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 Year 2 updates!

Update 27th July

Thank you very much to all parents and carers for your kind words, lovely cards and generous gifts that you gave to the year 2 team-all of us would like to say THANK YOU!

It was a great end of term and  our assembly showed how much progress the children have made this year and how much fun we had doing it!

Happy holidays and we'll look forward to seeing you in September.

Update 25th June

Our class assembly will be on Friday 19th July at 2.15 and  it will include quite a few of our recorder pieces which is very exciting!


Update 20th June 2019-Class teas.

Thank you so much to everyone who organised and helped at Year 2's Class tea on Tuesday, to everyone who provided such a plentiful amount of cake and to everyone who provided money for the children to buy them back again! £220 was raised during the afternoon and that is amazing-THANK YOU!

Update 4th April 2019

We had a fantastic time at the SS Great Britain yesterday and the children were brilliant! Within minutes of arriving they were using the vocabulary words that we had given for home learning ("I'm standing near the stern!" said one.) and the children were able to answer all the questions during the workshop, having found out lots of information for Home Learning. So thank you very much for supporting the visit and helping the children to prepare so thoroughly. Not surprisingly, today their writing about the trip has been excellent and we are delighted to have so many children writing in clear sentences and using adjectives and adverbs to describe what they have seen. Some photos have been added below in which you might spot Mr Trewin, Mr Willis and Mr Challis-our parent helpers - and they were very well behaved too!

Update 1st February 2019

A huge THANK YOU to all parents who have helped  children learn  their times tables this year-the improvement this term has been FANTASTIC! How are you getting on with telling the time? Our aim is that children should be able to tell the time to the nearest 1/4 hour( 1/4 to the hour being the trickiest) but then we'll go on to look at 5 minute intervals too. As with times tables, it is the practising at home that makes all the difference. Thank you in advance!

Update 11th January 2019.

This term, we're looking at Traditional Tales which the children are really enjoying. We're going on to look at tales with a twist which will be great fun.   If you have any tales at home or find any at the library then do bring them in to share-make sure they're named if they're your own. Linking in with this, we'll be looking at the materials that the 3 little pigs used to build their own houses in our Materials work in Science and making beautiful framed mirrors for Snow White to use too. 

Mondays this term will have a special theme-the first one, on Monday 14th, is 'Blue Monday'-how many blue items of clothing can you wear on top of our school uniform?

Finally, PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays this term.

Update 3rd January 2019.

Happy New Year to everybody and we're really looking forward to 2019.

Mrs Robertson, Mrs Wickens, Mrs Redpath, Mrs Dilly and Mrs Tate would all like to say a very big thank you for the M&S gift cards. We were delighted to receive them and are looking forward to spending them too. They are  very generous gifts and we're very grateful!

Update 7th December.

Yesterday we finished our last Forest Schools session by spending the morning in the garden of the house right by the entrance to the school, so thank you very much to Celia and Edward for letting us make stickmen and stickmen dens there. We had a lovely time and the children showed great imagination and focus all morning as well as being very well behaved whilst working independently. Thanks also to Mrs Samways for being our chief marshmallow toaster! I have added some photos below. Thank you to all parents for making sure that the children were suitably clothed and for packing a change of clothes too.

Our Christmas musical, The Nativity, is progressing well through rehearsals and we're looking forward to sharing it with you on Tuesday, 18th December at 1.30pm.



Update 5th November

Remember, Remember.....that Forest School for Year 2 starts on Thursday this week-8th November. The children need to come to school in suitable warm and waterproof clothes and bring their school uniform to change into at playtime.
We're looking forward to meeting with all parents next week on either Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th; if you haven't yet made an appointment for parent consultations, please check the boards in the front entrance for available times.
As well as practising telling the time in Year 2, we'll also be starting 'The X Factor'- our introduction to times tables. Children need to know all of their tables by the end of Year 4 so we start with the 2x, 5x and 10x tables in year 2. If you are able to spend time with your child to help them learn these tables-singing to CDs in the car, Mathletics, writing out lists etc-that would be fantastic! To begin with, we start each table with the number in its title-2x1,2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5 etc- if you're writing out lists.
Thank you again.

Update 24th October

Thank you for all your kind comments about our assembly last week. The children learned such a lot and enjoyed making spice boxes and bread as well as painting their beautiful sunsets.
As we approach the end of our first half term we have started to look at Time in maths and would really welcome opportunities for the children to practise at home. In particular, we have been revising o'clock and 1/2 past different hours and have introduced 1/4 past. Hopefully you'll have an analogue clock in your home and can ask the children what time it is throughout the holidays! The children also need to know that there are 60 minutes in 1 hour and 24 hours in a day so we will be practising that too. Thank you very much in advance for all your help-it makes a HUGE difference.


Update 3rd October.                                                                                                                                  Thank you to everyone who came along on Wednesday morning. The children were very excited to have visitors and behaved beautifully, playing games, colouring and showing adults around. We are very proud of them! There are some photos below.


Update 27th September.

We are delighted with the way the children have settled into Year 2 and are already working hard, We have seen some fantastic Maths, Religion and English work and the children really enjoy our activities in science, art and music. Our current story, 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey is great!

We would be delighted if you could join Year 2 next Wednesday, 3rd October between 9 and 9.45 for coffee and chocolate Krispies. The children will be thrilled to show you some of the fantastic work they’ve been doing and you can look around our classroom and play games too!



Update 1-31st August. Welcome to  Year 2!

 We hope you've had a great summer and we're looking forward to hearing all your news. Hopefully you've had some exciting days out or trips away to share with us. If you have received or brought back any postcards, do bring them in on Wednesday, 5th September to share with the class.

Also, if you have a certificate from the library holiday scheme then do bring that in and tell us about the books that you've been reading. We'll be looking at 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes at the start of term. It's about someone losing a favourite toy-we wonder if that's ever happened to you?

In Science this term we'll be looking at the seasons, obviously starting  with Autumn, so you might like to look out for signs that Autumn is on its way. We've been enjoying the delicious blackberries that seem to be in every hedge at the moment and have already found conkers lying on the ground-what have you spotted?

Finally, we hope you've had a great break and enjoyed the rest. Why not make sure that you can still remember your number bonds to 10 and can still do some adding and taking away sums! If you have the game of Snakes and Ladders, have a game with a friend and see if you can recognise all the numbers up to 100-just get someone to help you if you're stuck!

We hope you have lots of ladders and not too many snakes before we all meet up in September!

Mrs Tate and Mrs Robertson.


Parents,  we would be very grateful if you could  make sure that all of your child's clothes are named-you would be amazed to see the number of un-named jumpers and cardigans that we're unable to reunite with their owners. Thank you also to everyone who is helping their child to learn how to do up their top button, tie their tie and shoe laces-we're delighted when the children are able to get changed quickly and independently.  Thank you!

Gem Project:
We will  be giving out rubies and diamonds this term for supporting each other in our learning and friendships, and for solving our own problems. The children  are encouraged to show Emerald power if they're finding their learning tricky-it's fine to make mistakes and get answers wrong when you're learning something new-the secret is not to give up! 

Spellings are handed out in the Home Learning folder on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday. The spellings are based on the work we are doing in class in Letters and Sounds and on High Frequency Words. If you lose your spellings, there are spare copies on our class notice board for you to take. It's very important that the children know how to spell these 100 HFW so if you spot them whilst reading with the children or if they're writing at home, please encourage the children to check their spelling so that they remember to spell them correctly.

Children, please bring in your reading book every day. If your book needs changing, put it in the book box. If not, please put it in your drawer. In Year 2, it is your job to change your book during our daily reading time. Remember to take your book home every day too! Try and read to an adult every day at home for 10 to 15 minutes.

We are very grateful to helpers who come in on a regular basis to hear readers and we know that this has a huge impact on our young readers. (If you would like to volunteer to do this, please speak to Mrs Tate or Mrs Robertson.)

Home Learning folders are  given out on Fridays and we ask for them to be returned by the following Thursday. Spare Home Learning sheets are on our class notice board. Parents-if you're able to spend 20-30 minutes with the children on their Home Learning, that would be fantastic.


Please remember to have PE kits in school everyday. In the first term, PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays but we often need to change the day so please be ready every day. 

Children, try and remember to bring in a water bottle to put on your table. Please name the water bottle. Drinking water helps your brain to function better! Please do not send in squash instead. Thank you.


Curriculum plans

Phonics Workshop

World Book Day 2109

Final morning at Forest school. December 2018

The Naulago family celebrate Fiji Day with Year 2. 10.10.18

Coffee Morning 3rd October

Are bubbles always round?