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Year 2

Our Year 2 team: Mrs Joshua, Miss Law, Miss Tait, Mrs Josephs, Mrs Hart, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Sylvester.


2Crystal - Mrs Joshua

2Lion - Miss Law


Important dates

7th November - 2Lion class assembly

8th November - 2Crystal class assembly 

2nd April - Year 2 trip to the safari park


PE - Tuesday and Friday

Please ensure PE kits are in school, long hair is tied up and earrings are removed on these days.



In Year 2 it is the children's responsibility to change their book. Each week, the children will have guided reading sessions and also read individually with the class teacher or support staff. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to borrow a library book when we visit the library each week, this will be on Thursdays.


WCIT - Recorders *New to Year 2*

The children will be taking part in whole class recorder lessons on Fridays. The recorders will be kept in school every week.

If you wish for your child to take their recorder home, please speak to the class teacher or office staff for further information.


Water bottles

Please bring fresh water from home each day. 


Grab Bags

If your child requires a 'Grab Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be obtained from any member of staff or in the ‘Grab Bag’ baskets in the classroom.



Our topic this half term is...

Famous people - Vincent Van Gogh


In our English lessons we will continue to add more detail to our sentences, using adjectives and conjunctions to try and up-level our work. Our focus will be using 2A sentences to describe nouns. We will also be using similes and alliteration within our work. As part of our talk 4 writing we will be writing our own stories based on the book, 'Camille and the Sunflowers'. We will be writing our own stories based on this book, thinking of different famous people arriving in a town, who may not be appreciated for their talents, just as Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t. As this is an art based topic we will be doing lots of creative masterpieces, influenced by Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork. When we have created a few pieces each we will write short description to be displayed underneath our artwork and will hold an art gallery opening, where others can come and look at our masterpieces. We will be carrying out lots of research to find facts about Vincent Van Gogh, and will be putting it into an information booklet about the author. Just before our art gallery is due to open, we will write information booklets about ourselves, so that guests know a little bit about the artists behind the work. As this topic is about talents, we thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate our uniqueness and display our talents to one another in a mini talent show.


In Maths we will contine to look at place value and the four main number operations, but our focus will be, position and direction, mass, height and length. We will be learning different methods to help us problem solve and we will have the opportunity to do lots of workings out practically. We will also continue developing our reasoning skills as we question answers and prove our findings.



Although no formal homework is set in Year 2, we do love to celebrate anything that is created at home. Below are some homework ideas if you wish to do them. Please bring them in to school, so that they can be shown to the class and celebrated!

* practise your talent ready for the talent show 

* paint something you love

* Research Vincent Van Gogh 

* Research a famous person you like

* Write a factfile about this person 

* Learn about your favourite plants and trees

* Grow something in your garden

* learn how to spell the Year 2 common exception words

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.