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2BW - Mr Whilton

I hope you are all keeping well guys!

It is strange not seeing you all. I don't like it ... but I hope you and your families are keeping safe!

Check out the Year 2 learning page for activities to keep you learning. Keep reading, writing and practising your maths, art, science, PE skills and all the other awesome learning you do!


Mr Whilton


We hope the start of 2020 has been good to you so far.

Year 2 is the place to be this year so you are extremely lucky boys and girls.

We have lots of exciting learning planned that will ensure your minds grow and grow! There will be challenges and some things we may find tricky, but as a team we will all be star learners. We will make sure you grow in confidence, independence and knowledge so you can succeed in your final year in key stage 1 and be ready to smash key stage 2!

We are continuing our learning on 'All creatures great and small' up until Easter, however there is a slight twist and as we were unable to actually take the children to Africa last half term, we have brought a little bit of Africa to them! The first day back, a big surprise was sprung on us...

Science Day 2020 - Blubber experiment

World Book Day 2020: reading in a random place, creating a revolting recipe, book snuggle with milkshakes and theatrical drama with Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes!

Healthy Heart Day 2020

Careers Day 2020 - We explored different careers and here is how we are feeling now...

Happy New Year!


I hope you all had an amazing Christmas with your families. Last half term was tremendously busy and I am so proud of all of team 2BW for pulling off a showstopper of an assembly in the last week of term. All the children shone and the feedback they have received has been very well deserved.


We are starting the new year with a thrilling Geography based topic focusing on the continent of Africa.

We will be exploring this wonderful place on earth and some of the interesting creatures that live there. 

We have looked at clues to predict what our new story, 'The lion inside'  is about. We have lots of cool ideas, ones like the story is about a mouse that eats a lion! 

We are looking forward to doing lots of hard work to uncover the truth.


*Check out our learning leaflet below




Africa Hook Day - Let's go on safari, get excited and creative!


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Autumn 2 is always a busy half term in school and this year is no exception... We are starting a History based learning journey looking at Guy Fawkes where we will be learning all about him and how he has affected our lives today.

We have also got lots of great crafts and events in the lead up to the Christmas celebration. On top of this, we have got 2BW's class assembly.

Buckle up your seat belts kids, it's a busy one! wink

Anti Bullying Week circle time: It is okay to be different, we need to embrace what makes us different!

Let's get spotty for Children in Need 2019

Thank you for all you do outside of the classroom to support your child's development. Please feel free to approach us with any questions and concerns you may have.

We also love to hear about your child's adventures outside of school in their free time.


Mr Whilton, Mr Gentle and Mrs White

DT project: Design, make and evaluate a healthy soup

Heritage Day 2019: We covered History and Geography exploring what it means to be British

Our first topic in our year 2 learning journey is Marvellous Monsters. We love our new classroom but we thought it was a bit of a coincidence, when we came back from assembly on our first day, our book corner was trashed and our books vanished! We are thinking the culprit is a monster. We will solve the crime soon enough... especially if we keep collecting all of the valuable evidence!




It was Nibbles the book monster that was taking our books. We investigated the best materials to use to catch him with in Science, we made a trap in DT and managed to catch him.

We felt relieved... until we noticed he escaped from the trap!

The evidence...

Heritage Day 2019 - Exploring British History and Geography


Outdoor PE - Tuesday afternoon

Indoor PE - Thursday afternoon


Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school on these days.


Home Learning

In year 2 our aim is for the children to get at least 4 pieces of home learning recorded in their diary each week. This can be anything from reading a couple of pages of their book, reading on line books on Bug Club, practising their times tables or attending a club. It could even be helping prepare dinner, tidy up or helping look after and entertain younger siblings and pets!

For each piece of home learning recorded your child will receive a merit. These are counted up at the end of each half term and get transferred into Learning Loot which can be spent in the Homework Hut!


15 merits = Bronze award

20 merits = Silver award

25 merits = Gold award


and for 2BW, 50+ merits = Planet Perfect cheeky

Let's see if we can all get on at least Bronze every half term team 2BW



REMEMBER if you log on, write it in the diary.


Every child has log in details for the following websites stapled into their Home Learning diaries.



Spelling Homework

The children will receive new spellings each Wednesday and will be tested the following Wednesday. They are attached to the front of the children's Home Learning diaries. We have included all the weeks for this half term. 

When the children practise their spellings, write it in their diary and they will get even more merits.

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