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How To Help Your Child At Home

Year 2 is an important with the end of Key Stage SATs to prepare for.  Any support at home is welcome.

Reading:  Encourage daily reading.  Ask questions about what has been read.

Writing:  Encourage your child to write as much as possible.  They may enjoy writing stories or lists. Help with spelling, but encourage your child to have a go.  Give them the time to share their writing with you.

Spellings:  Practise the weekly spellings which you will find on the website.  You will also find a copy stuck on the class window.  Children in Year 2 are expected to be able to spell and use these words in context.

Maths:  Play number and logic games.  Look at calculations together and allow your child to explain how to solve them.  Pose problem, for example sharing out grapes equally, and discuss ways that this can be done.

Here Are Some Useful Websites:

This website is tablet friendly.

Lots of tips for parents and links to other useful websites.    


Useful websites for maths:

This website has clear examples of current Mathematical teaching methods for each area of Maths and examples for you to use with your children.

This website has a range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’.

Squeebles - Maths App for children


Useful Reading Websites:   Tablet friendly


Useful Phonics Websites:


Reading information for parents (KS1 and KS2):


Books for children to read:


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG):    KS1