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Good morning everyone,

We are so excited to be welcoming all the children and their parents/carers back to school on Monday!

It has certainly been a challenging start to 2021 and we thank and commend you all for the resilience you have shown since December. Thank you for the continuous words of encouragement and praise from so many of you and for the commitment you have shown in supporting your child(ren) at home in what we know has been very difficult and challenging circumstances.

Next week the children will enjoy becoming familiar with school routines again and more importantly spending time with their friends. This is essential for the children; they have missed out on social interaction and social skills based around friendship building and need to be around other children for their well-being and to develop these essential life skills. Obviously when we are face to face with your children, we can make the teaching and learning even better as well and make sure they make the best progress they are capable of.

We will continue with our vigorous hand-washing routine and will be reinforcing, with the children, the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' behaviour for sneezing, coughing etc. Please reinforce this at home too and get them into the habit of coughing into the crook of their arm and sneezing into tissues, that then go into the bin.

As always, together we can make this work for the best for all our Newnham children.

We are delighted the government’s decision to return and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying a positive Spring and Summer in our wonderful school.

Well done to you all for getting to the finish line.


Year 2 Team

Remote Learning


Here is the weekly overview. Tasks will be uploaded daily.

Home Learning Weekly Overview week beginning 01.03.21

Weekly Home Learning Timetable wb 01.03.21

Please continue to mark your child's completed maths worksheets as this has been really helpful to staff (the answers are included on the maths pdf). Thank you for also commenting and highlighting any questions that your child found tricky or that were incorrect. This gives us a clearer picture of how children have found the tasks. 

Year 2 Remote Learning Weekly Timetable

Oxford Owl FREE book banded ebooks

Year 2 Information Pack for Parent Consultations




Hello Year 2 Parents and Carers,


We are so sorry we will not be seeing you in person this week. 

On Monday morning (16.11.20), we will upload all remote learning here on the school website under the children cloud and in the Year 2 section. We will provide a weekly timetable with an overview for the week and suggested timings for each activity. We will then upload each day’s tasks as a daily schedule with resources.

We will highlight what pieces of work need to be submitted. Please submit completed tasks by 9:00am the following day via your child’s class email. We do appreciate families have individual circumstances so please do email if you have any problems. We are more than happy to help and we are available during the school day.


*Please can all parents / carers sign up to Class Dojo if you have not already done so. Signing up is easy. Please follow the instructions in the letter or email your child's class teacher for another invite.*


Many thanks.

Mrs Knapp, Mrs Sahota, Mrs Wright and Miss Williams 😊

15th November - Guide to Phonics Screening Check Revision lessons

Year 2 have been reviewing Year 1 work covering Phases 4 and 5 alongside their Year 2 spellings work. This is to help the children regain any confidence lost during the school closure in recognising new graphemes rapidly and to develop accurate blending of sounds to read words accurately. Here is a short video which introduces the Phonics Screening Check revision lessons which Year 2 have been covering during the Autumn term. The Phonics Screening Check is scheduled for the week beginning 30th November in Year 2 at Newnham.

How Can Parents Support at Home?

To help support your child ahead of the Phonic Screening Check, we have sent home some word lists containing a mixture of real and nonsense words for your child to practice.

We recommend spending about 5 minutes per day practicing to blend the sounds to read each word. Look carefully for known Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences (a letter or letters representing one unit of sound) within words. E.g. or in forget, i_e in shine, ai in snail.

Little and often will really help develop your child’s confidence and accuracy over time.


We also recommend an app called Zat Phonics Screening Check which has a number of phonics checks which can be completed on a device. This is initially free but then makes a small in app charge.

We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Hillingdon Educational Psychology Service

Year 2 Shared Home Learning