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Year 2

Y2 Maths Times Tables booklet

Please click this link to see & download a brilliant booklet to advise you on how to help your child with Times Table maths at home.

KSI Reading at home 

Here are two resources to help you help your child with reading. Click the links to see them:

Reading at home     Questions for when reading at home

KSI Reading Rewards 

As you will be aware, we have been continuing to celebrate the children’s reading achievements with the ‘Reading Rewards’ which we have completed throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms. This will continue in the Summer Term and we hope that you will support us with this homework and continue to try to provide an opportunity to read with your child at least 5 times a week, for 10 minutes. It would be great if all the children could achieve a gold award in this final term of the year! Read more.

Learning to read with phonics

Our invitation to you

Education does not begin at four years of age or at nine o’clock in the morning. If we are to be effective as teachers of your children we need  you!

Reading is one of the most important things your child will learn to do at school. With your support we aim to help your child to enjoy reading in its own right so that your child will come to love and value reading and books for the pleasure they give but also as a way of finding out independently about everything else in the world. In this modern world of computers and internet access it is just as important to value our wonderful world of books. Read more.


Supporting Reading and Writing at Home

Ways you can support your children at home by reading together If you read at home then your children will want to read at school. They will continue to read as a teenager and then as an adult. Start your child off on their lifelong reading journey.Read more.

Mrs Clifford has developed some handy hints that will help your child with developign their writing. There are some fun and simple ideas that help develop your child's hand muscles for perseverance in writing, and develop their love of writing. Click this link to read these lovely ideas.


Helping Your KS1 child with reading at Home

Whilst children read at school, individually, in groups and as part of a class, there are also lots of ways that you can support your child at home. We would encourage you to hear your child read their reading books as often as possible (remember little and often is best), but there are also other ways that you can read with your child or promote the pleasure of reading and here are a few ideas to help you…Read More.


Helping Your Child with Reading– Some Questions to ask about a book

Here are some questions that may help you to support your children’s reading and enjoyment of the stories that they choose. It is not expected that you ask every question, every time they read a book to you! However, by choosing 2 or 3 of the questions to ask your child before, during and after the reading of their book, it will support their developing comprehension of what they read and ultimately, their enjoyment of the books that they choose. Read more.


Helping What is RWI Phonics? A rapid Learn to read programme so children can..Read to learn for the rest of their lives


Why RWI Phonics? tried and tested over many years, systematic and structured early success in reading Training and ongoing staff development. Read more.


Read Write Inc. Raising standards in literacy for every child

Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the new curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child's progress. Read More.




We have videos to help you understand the phonic sounds we teach at school.


First set phonics from Gusford Primary on Vimeo.

Second set phonics from Gusford Primary on Vimeo.




Third set phonics from Gusford Primary School on Vimeo



Helping with reading

Your child’s reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their ‘reading’ constantly across all subjects too. A child’s ‘reading journey’ begins with ‘learning to read’ and moves on into ‘reading to learn’. This advice will help you to make sense of the latest curriculum and testing changes and understand how reading is taught and developed. Read more.


Year 2 activities

Here are some of the activities that we have done in Year 2



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