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Welcome to Year 2



Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
2SP Mrs Palmer Mrs Watts/Mrs Stallard(Maternity Leave)
2CR Miss Romano Mrs Smith

Mrs Garbett/Miss Hoare

Mrs Lannie

Year 2 Topics

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Smoothies Homes and Buildings Explorers Past & Present
Poetry Materials Textiles-Beanie Babies
Instructions Multi-media Presentations Report Writing
Health and Growth Paul Klee & James Rizzi Plants and Animals
Winding Toys Limelight Larry Sea Creatures
Stories with a familiar setting Developing Team Games Deadly 60 mini films

Surgery Times

If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between 3.15pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.

2SP Mrs Palmer  - Tuesday
2GT Miss Ramano
 - Tuesday

2GW Mrs Garbett/Mrs Thomas - Tuesday or Thursday




Please follow the link below to access the Government leaflet for parents with a child in year 2 at primary school.  It explains the arrangements for the 2016 academic year, highlighting what parents need to know about the test results, as well as explaining how teacher assessment judgements work.





We are well underway with this terms topics at the start of a very busy year.  Thank you for your support with the children's homework and spellings.


We have enjoyed the performance poetry reading of Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake and The Day the Zoo Escaped.  In creating our own poems we have been using verbs and adverbs to improve our own writing.




This terms mantle has been to create our own Smoothie Company.  Groups have chosen the name of their company, slogans and strap lines.  We will be visiting the Co-op to select fruit and understand the weight and monetary value of items.  This will culminate in making, tasting and evaluating our own smoothie recipe.


When creating instructions we have looked at the use of imperative verbs and time connectives e.g. Mix the ingredients then add the water.


Also to support our instructional work we have played with and created our own board games.


We have appreciated the importance of healthy food to ensure our bodies receive the goodness required to stay well and grow.


Our vets afternoon was such fun as children considered the basic animal needs for survival, care, warmth, air, food and water.



Our visit to the Birmingham Think Tank gave more opportunities to explore the human body and the wonderful science garden


We are also becoming tour guides learning which countries make up the British Isles and research outstanding features we would recommend to others.



We have studied the lovely text  The Light House Keeper's Lunch.  We have written down our own ideal healthy lunch box.  Created new endings for the story and produced our own collages of the lighthouse.




In DT we created our own winding toys with a working mechanism based on a Christmas theme.


Linking our fruity topic to art work we looked at the portraits by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.  We divided colouring work into four quadrants and worked as a team to match the colours.   We also used Publisher software to create our own alternative versions.









Please visit this excellent educational website which the school subscribes to allowing all pupils free home access.  The logon details are the same as those used to logon to the computers in school and should be familiar to your child.  All activity is recorded, please encourage children to use it responsibly, it is a valuable learning tool.


Link to EducationCity


EducationCity, although moving towards HTML5, requires Flash Player for much of its content, so a free mobile Flash browser app called Puffin Academy, created specifically for teachers and students, needs to be installed for EducationCity to work on mobile devices. This is the case for both Android and Apple iOS devices.  Please find installation guide below.



Puffin Browser Installation Guide