathematics Administering Paper1 arithmetic 

Please note: In class we would practise a few of these questions but we would ensure that children are comfortable and relaxed. The last thing we want to do is add any undue stress or pressure on our young pupils so do bare this in mind if you do consider using any of these materials with your children at home. 


Book List

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 we would love to have in class.  Once a book has been donated to the class we will add it to the list of books purchased.  Please check this list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.

Year 2 recommended book list

Love Reading 4 schools - Year 2 (age 6/7)

Books donated so far


Home School Partnership

On the Google Classroom for Damsons/Apricots you will find a Home School Partnership welcome presentation video with information about Year 2. Parents will be able to access this using their child's Google Classroom log-in. Here are the slides: Home School Partnership

             Word Aware

             Our topic the Summer term is Water, Water, Everywhere!

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.     

             Word Aware Grid Summer 2022

             Y2 Summer Learning Tree 2022

             Knowledge Organisers

Further information about the learning in history and geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers.  These are available on the Apricots and Damsons Google Classrooms.

Home Learning

Each Year 2 child will bring home a CGP KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Homework Book. Below are details on which task to complete and these books need to be returned each Monday 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. 

Each week we will be setting homework on a Monday. This is to be completed within 1 week by the following Monday. Home Learning is assigned through the Apricots and Damsons Google Classrooms. Further information about the learning in history and geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. These are available on Google Classroom in the Classwork tab. 


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

3.5.22 - SATs begin (throughout May)

26.5.22 - Queen's Jubilee Party Picnic afternoon

27.5.22 - INSET - School closed to children

30.5.22 - Half term

6.6.22 - Summer 2 term begins

21.6.22 - Trip to Bournemouth - more information to follow shortly

Home Learning for this week:


15 minutes daily.

Please return every Monday and every Friday to get new books.

Children will take a school library book to read at home for pleasure. Please return these the following Monday so they can return it to the library and choose a new book. 


WB: 16.5.22

We will not be setting spellings to practise this week.

The link below has the Common Exception Words for KS1 is you would like some spellings to practise. 

Common Exception Words Y1 & Y2


 Times Table Challenges can be printed here

CGP KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Homework Book


16/5/22 - Please complete the following task in the CGP KS1 English - Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Homework Book - Pages 28 & 29 - Spelling - Silent k, g and w

Check all of the below pages are completed and up to date.

Pages completed so far Pgs 2-23, Pg 32-35, Pg 40 & Pg42-44

We will usually aim to set tasks which match the learning in class where possible.

Please complete this homework and return to school by 23/5/22.



16/5/22 - Please complete the following task(s) on MyMaths - Year 2 - Measurement - [Y2] Measures, [Y2] Units of measure & Comparing measures 2. 

You can always access the 'Practice' tab with progress/booster tasks. We will usually aim to set tasks which match the learning in class where possible.

Please login to MyMaths and complete this weeks homework by 3/5/22. 

Creative Home Learning Project 

Water, Water Everywhere! Creative Home Learning - Information TBC


General Routine Information



Damsons visit the library every Monday.

We complete our weekly spellings

Tuesday Indoor PE (Damsons)  Damsons need to come to school in a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled.

Outdoor PE (Damsons) 

Indoor PE (Apricots)

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


Outdoor PE (Apricots) 

Apricots visit the library every Thursday

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


Times-Table Challenge


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:




Learning next week:
English Galapagos - Non-Chronological Reports
Maths Reading scales

Thank you for your support this year!

Class Reps

Our class reps are:

BHSA Apricots: Wynne Barnwell (Thomas' Mum)

BHSA Damsons: Kamal Kishore (Akshra's Dad) & Mariam Mumtaz (Ayesha's Mum)