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Year 2

2017 YEAR 2

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Wonderful World Book Day!

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We had a brilliant day for our rescheduled World Book Day. We enjoyed dressing up as book characters, sharing the stories our characters came from and watching an amazing play, The Little Princess. In the afternoon we did a book scavenger hunt and played character charades.

Spring newsletter

Year 2will be visiting The Winter Gardens on Thursday 25th January as part of our Great and Ghastly history topic. Please find more information in the attached letter.

Wonderful Winter Gardens!

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We had an amazing time at the Winter Gardens, finding out about the Victoria Hall Disaster. We all made superb detectives looking for clues about what happened. Make sure you ask your children all about it. They are experts.


Year 2 had a pyjama party as a treat for working hard.

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We all worked really hard to make our play the very best! Everyone did their best to learn their lines then rehearse them to ensure they were nice and loud.....the only time Mrs Cruddas ever says you are allowed to SHOUT!

Well done everyone, it was a great success, there are some budding actors among us.


As part of our PSHE topic we are going to be learning about Finance. To support us with this we are lucky to have some input from the TSB bank, Year 1 and 2 will be taking part in workshops organised by a team from the TSB. Year 1 will have their workshop on Wednesday 13th September and Year 2 on Thursday 14th September. Hopefully the children will gain lots of knowledge and understanding of money from these sessions! Please ask them all about what they have learned.


We all had a great time at Kirkley Hall. We looked at animals from all around the world. Ed our helper gave us lots of information about them. Then we held guinea pigs and a rabbit. After lunch we had a woodland walk, we searched for evidence to find out what animals had been in the woods. Make sure to ask your children about this.

Learning about money!

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We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 2, 10 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed.... let them continue, that's the magic of reading.  Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.


Book we love and would recommend

Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown

The Story of The Tree Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

Esiotrot  by Roald Dahl

The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch series by Ronda Armitage

Bills New Frock By Anne Fine

Stranger Danger by Anne Fine

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo

The Twits by Roald Dahl


Autumn Term Topic

This term Year 2 will be looking at Australia as our main topic. We will be locating Australia, looking at the different territories. We will be learning about what it might be like as a child to live in Australia and compare this with life in the UK. Amazing Australian animals will be studied, to support this we will be visiting Kirkley Hall. We will learn about the landmarks and features of Australia and also find out about its climate.



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Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. At the moment one week will be maths, the next literacy. After Christmas both maths and literacy will be given out weekly.

Please support your child with this as it will help them in school. All work sent home will be to reinforce what we have been doing in class, so should not be too onerous.


New spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. It may be useful to learn 3 spellings each day, recapping the previous days spellings as you go along, making the task more manageable.  


As you will see from the lists there are weeks when new pattern spelling lists are not given out as the children will be tested on previous weeks' spellings and high frequency words (common words which the children need to be able to spell within writing tasks). This is to ensure retention and will help to consolidate spelling patterns and conventions in preparation for SATs.

Thank you for your support in this.






A fantastic morning has been enjoyed by the children learning all about Remembrance day and the significance of the poppy. For more photographs see the year 2 gallery!