Swing Gate Infant School and Nursery

** Daily work will be posted on Google Classroom **

Welcome to the Badgers Class (Year 2)


Miss Parry

Mrs Sutton

Teaching Assistants:


Learning Support Assistant:

Mrs Britton

Ms Di Giuseppe

Miss Davis


Welcome to the Spring Term in Badgers

Year 2 Spring Learning 


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back. We hope you had a restful break and are ready for the the next half term.

As you are all aware we will need to deliver our school curriculum remotely to the majority of our children for the next few weeks, but hope that we will be all be able to return to school soon. We will continue to upload work onto Google Classrooms and look forward to seeing all the children's work and sharing in their achievements with them.

If you are having any difficulties, with Google Classroom, please contact the school office (admin@swinggate.herts.sch.uk) as soon as possible, so that we can support you.


We know that 'home-schooling' is difficult, and want you to know that we think you are all doing a wonderful job. Together we will continue to navigate our way through the next few weeks and make sure that the children have an enjoyable and productive start to the half term.


This term our theme is Movers and Shakers.

 This term we will think about important Victorian movers and shakers. These include the people that challenged laws to make life fair for all people.  Year 2 will compare the life of poor and rich Victorian children and learn how important figures, such as Lord Shaftesbury and Dr Barnardo, helped change their lives. In addition, the classes will be able to take part in role-play activities to find out about life in a Victorian school.


In English, the children will continue to follow the ‘Talk for Writing’ program where they will start by reciting a story and then plotting it onto a story map. The key text will be the Magic Paintbrush, and the children will write their own version of this story, focusing on writing dialogue. They will also write a recount on life in the Victorian times.


In mathematics, the children will develop their understanding of addition and subtraction using efficient strategies. They will also be learning to tell the time to the hour, half hour and nearest 5 minutes.


In science the children will be exploring how objects move by pushing and pulling them. The children will plan investigations and carry out experiments to test their ideas and find out more about forces and gravity.


In computing, the children will learn about the Internet, how to search effectively and the terminology associated with searching. They will create an information leaflet to consolidate their learning by explaining to someone how they can search on the Internet.


Finally, the children will design and create their own puppets, exploring different ways to join and decorate fabric. 


As well as this, it is important that your child reads regularly, with an adult, while they are learning from home. Remember that your child has access to Bug Club, our online reading programme, and their log in details can be found in the front of their reading records. Please contact the school office, as soon as possible, if you are unable to log on. This programme runs better through the Chrome web browser.


Finally, we have produced a grid of activities that would usually be the children's weekly homework. If your child completes all the scheduled learning for the day on Google Classroom and is looking for another activity they might want to try some of these. We would love to see what they do.

Please follow the link below to see our Year 2 Homework Grid for this half term.

Year 2 Homework Grid Spring 2


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your continued support in these strange times. We hope that you and your families stay healthy and well over the following weeks, and look forward to welcoming you all back to school soon.


Best wishes,

The Year 2 Team


While your child is learning from home, you might find it useful to follow a timetable similar to our school timetable. Click here for a suggested timetable that you might like to use or adapt. This is of course only a suggestion and we appreciate that this won’t work for all families.


If you would like to look at the 'End of KS1 (Year 2) Expectations' for your children, please follow the link below where you will find information about Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. 

End of KS1 Expectations (Teacher Assessment Frameworks)


Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2LJ

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