Longsands Community Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Longsands Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9PS

Telephone: 01772 795676

email: office@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk


   Welcome to Year 2!




Listed below are the topics and themes we will be covering during the Summer 1st Half Term together.


Poems, explanations and story writing.


Revision of all areas.


Christianity - Pentecost

Topic   1

Science - Materials and their suitability for specific purposes.

Topic   2

Geography - weather in the local area




Programming/Computer Safety


Safety (Road, Internet)


 Reflect, rewind, replay.


Creating puppets using different materials that are suitable.



Other Useful Websites



       KS1 Bitesize Literacy Games

       Creating Sentences

       Capital letters and full stops

       Describing words

       Kids Spell - Spelling Games

        Phonics Play

Spell Zone



       KS1 Bitesize Maths Games 

       Times Table Shooter

        Hit the button

       20 Questions in a minute!


       Funky Mummy - Mental Maths



Please read and discuss books with your child daily for 15 minutes - it really does make a difference. Reading folders are changed weekly depending on your child's reading group. Please see your child's reading folder for the day it needs to be in school. If you require additional books, please let me know. For more information about how to help your child with reading, please see me.



BIG MATHS is completed fortnightly  Please look through these with your child and help them to improve on their BEAT THAT! score by practising the number facts and skills.  We practise arithmetic skills each day in class. Little and often is the key! 


Spellings are tested each FRIDAY. We are also learning the exceptional spelling words for Year 2 (See word list sent home).


Year 2 visit the school library on their specified day.  Your child will choose a book and bring it home to share with you.  Please ask your child to indicate whether they enjoyed the book with an appropriate expression face (e.g. happy/unhappy) and write a short comment on the record sheet in their library folder.  Please return library books to school by the following library change session. 


Talk Homework

Each week a Talk Homework slip may be sent home that explains what the topic is. Please spend time talking with your child about the given topic as this will help them complete their task in class.


P. E.

Year 2 have their PE lessons on Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their kit with them in school at all times and that all items are clearly labelled.  It is essential that all kit is named. For outside games children may bring with a pair of tracksuit bottoms for colder weather. If for any reason your child cannot take part in P.E. they must have a note or they will have to participate. Earrings must not be worn and long hair must be tied back. No other jewellery should be worn.


Each week children should try to spend some time doing the following things ...

  • Reading
  • Learn spellings and use them in sentences appropriately.
  • Learn Maths Facts

Children can complete these extras-

  • Homework on Education City.
  • Research one of our topics at home e.g. find some facts about The Great Fire of London and bring it in.

If you have any questions about homework, please come and see me.