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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Welcome to year 2! We are so happy to welcome the children back to school. We have missed everyone so much and cannot wait for our learning journey to begin together. 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. As you know, the class 5 teacher is Ms McGuinness and the class 6 teacher is Miss Bartlam. Mrs Burton, Mrs Bucknall and Miss Creber will also work with the year 2 children regularly. Our door is always open and if you have any questions, worries or concerns, please do let us know. Together we are going to make this year a wonderful experience for the children. To see a what we are learning in computing click here. To see some samples of our Purple Mash work see the class 5 display board and the class 6 display board. Our year together is going to be fun and exciting as we continue to... 'Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Happy!'

Amazing Artists

Week beginning 21.9.20


It has been another fantastic week for year 2. We have all been working super hard on place value and we are learning to write list sentences too! On top of all this, we have been trying out different techniques in art. We have used oil pastels to make strong outlines, smudged the colours to provide a lovely hazy effect and then added a 'brusho' wash background. We have also worked on another art skill, 'collage'! You can see some of our work in the photos below. Year 2 really are amazing artists and they know that art is the same as every other subject; if you want to improve, you have to practise. You are fantastic year 2!

Ukulele Fun

Week beginning 14.9.20


We have had such a beautifully sunny week and have had so much fun playing outside with our friends. If next week is as hot, we will need to dig out our sunhats and sun cream again! The classes are quickly becoming very happy learning communities with a fantastic team spirit. It is so great to see the children developing their learning powers of reciprocity and resilience. We used our learning powers brilliantly this week as we started our ukulele lessons in year 2. We very nearly brought the school down with our impressive playing. Here is a lovely picture of some of our amazing children taking to the stage and performing for Ms M. Don't they look wonderful?

The Crunching Crocodiles and The Playful Penguins

Week beginning 7.9.20


The children are continuing to settle in beautifully and it is just so lovely to have everyone back at school. Both year 2 classes have decided on their new class names and they've made very interesting choices to say the least! You have probably already heard that class 5 are the 'Crunching Crocodiles' and class 6 are the 'Playful Penguins'. Don't you think that these are brilliant names? Let's hope that the 'Crunching Crocodiles' aren't too scary!


Thank you to you all for the lovely messages in reading diaries and for supporting the children with their reading at home. It really does make all the difference to their progress. Take a look at these two little 'Crunching Crocodiles' and some whole class collaborative art work.

A Brilliant Beginning!

Week beginning 1.9.20


What a brilliant start to year 2. We are sooooo proud of our sensible, kind, resilient year 2 children. A huge thank you and well done to each and every parent too. You have been wonderful at following all of our new systems and procedures! 


We have had so much fun this week sharing our 'Little Mole' projects which will be displayed in the classrooms for everyone to see. You must have had very busy summers because the projects are all so varied, exciting and interesting. On top of all of this, we have been so impressed with the summer learning challenges you have completed with your children. The standard of the home learning is phenomenal. What an amazing learning community we have!


Many thanks to you all for supporting the children with everything they need for their school day. On Fridays the children will be doing PE in the afternoon and will need to come to school in their PE kits. 


Thank you so much for helping to make the start of the year so special. Little Mole says, 'Welcome back to our amazing year 2 children.'