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The Enchanted Wood

Our Creat topic for the Summer Term is based on the book by Enid Blyton: The Enchanted Wood. See if you can get hold of a copy to read at home with your family. The link below will take you to an audio version of the book.

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Here's an image of the book that we would have been reading at school this term and an image of the copy that I had when I was a child. I sill have my copy - I'll show it to you when we are all back at school!

Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, RWI are releasing films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. Three stories will be published each week on their Youtube channel - click the link below to listen.

Storytime with Nick.

Imagination Library

Dolly is reading a story at 7:00pm for the next 10 weeks!

Goodnight with Dolly

Epic Digital Library

You can access loads of free digital books here


Doncaster Stories

Check out Doncaster Stories website to see all the exciting things that are happening right now.

You could take part in their weekly Doncaster-themed writing challenge.  

Here are some word games to have some fun with


Remember that reading is the most important thing that you can do to help you to learn in every subject. It opens up a world of experiences, takes you to places you've never visited and ignites your imagination! Get reading! 


Remember to use our Reading Strategies for word reading.

Top Ten Tips for parents helping their child learn to read

Here are some activities that will help you with reading for understanding.

Polar animals






The Fox

Emperor Penguin's Life Cycle

Beach Habitat

Layers of the Ocean

Read Write Inc

Here is some reading help for parents whose children are still learning to decode through phonics.

Daily Online Speed Sound Lessons

  • 9:30am - Set 1 Speed Sounds
  • 10:00am - Set 2 Speed Sounds
  • 10:30am - Set 3 Speed Sounds


Free eBooks

Ruth Miskin's Webiste for Home Learning help through School Closure

Phonics Lessons on Facebook

Phonics Lessons on YouTube

Films and Resources


Oxford Owl at Home has:

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows


Free eBook library - Oxford Owl has a free book collection developed for 3-11 year olds. A fantastic free resource!


RWI Set 1 and Set 2/3 Speed Sounds Booklets for parents to help their child learn to read through phonics

RWI Parents Frequently Asked Questions about helping their child learn to read


We learn to spell after we learn to read. The quicker we learn to read, the quicker we become better at spelling. Spelling the words in the English language are sometimes very tricky! There are many rules, and many exceptions to the rules. Have a go at the spelling rules, and 'tricky' words' that we have to learn by the end of Key Stage One.

Here is our class list of the Common Exception words (in black) and High Frequency Words (in blue) that we need to be able to read and write before we leave Key Stage One.

Here are this term's Spelling Rules (25 - 30) and last terms (19 - 14) for you to have a go at. Remember that ALL the spelling rules for Year 2 are on Google Classroom.


Have a go at some of these imagination inspiring ideas below. Where will your imagination take you!

English Mastery

Here is a four week block of writing activities that has been created for parents to work with their children at home. Have a go and keep busy!

Year 2 English Mastery - this should keep you busy for four weeks! Get cracking!