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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Welcome to year 2. We are so excited about the coming year and have lots of fantastic activities planned. If you have any questions about your child or would like some additional information about our curriculum please pop in and have a chat. 

Well-being Week

Week beginning 11.2.19


We've had another brilliant week in year 2.  During our well-being week we made healthy snacks such as salsa and stir-fry and best of all... we had a visit from the Olympic athlete Joe Roebuck! We had a fantastic time with him, he led our sponsored circuit training and told us all about how hard he worked to become an Olympic swimmer. Joe Roebuck showed us some of the medals he has won and talked to us about resilience. What a brilliant week we have had!

Synagogue Trip

Week beginning 4.2.19


Class 5 had so much fun at the synagogue this week. We took the public bus to Sherwood and visited the synagogue there.  We learnt all about the Jewish faith from a very funny helper called Norman, he was great fun and made our learning really interesting. We saw a beautiful 'Star of David' in the stained glass window and the ten commandments written in Hebrew on the wall.  Norman also showed us the amazing 'Dressed Scrolls' in the ark!  A big thank you to everyone who helped on the trip, you were brilliant and we had a fantastic learning experience. Class 6 will have their turn next week.


Land Art 

Week beginning 28.1.19


This week we have been learning all about the environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy makes beautiful sculptures from natural materials and we have been looking at lots of his wonderful work. We were so inspired that we made our own land art. You can ask the children all about Andy Goldsworthy and his land art and they might even help you to create your own.





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Marvellous Mathematicians

Week beginning 21.1.19


Wow! We have worked our socks off this week. What a marvellous group of mathematicians we have in year 2. We have been working very hard on 'taking away' and have learnt how to 'explode a ten'. If you're not sure what this involves (no dynamite - don't worry) please ask your very clever child to explain it to you. It hasn't been an easy concept to learn but our wonderfully resilient children have stuck with it and are all 'taking away' brilliantly. Well done year 2, you are awesome!

Rip-roaring Writers

Week beginning 14.1.19


What an amazing start to our 'writing challenge homework!' The children have been coming in all week telling us about the fantastic work they are doing at home. Many of them have told us that their favourite activity so far, has been  correcting the writing their grown ups have done! In fact, the children have been so enthusiastic we have had to remind them that the challenges don't have to be completed all at once but can be spaced out over the term. Once again, thank you so much for the brilliant support you are giving the children at home. Here is a photo of some of our 'Rip-roaring Writers!'

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A New Year!

Week beginning 7.1.19


What a wonderful start to the new term! We've had so much fun this week pretending to be explorers and thinking about what we need to survive, some of us even made a shelter in the playground! We've made some interesting fact sheets about Scott of Antarctica and have worked our socks off learning to tell the time.

Well done to everyone who worked so hard on their 'time homework' over the holidays, it has had such a positive impact on the children's understanding. On Thursday we launched our very special 'writing challenge homework' and we can't wait to see the fantastic writing the children do at home. If you have any questions about the homework please pop in and have a chat. Finally, a huge thank you to everyone for the wonderful Christmas gifts but most of all thank you for the good wishes - we really are very lucky teachers! 

End of term excitement!

Week beginning 17.12.18


This final week of term has been an exciting one. We have enjoyed Christmas dinner, had fun on our party day, watched a production of Beauty and the Beast and had a visit from a range of animals from Zoo4schools! We had a chance to hold most of the animals including bearded dragons and a snake.

It has been a fun packed week as well as term and we hope you all have a restful Christmas break.



The Landlord's Cat

Week beginning 10.12.18


It was a week of dress rehearsals and performances watched by F2, Y3 and many adults. The children put on an amazing show every time and it was lovely to see their confidence grow over the weeks. 

There must be some very proud parents out there!

Christmas Fair

Week beginning 3.12.18


The Christmas fair was highly enjoyable and successful. We raised over £2,400! Thank you to all those who supported it by donating, running stalls, organising it or by spending :). 

Mrs Bright had a quick dash about to get photos of all the marvellous stalls before they were quickly sold out. If you couldn't make it this year, here's hoping the photos below will encourage you to join us in the future. 

The children did such a good job of making their Christmas crafts and the Friends of Woodthorpe group along with staff put so much enthusiasm into making the event the resounding success it was. 

Many thanks to all!

Enterprise Afternoon

Week beginning 26.11.18


On Monday afternoon the children had a great time making items to sell at our up and coming first Xmas fair. Class 5 made hot chocolate reindeers and Class 6 made rustic tree decorations. They did a brilliant job and we hope there will be a mad rush to purchase them. Also there will be a game on each stall. Class 6 are having a 'pin the nose on the reindeer' game and Class 5 will have the stocks with Miss M taking the hit for the team! 

We hope to see you all there helping to support the children's understanding of how making things can produce a profit. Also we want you to have lots of fun and join us in entering into the Christmas spirit.

See you there!

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Children in Need and The Great Kapok Tree

Week beginning 19.11.18


Last Friday we dressed up in our  pyjamas and raised money for Children in Need. There were some crazy outfits and that was just the staff! 

We have been working on the text The Great Kapok Tree which is about preserving a rainforest. The children have produced some amazing writing with exclamations and speech marks. 

We continue with our rehearsals for The Landlord's Cat and you will truly be amazed by your children's talents.

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The Landlord's Cat

Week beginning 12.11.18


Rehearsals are well under way for this year's KS1 Christmas performance. The children have been busy learning lines, acting and singing. Already, there are some little stars in the making. smiley

Thank you for your support in this. Tickets are available from Monday for the performances on Wednesday 12th  and Friday the 14th of December. You are in for a real treat!

We also celebrated Children in Need day and had lots of fun in our crazy pyjamas....even the staff!

Safety Week

Week beginning 5.11.18


We have had an exciting week learning about how to stay safe in many different ways including online, on the road, near and in the water and in the event of a fire. The children were thrilled to see the fire engine and crew from Arnold Fire Station and also enjoyed the talk about the RNLI from Geoff Pearson who visited on Thursday. Talk to your child about what they have learned and keep safe!

Performing Poets

Week beginning 22.10.18


What a busy week! This week we have worked very hard on writing our own poems about a magic carpet ride. We read them to our friends. Click here to hear a fantastic poet! What do you think?

Clever Computing

Week beginning 15.10.18


We have had a brilliant time this week creating our own digital images. We put two images together using a special photo app. The pictures show us on our magic carpets flying around the world. Aren't they fantastic?

Amazing Acting

Week beginning 8.10.18


We've had a lovely week in year 2. We read a poem called 'The Magic Carpet' by Brian Moses and made up actions to go with it. It was lots of fun! 


Week beginning 1.10.18


Once we had finally arrived we had an amazing time at Perlethorpe.  We sifted the river bed and found all sorts of interesting minibeasts such as blood worms. We all ended up with squelchy feet but it was definitely worth it. We hunted for minibeasts in the woodland too and pretended to be moles. What a fantastic day!