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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Please scroll down to see our updates and photographs :) 

Year 2- Home Learning 


We hope you enjoy taking part in the activities below. We will be posting activities daily. 
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Below, you will see the methods we use in maths at school. We encourage the children to also use these methods at home. 


Year 2 team :) 

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Here are some messages from the Year 2 staff

Here are some messages from the children.

Feedback for Thursday 2nd April 


All we can say is.... Wow!! Your tree designs have been absolutely amazing today, you have all put so much effort into them and they are all unique in their own way. We have really enjoyed seeing your creations today, keep them coming!

You might have noticed the PurpleMash website has been down for some of the day, well done for everyone who has been on other online platforms. PurpleMash should be working as normal now. 

Remember to be careful when counting your change.. If you are using £1 this is the same as 100 pennies. It is important to remember your unit of measure (£ and p) when writing amounts. 


Well done for all your hard work today, you have made the Year 2 teachers smile. 


Keep it up! 

Feedback for Wednesday 1st April 


We have had more lovely work from Year 2 today.

We have enjoyed finding out more information about your Magic Tree story.

Also we have been extremely impressed with your math work on money.  Just a reminder, when writing each amount please keep the place value. For example £5.1 should be written as £5.01. 

Below is a sample of some of the fantastic work we have received today.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all of the grownups for their hard work too.

Have a lovely evening and we look forward to receiving more work tomorrow.

Year 2 Team smiley

Home Learning Tuesday 31st March

Feedback for Tuesday 31st March 


Thank you again to everyone who has sent us their work. We have enjoyed reading your ideas for your Magic Tree story. Well done to everyone who has had a go at the money work today. It has been great to see people using their real money to help them. 

We hope you have enjoyed your activities today. 


Have a lovely evening and we look forward to seeing your work tomorrow. 


Year 2 team smiley

Home Learning Monday 30th March

Feedback from Monday 30th March 

Wow! We have seen amazing work from Year 2 today. What fantastic story plans you have created - we can't wait to read your stories at the end of the week. Below is a sample of some of the wonderful pictures we have received today, as well as super maths work. 


We are getting more blog post's everyday! It is great to see what everyone has been up to.


Keep up the good work!


Year 2 Team smiley

Home Learning Friday 27th March

Feedback for Friday 27th March

A huge thank you for all of the great work we have been sent today. We have particularly enjoyed reading your book reviews.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend. Get plenty of rest and enjoy the sunshine.

We look forward to seeing lots more fabulous work from you all next week.

Year 2 team smiley

Home Learning Thursday 26th March

Feedback for Thursday 26th March


Well done Year 2! We are really impressed with the quality of work that we are being sent. The teachers all think that you are doing an excellent job learning at home. You are keeping your work well presented and you are remembering to use all the skills you have learnt so far. 

Thank you to those children who have written on our class blog's. It is nice to hear what you have all been up to. 

Keep up the good work tomorrow! It's nearly the weekend. 
Stay at home and stay safe. 

Year 2 team smiley

Home Learning Wednesday 25th March

Feedback for Wednesday 25th March


A massive thank you for all of the work we have been sent today.

Well done Year 2! The teachers have loved looking at your work, you are all working very hard.

We have loved to see the wonderful art work which has been created, inspired by the Australian Kookaburra. Below are some examples from children in each class.


Remember to have a look at your classes blog on Purple Mash! All information and instructions were on this morning's parent mail. This is a nice way for each class to communicate with their friends. 


We look forward to seeing your work tomorrow!


Year 2 Team

Home Learning Tuesday 24th March

Feedback for Tuesday 24th March 

A huge thank you to everyone who has been busy working at home today. You are doing a fantastic job! We have enjoyed looking through all of your work.

It has been great to see you learning lots more facts about famous places in Australia.

Just another reminder that when you are taking part in math activities, try to use the methods we use at school.

Here is some more work for you to take a look at.

We hope you have enjoyed the sunshine today.

We look forward to receiving your work again tomorrow.

Home Learning Monday 23rd March

Feedback for Monday 23rd March 

Wow! Thank you to everyone who has emailed work over to the teachers today. We have had some lovely messages and some fantastic work. It has put a big smile on our faces seeing you enjoy the activities. 

The handwriting and presentation of work has been fantastic and we have learnt a lot about Ayers Rock from your facts. 

Remember, when you are taking part in math activities, try to use the methods we use at school. This will give you a greater understanding of number. We have also added some examples of the methods we use at school at the top of this page. 

We look forward to receiving your work again tomorrow. 

Feedback for Friday 20th March

Thank you to everyone who has been busy working at home whilst they were at home last week. We have loved seeing your work. Have a look what the children have been up to in the photos below. As you will see, everyone has presented their work in their own way and they have completed the work in a style that suits them. We are super impressed with everyone! Some people have sent photos of their work, others have typed it up and some have scanned work in. 
Thank you for all of your efforts so far. We can't wait to see what you achieve on Monday. 

Learning at home

Mixing Colours


In Year 2, we have been learning about mixing colours. We have changed the shades of blue by adding either light or dark colours. 
We then used these skills to create the background for our Great Barrier Reef art work. 

Stories & Money 


We have been so busy in Year 2! In English we have been writing our own version of Leaf and we have then had a go at reading our stories to the class. We have worked really hard to create exciting story openers using lots of description. 


In Maths, we are learning about money and it's value. We have been using the coins to create different amounts and next week we will be having a go at giving change. 

If you are visiting the shops, it would be a lovely if the children could have a go at paying using coins and notes. 



This week we learnt sketching and layering techniques to produce a piece of art work linked to our story  'Leaf'.

Newsletters and Topic Sheets



In our music lessons we have been really lucky. We got to try lots of different instruments from the orchestra. 



Wow! What a great experience we had! The Stopsley Community Fire Service team came to visit each Year 2 class. They taught us all about keeping safe and how to contact the emergency services. We even got to see their special protective clothing and their fire truck. It was great fun spraying the water from the house, even if we did get a little wet. 


Below are a few rhymes we learnt to help us keep safe. 

'Matches, lighters, never touch. They can hurt you very much'

'Get out. Stay out. Call the fire brigade out'

'Stop. Drop. Roll'

Parent Workshops


Thank you to the parents who came to our workshops. We found it really useful and we hope you did too! The children loved being experts and showing the parents our reading comprehension skills. 

Parent's Workshop Presentation

Marvellous Mini Sing 


Congratulations to the children who took part in the Marvellous Mini Sing. You were all fantastic!

Pumpkin Soup 


In Year 2, we have been reading 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper.

There was an argument in the old, white cabin and Duck left, taking his pumpkins with him. We found them in our outside area! We had a go at writing questions about the scene and then created our own news reports to tell the public what has gone on.

Updates and photographs :)

Invention Day 


To complete our Izzy Gizmo and History of Flight topics, we have had an invention day. We have looked at inventions from the past and talked about which invention we think is the most important. 

We then had a go at designing our own inventions. We had machines from leaf collectors to curry making machines. Year 2 then had a go at presenting their ideas to the class in a 'Dragons Den' style. 

Izzy Gizmo Wings 


To follow on from making our jam sandwiches and writing the instructions, this week we have had a go at making some wings for Fixer the bird our story, Izzy Gizmo. 

We began by using cereal boxes, straws, tape and decorations to make the wings whilst creating word banks to support with our writing. 

If you fancy making some wings, be sure to check out our English books at parents evening to see our amazing instruction writing. 

Instruction Writing 


In Year 2, we have been learning to write instructions. This week we have made jam sandwiches whilst giving verbal instructions. We then put our skills to use as we wrote our instructions. We had to include lots of different features, including bossy verbs, time connectives and adverbs. 



In Year 2, we have been investigating the suitability of different materials. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary. Have a look at these posters... What materials can you find around your house and whilst you are out and about?

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