An example of our phonics recap sessions in year 2

Here is an example of how our phonics recap sessions work in year 2. We are revisiting Phase 5 sounds and consolidating Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds every week. We use our phonics skills in our daily guided read sessions where we develop our decoding, prosody and comprehension skills. We have been enjoying reading a wide range of texts as part of our guided read sessions.

Key dates:

Monday 3rd June – School Opens for Summer Term 2.

10th – 14th June – Phonics Screening Check.

Friday 12th July – Last day of term.

Home work for this half term.

Each half term we send home work that the children can complete if they would like to. This supports their learning in class. Please send any work in to school on paper or take photos and email them to our class emails. We love to see what the children have been learning at home as well as at school.

Below is our home work guide for Summer 1 Term



In Year 2 we have a Maths focus on number bonds to 20 and our 2,5 and 10 times tables. Regular practise helps the children become fluent and confident which will then support them as they build their Maths knowledge through the school. Please click the link to see ways to support your child at home.


Times Tables Rock Stars

Every child has a log in for TTRS where they can practise their multiplication skills and take part in school challenges. Please ask your class teacher if you need a reminder of your password.

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (

Children’s Day – Chinese

At Sacred Heart we learn Mandarin. During Children’s Day we learnt how to count to 10 in Mandarin, made kites with Chinese symbols on and also created art using Chinese ink.

Summer Trip to Mini Meadows Farm

We had a great time on our trip to the farm. We enjoyed playing in the sand pit, exploring the indoor play, going down the slides and also seeing all the animals and getting a chance to feed them.

Colour Dash

Everyone had a fabulous time and as a school we raised an incredible amount for a Leicester Charity. Well done for gathering all your donations!

Learning about Chocolate.

In English we have been learning about chocolate and explaining the processes involved. After learning all about where chocolate comes from we were very excited to cut open a cacao pod and see the pulp and beans inside.

Maple Class at Mass

Maple Class joined the parishioners and Year 3 in Mass. We were delighted to be able to read and take up the offertory. We even shared our Class Liturgy book.

World Book Day 2024

Cosy up with a book.

Key Stage 1 enjoyed coming to school in their pyjamas. This year we have loved sharing stories by Roald Dahl therefore we shared extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as we are learning about how chocolate is made in our English lessons.

Art and Design

Throughout year 2 we have been developing a range of skills including controlled painting using flowing strokes, using sculpting techniques to create our own clay tiles and weaving.


Leicestershire School’s Music Service visit Year 2 weekly to teach us all how to play a ukulele. The children have been learning how to strum, tune and play simple tunes or rhythms on the ukuleles. They have learnt the parts of the Ukulele and love singing alongside their playing.  The children have enjoyed our music sessions and continue to develop their musical skills each week.


This term we will be learning about dental hygiene. Please see the poster and share the tips with your child to ensure they are looking after their teeth and brushing correctly.

Every child in Sacred Heart Leicester has a login username and password to access the website ‘Purple Mash’. The website address for our school is:

This website contains useful resources not just for computing, but for other subjects such as Maths and English as well. When your child has logged in, they may access work set by the teacher in their 2Do area. This is a red button on the top right of the page. An image below shows where to find this. The class teacher will be able to see what children have completed, and how they got on once the work is saved.

Accessing Work on Purple Mash