Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ

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The Burpham Way - Spread your wings and fly high!

Welcome to the Year 2 class page!


                                   Debbie Bingle                                          Paula Booth

                                Owls' Class Teacher                            Nightingales' Class Teacher





Welcome to Year 2


Spring Term Newsletter

Nativity Photographs

Meet the Teacher

Autumn Term newsletter

Sample Timetable

Titanic workshop








How to support your child  with reading  child in Year 2.

Please focus on the following areas when your child reads their school reading book to you.  You do not need to comment on each area, every time you read, but focus on a different area each time or comment if appropriate.

Useful comments could be:

  • Was able to predict what was going to happen next.
  • Noticed that the story was very similar to a book I have already read.
  • Explained what had happened in the story so far.
  • Was able to answer questions which needed reading between the lines (inference)



What to look for and comment on.

Fluency of Reading

How accurate is the reading.

Can the child read aloud words without overt sounding and blending.

Can the child sound out unfamiliar words.

Can the child check that what they have read makes sense and correct inaccurate readings.


Can the child explain what has happened so far in what they have read.


Can the child make a plausible prediction about what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.

Making Links

Can the child make links between the book they are reading and other books they have read.

Answering questions.

Can the child answer simple factual questions about what they have read.

Can the child make inferences in order to answer questions.




Every week your child will bring home an Arithmetic activity to work on during the week. Arithmetic activities will gradually build to include all four operations and fractions. They will provide opportunities for the children to regularly practice work covered in class.

 Please also help your child learn (by heart) counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s, forwards and backwards and then move on to learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

 Please  help your child to learn how to tell the time (half past, quarter to/past and using five minute intervals).

Useful websites

 We use a variety of websites in school. If you would like ideas to try out and games to play on your computer at home then visit:

Hit the Button: A fun way to learn your times tables

Hit the Button



ICT Games: Maths and English resources



BBC Bitesize: Maths, English and Science resources




Crickweb: All subject areas



SentencePlay: Grammar work



PhonicsPlay: Phonics support - Phase 1-6



Mathszone: Maths Resources and Games



BBC Dance Mat Typing - Keyboard Skills