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Year 2



We will be updating the year 2 page every half-term with all our exciting news and updates as well as regular curriculum information and our half-termly topics.

(Image of the new year 2 staff coming soon...)

Teachers: Miss Watson (Penguins) and Miss Sullivan (Puffins)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Robbins and Mrs Brindley (Penguins) and Miss Randall and Mrs Morrison (Puffins)


A huge congratulations to our elected Pupil Governors: Isabelle Kendall and Lenny Robinson from Penguins and Lenny Willie and Issy Gittins from Puffins - we know you will do a great job representing the year 2 cohort.



We've had a fantastic first half-term and Miss Watson and I have been thrilled with the fantastic home learning projects. You can find a few of our excellent castles that were built by the Puffins and Penguins in our gallery below.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Arundel Castle, especially the tower; we had to climb 131 steps to reach the top! We also loved the beautiful gardens and maze. We have updated our gallery below to show some of the great activities that we all took part in.

We are now looking forward to starting our new topic: Pirates!


We will be using 'Cats Ahoy!' by Peter Bentley and Jum Field as our main text this half term. We are looking forward to focusing in rhyme, alliteration, personification and similies as we all as continuing our growing bank of new vocabulary and grammatical skills and techniques.

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We have crammed LOADS into our first half-term with regards to Maths, the children have been persistent and resilient with learning plenty of new concepts as well as developing previous knowledge in addition and subtraction.

This half-term we will be looking at multiplication, division, measurement and time.


We spent the first half-term looking at different materials and their physical properties. This half-term we will be focusing on new vocabulary such as opaque, translucent and transparent. We are getting better at using scientific terminology.


As usual the home learning tasks will be linked to our main topic and will be given out during the first week of the half term. The homework will include a reading task, a writing task, a Maths task and at least one task that involves making/drawing/creating something for a class display.

Children should aim to complete at least one piece of homework each week and should have completed at least 5 pieces by the end of the half term. There may be specific tasks that need to be completed ready for a particular day/week, but in this case we will send a separate sheet home in order to give you plenty of time to prepare. We have seen some fantastic pieces of work from their year 1 topics and are excited to see what they will produce this year.

Please make sure your child brings their reading book into school every day and that they are reading regularly at home. We are a team of budding literacy fans and will ensure that the children have plenty of opportunities to explore varied texts by the bucket load! They will have a chance to change their reading book every day but will be encouraged to revisit their book several times before they change it, in order to ensure that have grasped the story/purpose of the book, the rich language and also discuss what they loved and disliked about the text. The children will be given the opportunity to visit our school library on a Monday, during this time they will be able to select one free-reading book of their choice. We will be listening to the children read regularly in class and will listen to them on a one-to-one basis in order to determine when they are ready to move up to a new colour band.

Our PE days this year will be Wednesday and Friday however please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school every day as there may be occasions when our PE slot may need to be changed at short notice. Girls will need to have long hair tied back and earrings must be removed or covered with tape for PE.


Miss Sullivan and Miss Watson.

Our Home Learning Tasks:

PE - We've been learning about all the different muscles in our body and the importance of breathing through Yoga. We've also been busy learning the 'Waka Waka' dance - videos to follow soon...



If you require any further information about the new National Curriculum please click here.