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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Our teachers:

Cyan Class:          Geraldine

Turquoise Class: Kelly

Helen (Cover Supervisor)


Our Class:

Year 2 is when children blossom and grow as independent learners. Through our  topics of Heroes and Heroines, An Eye on London and Rainforests the children explore all areas of the curriculum.


There are a number of class trips throughout the year to support and inspire our learning outside of the classroom. During the summer term the children have the opportunity to go on a mini school journey. This is a fabulous time for everyone involved as the children experience different activities and get to showcase their talents.



Cyan Class - Tuesday and Friday

Turquoise Class - Thursday and Friday





Year 2  attended the Bright Sparks Concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 8th October. We had a great time singing songs from the Highway Rat  and enjoyed hearing the orchestra play. We were especially lucky to have the opportunity to watch the premier of film 'The Highway Rat' written by Julia Donaldson.


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12th October 2018


Year 2 have been extremely busy again this week. We have been to the Royal Festival Hall and have also been busy in class.



In English we have continued to retell the story of Jim and the Beanstalk using drama and actions to help us. We have learnt to use adverbs in our writing and have begun to plan our own sequel which we are all very excited about.



we have been exploring multiplication and have used arrays and empty number lines  to help us. Please refer to the calculation policy on the Year 2 page.



Spelling & Homework      (Tested on Monday)












English booklet,pages 32& 33 to be completed

Mathematics booklet, pages 6 & 7 to be completed


5th October 2018

This week we have been working on:


This week we have been looking at 2 dimensional shapes in class. We have been naming and sorting shapes according to their properties. Please practice naming 2d shapes with your child such as; triangle,circle, square, rectangle and hexagon so that they are confident when using this vocabulary. We have also begun to learn about multiplication and have been using arrays to help us multiply. We have discovered that there are arrays all around us in everyday life such as egg cartons and Lego bricks; maybe you can spot some more in interesting places and share them with us next week.




In English we have been reading the story of Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs. In class we have shared our thoughts and ideas about the story and have enjoyed using drama to retell parts of the story. Next week we will be writing a retell so that we can then begin to write a sequel of our own.



Homework can be found in your child's book bag and should be brought into school on Monday. The Maths and English homework books should be completed by Wednesday, this week children should work on pages 10 & 11 in the English book and pages 2 & 3 in the Maths booklet.



Spelling rule g before e, i, and y       (Tested on Monday)











We have been busy in Science investigating materials and planning experiments to find out which type of plastic bottle is the most flexible. We have planned and carried out experiments to find out.


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As part of Design and Technology we visited Pizza Expres to learn how to make our very own pizzas. We had a fun time and got to take the finished pizzas home to share with our families.

Year 2 went to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum this week, take a look at what a wonderful day we had.