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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Year 2: Jellyfish & Seals

Welcome to Year 2!



Click below for the topics being studied this term by Year 2.


Reading will be a main focus in Year 2 and your support at home is greatly appreciated.  The types of questions you can ask your child when they read to you can be found below; these questions will develop their understanding of the texts they are reading.  Some useful websites about helping your child to read can also be found below.


Spelling tests take place on a Friday. 
These are linked to our new Spelling and Grammar scheme (Essential Letters and Sounds: Essential Spelling).


From the beginning of the Spring term, the children complete a times tables test each week.  They have 10 minutes to complete as many questions as they can.  There are lots of ways to support your child with learning their times tables; teaching them any games, 'quick tricks' or other strategies you know will help to increase their fluency and recall, and support their learning in other maths topics.

Children will begin completing times tables tests in Terms 3 and 4.  The following links show you examples of these tests.


The times tables tests in Terms 5 & 6 will also include related division facts.  The following links show you examples of these tests.

For further information on other maths methods taught in our school, please see the Maths Calculation Policy on our Maths Curriculum webpage.


Children can practise their maths skills using their 'Sumdog' login details. Please visit

They can also use 'Times Table Rock Stars' and 'Numbots'.  Please visit or

Passwords for these websites can be found in their reading diaries.


For additional opportunities to practise maths skills at home, please see the websites below.