Year 2 - Camelot
Welcome to Camelot!
Our Class Teacher is Miss Wilson and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Chandler and Mrs Garcia. Please visit our class page regularly to find out about our learning and see all of the great things we do in Camelot Class!
This year we will be learning...
Start & Finish Times
Fred the Frog puppet helps us with our Read Write Inc lessons. Fred is only able to speak in sounds, not whole words. We call this Fred Talk.
For example, Fred would say s-a – t we would say sat. Fred talk helps children read unfamiliar words by pronouncing each sound in the word one at a time. Children can start blending sounds into words as soon as they know a small group of letters well.
During lessons children are taught to hear sounds and blend them together in sequence to make a word. We start with blending oral sounds, then progress to reading the letters and blending them together to read the word.
The following video is an example of blending sounds with Fred.
The information below shows the sound, the associated phrase and example green words.
Vowel sound Set 2
Speed Sound Rhyme Green words
ay ay: may I play day play say may tray today
ee ee: what can you see? seen need sleep feel three green
igh igh: fly high might light sight night fright
ow ow: blow the snow snow flow know show blow
oo oo: poo at the zoo mood fool pool stool moon spoon
oo oo: look at a book took shook cook foot
ar ar: start the car bar park smart sharp car spark
or or: shut the door sort short worn horse sport fork
air air: that’s not fair fair stair hair lair chair
ir ir: whirl and twirl girl third whirl twirl dirt
ou ou: shout it out mouth round found loud shout
oy oy: toy for a boy toy boy enjoy
Speed Sound Rhyme
a-e a-e: make a cake shake name same save brave late
ea ea: cup of tea neat real clean please dream
i-e i-e: nice smile hide shine white nice wide like
o-e o-e: phone home hope home rose spoke note those
u-e u-e: huge brute tune rude use June excuse
aw aw: yawn at dawn saw raw law straw dawn crawl
are are: care and share bare bare spare scare flare square
ur ur: nurse with a purse burn turn hurl burp slurp lurk
ow ow: brown cow howl down brown drown gown
oi oi: spoil the boy join coin voice choice noise
ai ai: snail in the rain paint train rain plain strain
e e: he me she we he me she we he
oa oa: goat in a boat toad road oak loaf throat toast
ew ew: chew the stew new knew flew blew crew newt
er er: better letter over never weather hamster after
ire ire: fire fire spire bonfire inspire conspire hire
ear ear: hear with your ear fear dear gear spear year
ure ure: sure it’s pure picture mixture adventure pure
Click the link below to hear how to pronounce the sounds correctly.
Children are given a number of pieces to embed key skills and explore new learning. Children will need...
A reasonably peaceful, suitable place do homework.
Help from parents to follow and complete activities.
A chance to develop independence gradually.
Value placed on homework to make it clear to pupils that parents value homework.
Praise and encouragement to complete and try challenges.
The homework we set is in line with our school homework policy.
Parent support with this is greatly appreciated as all help will benefit your child to make good progress across the curriculum.
Homework should not be a fight between parent and child so please set a timer and at the end of the timer take a break or come back to it another day.
- Spelling - copy the word into the correct box. For example drop would be written in the p box because it has one p for the p sound. Dropping would be copied into the pp box because it has two p for the p sound.
- Reading comprehension - If your child struggles with the reading, feel free to read it to them or take it in turns to read a little each. Parents can support with the answers to the questions too.
- Maths - start with the questions your child is familiar with and try one other that you know that find difficult. Aim to build this up over time.
Please pop to see us for support with the questions if you need it.
Physical Education & Active Play
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays. Children will have an indoor session and outdoor session. Please make sure they have correct and suitable PE kit with them all week.
Sometimes changes happen and so we would like PE kit's kept in school all week so children are always organised and prepared for their lessons.
Look at for photographs of your children enjoying a PE lesson or taking part in Active Play sessions.
Making bug hotels in science
After recapping key historical information about Bonfire night, Guy Faukes and the Gunpowder plot, Camelot class watched Fireman Sam's fire safety videos and discussed the dangers and how to keep safe near a bonfire and fireworks. Then we created beautiful firework pictures using chalk and oil pastels.
Art - Exploring tone to make colourful 3D planets.
Wow! What a fantastic start to the year! Lots of fun packed lessons and keen learners! Well done Camelot! We are so proud of you!
Carlisle Castle & Tullie House (2)
Carlisle Castle & Tullie House (1)
Gymnastics- building a sequence
Stay & play - Cauliflower Christmas cards
Smart schools council - class meeting discussing the options in groups.
We love PE in Camelot!
Science - exploring different food groups
ENGLISH - Little Red READING Hood conscience ally - Red walking through the alley as parents call out commands - "Don't stray from the path....Never talk to strangers..... Watch out for the big, bad wolf"
More reading all around school!
Computing - Technology in our school
Science - predicting and carrying out a fair test to find the most fatty crisps.
Fun reading all around school! Where do you like to read?
PE balancing partner work
PSHE - We are all special and unique!
A super start to Year 2