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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


We hope you have had a super start to the new school year and a restful half term! It is very exciting to be back in school ready for another wonderful learning journey together!


Your teachers in Year 2 are:


Miss Apperley


Mr. Jacks



The teaching assistants in Year 2 are:

Mrs Tandon

Mrs Ogden


We are delighted to welcome two student teachers to our Year 2 team this term:

Miss Oldfield

Miss Bishop


Term 4 -  Roll Up, Roll Up!

This term we are going to be studying a project called Roll Up, Roll Up! We will be learning about performing and how to apply lots of talents in skills throughout many areas of our curriculum. The children will participate in circus workshops, create masterful artwork and have opportunities to show off their talents. We will be engaging with different texts, enjoying exploring a variety of mathematical concepts as well as learn about Edward Jenner in History.


Our book for this term is... Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister




Useful Information


This term PE will take place indoors and outdoors PE will take place on Tuesday (Real PE) and Thursday (Dance) each week for both classes. Children must attend school in their PE kit. They will not be changing in school so please ensure they come into school ready for their PE lesson.




Homework will be distributed via SEESAW. 




Seesaw can be accessed through a tablet, computer, laptop or even a mobile phone! 


Homework will be set each Friday. Children will be expected to complete set homework by the following Wednesday and upload onto Seesaw. Teachers will have the opportunity to respond to individual work. 



Check the website regularly where we will update our page with photos or information about what we have been learning!                                                                                                             



Click on the link below to take a look at our topic web from previous terms, to see in detail what we learnt in each subject.


Watch this space for some new exciting updates!


New - Year 2 Red Bus Book Challenge


Below is the Year 2 book Red Bus challenge. We'd love to see the children each read as many of these as they can during the year- this is a challenge and there will be prizes for those who read the most! Many of them are quite quick reads and are full of colourful pictures, so are ideal if your child finds reading a struggle. There are also some longer books for faster readers. The books have been carefully chosen because we love them, and we are sure the children will too!

All books are available in school but due to having limited numbers of some we do ask that any which are borrowed are returned quickly. We also encourage all home books to be returned on a daily basis so that we can keep a record of how much your child is reading at home. Any reading you can do with them really does help them so much.

New Year 2 Book Challenge

Our old 25 book challenge!

I know we can't go on holiday at the moment, but how about a holiday to a fantasy land? Well, a trip to outer space would be grand. Seeing Horrid Henry’s place or Hundred Acre Wood, that would be ace! Maybe over the mountains to Giant Country? They’re only round the corner, not hard to travel to, if that tickles your fancy then you know just what to do…..pick up a book!  


We have carefully selected 25 fantastic books for you and we challenge you to see how many you can read whilst you are in year 2. Make sure you let your teacher know every time you read one of the books on the list so that it can be recorded! At the end of the year, the person who has read the most books will receive a prize! We have all of these books in school so if you don't have a copy at home then you can borrow them from school.


Let's get reading!

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