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Welcome to Year 2!

Our teacher is Miss Shewen.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Butt.

Follow us on twitter @BfhaY2   @BilsthorpeFHA


Virtual school

Hi everyone, 


Happy summer term! Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are staying safe. Our virtual learning is continuing this half term as we still can't be together at school. Every Monday I will upload a grid on this page and on our blog on Purple Mash. This will outline your work for the week. On it you will see that there are some things that you must do everyday but the other things you can choose when you do them so you do it at a time that is best for you. Talk to your adult about this at the beginning of the week. Spelling shed and Times table Rock stars need to be used everyday. Some things will be set on Purple Mash (this will be highlighted on your timetable). I will also be uploading a daily phonics lesson for you. You can find the link to this below.


You will still find the links to other fun websites which will support your learning at home, these include links to free e-books and audio books so you can continue to read and listen to stories like we did in the classroom. You can choose to do any of these as optional extras. The BBC are also launching daily lessons now too starting on Monday 20th April so take a look at these. You can find more information on those here


I will continue to create a new post on the class blog (a tutorial on how to access this is below) every day. On Monday's post there will be all the details you need to help you throughout the week. You can also chat and ask questions on here if you need to. I love to hear about what you've been up to so let me know on the blog.


If you have any photos of things you've been doing that you would like to share with the class please email them to me, as I would love to share them on this page.


If you have any questions at all or if I can do anything to help, please email me




Here you will find our daily phonics lessons. 

Please see the link below to support you with supporting your child with phonics
















Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.








Story Time

While we can't be at school to enjoy story time together why not make time for one at home!

I have shared a great story below which you might like to listen to today...

"The Building Boy" By Ross Montgomery and David Litchfield

"The Building Boy" read aloud. This book illustrates the Georgetown ISD Learner Profile Trait of Communicates, Collaborates, and Applies Critical Thinking - ...

Purple Mash - Class blog tutorial

Watch the 'Dear Diary' video to explain your English work ...

Dear Diary ...

Still image for this video

Fun websites to help with your learning


PE with Joe Wicks everyday at 9am



Fractions -



Watch a story - 

Write a story -

Read a book -


Here you will find free decodable e-book which will support your child in applying their phonics knowledge - 

Below is a guide on how to find the decodable books on the site


Listen to a story -

David Walliams audio books: every day for 30 days David is releasing a free audio book -


Phonics and spelling


A guide to finding decodable books on Oxford Owl

Important information:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday . Please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday and we will send them home on a Friday.

Maths and reading homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned during the following week. Homework grids will also be stuck in homework books each half term with work which links to our enquiry.

Spellings will be stuck in your child's reading diary on a Friday, All words link to the year 2 spelling rules. Children will have a spelling challenge the following Friday.

Please make sure your child has their reading diary in school every day. The diaries will be checked regularly for reading signatures so please ensure children are reading at  home.


15th January – Perseverance day

24th January – Chinese New Year

12th February – Y2 trip to Perlethorpe

14th February – Random Act of Kindness day

24th February – Inset day

3rd & 4th March- Parents’ Evenings

5th March- World Book Day

w/c 9th March- Science week

We have been busy reading in year 2. Check out the books we have enjoyed...




Are we defined by our postcode?


Key Driver: Geography


Key Concepts: trade, region, environment, settlement, location, resources, population, migration


In Art and Design we will be making clay finger pots. We will use a viewfinder to focus on African patterns and use our sketching skills to create patterns of our own. We will then create our own printing device to enable us to print our pattern onto our finger pot. We will also make our own fruit salad using fruits from around the world.


In History we will be learning about the life of Nelson Mandela.


In Geography we will be learning the 7 continents and 5 oceans and locating them on a map. We will be learning about the physical and human geography of Bilsthorpe and comparing it to Kenya.


In Science we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow.


In RE we will be learning about stories from the bible and what they teach us.



We are lucky to have our specialist sports coach Mr Harrison teaching all of our PE lessons.


Find out more about our curriculum here

On World Book Day we dressed in pajamas and shared stories with our friends. We decorated potatoes as book characters. Look at some of our creations!

What a busy week we have had! We have started to learn about shape and English we are looking at the story Tidy by Emily Gravett. We have also had a tennis and a cricket coach working with us this week!!

We enjoyed celebrating Kindness Day - we talked about what it means to be kind and how it makes us and others feel when we are. We carried out random acts of kindness during the day.

This week we wrote descriptive poems linked to our book Lila and the secret of rain.

Our visit to Brackenhurst


On Science day we investigated absorbency. We tested the hypothesis 'Hard materials cannot be absorbent'. We found out that this was false.



This week we continued reading Toby and the Great Fire of London. In English we learnt about poems and write our own poems about fire. We also looked at identifying adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs in our grammar lesson. In maths we have started to use our place value knowledge to learn about addition and subtraction.


This week lots of us used TTRS at home and we beat year one in a battle. We enjoyed reading Toby and the Great Fire of London in our reading lessons. In English we wrote fantastic diary entries as if we were in the Great Fire of London - Miss Shewen was super impressed with our work. In maths we looked at comparing number sentences using the greater than, less than and equal to signs. 


This week we had a great time acting out the events of The Great Fire of London. To celebrate MFL day we had a French afternoon where we learnt all about French schools and some French phrases. On Friday we had a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan; we enjoyed making and decorating cakes to sell. We had a cake sale at playtime. Yum yum!


This week we have started to learn about the Great Fire of London and in history ordered events on a timeline. We had a great time learning how to use a dictionary and we worked in teams to see who could find the words the fastest. In maths we have been learning about place value.


This week we have loved our first week in year 2. We have enjoyed seeing our friends and getting to know our new teachers. We have enjoyed using a 100 square to learn about numbers to 100 and writing riddles all about ourselves.

Look back with pride and forward with confidence