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Welcome to Year 2's class page. Here you will find updates about all our fantastic learning and great websites to help your child learn at home. Please check our page weekly to see what we've been up to! smiley


Meet The Team

Miss Neale - Class Teacher

Miss Goodman - Teaching Assistant

We are more than happy to help with any questions or queries so please feel free to come and speak to us. 


Home learning

Please aim to read daily with your child and write it in their planners. Reading can include PM books, library books and Bug Club. Remember, children can earn reading dojos for their home reading!! 



In Year 2, children will be given weekly Maths or English every Friday. This is due in the following Wednesday. Children are also expected to complete one piece of topic home learning per half term.

Children will be given weekly spellings on a Wednesday and will be tested the following Wednesday.



Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday but please keep PE kits in through the week in case of any changes. Thank you

June 2018


Welcome back for our final term! Our new topic is 'Beat Band Boogie'! We'll be completing lots of science experiments to find out how sound travels. 

Please see our newsletter below to find out more information. 


Key text: Giraffes can't dance

April 2018

Welcome back to our Summer Term! Our new topic is 'The Scented Garden'. Children will be using their senses and finding out how seeds turn into plants! We'll be visiting our local community to spot flowers and planting some plants/flowers in school to observe them as they grow. Please find our half term newsletter below.


Key texts: Traditional tale, Jack and the Beanstalk

The Flower, John Light

 The little gardener, Emily Hughes

The Scented Garden Letter

26.4.18: We used all our sense to investigate herbs! We even ate them to use our tasting sense. Children then used adjectives to describe each herb.

19.4.18: We planted seeds using pots, stones, compost and seeds. We planted and watered the seeds and left them in the sunshine in our outside area.

16.4.18 Today we set up an investigation to answer: Can seeds grow anywhere? We are going to observe any changes and see if a seed can grow in soil, sand, straw, cotton wool and in water.

February 2018


Welcome back! Our new topic is 'Wriggle and Crawl'. We're going to be learning all about mini beast, their diet, habitats and survival skills! Our half termly newsletter is underneath and a copy has also gone home. 


Our key texts this half term:

Super Worm by Julia Donaldson

Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart

Spinderella by Jula Donaldson

** 20th March: The Butterfly House visit**

20.3.18: We visited The Butterfly House and saw lots of different animals. We had our own ranger and he let us hold and stroke some animals, including - an alligator, a baby snake, a stick insect and a cockroach! What an incredible day we had!

13.3.18 - Year 2 went on a mini beast hunt!

6.3.18: In RE we have started a topic on Hindu celebrations. Today we listened to the story of Holi and found out how and why Hindus celebrate Holi. Holi is the festival of colour so we smeared brightly coloured paint!

5.3.18: We had a visit from Bruce the snail! We learnt about his habitat and diet.

Wriggle and Crawl letter

January 2018

Happy New Year to all! We hope that you've had a relaxing Christmas holiday. Our new topic is 'Land Ahoy'. Please see our half termly newsletter below for more information. 


Key dates:

Class assembly- Tuesday 13th February at 2.30pm


Key texts this half term: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage, The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle,The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber and FlotSam by David Wiesner.

January 2018 - letter

Wow! Look at these fantastic home learning, amazing effort well done!

2.2.18: We had a visitor in who spoke all about Jamaica. We listened to traditional stories and music and had the chance to ask her questions. Then we compared Jamaica to Britain.

18.1.18 - Partake Theatre: We had a blast on a pirate adventure! We flew with parrots in the rain forest, danced with monkeys on a desert island and even visited a dangerous volcano! What a great time we all had!

11th January: PIRATE PARTY! Year 2 had a day of partying like a pirate. We made paper face portraits, created moving ships with a lever, we had pirate dancing and even found out where pirates would sail and learnt about the 7 continents. What a fantastic day we all had!

November 2017


Welcome back to our second half term! Our topic is 'Street Detectives' and we'll be finding out about our local area. Please find our half termly newsletter below. 


Our books this half term are: A Walk In London and The Jolly Postman.


Important dates:

1st November - Halloween disco

7th December - Key Stage 1 Nativity 




13.11.17 - Anti- Bullying Day. Today we have looked at how to grow positive relationships and spread kindness. We wrote a list of 10 random acts of kindness that we'd like to do. We also wrote positive postcards to somebody in our class and then delivered that postcard to them. The children felt very happy hearing all the good things! We also looked at music and fashion through the years.

31.11.17: A walk around Pleasley to spot different features

31.11.17 : A walk around our local area! We visited Pleasley and spotted different features

September 2017

Welcome back! We hope you've had a relaxing summer holiday and are as excited as us for the new school year. Thank you to those who came to look around our new classroom - for those that haven't, feel free to come and pop in and see what our new room looks like! This half term our topic is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.'


Our class texts this half term include: The Tunnel by Anthony Brown and the traditional tale Rapunzel.


We are visiting Bolsover Castle on Thursday 14th September.

Also we have a whole school museum on 19th October - Family will be invited in so we can share our amazing learning this half term!

Museum Day! Thank you to all who visited our castle museum :) we had such a great time sharing our learning

Have a read of our half termly newsletter. You will find key information about what's going on in this topic!

29.9.17 - lots of fun art afternoons this week! Making armour for a castle guard and painting our model castles.

14.9.17 - What a fantastic day Year 2 had at Bolsover Castle! All children were so well behaved and we all had a great time. We got to explore the castle and spot the features of a castle.