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We are very excited to have you all join us in year 2!

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!


Remember we are here to help you on your journey in year 2.


Mr Whilton and Mrs Wood

Weekly Spellings w/c 1st November

The Year 2 Harvest production

Here are some of the songs we are practising for our Harvest production. Remember, if you practise them at home, you can put them in your home learning diary to get credits. 


Don't forget to practise your lines too! 

Cauliflowers Fluffy | Paintbox | Vegetable | Harvest | Kids Song | Made by Red Cat Reading

Harvest Samba

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

Our first topic in our year 2 learning journey is

Marvellous Monsters


The year 2 area needed sprucing up after a long summer. We have made it bright and vibrant to attract some cool and funky monsters to visit us!

We are enthusiastic to meet some to get to know them more as we know there are so many nice monsters out there that get a bad name!

Check out the Autumn 1 Learning Leaflet...

Science - We looked at the properties of materials and discussed how some were hard, soft, smooth, rough, shiny and dull

We did some Design Technology and made our own burger box monsters. Their mouths open when we blow up the balloon inside

Jeans for Genes day - We learnt about children that a born with genetic disorders and raised money to help them


Outdoor PE - Wednesday afternoon

Indoor PE - Friday afternoon


  Children are to come to school and remain in their PE kits all day on the days they have PE. 


Please ensure they are wearing the correct kit and that long hair is tied back.

They can wear plain tracksuit tops and bottoms in the cooler weather.

If they have indoor PE, then can wear warmer sports clothing over their shorts and t-shirt, or choose to wear plain joggers for the day. PLEASE CONSULT OUR UNIFORM POLICY.




We will be assessing the children on their phonics and their spellings weekly on a Friday.

We will update the weeks spellings on the class webpage each week so your child can prepare for their Friday quiz.  

The spellings we will be focusing on to begin with are the Year 1 and 2 common exception words.

The children ideally need to be able to read and write all of these words by the end of Year 2.

The children will also have chance to practise these spellings when they first come into school each morning.


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 or the whole thing, reading online 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!

**Remember practising your weekly spellings counts as a merit if recorded**

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 2W, 50+ merits = Planet Perfect 

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


Reading books and Home Learning diaries


Reading books and diaries need to be in school every day and go home every night. 

When you read with your child this needs to be acknowledged in the diary. Let us know if the book is finished and it will be changed. If you have only read a couple of pages, that is fine, just note the pages that have been read and we can send the book back home to continue with. 


Reading is highly encouraged and is fundamental in your children strengthening their ability to learn. Do not feel pressured to finish books, a couple of pages and discussions, about what they have read, all contribute to developing confidence and fluency.




Home learning online


Your children have logins in the front of their red home learning diaries. These logins can be used to access different programs that we use in school and could be used at home to further their learning. Please let us know if you need new logins or you need any support with these.


Bug Club 

This is a website where children can access books that are tailored to the book band that they are  reading within school. It also includes questions to check their understanding and gives rewards too! This can be accessed on tablets as well as laptops. This reading can then be recorded in their diaries to earn more merits. 


Purple Mash 

This is another educational website that your child can access. It has games and activities for all areas of the curriculum. 


Spelling Shed 

This website allows the children to practise spelling rules and patterns in addition to their weekly spellings set by school. 

Welcome to our school website!