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Welcome to Year 2

Hazel and Elder Classes

Spring Term 2020


Topic: Blue Planet

Sparkling Start:

Fab Finish:

Welcome to Year 2

Hazel and Elder Classes

Autumn Term 2019


Topic: Wiggle and Crawl

Sparkling Start: Mini-beast Investigation Day

Fab Finish: Martin the Bug Man

What a busy Autumn term we have had! 

We ended the term with a trip to the Princes Theatre to see Snow White! We had such a lovely day!

We also enjoyed Christmas jumper day and our first Christmas dinner cooked in our brand new kitchen. We raised lots of money for Save the Children. The school council handed out sticker to say thank you for donating and taking part.

For our ‘Fab Finish’ for our topic ‘Wiggle and Crawl’ we had Martin the Bug Man in and he brought lots of creepy crawlies in for us to see. We learnt lots of information about his insects and we wowed him with what we had learnt about mini beasts.

This term we also had a special Anti Bullying week! We celebrated that we are all unique and different by wearing odd socks. During the morning we moved round classes taking part in lots of exciting activities. We learnt about what to do if someone is being unkind and what we could do to make sure our school is a lovely friendly place to be.

We also commemorated Remembrance Day by making poppies and having a special service with a 2 minute silence. 

In maths we have been learning all about addition and subtraction. We learnt to add and subtract practically, with number lines and using column method.

In English we have been really busy. We used our knowledge of mini beasts to write riddles. We also started a new text in shared reading ‘Hansel and Gretel’. We have been using the text to practice our retrieval and inference skills. We wrote instructions for making ‘Hansel’s Find His Way Home Snacks’. Our instructions were really clear so Hansel will have no problem following them!


We have had a fantastic start to year 2 and have been busy getting to know our new teachers and have been learning lots. We had a brilliant 'Sparkling Start' for our new topic Wiggle and Crawl. This included a Bug Hunt in our school forest and lots of fun mini-beast themed activities, such as games and mini-beast craft. We are now excited for all the learning we will be doing around our new topic!

In maths so far, we have been learning all about place value and numbers. We have been learning about how many tens and ones in different numbers and using this to help us answer different problems. We even had a maths themed open morning where we got to show our grown ups all about our learning and how we use the concrete resources, iPads and lots more to support our learning.

In English we have been writing character descriptions based on this half terms text ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’. We used adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions to write interesting character descriptions of the characters in the story. We are also reading the story in our shared reading session. We have been answering questions on the vocabulary in the story and practicing retrieving information.

In our topic lessons we have been using our time in the forest to do science investigation on habitats. We have been learning at how to create texture, tone and pattern in our artwork and have crossed this with our computing and have been creating digital art. Also, in computing we have been learning to keep ourselves safe online. In PSHE we have been learning about all the different relationships we have and how they show us they care and how to show them we care. In history we will be comparing seaside holidays now with in the past and will be comparing our local area too!

We have learnt so much so far and can’t wait to keep exploring our new topic and learn lots more!