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Year 2

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Hello Year 2!

I hope that you are all are enjoying learning at home and spending time with your family. I am very proud of you all and the hard work and determination you are showing towards your learning. You are all Sacriston Stars! I am enjoying seeing all of your work on Purple Mash, your progress on Times Table Rockstars and am looking forward to hearing all about what else you have been learning when we come back to school.

Each week I am going to continue to put tasks, links and ideas for you to complete at home as well as continuing with your Joe Wicks PE lessons, Read Write Inc lessons, Numbots and Times Table Rockstars as well as the other things you can find on our Year 2 virtual school page. For Times Table Rockstars I named our band Miss Watson’s Wonders as you all amaze me and are wonderful.

Lottie, my dog, is busy helping me as I work from home and loves looking at all of your work, especially the colourful mini-beast you created on purple mash. She even barked at a couple as they were so realistic!

This is a very strange time and I know it can be a bit scary as change can be very difficult. I want you all to know that I miss each and every one of you and am looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces when we return to school. In the meantime, please ask your adults to put any pictures of you and the fantastic pieces of work that you have completed on our school’s Facebook page so I can still see how you are getting on at home.

Please make sure that you are being as kind and helpful at home as you always are at school! I’m sure your adults will be working hard at home to help you with your learning, make sure you say thank you to them and help them as much as you can around the house!

Remember to please stay safe, continue to wash your hands, stay inside as much as you can and work as hard as you can (and take the time to rest and relax!) and I will see you all as soon as I am able to.

Remember how proud I am of you all.

Love from Miss Watson J x

Miss Watson

Pobble 365

Read Write Inc  
From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. are scheduling free phonics lessons on Facebook and Youtube for children to watch at home. The lessons will be streamed live at the following times:

  • Set 1 speed sounds - 9.30am and 12.30pm
  • Set 2 speed sounds - 10.00am and 1.00pm
  • Set 3 speed sounds - 10.30am and 1.30pm

Read Write Inc. are also releasing a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00pm every day. The films will also be uploaded to YouTube, making them available to watch again and again!



Home reading hotline:
From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. Phonics has sent up an email hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home:

Oxford Owl for home from Oxford University Press

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows

Resources will be on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming days and weeks.Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.

Purple Mash

Times Tables Rockstar’s


Oxford Owl

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed

Classroom Secrets


Bedtime Math

Maths Playground

How to ride a bike

British Sign Language


Charanga Yumu is an online learning space dedicated to supporting students' music-making.

Username: Your username will be your first name and the first initial of your surname followed by your year group all in lowercase. Password: password E.g. John Smith in Reception. Username: johnsrec Jane Smith in Year 1. Username: janesyear1

David Walliams audio stories
For 30 days, popular children's author, David Walliams, will be releasing an audio story from The World's Worst Children here.

Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor'

Art for kids hub

Digital art

Key Stage 1 PSHE

Kindness / Perseverance Teamwork / Action 

Sir Linkalot Time - free spelling lessons

If your child works with the Speech and Language Team, then visit for lots of speech and language resources, advice and tips for working at home.

Calming bedtime story from CBeebies 

We know it is a very unusual time for us all at the moment that may make us feel worried or anxious. It is important we share our worries, if you have any, talking about them with people you care about can help. You can read a story about a girl who learns that she is not the only person with a worry here

Coronavirus explained for children

PE resources 

Joe Wicks
Starting Monday 23 March, Joe Wicks will be hosting free workouts aimed a children, live from Youtube at 9:00am Monday - Friday.

You don't need any equipment, just tune into the Youtube channel linked below for a fun, 30-minute workout.

If you like dancing try this link: 

If Yoga is your thing, or you want to try something new, these links will help:

Cosmic Kids

Wuf Shanti Mindful Yoga Fun

If you prefer general fitness, prepare to give yourself a real work out with these links:

The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move

Jump Start Jonny - Free activities 

Durham CLS resources 

Active Kids Do Better

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun family cardio workout

Little Sports - Exercises for children

Sesame Street - Exercises for children

Aspire Active Hub

Youth Sport Trust - Free learning resources

Change 4 Life - Indoor activities

Super Movers - 20-minute active learning programme

Couch to 5k

Jump rope UK 


School sports partnership