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Hello and welcome to Year Two



Class Teachers: Mrs Brinkhurst & Miss Bates

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Baskott & Mrs Brooker


Happy New Year & welcome back to school!

We hope you  have had a wonderful Christmas holidays and you have kept safe and well? 

We are looking forward to seeing you all and getting back to learning and into a daily routine. We have a busy term ahead and will take any changes to the school life in our stride. The mental health and well-being of the children as well as their education is very important to us.  If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the team either by ringing school or via the following emails:,, or cbaskott@vrpsp.couk.

We look forward to hearing from you! 






ENGLISH :This term we will reading traditional stories and writing our own stories. We will also be looking at instructions and how to use them.  BBC Bitesize has some fabulous lessons, also a website called Topmarks:


PSHE: 1Decision nurture groups, discussing our worries and how we are feeling.


MATHS:  We will be following White Rose Maths for the recovery curriculum. Flashback 4 is part of this and is a a useful resource to help and encourage children to revisit learning facts. 


READING: We are using Accelerated Reader as well as RWI in class. There are lots of different level e-books to read with tasks to complete on the Oxford Owl home website. You will need to create a login but it is all free:


RWI: You can continue with your child's RWI learning at home. If you need to know which level your child is at, please ask and we'll let you know. We will be assessing where children are up to when the term restarts :


HANDWRITING: We use Letter-join to practise handwriting in class.   Click the following link for the information video:

You will need User name: gt1117 and password: home


SCIENCE: The theme this term is 'Materials' and 'Plants'. There are lots of fabulous videos, activities, games and quizzes on the following websites. Have fun!




The children are enrolled on Accelerated Reader which provides comprehension quizzes.  The results of these can be viewed at home.

Children use a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, and you to share information about children's progress in Accelerated Reader.  You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Children have been given their user names and passwords.  To log in to Renaissance Home Connect Website:


If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link.

I have had a couple of questions about logging on from home.  First - this is definitely possible, they can do quizzes and children can also use myON e-book library and daily myON News service - freely available for the duration of the closures. It will allow pupils to access at home, on tablet and laptop, an e-library of over 7000 books. Children can browse through books on myON. Once they have read the book, they can then log into your schools Renaissance site and click the Accelerated Reader tile. They can then search for the book and take a quiz. Please note that not all books on myON are quizzed. 

The address to use to get to AR is:


Curriculum Map 2020/2021

Autumn Term Learning

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We have really enjoyed getting back to our learning and being with our class friends again.

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Spring Term 2020 Curriculum Newsletter

Autumn Term 2 2019 Curriculum Newsletter

Autumn Term 2 Home Learning

Autumn Term 1 2019 Curriculum Newsletter

Y2 Home Learning Leaflet For Parents

Meet The Teacher 2019-2020

Summer Term Curriculum Newsletter 2019

Spring Term Curriculum Newsletter

Miss S Bates & Mrs C Brinkhurst

Class Teachers