Coates Primary School

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Yellowhammer – Year 2


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Hello and welcome to the Yellowhammer class page. My name is Mr Bradshaw and I cannot wait to teach year 2 this year. This is my 7th year of teaching and my 5th year in year 2. I love teaching in this year group and can't wait to start the new year. 

I am the PE and Computing leader for the school. 

I am particularly interested in sport and travelling. I love to visit new places. I like to spend my spare time reading all different genres of books; I like to cook; spend time with my friends and family and watch sport. 



Times Table Rockstars

This year, we are going to start working on our times tables. To support this, we will be using Times Table Rockstars. 

Teach your monster to read

Teach your Monster to Read! 


We have a fab new platform for the children to practise their phonics skills at home and at school. It is called  Teach your Monster to Read. It is free to use on an internet browser. The children have been shown how to use it and are very excited to use it! 


Please see the link below. 

Bug Club



 I would love the children to use Bug Club at home to help them with their reading skills. There are lots of fabulous texts: comics, stories, plays, information texts and poems. Please encourage your child to read at home using Bug Club. It can be found following the link below. I will be sending home the children's log-in with the school code- wklh.

All of the reading stages have been updated there are lots of books to discover! 

Happy Reading! 


Useful information



Weekly homework challenges include: spellings, reading, Times Table Rock Stars and Bug Club.

Each week we will be sending out a variety of home learning. This will be set on a Thursday and need to be handed in, on Google Classroom, on a Tuesday. 

Children are expected to read at home 5 times a week. 

If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available with them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian, pick'n'mix or jacket potato selection. 

During the Summer term, the children will complete their SATs. These are National tests which all children in Year 2 are required to complete. We will be working towards these throughout the year. 


If you have any questions throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me. 



Many thanks,

Mr Bradshaw