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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Your teachers are Mr Hughes in Class 5 and Mrs Phillips in Class 6. We have Mrs Micek-Bettison to support us in class.

Year 2 Residential - Edwinstowe 2018


We all had a great time visiting Sherwood Forest for our residential.  We climbed trees, made dens, constructed bows and arrows, went on a bug hunt and also made Easter bunny houses.  We listened carefully to the sounds we could hear in the forest and could also smell some very "interesting" scents!

In the hostel we had a delicious meal in the evening and enjoyed the DVD before bedtime.  We all settled down quickly and we had a good nights rest before the start of the new day.  Everyone tucked into a hearty cooked breakfast before we walked back in the forest.

For some of us it was our first time away from home; we were a little nervous but there was nothing to worry about.  We had a great time and have lots of happy memories.

Going Out in the Snow

With all the news of the 'Beast from the East' it was expected that there would be some snow falling at some point. It just so happened that there was a heavy snowfall at break time. What should we do? Go outside of course!

The Great Fire of Richard Bonington


After completing our work on the Great Fire of London we decided it would be a great end to the topic to let the children experience the real Great Fire.  Lots of children decided they wanted to see their houses go up in smoke!

Mrs MB and Mr Hughes were our fire safety marshalls with buckets of water on hand just in case.  The children talked about what they knew and remembered about the fire in London and were able to see how ferocious it would have been especially with all the houses built so close to each other. Once the fire was started in Pudding Lane it quickly spread along all the houses and the were able to see the houses they had made disappear as they were devoured by the flames. We all had a great time though and it was a brilliabt opportunity for the children to talk about what they had learnt and recall key facts and vocabulary.

The Great fire of London - Tudor Houses


Over the half term holiday you were challenged to construct a Tudor house that looks just like houses we have seen in pictures about the Great Fire of London.  We were blown away by the high standard and workmanship that you have all put into them and wanted to share them with everyone to see on our year group page.  Well done to everyone who constructed at home, it looks like you all had a great time working together with your family to make your model.

Mr Hammond's visit - Thursday 19th October


The children really enjoyed Mr Hammond's visit yesterday. They learnt about different artefacts which have been found from during the time of The Great Fire of London. These things included pottery, sewing needles, bones and many more.

Ask your child which was their favourite artefact and why? I bet it was the potty!

Kidnap The Parents 09.06.17

Thanks to all the parents who came along to Kidnap the parents and read with the children. We had a great time in year 2 and hope we see you all again next time!

(We will try to get more cushions so it's a bit more comfortable).

Rhyme Rocket

Rhyme Rocket 1
Rhyme Rocket 2
Rhyme Rocket 3
Rhyme Rocket 4

Summer term topic information


This term our topic is “Bees.” We will be learning about different types of bees and their role within their colony. In science, we are learning about pollination and the role bees have in the natural world. As part of our citizenship curriculum, we will be looking at the world of work and jobs. In DT, we will be cooking using honey and building a beehive. Our art work will include looking at tessellating patterns linked to the structure of a hive and using wax for batik. Towards the end of term we are hoping to visit Woodthorpe Park where they have a number of bee hives. We think it’s going to be an exciting term.


If you would like to come in and talk to the children about your job/career, linked to our citizenship work, please see your child’s class teacher as this would really inspire the children and raise their aspirations.


In the second half of the term, we will be going to Forest School with Mrs Gaunt. We will keep you posted with more information on this matter.


Easter holidays homework


The year 2 teachers would like to wish you a lovely Easter break. We hope you have lots of fun with your families, but please don't forget to complete our Animals research homework. Remember this will be the basis of our writing in the first week back which will really help us with our assessments.

The letter is attached below for your information.

Well done to everyone in Class 6 who achieved 100% attendance this term :)

Well done to everyone in Class 6 who achieved 100% attendance this term :)  1

Science & DT


This week we have been looking at materials and their properties. Yesterday we designed and made our own rainforest tents out of a variety of materials and tested how functional the materials were.

Some of the materials would have left us as very soggy campers!

We found that bubble wrap was the best material as it was strong, flexible and waterproof.


For comic relief 2017 we all dressed 'Funny for Money'


We had some very funny looking outfits in Class 5; socks on hands, odd shoes, dressing gowns and pants on heads!


Here are some of our favourite pictures form the day...


Class 6 Science week 2017

Class 5 Henri Rousseau Art 'The Surprise'

Class 5 Henri Rousseau Art 'The Surprise' 1

Class 5's Assembly


Class 5 will be sharing all they have learnt about the rainforest so far in their assembly on Friday 27th January. Over the next couple of weeks we will be working hard at learning our lines, making costumes and learning songs all about the rainforest.

We hope all the class 5 parents can come along!  

Class 5 Rainforest Assembly Script