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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!




This year, your teachers are Miss Hayes, Mrs Darbro and Miss Barnett.

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Young, Mrs Robson and Mrs Casson.

Religious Education Summer Term Newsletter

Florence Nightingale Workshop

World Book Day! Here are some of our Year 2 children with book covers that they designed.

Australia Day!

Books may be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please bring reading records into school daily, as your teacher may need to see it. Thank you.

Homework is handed out on Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. Homework will be initially handed out on the week commencing 5/10/15 - please await our Year 2 homework letter, which will provide further details about this.

We will be learning about lots of interesting topics. Our current cross-curricular topic is 'Famous' and will include learning about The Plague, The Great Fire of London, Samuel Pepys and Guy Fawkes.

How can you help your child at home?

-Daily reading.

-Practising sentence formation: correct punctuation use and checking that all sentences make sense.

-Year 2 mental maths skills: knowing the place value of each digit in a 2 digit number, ordering numbers from 0-100, counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, counting in tens from any number, adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers, knowing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, number bonds to 20 and begin to know related facts up to 100.

Pudding Lane - What happened here?

Monument - Why was this statue built?

Samuel Pepys - Why is this man famous?

The Great Fire of London Workshop


We had a fantastic morning travelling back in time to the years 1665-1666! We saw Samuel Pepys, Thomas Farynor, King Charles II and the Lord Mayor of London. The children even got to play roles within the action, too! 

The workshop has really helped the children with their writing, and they are still excitedly talking about the workshop!

In Design and Technology we have been exploring winding mechanisms

We used our kitchen roll tubes from home to make a wind-up spider toy. First we decorated the outside. Then we tried out the winding mechanism ourselves. We are very proud of what we made- you can now see our sneaky spiders on display in 2B!


In Maths we have been working with money! We have tried adding two amounts. We have made up lots of different combinations of coins to make an amount. We have even started to work out how to give a customer change! Try practising this at home with real coins!