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Year 2

Miss Smith


PE days will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  We are lucky to have a sports coach working with us during the Thursday session which will be in the mornings so don't forget your PE kits! 


Homework Celebration will be on a Monday this half term so don't forget to bring your Homework book - one piece is expected each week. All children have been given the homework grids for Autumn 2 terms.


Reading diaries will also be checked on a Monday and at least 4 signatures will be expected. Please share any new vocabulary you have learnt with the class. If you read 4 times and have signatures from an adults, you will get a sticker on the reading chart and a Dojo!


Times tables  should be practiced at home every week. This year you need to practice your 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Perhaps you could come up with a fun game to help?


Spellings should be learnt each week and you will find the spelling lists below for each week. They will also be send home in reading diaries (or homework books if reading diaries are not in). The weekly spelling test will be on a Friday unless stated on the spelling slip.

Key dates

  • 8th January – School reopens.

  • 15th – 19th January – assessment week.

  • 24th January – NSPCC parental workshop.

  • 13th February – Shrove Tuesday Pancake race.

  • 16th February – last day of school.

  • 19th – 23rd February – February half term – school closed.

  • 26th February – INSET day.

  • 27th February – School reopens.

  • 1st March – World Book Day.

  • 6th March – Parents Evening.

  • 12th -16th March – Science week.

  • 23rd March – Sports relief.

  • 29th March – Easter activities & last day of term.


Each half term we will send out a class newsletter with lots of information regarding our learning, exciting dates and things to remember. A copy will also be available to download below. 



Over the next 5 weeks in maths, you will be learning all abut addition and subtraction. We will be learning to add 2 digit numbers to other 2 digit numbers, as well as adding 3 numbers. After, we will look at money for 2 weeks.


Look at these links to help with the topic:



In English, we are looking at writing letters. In lessons, we will look at -ly suffixes, coordinating conjunctions, using the correct punctuation, the 4 different types of sentences and beginning to use cursive handwriting. 


Look at these links to help with the topic:



As well as reading their reading books, children can go on these websites to practice their phonics:


We are looking at Phase 5 currently. Please see the school's phonics page for the sounds we are working on this week.

Weekly Updates


WC - 15th January 2018

This week we are starting our new exciting topic. We have received an invite from Prince Harry and Meghan to their wedding. We have learnt a story about Prince William and Kate's wedding where Harry forgot the rings! The children loved boxing up the story on the window and have done their own in their books too. Everyone has worked really hard with their phonics too.


WC - 8th January 2018

Welcome back! On Monday, children learnt the story of the Good Samaritan. They wrote thank you cards to say thank you to him. Let's hope we get a response! We have written great biographies about Florence Nightingale to finish off the topic. We were very proud of them. Take a look at Dexter's...


WC - 18th December 2017

We have had a very busy week this week with class parties, rehearsals and play productions to name a few. A huge well done to all the children in Year 1 and 2 for their effort in the school play, I'm sure you will agree that they were amazing!


WC - 11th December 2017

Monday started off the week as a very snowy day. We had to spend most of the day inside, but we were allowed outside for 15 minutes to make a class snowman! We used a spare carrot and some marbles.

This week the children have been practicing their school play. They have been trying really hard so the play is starting to look fantastic. We are very excited to show it to whoever is coming to see us. 


WC - 4th December 2017

We have had a very exciting week here in Year 2! Our adults were invited in to help us make our chocolate brownie boxes which proved to be a little bit tricky. A big thank you to all those who came to help. 

We began to innovate our letter to the Big Bad Wolf. The children decided to write to the Grinch from Lucy. Year 2 have worked really hard on their handwriting over the past couple of weeks.

We were in for a huge treat because Mrs Jones told us a fabulous story! She took us into space, then we crash landed in the arctic where we rode polar bears to find Santa Claus. He let us keep one present! Then we had to rush back to school. We loved the story so much!


WC - 27th November 2017

On Monday, we invited in our families to help us make our Florence Nightingale lanterns. We had so much fun making them, that we even made an extra to take home with us!


WC - 20th November 2017

This week the children have been learning their new English text map this week, related to the Big Bad Wolf. Next week, children will begin to innovate their own letter to the Big Bad Wolf. We have also done some hot seating to talk about the characters emotions and actions. 


WC - 13th November 2017

This week has been anti-bullying week at school. In year 2, we learnt that we are all different and that it is great to different as it's what makes us special. We created some odd socks to show how special we are!


WC - 6th November 2017

This week the children have been learning about biomes in Science. We made our own in the style of the Eden Project.

Star of the week


Year 2 voted:

James Daft

as our stars of the week!

They wowed us this week by

For being a responsible member of Team North America!

Well done! 



Certificates of achievement

Who has excelled themselves and shown our school values this week? 

3.11.17 - Year 2 - For having a great growth mindset. Well done!

10.11.17 - Miss Smith was away.

17.11.17 - Leanie Shaw - For always trying her hardest no matter what challenges she faces!

24.11.17 - Tilley Lander - For showing pride in her work.

1.12.17 - INSET DAY.

8.12.17 - Cian Fenton - His love and enjoyment of the new maths topic. You have shown great enthusiasm that rubs off on all those around you.

15.12.17 - Junior Hughes - For always trying so hard with his phonics.

22.12.17 - Olly Cooper - For his love of singing during the KS1 nativity. He always put 100% effort into each song whilst practicing and performing.

12.1.18 - Marshal Mawston - For his fantastic listening skills and showing great responsibility because he has chosen to complete his work in class in a very calm manner. We are all very proud of you!

19.1.18 - Nathan Dale-Brailsford - For his love of reading. He wants to read every single day and has been so excited to impress us all with it. You have a fantastic attitude. Well done!





Our current topic is:


Would you rather? Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria II?

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Use these websites to find out some more information about our topic:


Look back with pride and forward with confidence