Hemlington Hall Primary School
Hemlington Hall Academy

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Teachers: Mrs Padgett & Miss Norlund
Classroom Assistants: Mrs Jamison & Miss Gregory


Throughout the year, every child will receive spellings (age and stage appropriate) which should be learned at home. The children are expected to learn them and use them in their daily writing.

There are a few simple steps, which as a parent you can follow to help your child learn their spellings each week.

  1. Practise writing them out whilst they are looking at them.
  2. Cover them up and let them have a go.
  3. Repeat this process about 5 times.
  4. Get your child to write the words into sentences to make sure they understand the meaning of them, and that they can use them correctly in their writing.

Please see the links below to see the spelling lists which will be sent out throughout the year.

Term List
Autumn Term List 1
Spring Term List 2
Summer Term List 3

All children are expected to read, write and spell key words by the end of the academic year, please find copy of them below.

1st 100 High Frequency Words

2nd 100 High Frequency Words

3rd 100 High Frequency Words


Homework is given out every Thursday to be returned by the following Thursday. Homework will be linked to work covered in class during the week. Children are expected to read and practise their spellings as well. This is designed to be something which your child can complete with a small amount of support. It is important that homework is completed as it helps to consolidate learning. If you have any questions regarding homework which is sent home, please do not hesitate to ask us.


We follow the same scheme as children have used during their time in Foundation Stage and Year 1. We change children’s books everyday. We encourage children to take ownership within this process and children are expected to take out their reading books and place in the ‘Changing book’ tray on a morning. Please take a couple of minutes each night to read with your child and make a comment in their reading record.


Children have PE every Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their PE shoes in school on this day. Children also have a Yogabugs session on a Thursday focussing on their motor skills, they will not need a PE kit for this session.

What are we learning this half term?

Our topic this half term is ‘London’s Burning and Parliament’. We will be looking at the history of London and how the Great Fire started and what impact it has had on today’s society. It is important for all children to understand that history is important today.

During writing sessions all children will be encouraged to use a cursive handwriting script and to ensure punctuation in all sentences is accurate.

We are looking forward to learning lots more this half term and will be updating with recent pictures soon…