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Year 2 - Mrs Hunter and Mrs Neighbour

Mrs Hunter is the teacher in 2 Kennet.

Mrs Neighbour is the teacher in 2 Loddon.

Miss Pontin is the teaching assistant in 2 Kennet.

Mrs Sadiq is the teaching assistant in 2 Loddon.




Reading to an adult for 10 minutes a day six times a week.

Phonics books should be read three times (First read - accuracy focus; second read - fluency focus; third read - comprehension focus).

Bonus homework: An adult reads a story to their child and discusses the book.


Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday each week.



Number Bonds within 20




PE will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.


Please ensure that on a Tuesday and Friday your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit (White t-shirt, black tracksuit or shorts, pumps or trainers). As the weather gets colder, please ensure that your child has a warm jumper to wear for outdoor PE.

Information about home reading


Home learning email address


If you have any questions or would like to share anything that your child has done at home then please send an email to:


Phonics Screening Check


Children in Year 2 who did not reach the required level last year will participate in the Phonics Screening Check during the week beginning 11th June. 


Phonics is a way of teaching children to read. They are taught how to:

· Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes

· Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make e.g. sh and oo

· Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.


Some simple steps to help your child learn to read through phonics:

Step 1 – identify ‘special friends’ (children are allowed to underline the sounds)

Step 2 – Fred talk the sounds (say each sound separately)

Step 3 – read the word (blend sounds together)

· With all books, encourage your child to ‘sound out’/’Fred talk’ unfamiliar words and then blend the sounds together from left to right rather than looking at the pictures to guess. Once your child has read an unfamiliar word you can talk about what it means and help him or her to follow the story.

· Try to make time to read with your child every day. Grandparents and older brother or sisters can help, too. Encourage your child to blend the sounds all the way through a word.


Below are QR codes and website links which will take you to a video of one of the sounds. Please choose 2 or 3 sounds a week to practise in the run up to the Phonics Screening Check. Each video will last approximately 8 minutes. 

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