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2LW - Mrs Wakefield

Welcome to 2LW!

Welcome back! we hope you all had a lovely relaxing summer holiday and have come back to school refreshed and ready to learn.  This is our class page, here you can find out about all the exciting learning that takes place in year 2. 

We will keep our page updated so you can follow our learning journey with us and see all the interesting activities that we are involved in . 

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to talk to us.

Mrs Wakefield and Mrs O'Brian smiley 


P.S Don' t forget to check out our learning leaflets below to find out about our new topics.  

Experimenting with primary colours and paint

Careers Day


Today we have been learning all about careers, discussing what we would like to be when we are older and the skills we will need to help us. For example Some of us wanted to be vets and we realised  that if we work hard in our science lessons this will help us to learn the skills we need to become a vet.

We were very lucky to have a visitor from the RSPCA, he came and told us all about being an RSPCA animal welfare inspector and told us some very interesting stories! πŸ˜€

Spring term 

All Creatures Great and Small 


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.



In the second half term, we will be learning more about different animals and their habitats and how they adapt to survive.


To find out more about our learning this term, read our learning leaflets

Autumn 2

Our new topic is a History based learning journey where we will learn all about Guy Fawkes , the Gunpowder Plot and how this significant historical event has effected the world we live in today. We have also got lots of great crafts and events in the lead up to Christmas πŸŽ„. 

To find out more about our learning this half term check out our learning leaflet! 

Our class ambassadors

Our School councillorπŸ“

Our eco warrior 🌱

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Please ensure you child has a full P.E kit in school our P.E. days are: 

Wednesday afternoon- Indoor P.E.

Friday afternoon - Outdoor P.E. 




.Home Learning

We aim to get 4 pieces of homework in their home learning diary a week. This can be anything from reading a couple of pages of their book, practising times tables to attending a club. For each piece of home learning your child will receive a merit. These are counted up at the end of each half term and go towards home learning awards which your child can then use in the homework hut. 

15 merits = Bronze award 

20 merits = Silver award

25 merits = Gold award 

Children are also rewarded within our classroom for reading 50 times and they will receive a bookmark and a prize.

50 merits = Purple

Our challenge is to get everybody to at least a bronze award every half term! 

REMEMBER! if you use Bug club and your child reads the online books write it in the home learning diary.... every merit counts yes



Children can also use letter join which is there to support children with their handwriting, again this will count as a merit in their home learning diary so please write it in.


Your child will have the logins for these websites stapled into the front of their home learning diary.

Please find the links to these websites below.  

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The children will receive new spellings each week and will be tested the following Monday. They will be attached into the children's home learning diaries.  Practising their spellings can be written in their home learning diary to gain even more merits. If your child has lost their spellings, please don't hesitate to ask for a spare copy



Look out for your child's login in their home learning dairy so they can practice their times tables at home.

Autumn 1 

Marvellous Monsters

Our new topic is all about marvellous monsters and here are just some of activities we will be involved in:

  • Using noun phrases to describe monsters  
  • Writing instructions on how to make them  
  • Creating a leaflet on how to take care of them correctly
  • Making traps to catch them 

What ingredients would you use to make your own monster?

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We had a big shock  in year 2 on Wednesday morning. We all went to assembly as normal and when we came back and entered the classroom we noticed something rather strange... there were chairs knocked over... ripped, eaten book pages... and all of our lovely books from the book corner were...MISSING!

We are still investigating this terrible crime and will keep you updated on our progress. 

We have our suspicions that a monster has taken them. 

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