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Welcome to Year 2!

We have 2 Year 2 classes:
Year 2SE - Flamingos - Mr Eastwood
Year 2JW - Eagles - Miss Wood

Miss White, Mrs Latham, Mrs Miah, Mrs Begum, Miss Mehnaz and Mrs Mahmood work alongside the class teachers.



This half term in Maths we are focusing on Measures. We will be reading and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and learning the different units of measure, comparing them using < > and =.  Also we are learning about data handling and direction and position, linking this to our curriculum topic, 'From A to B'.



In English, we will be starting the new half term off with looking at stories by the author Oliver Jeffers. We will be looking at the story  Lost and Found and rewriting the story making our own changes. We will be comparing this story to other books by Oliver Jeffers including the 'The Way back home'  and 'Up and Down'.


Our new geography topic 'From A to B' will help us to learn the names of the seven continents and oceans around the world. We will be identifying capital cities and landmarks within Britain and using maps to understand different geographical features. We will be creating our own maps using a key with physical and human features. We are learning to use compass directions correctly. We will discuss the seasonal changes and why some countries in the world are hotter than others.


In Science, we have grown our own sunflowers and took part in an investigation to determine how cress grows best.


Please make sure that you have your PE kit in school at all times. PE is on a Thursday morning and a Friday afternoon. An extra dance session is on Thursday afternoons for 2JW. 


Please make sure book bags are brought to school every day!

Continue to listen to your child reading at home and write a comment in their reading record so we can change their books regularly. 


Year 2 go to the library on a Thursday.

As you are aware homework in Year 2 has changed so that the children are taking responsibility for their own learning. The children can choose 1 task each week in any order across different subject areas. The children can also bring in their book throughout the half term to show their friends. Certificates and prizes will be given to children who have completed all of their homework to a good standard.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss anything regarding your child in school.


Thank you,

Miss Wood and Mr Eastwood


Find out what Year 2 are learning about this year!!

Yearly Overview 2016-2017

This half term homework!

We've been challenging ourselves to design and make a car that will travel the furthest whilst staying in a straight line.

Learning about position outside!

Planting our own sunflowers!

Exploring microhabitats in our school grounds!

Our Christian value for this half term has been compassion. 2JW made posters about what compassion means to us for our class assembly. We thought of lovely ideas!

On Tuesday 23rd May we had an amazing class trip to the Chestnut Centre! We learnt lots of new facts about different animals and even fed the deer some tasty, delicious scones!


Collecting tallies about our favourite animals!

Miss Grace visited 2JW to teach us all about drama and improvisation. We had to create freeze frames from traditional tale stories. Can you guess which story we have picked?

We had to sort animals into different groups according to their characteristics. We worked together as a team to sort the animals.

We made use of the fantastic weather and took our learning outside to measure using cm and m. We measured how far we can jump and throw a beanbag. We had lots of fun and we are going to be reading different types of scales all week!!

Look at our amazing fraction work! We have found fractions of shapes, numbers, quantities and used fraction strips to observe which fractions are greater than, less than or equal to

Finding missing numbers using the inverse operation

Adding multiples of 10 to a 2 digit number!

Writing lists for our pancake toppings and eating delicious, tasty pancakes on Shrove Tuesday!

As part of our new topic the children brought in their favourite toy from home to show the class and ask and answer questions.

This half term homework!

We had a great time at St Thomas' Church. Mrs Pitman told us all about the important objects that were in the Church and what they were used for. We drew some amazing sketches of what we saw!

Child Focus 'E-safety'

As it has been E-Safety week the children learnt all about how to stay safe on the internet and what to do if they see something that makes them upset. The children discussed how they would tell a trusted adult or move away from the computer or IPAD. Please watch this video at home with your children and talk about what they should do in this situation.

We had a fantastic party where we had to dress up as famous people. We had such a variety from footballers to queens to singers! The children had to guess first who their friend was by listening to the clues and then we had lots of fun and dancing!
We took our learning outside to learn all about arrays!
We have been learning about Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso in Art week. The children have enjoyed taking part in all the different activities!
Thank you for all your support and kind words at Parents meeting. It was lovely to see you all and inform you of the progress your child is making. Many parents commented on how the mid term reports were useful.

Finding the inverse

Partitioning 2 digit numbers in different ways

Spring Newsletter Year 2

Year 2 Subtraction

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Look at how we subtract in Year 2!

Year 2 Addition

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Look at how we add in Year 2!
We had a brilliant day at Eureka! We learnt lots in our food workshop and investigated around the Museum. Have a look at our pictures...

Black History Week