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Year 2


Year 2


Welcome to the Year 2 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Webb and Mrs Sandiford.

Year 2 Routines

Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week.

Each day children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed.

In line with the curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book.

To encourage reading at home, each time your child reads their name is entered in a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to this, each child who reads 3 or more times a week will receive an extra 10 minutes playtime on a Friday afternoon.

If you wish to record your child’s reading on a weekend, please feel free to use the Monday box.

Also, if your child reads any other books at home please record these as they will count towards extra playtime!

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

Homework –  Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Any books handed in after Wednesday will be marked the following week. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

PE – PE will be on Monday and Thursday.  Child need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls.

Staffing – Mrs Webb teaches the class Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Sandiford teaches on a Friday. Mrs Macdonald and Miss Mendham are Teaching Assistants that also work in Year 2.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Super Humans (Science) / The Magic Toymaker

Autumn 2

The Maupergic Toymaker

Spring 1

People of the Past

Spring 2

Earth – Our Home (Science)

Summer 1

Earth – Our Home (Science)

Summer 2

From A to B

We have had a fantastic start to our new topic! We have been focusing on comparing April and Flash to humans, finding similarities and differences between both features and habitats. We have learnt that April is a rodent and rodents are mammals. She has 14 toes compared to our 10 fingers and 10 toes and April’s habitat, Flash’s habitat, our own habitat and habitats of animals in the wild all have important similarities! 


Year 2 have been having  a fantastic time in PE. We have been lucky to have been learning catching and bowling skills with Justin.



This year Flash has been lucky to visit lots of children and has had some fantastic weekends away! If you would like to take Flash home for a weekend please come and speak to a member of staff. 











In Year 2, we are pleased to welcome the newest member of our class – April!

April will be helping us learn in our new topic “The Earth Our Home” and she will be helping us in English as we read and explore the book Olga da Polga. 



We started our topic by making some Victorian brown bread Ice-cream. We then had a fantastic day dressing up as different famous people from the past and ate the ice-cream we had made.








We had a fantastic day visiting Hull Maritime Museum – we learnt lots of interesting facts about The Tudors!

We have been learning about Bi Sheng who invented moveable tpye and we decided to use printing to investigate symmetry in shapes.







Throughout Autumn Term 2 we have been so excited to learn all about toys in our topic – The Magic Toymaker!


At the start of the topic we had a fantastic day designing and making our very own toys. We were really creative and had some brilliant ideas!



We went to Woodhall Spa the The Cottage Museum to learn all about Victorian Toys and how they celebrate Christmas!










In KS1 we had an amazing time performing The Inn-Spectors for our nativity play this year.

We all did an amazing job and felt very proud of all our hard work!

In Autumn Term 1 we learnt all about our bodies, healthy living and our senses in our topic Super Humans.

A giant visited our classroom and we wrote him letters.

We went to Eureka and had a fantastic time!



We designed and made some super healthy fruit salads! Many of us tried new and exciting fruits!



We had a super Exit Point, investigating the amount of sugar in different drinks. The results were shocking!