Year 2 Blog

Welcome to the Year 2 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Counting on!

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We have had a great week in Maths looking at place value; we went outside and created our very own place value grid. Next week we are going to start counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Click the image below to listen to the song we will be singing in our Maths lessons next week.




We have been talking with the children this week about the importance of good presentation and ensuring our writing is clear to the reader. Finger spaces, size of writing and letter formation are all aspects of presentation that we need to focus on in all our writing, whether its on homework sheets, English books or on whiteboards it is all still important.

Starting with a Splash!

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To start Year 2 off we have been reading (and watching) The Snail and The Whale. We have looked at the different locations that they visited on their journey and the things we would need to take with us if we went there. We are finishing the week off by writing our very own postcards from our favourite location in the book.

If you could go on ANY journey where would you go?


2JE P.E days are Tuesday and Thursday

2AG P.E days are Monday and Wednesday

Please make sure the children have a book in school every day as we are unable to borrow books from our school library/class library.

Time for a maths challenge!

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Hi Year 2,

Hope you are all keeping well and are managing to keep up with your school work at home. I thought you might enjoy having the chance to challenge yourself to 'beat your best score' at Big Maths Beat That.

Attached are the files that you can print out at home. THe last test we did was Test 5.

I have also attached the soundfile so you can make sure you only get the 90 seconds you're allowed!

Good luck

Big Maths Beat That Tests to Print 

Year 2 Art in a Day - at home!

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Gustav Klimt Part 4        Gustav Klimt Part 3       Gustav Klimt Part 2      Gustav Klimt Part 1

Hi Year 2,

I'm sure you're working really hard to keep up with your Maths, Reading and Writing. It might be time for something a little creative!

This half term we were due to look at Collage and the work of Gustav Klimt. In school we spend an entire day investigating a specific artist, style of art, art skill, art vocabulary and end with creating our own final piece of artwork.

Attached is a powerpoint that will lead you through a day of Art all about Klimt and collage. Have a go at:

  • Learning about Gustav Klimt, make a mind map about him.
  • Analyse a piece of his artwork, what art vocabulary can you learn and use to describe the work?
  • Practise the skill of collage. Use small blocks of paper or tissue paper to create an insect.
  • Create your own version of Klimt's The Kiss.Ask your grown ups to take a photo of you 'asleep' to add to the final piece.

Have fun and enjoy!!



Working from Home

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Hi Year 2, missing you all and hoping you are all healthy, happy and enjoying the sunshine!

This is your third day of home learning and we hope you are doing ok. To help you and your grown ups with this at home I have attached our current timetable. This might help you to organise when you are doing what work.

There are many online resources that can help you whilst you are at home, almost too many!

Try to select three of four that you can use regularly rather than dipping in and out of lots, this may get confusing.

Remember staying active at home is really important too. Ask your grown ups to help you join in with Joe Wickes morning workouts which are broadcast live at 9am through Youtube.

Keep working on ttrockstars to embed your understanding of your timetables. I will add some new tables in for those of you doing well!

Remember to read EVERYDAY and discuss what you are reading with an adult. Teach you grown ups to 'Big Read'. Look at any words you don't understand in dictionaries, make a list of the new vocabulary you are learning.

Keep up with your weekly spellings, these can all be accessed through the school website along with lots of greate phonics resources too.

Watching Numberblocks is an easyway to help your understanding of many areas of maths, it is broadcast daily on CBeebies at 1.15pm. Episodes can also be accessed at anytime through the website.

Books are also shared everyday on CBeebies during the bedtime our with a celebrity reading a story daily at 6.50pm.

Look after yourselves and do your best to keep working hard whilst we are away from school x

Timetable pic

A busy week in Year 2

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The children are busy working hard on their performances ready for our class assemblies at the end of the week. 2JE are performing on Thursday afternoon and 2JM on Friday. We also have our Inspire workshop on Tuesday where we will be looking at how reading is taught in Year 2 and will be demoing helpful strategies for parents to use at home. We look forward to seeing you in school this week !

Spring Term 2020

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All the children have come back to school ready and eager to continue their learning in Year 2. This half term we will be learning all about the Poles and the children will learn more about the Artic and Antarctic in their Geography lessons.

The children have also started a new Yoga class which will run up to the end of this half term. The children are instructed by Shelley, a member of Yoga Bugs who takes the children on a Yoga adventure each week, this week was a trip to the jungle!

We are continuing to work hard on out Maths and English and it is great to see the children keen to share with us the additional learning they are doing at home. Thank you for continuing to support your children with their homework and particularly with their reading. We are really working hard to encourage the children to read everyday, for practice and pleasure!

Back school after Christmas

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Well, the holidays have been and gone. Happy New Year to you all!

The children have settled back into school really well and are prepared for all the hard work and fun learning ahead of them. In maths we are continuing our work on multiplication and division. In English we are learning how to write really effective suspense stories and in Science we are learning about rocks and soils. Our new geography unit is focusing on the two Polar regions the Arctic and the Antarctic. 

We've got plenty to be getting on with. 

Merry Christmas Year 2!

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Year 2 have had a fantastic Autumn term, they have worked really hard and have made lots of fantastic progress.

Well done on your fantastic performances and singing in our Christmas Show, you were all amazing!

All the Year 2 staff would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts we have received too!

See you after a well deserved rest in 2020!

Year 2 Multi skills Success

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On Thursday, pupils from Year 2 represented the school at a Sutton schools multi skills competition. The team took part in 9 different relay based activities including football, throwing catching and sprinting. The team did brilliantly, performing with determination and joy. The team were rewarded for all their hard work with a second place finish and silver medals all round. Good work team!


Vincent van Gogh

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For our 'Art in a Day' lessons we looked at the famous artist: Vincent van Gogh. We started by researching about him and his work. Interestingly, his work was mainly ignored until after his death. However, today it is celebrated as some of the finest artwork and his paintings are sold for millions of pounds. 

We analysed some of his painting using art vocabulary, practised skill techniques such as colour tints and brush work. Finally we replicated one of his famous paintings and created some of our own masterpieces. 

Starting in Year 2

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It is great to see the children back in shool after their Summer break. We are really pleased to welcome all the children into Year 2 and are ready for a fantastic year of fun and hard work! Well done to all the children that came into school with their super smart school uniforms on and with all the equipment they needed. Thank you for providing your children with a small pencil case and the resources requested, (See attached if unsure). PE kits are also now needed in school (indoor and outdoor).

If you have any questions or concerns for your new class teacher please feel free to chat to them after school at the classroom door.

Capture Year 2 resources


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