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 Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
For more information please read our curriculum newsletter below:

Our Year 2 Staff:

Miss C Davison – Teacher

Mrs K Cowley  – Teaching Assistant

Please watch our reflection video all about our learning in history of The Plague…

Friday 3rd December 2021

December has arrived and we have really kick started it in true Plainsy Style! Elf Day!!! We all came to school dressed as elves. We made Christmas Decorations, calendars and went to the Secret Garden for hot chocolate and marshmallows.

We even met Santa and Mrs Claus!!

Please check showbie for this week’s homework.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley x x

Friday 19th November 2021

The end of week 3 has arrived and we are well and truly on our way to Christmas.

Thank you for the donations towards Children in Need, the children had a fabulous day in their Pudsey Bear attire. We had great fun joining in Joe Wicks’ Children in Need fitness workout. We then had a dance along to a Pudsey Song.

This week was also anti-bullying week. On Monday, the children came to school wearing odd socks and on Friday, those that didn’t wear Pudsey clothing, wore blue for anti-bullying.

For anti bullying, we focussed on the theme for 2021 “One Kind Word.” We worked in groups to sort kind or unkind actions. We then wrote something kind about each member of our class for them to take home.

In maths, we have continued with addition and subtraction, we have been learning to add and subtract, where we have to cross the boundaries and exchange. This is an area we are still not secure with so please practice some calculations at home. Next week, we are moving onto multiplication and division.

In English, we have continued with our setting narrative of ‘The Night Gardener’. Mrs Cowley and I were blown away with some of the descriptions and the children’s use of similes.

In geography, we have continued to look at the world using maps, globes and atlases. We had fun on Wednesday learning about the different continents and oceans in the world – this is something which we are definitely going to recap every day.

In DT, we are continuing to learn about what makes a healthy diet. We received an email from the Head of School Lunches tasking us to design a new healthy wrap. Before we make the wraps, it’s only right we taste test the food first – so that’s what we did!

Please remember, you must log into showbie every week to see what homework has been set for your child. It will be on either showbie or education city.

It is Numbots/ Timestable Rockstars day on Monday, your child can come to school dressed as their avatar or a Rockstar. Don’t forget, your child must spend at least 15 minutes per week on TTRS or Numbots. The top 3 players will receive a prize at the end of the term.

Our Plainsy Pass winner last week was Freddie for huge effort in lessons.

Our Plainsy Pass winner this week is Nathan for always trying hard in lessons.

Our 3 numbots champions last week were: Zac, Ollie and Adam.

Our 3 Numbots champions this week are: Iqra, Carlton and Riley.

Well done to all of our winners this week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley xx

Friday 5th November 202

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break and made some special memories with your families. I cannot believe we are in November already! The countdown to Santa is now on!

We have had a fun filled first week back…

On Monday, we began our new text in English, ‘The Night Gardener’ and came into school to find some objects linked to our story. We then made our predictions for what the story could be about. On Tuesday, we used an image from our text to create noun phrases. This week we have also used a thesaurus to find out synonyms for some of the words in our book.

In maths, we have continued with our addition and subtraction block. This week, we have looked at adding and subtracting 1-digit numbers, crossing through to the next 10. We have used resources such as base 10 to support with this. Homework this week is linked to this and it would be much appreciated if you could practice the column method further at home with your children. You may want to use dried spaghetti and penne pasta for tens and ones to support.

We are learning geography this half term. This week, we began our unit by looking at atlases, globes and maps. We had fun looking through the atlases to locate countries as well as different parts of the UK.

In DT, we are learning about a balanced diet. We kick started our topic this week by looking at the sugar levels in different drinks. We predicted that the full fat coke would have the most sugar, but we shocked to discover the fresh orange juice was only 0.6g different! We even got to taste the different drinks – which was a bonus!

In art, we are learning about the artist Artemesia Gentileschi. We looked at her work and how she uses light to highlight significant/ important people. We then learnt our primary colours and had a go at mixing them to create secondary colours.

This weeks Plains Pass winner was Allanah for excellent discussions and explanations in class.

Our 3 Numbots this winners this week are: Iqra, Jacob and Adam.

Have a lovely weekend,

Love Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley xx

Friday 15th October 2021


Well I cannot believe we have only 1 week left of this 1st half term! Thank you for everyone who attended our parents’ evening this week. We have been super busy the past few weeks…


In English, have moved off our focus of narrative and are now looking at writing letters to inform. Sofar, we have been learning how to use a dictionary to find the meaning of words. We then took our 1st look at using apostrophes, we focused on apostrophes for possession and how we use this to show something belongs to someone.


On Tuesday, we all received letters from Tom, the character in our story. We were so excited! We were learning to use ‘and,’ ‘but’ and ‘or’ to join two sentences together – we wrote on the tables using chalk paints!


In maths, we have moved onto our new domain of addition and subtraction. We have been learning to use the resources to support us.


In art, we are focusing on the work of Van Gogh and this week, have practiced using thick and thin paint brushes. We used Van Gogh’s piece as inspiration.


Well done to Zac our Plains Pass winner this week – you have given 100% effort in all lessons, well done!


Reminders:
• Homework is set on Showbie on a Friday and due the following Wednesday. There will be
maths, reading and SPaG. The maths will have a video along with it, this is to support your
child as well as inform you of ways we teach it in school.
• P.E days are Monday and Tuesdays, please send your child into school wearing their P.E kits.
With the weather being up and down, please ensure an appropriate P.E is provided please.
• Spellings are sent home on a Friday and children will be tested the following Friday.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday!


Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley xx

Friday 24th September 2021

Hi everyone! Well we have finished our 3rd week and what a fantastic few weeks it has been. We are all adjusting to life in year 2 very well!

This week, we finished off with our wellbeing Friday. Thank you for your donations, the total weight was 85.60kg and this equates to enough food to provide 107 meals which is fantastic. This was our class collection – amazing!

As part of wellbeing Friday, we re-designed our reading corner. We have opted for the theme ‘Starbooks’ – a twist on our favourite coffee shop. We spent the day making bunting, organising the books and creating accessories for the new corner.

We have also decided to start back up our reader of the week. This weeks’ winner was Nathan – well done!

Take a look at some of our Starbooks employees…

Before all of the fun on Friday, we worked super hard. In maths, we have continued to focus on number and place value. At the beginning of the week, we worked with part whole model, we went to the secret garden and used sticks for ‘tens’ and stones for ‘ones’. This really helped us understand the connection when we draw sticks and ones in our books.

In English, we are delving deeper into our text ‘A River’ by Marc Martin. We have looked at adjectives, conjunctions and even describes the scenes. Each table was set up as one of the scenes from our story and we had to use our senses to list nouns… we had clipboards which had sounds linked to our scenery to help us with the ‘hear’ sense.

In history, we have been learning about the great plague. This week, we enjoyed learning all of the symptoms of the plague and used tennis balls to see what it may have been like to have ‘buboes’ (swellings under the arms).

Reminders:

  • Homework is set on Showbie on a Friday and due the following Wednesday. There will be maths, reading and SPaG. The maths will have a video along with it, this is to support your child as well as inform you of ways we teach it in school.
  • P.E days are Monday and Tuesdays, please send your child into school wearing their P.E kits. With the weather being up and down, please ensure an appropriate P.E is provided please.
  • Spellings are sent home on a Friday and children will be tested the following Friday.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday! Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley xx

Friday 10th September 2021

Hello everyone! It has been amazing welcoming you all back to school, Mrs Cowley and I have loved getting to know you and your children this week.

So far, we have had a great time familiarising ourselves again with school rules as well as understanding mental health and wellbeing. We have looked at the 5 ways to wellbeing and completed activities for all of them. We made friendships card, said “hello” to our worry monster and discussed what a worry is and how we can overcome these. We have also had some yoga to help relax.

In maths, we have had a little catch up of some year 1 objectives linked to place value. We started off with numbers to 20 then progressed to numbers to 50. We used tens frames and counters to help us clearly see the value of tens and ones.

We absolutely loved seeing our new reading hut on the yard, this will be open at breaktimes and will be an area for the children to use and enjoy reading a book of their choice.

Some information for yourselves, our P.E days are Monday and Tuesdays, please send your child into school wearing their P.E kits. With the weather being up and down, please ensure an appropriate P.E is provided please.

Homework will be set on showbie and will be set every Friday. There will be maths, reading and SPaG. The maths will have a video along with it, this is to support your child as well as inform you of ways we teach it in school.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday!

Love Miss Davison and Mrs Cowley xx

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