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!     

Stay in touch! Let us know how you are getting on.



We are here  to help with any problems you are having with your home learning.


                                Debbie Bingle                                          Paula Booth

                                Owls' Class Teacher                            Nightingales' Class Teacher


        Sandra John                    Jo O'Connor                                Askune Sasiain                      Louise Watts

                                                                                        The LSA Team               


Thank you so much for your wonderful videos. We loved seeing your happy smiling faces. We miss you all . Stay safe and well. Keep looking after your wonderful grown ups who are caring for you and teaching you while we can't.

Mrs Bingle and Mrs Booth

Self- isolation and school closure

home learning

Please find below some suggested activities . Try putting together a daily plan with your child and work together to select from some of these activities. There are ideas for physical activity and well-being so make sure you include some of these. We will continue to add to this page over the coming weeks so please keep checking in.

We recommend the children spend 45 minutes each day on maths activities and 45 minutes on writing activities. They should read for half an hour each day. They could revisit spellings we have already sent home in their home learning books. They can also learn their times tables and have a go at the challenges on the Timestable Rockstars website.

The children can carry out  mini research projects. Here is  a list of suggested topics

  • Titanic, Scott of the Antarctic, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Blackbeard, Grace O'Malley, Lord Horatio Nelson, Grace Darling, Captain James Cook, St. Lucia, Antarctica and the Arctic, The Caribbean, Burpham, Plants and how they grow, Animal Habitats, Food chains, Life cycles

Writing projects - write a daily diary, write a letter or e-mail to a friend or relative, make a book -non-fiction, write a story, write a desription of what is outside your window. 

Reading activities - read a recipe and make it, read something suitable from a newspaper, help an adult with a simple crossword, write a book review, design anew book cover for a favourite book, read to a younger sibling, complete a wordsearch. 


 Ideas for physical activity and well-being






Our Final Newsletter

Take a look below for some fun home learning activities for the summer holidays and a goodbye message from us.  Well done for all your hard work this year and have a lovely, relaxing break!

13.7.20 This week's home learning

6.7.20 This week's home learning

29.6.20 This week's home learning

22.6.20 This week's home learning

Look out for a message from us on this week's newsletter!

Once you finish this week's maths tasks visit BBCBitesize and try the Karate Cats game. Go to the Fractions section and try to get to the Gold level!

15.6.20 This week's home learning

This week's timetable to help you plan your learning each day. For the handwriting sessions you can copy out your spellings. In school we have been watching Malory Towers on CBBC during our downtime slot. There are several online exercise sessions you can follow instead of Activate. Take a look at www.phonicsplay.co.uk during the phonics session and practise your sounds using the games. In computing we have had a chance to use Timestable Rockstars or try out the 2code activities on purplemash. We are going to be creating our own circuit training sessions in PE this week. You could use old magazines to make your collage for Art if you don't have any coloured paper. 

Times Tables

Visit Times Tables Rock Stars -https://ttrockstars.com/

You will need the school postcode to login - GU4 7LZ

You will also need your individual log in which is stuck in  home learning book.

We have set 2x,5x,10x and 3x tables for you to practise.


For your iPad or laptop time, visit  https://www.purplemash.com/burpham

Use your class name as your username and year2 as the password

8.6.20  This week's home learning 

1.6.20    This weeks home learning

Reading at Home

If you are struggling to find things to read you could try visiting the Puffin books page - there are some good story time sessions to listen to and some free resources aswell as ebooks to purchase.


There is also the borrowbox app where you can access free ebooks. 


Access to audio books



Start  on the beginners level and chose a topic. 

The website will take you through 3 steps:

1.- A tutorial with all the vocabulary.

2.- A quiz.

3.- Some interactive fun games.



How to support your child  with reading 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.



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