Milborne Port Primary School

Venn (Year 2)

Teachers: Mrs Talbott, Mrs Bartlett             Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bown, Mrs Bennett

Knowledge Organisers

Open these links to find out what we are learning in our History, Geography and Science topics this term: 

Please look at these from time to time with your child so that they can share the information they have learnt so far.


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History - Marvellous Monarchs Knowledge Organiser


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Science - Animal Survival Knowledge Organiser


Key Information

Venn Class is mainly taught by two teachers. We work closely together and bring our strengths to the days that we work. We find that the children quickly become familiar with who teaches them on which days but for parents' information, the week is as follows...

Mrs Bartlett teaches the class on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Talbott teaches the class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are lucky to be supported every morning and some afternoons by Mrs Bown.

Each child has a reading book in their reading bag to read each day at home. We place a high priority on reading and will carry out reading tasks in class each day. These are not usually recorded in reading journals but we aim to maintain a dialogue with parents when we hear children read individually. Please record in the journal when your child reads at home. It is useful for us to see how the children are getting on with their books. We reward daily home-reading with stickers and stamps.  

We organise the children into groups for phonics and spelling with other children requiring similar input. Children working on phonics will work on new sounds daily. Those who are are already secure on the reading and spelling of phonics sounds work on spelling rules and patterns which last for a whole week. Children in the spelling group will have a word list stuck in the journal on a Monday for them to practise at home. They will complete various activities based on these words  throughout the week. We use these words to practise developing a neat, joined handwriting style.  All children will also work on the 'common exception words' i.e. the useful words which do not conform to the spelling patterns. The full list is printed in the Learning Journal.  Children in the phonics groups should work on the Common Exception words for Years 1 and 2 at home as these pose a challenge for them to read and spell. We update the words on Spelling Shed website each week. This is a great website for all children to practise spelling words in Year 2.

Additional home learning tasks will come in a grid format, half-termly. Children should bring in one task they have completed each week, on a Monday. Children can choose which task they complete each week. They should try to cover the tasks which relate to what we have been doing in school recently.  We encourage children to share their completed work with the class and display some on the wall for short periods.

PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should come to school in their PE Kit on these days. They will need to wear their school jumper. They can wear dark black or blue tracksuit trousers when the weather gets cooler. Earrings should be removed on PE days or should be taped over. Hair should be tied back in a soft band.

We like to make use of our outdoor areas in all weathers so ask that children keep a pair of wellies in school each day. (Please take these home if you need them for weekends etc.) Likewise, it is useful for children to have an old large shirt to use as an apron for messy art/ craft activities. We can store these in school all year.

Below you will also see a table of useful websites which we may use at school and will be useful at home to support this term's learning. You will find Purple Mash, EdShed and Sumdog particularly useful as these are our school subscription sites. Log-in details can be found in your child's reading journal. Please help your child to learn how to access these three sites as it will save us a lot of time in class if the children can log in independently.

 Please do not hesitate to contact us before school or at the end of the day if you wish to talk to us about anything regarding your child. We can also be contacted by email via the school office:  

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Talbott and Mrs Bartlett

Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

01963 250366 and