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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Welcome to year 2! We have a fantastic year planned for our lovely year 2 children and are so excited to work with you to ensure that your child is enjoying school life. In class 5 the teachers are Ms M and Mrs Bright and in class 6 the teacher is Miss Bartlam. Our door is always open and if you have any questions, worries or concerns please do come and have a chat with us. Together we are going to make this year a wonderful experience for the children. To see a sample of our computing work over the year see the class 5 display board and the class 6 display board




Fire Engine Fun

Week beginning 4.11.19


We have had so much fun this week. On Monday some firefighters brought their amazing fire engine into school! We had a good look at the fire fighter's equipment which is stored in the sides of the engine. Some of us were allowed to spray some water from the hoses and we sat inside the engine too. After that, the firefighters talked to us about staying safe around fire works and we listened very carefully because we all understand how important this is. Take a look at our brilliant photos.

Staying Safe 

Week beginning 14.10.19


We are so proud of our sensible children. They are able to maturely discuss how to stay safe when using computers. In computing lessons this week, we have been learning that when working online, people may try to manipulate or trick others which can make someone feel sad. We reminded ourselves of the personal information we should keep private and identified people we could trust to talk to if we ever feel sad or feel something is wrong.  Your child has made a ' helping hand', which shows the names of their trusted adults. The 'helping hand' helps the children to know who to talk to should they ever be worried or upset – do talk about this with them. Click here to see the video we watched in class.


A huge thank you to everyone who came to our parents' evening. It was lovely to see you all. Every single child in year 2 deserves a big hug for always doing their absolute best. Well done year 2. What a fantastic first half term it has been!



Week beginning 7.10.19


What a fantastic day we had at Perlethope! We enjoyed every moment because everyone was so kind and brave. We used our fishing nets to find invertebrates in the river and then identified them with a special information card. Everyone got wet feet but we were having so much fun we didn't mind. We also went into the woods and found the food a badger might enjoy for his breakfast. Pretending to be little moles moving around the woods was really fun too. Thank goodness all those little moles had a guide to help them move around safely and carefully. A huge thank you to all our parent helpers, you were all fantastic and helped to make our trip a wonderful success!

Fantastic fruit salad!

Week beginning 30.9.19


We started off the week with our Harvest celebration. The children did some great poetry performances. The Year 2 children all made a fruit salad from their design and were able to select from a range of different fruits, including exotic ones. Many children were brave enough to try something new and even discover they actually liked it! Later on in the week we went out on a bug hunt and found lots of minibeasts while learning about microhabitats.

Also, a reminder that it is the trip next week and that children will need a waterproof coat, wellies (the taller the better), a change of top, bottoms and socks, gloves and a plastic bag for wet clothing. (But let's hope that is not needed!)

Writing Challenge Homework

Week beginning 23.9.19


We are all very excited because we have sent our writing challenge homework home this week. The writing challenges are designed to last until Christmas but if your child whizzes through them before the end of term please feel free to send their writing into school and we will share it with the class. We really can't wait to see the children's fantastic work. The challenges are designed to be fun and sometimes involve the grown up in doing the writing so that the children can be the teacher. Sp sharpen your pencils everyone and get ready to do some wonderful writing!

Little Mole Stories

Week beginning 16.9.19


Well we have really worked our socks off this week! The children have written fantastic stories using the book 'How Big Is The World?' as their inspiration. Each child has worked so hard and really impressed us with their amazing resilience. Our stories will soon be displayed in the classroom so please feel free to pop in and have a look. We will be looking at a new text next week called, 'The World Came To Our Place Today' although 'How Big Is The World?' will remain one of our favourite stories and hopefully Little Mole will still visit out classroom from time to time.

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Hoola Hoop Heroes

Week beginning 9.9.19


We've had another fantastic week at Woodthorpe. It has been wonderful to hear the children tell us how much they are enjoying making new friends in their classes. We really couldn't be prouder of our sensible year 2 children who are brilliant role models to the rest of the school. We've been so lucky with the weather this week too! The children have loved having a sunny September and have managed to enjoy some outdoor PE sessions. Take a look at our 'hoola hoop heroes'. They're awesome!

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A Super Start

Week beginning 3.9.19


We are so impressed with our fantastic WIS children! They have made a wonderful start to year 2 and are so ready to learn. The children have absolutely loved sharing their 'Little Mole' projects with the rest of the class and it has been so much fun seeing where everyone has been on holiday. We have been amazed by the fabulous reading that has taken place in the school holidays. Many of the children have taken part in the summer reading challenge and some have even moved up a book band already! WOW!