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Welcome to Year 2

R Snowden - Class Teacher

Our class teacher is  Mrs Snowden  and our teaching assistants are  Miss Nelson and Miss Sladdin.

I will keep you up to date with activities in our class on this page.


Year 2 2018


On Wednesday (15.5.19) Year 2 visited the local library to learn all about safety on the railway. They listened to a story called The Railway Children and then completed work about how to stay safe on the railways. They got their own book about railway safety to take home.



Easter bonnets parade

Well done to everyone for your fantastic bonnets. A special well done to the winner. You know who you are – enjoy the chocolate!

Multi Sport competition 9.4.19

Well done to our fantastic multi-sport team. We can 1st after competing against 6 other local schools. More importantly, all the children worked as a team and supported each other. I am so proud of you all.

Well done to all Year 2 who made a fantastic effort to learn their spellings last week. You  raised enough money to sponsor an elephant through the WWF. Well done

World Book Day 7th March 2019

Year 2 came dressed for bed on World Book Day. Rather than go to sleep we went to the local library to listen to a story about dogs and learn a poem off by heart too! We also shared books with our friends in Year 5.


Y2 and Y5 visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park last week. We had a fantastic day spotting lots of wild animals including the elusive leopard!


Kenyan Day

To finish off our topic on Africa Year 2 held a Kenyan day today. Some children made Kenyan banana bread which the children had with some mango juice.

We made Masai jewellery and Kenyan flags today. We also learnt a call and  response song that is sung in Kenya and Tanzania called Kye Kye Kule ( pronounced chay chay kule). Have a go at it when you listen to the song below!

kye kye kule


As part of our Science unit on Materials year 2 investigated which type of paper is the most absorbent. They tested four different types of paper – writing paper, newspaper, paper towels and kitchen roll.

Look at the photos to find out how the children carried out the investigation.

Most children found the paper towel was the most absorbent.


The Magic of Christmas

Click below to listen to our magical school Christmas song written by the talented Mrs Eldred (music by Mr Gough).

You can’t help but sing along with Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6.

Merry Christmas

It’s a party 11th December

I hope everybody enjoyed our performances today.

All the children were amazing at delivering their lines and at singing the songs so beautifully. Well done Year 2. We are all so proud of you.

Wise men was voted Year 2’s favourite song. Click below for another chance to listen to it.

Children in Need  Friday 16th November 2018

All the children looked brilliantly spotty in their children in need clothes.

We found out about what other people do to raise money for children in need, completed some challenges and made spotty biscuits.

Our class raised £27. Well done everyone!


W/b 12th November Anti-bullying week

All the class have pledged to chose respect and treat everybody in school with kindness.

8th November 2018 History Subject Day

It is a 100 years since the end of World War 1. In remembrance, all the children did work on this subject to remember this special day.

Year 2 answered the question why do soldiers wear medals and the children all made their own medal. Here they are wearing them.

5th November 2018

These two children wrote a fantastic senses firework poem. Read it below.

Poem 1

I can see bursting fireworks in the darkness.

I can smell the heat of the hot dogs in the darkness.

I can taste the soft marshmallows in my mouth.

I can hear a crashing bonfire in the darkness.

Poem 2

I can see twinkling fireworks in the dark night.

I can hear children clapping in the dark night.

I can smell smoky fireworks in the dark night.

I can taste delicious hot dogs in the dark night.

I can feel my cosy soft coat.


Harvest assembly

If you didn’t make it to our Harvest assembly or you would just like to listen to our song again click below.

Harvest song

Trip to Morrisons 8.10.18

On Monday year 2 walked up to Morrisons. We have been learning about the five food groups and went to Morrisons to look at the fruit available there and to taste some unusual fruit. We tasted pineapple, coconut, pomegranate seeds, mango and watermelon.

Forest Schools

Have a look at the photographs below to see what Year 2 have been getting up to in their Forest Schools sessions. (den building, apple crumble making, making and flying kites).

Our first session today.

The children explored the garden looking for creatures, picked and tasted the apples and drew a picture on fabric of their favourite part of the session. These pieces of fabric will be sewn together to make a hanging.

2019 Y2 Curriculum Letter Summer Term

Y2 Curriculum Letter Spring Term 2019

Year 2 curriculum Newsletter Aut 2018


End of Year Expectations for Year 2

Year 2 is the last year in Key Stage 1.

Our aim is to make sure everyone achieves their very best, and has fun along the way!

Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Keystages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

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