Tiptree Heath Primary School

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103 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0PG


01621 815445

Tiptree Heath Primary School

"Working together for everyone"

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What we have been up to in Damson Class:

Our Class Superstars:

Congratulations to Oliver and Sofia who are this weeks Superstars!

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Our Curriculum

Our Topic

This term our topic is ‘Beside the seaside’. In English we will be writing an adventure story based on ‘Flotsam’ and ‘The Storm Whale’. We will also be writing a non-chronological report about the life of a pirate and we will also be creating a variety of sea poems. In Maths we will be learning about money, fractions, position and direction, measurement and finally revisiting multiplication and division. In Science we will be learning about plants, including planting our own seeds and recording their growth throughout the term. We will be labelling the parts of a plant, learning about the plants we eat and drawing a plant life cycle. In Geography we will be learning about the features of seasides past and present and identifying seasides around the UK. In History we will be comparing seasides past and present by exploring a typical Victorian holiday. We will also learn about Grace Darling and why she is significant. In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating a glove puppet.

Information for Parents

Everyday we start at 8:45am  We leave at 3:15pm

Our PE days are on Tuesday and Friday - You will need to bring your PE kit to school on those days.


Reading - Please read at least 3 times at home each week.  We are also counting how many times we read at home to get our Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) and Gold (200 reads) awards. 

Spelling - Practise spelling patterns and words you find tricky each week. Children will complete a 20 word quiz each half term based on some of the spelling patterns we have been learning.

Here are our Spring Term spelling patterns

  Try and practise writing spelling words in a sentence too as this will help you learn them. Keep practising these spellings and spelling patterns so they can be used confidently when you are writing. 

Maths - Maths homework will be set every Friday on Purple Mash. Children's log in information is in their reading diaries and you will find the homework under '2Dos'.  

Practise times tables for the 2, 5 and 10 tables. From January children will have a log in to TT Rock Stars. The link to TT Rock Stars to help you is here TT Rock Stars link

For a list of recommended reads for Year 2 click here


We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons.

In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing.

Click here to see the list of sounds that we are consolidating.

Click here for access to phonicsplay. This is a useful website for fun phonics games.

 We teach phonics and spellings daily in Year 2. Click here to see the overview of spelling patterns for the year.

We need to spell lots of words by the end of Year 2. Click here to see them and keep practising them until you can spell them correctly in your work.

The children  have been practising applying  sounds in phonics lessons and have been reading real and alien words.  Practise sounding out these words. Click on the links below:

Real and Alien words 1

Real and Alien words 2

Activities for home