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Friday Round Up!


Well done Year 2 this week for showing a fantastic attitude to learning. I have seen some huge improvements in all areas of the curriculum this half term. We certainly have some superstar writers now. 

I really can't believe we only have a few weeks left until you move up to Year 3. You are so ready!


This week we have been learning about Shackleton's expedition aboard the Endurance and the challenges he faced on his mission to cross the South Poles ice cap.

We are learning so many new and wonderful words each day and building on our vocabulary. Year 2 blow me away with their knowledge and their ability to articulate their answers/reasoning.


In Maths Year 2 have been continuing work on multiplcation and division and solving multi-step word problems. Next week we will be solving problems involving division.


The children have learnt the story of Ganesha in RE and was able to retell the story in their writing. Well done to you all!

Friday round up! 11.06.2021


A fantastic first week back after half term.


We continued working on addition and subtraction this week adding and take away 2 2-digit numbers as well as finding related facts. Year 2 understand that addition can be done in any order but subtraction can NOT!


In English we looked at word classes and being able to recognise nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs in a sentence. We will continue with this next week as well as looking at the four sentence types: statements, questions, commands and exclamations.


This week we began work on our new Science topic; materials.


Whats coming up?

Next week, Year 2 will be going back to secure their knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division. We will focus on being able to divide and solve problems including multiplication and division. We will take another look at odd and even numbers too!


In Science we planted some beans and watched them grow. We kept a diary and each week recorded the growth and changes.

In P.E. we have practised throwing at targets. Using the underarm method we threw beanbags into hoops. Each hoop had a different value. The aim was to have the highest score.

We tried throwing quoits onto cones

and beanbags onto sports cones.

Next we tried an overarm throw at a target on the wall.

Finally we played a game of 'human bowling'. Children stood in a hoop which was spaced out at one end of the hall. The bowlers had to hit their target below the knee using the underarm method from behind a line at the other end of the hall. The 'pins' could jump over the ball but could not step out of their hoop. It was great fun!

Friday Round Up!


Another fantastic week for Year 2!


In English this week we continued looking at using the apostrophe for possession and its role to indicatate missing letters in contractions.

We learnt some very tricky words too: 'Subordinating conjunctions'.

Year 2 are beginning to understand what 'subordinating conjunctions' are and how to use the words 'when', 'if', 'that' and 'because' in our writing. We will continue this next week.


In Maths we learnt how to use the column method to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers correctly. Next week we will continue with this and focus on 'subtracting with exchanging/borrowing'.


Next week we will be writing a diary entry in role as one the Gregg family.



So far this term......(07.05.21)

It's crazy to think we are already in our last term of Year 2! Where has the time gone?! Since we came back from the Easter break, Year 2 have been busy learning learning how to measure length and height in cm and solve problems involving measure using the vocabulary long, short, longer, shorter, tall, taller.

We have now moved on to looking at the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number and being able to add and subtract a 2-digit number and tens.


In English we are focussing our learning on the much loved story 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl. The children are thoroughly enjoying listening to the different stories written by Roald Dahl; such as 'The Enormous Crocodile' and 'George's Marvellous medicine'. We are currently, writing a poem based on the sights and sounds The Gregg family experienced as birds.


Watch this space! Updates and photos to follow.

smileyA huge well done to all of Year 2 for their continued hard work and positive attitude to learning! We are very proud of you all!yes



*****SUMMER TERM 1*****

Hello Children & Parents of Year 2! 

We are really missing you all and hope that you are keeping well.  Remote Learning has now moved to 'Google Classroom', where each week we will be adding Literacy/Topic, Phonics, and Maths work. Thank you for your support during this time.  The Year 2 Team


You can still contact us with any questions/comments using the e-mail below.


Thank you.


A big happy birthday to Daniel for January and our February birthday shout out goes to Terrence and Matthew.

Wishing you all the best

From Year 2.


It's Thursday! It's PE day! 11.02.2021

Chinese New Year

As it is Chinese New Year tomorrow, I thought we could join in with the celebrations with some dance moves.  Ask your adult to send in some photo's of you engaging in this challenge.  Also, I might be able to see your TOPIC task in the background wink


I wonder...  Why is the colour RED used a lot in the Chinese community?  Can you tell me?

Mason had a great time beating his brother at snakes and ladders

It's Thursday! It's PE Day!  04.02.2021

Snakes and Ladders

Below is a snakes and ladders board for you to play with your family.  It has lots of different exercises for you to do as you play the game.  You will need a dice. (if you do not have a dice you could use cards with the numbers 1-6 on them.  Get someone to mix them up and then choose one.  You will also need something to use as counters.  Have a go! It's fun!  Also have a look at the PE challenge on the remote learning page.

Mrs Snape


It's Thursday!! It's PE day!!  (28.01.2021)

10 - 1 Blast off

For today's challenge we will be doing ten different exercises from 10 - 1 so we can finally BLAST OFF!!  Make sure you have a mini break in between each exercise to catch your breath.  Here we go...

10 star jumps

9 sit ups

8 tuck jumps

7 side jumps over a marker

6 burpees

5 lunges

4 squats

3 push ups

2 hops on your left leg

1 minute to balance on your right leg

Now you can...      BLAST OFF!!

Which exercise did you find the hardest?  Why?

Which exercise did you find the easiest?  Why?

Good luck and have fun

Mrs Snape


BIG well done to Mason and Obafemi for participating in this weeks PE challenge.  You are both superstars!!

It's Thursday!!  PE day!!    (21.01.21)

Today is all about BALANCE.  

You will need to set out your obstacle with 5 markers.  A marker could be a pen/pencil, a sock, a small toy...  You will need to space your markers out with 1 big step in between each of them so there is space for you to walk through them.

.   .   .   .   .

Now find a book to balance on your head.  (NOT a heavy one or a large one, but not one too small either!)


Start at one end and whilst balancing the book on your head, walk in and out of the markers.  When you get to the end, turn around and go back again weaving in and out.

Try you first go with your arms down by your side.  On your second go, put your arms out, like an aeroplane.

Which way is easier?  How many times did you drop the book on your first go?  How many times did you drop it on your second go?  Why do you think this is?  How many times can you go around the course without dropping the book?

GOOD LUCK smiley

Mrs Snape


Well done to...  Mason, Charlie and Obafemi for completing the week 2 PE challenge.

Come on Year 2 join in the challenge smiley

It's Thursday!!   PE day!!   14.1.2021

To keep us safe during this difficult time we are having to socially distance ourselves by 2 metres.  I would like you to roughly measure a safe space of 2 metres on the floor in your house (or outside if its not raining) and put a marker at each end.  A marker could be anything... a sock, a book, a pencil


Now run from one marker to the other and back again (just like we do in PE) remembering how to turn and push off again. This counts as 1 run.

How many can you do in 2 minutes?  Ask your adult to time you and send in your result (or even a photo of you doing the task so we can share with others smiley)

Good luck

Mrs Snape



A superstar shout out to Rylee for completing his Topic Task this week and producing a fantastic non-fiction report on penguins! You have managed to include all the key ingredients of a good report including facts, subheadings and photos. Well done, this is really impressive work!

I have attached a copy below for others to see!

Well done to Obafemi, Mason, Rylee and Imisi for completing the PE challenge.  You are all top stars! yes

COME ON YEAR 2 How many can you do?  I did 86 jumps. Can you beat me?

As it's Thursday, it's PE day!!  (7.1.2021)


How many STAR JUMPS can you do in 1 minute?


Ask your adult to time you and record how many jumps you do.  Send in your result and see if you make the top 5!

Can you describe how you are feeling after the exercise?  How is your heart beating?  What is your breathing like?


I look forward to receiving your score smiley

Mrs Snape


Hi Year 2 yes  Happy New Year!! 


I was really looking forward to seeing you all again but unfortunately I am going to have to wait a little while longer. sad  I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a nice relaxing break.  

I miss you all. Keep safe.

Mrs Snape wink



************* Happy new year to the parents & children of Year 2! *************

I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break, are well rested and ready and raring to go for a new term ahead. Unfortunately, due to the current situation,  we will not be seeing each other for a little while to begin with. sad So that the children don't miss out on their learning, please use the 'Remote Learning' icons below to access various learning resources and also lessons from the 'National Oak Academy'.These are based on topics that we would have been covering this term in Year 2.


Stay safe and we hope to see you very soon! Miss you all!

Remote Learning- Please see links for children who are isolating at home.

Due to the current situation we understand that children might not be able to attend school for various reasons. Below is some work for them to do while at home. Everything here we've covered in class or are covering at the moment.


Friday round up!


  • This week we moved on to learning to add and subtract three one-digit numbers. Year 2 enjoyed using a range of methods to help total 3 numbers. We now know to look for number bonds to 10 or 20, find doubles or add the smaller numbers first.
  • We have some writing superstars this week! The children were asked to produced a character description of 'Boxton'. The children were able to plan their writing choosing their own key words/vocabulary taken from what we have read and found out about so far. We then recorded all of our information about Boxton into paragraphs.
  • As part of our Science topic year 2 were asked to design and create their own mystical creature.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Next week we will begin adding multiples of 10 to any given number. 
  • In English Year 2 will start looking at the features of diary entry writing. Year 2 will be producing a diary entry in role as our character 'Boxton' during the Great Fire of London.
  • Not forgetting, Wednesday! Wednesday will be our all out christmas party day! Christmas movies, treats, christmas dinner and festive tunes! We are all very excited for this!


Nearly there year 2! I am incredibly proud of what you have managed to achieve this term. You came back to school with a BANG! Ready to learn and applying yourself in all areas.



Please see below the two verses we are asking Year 2 children to learn in order to recite for our virtual Christmas Production. Thank you

Check out this video to remind yourself of the work we have been doing adding the suffixes -ful and -less to the end of word to make a new word.

Year 2 - looking at the suffixes -ful and -less and how to add them to a root word.

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Complete Poem)

"Twas the Night Before Christmas", by Clement Clarke Moore, presented by Reading Through History.'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house,N...


Friday round up!

27/11/2020 Another fabulous week of learning in Year 2! 

  • This week we began working on addition and subtraction. We looked at different methods we could use to help us to add and take away. These were: counting on and back in our head (biggest number first), practical- using objects in the classroom to help us, pictorial- drawing pictures to represent the sum and finding the inverse(opposite) to check our calculations.
  • We are now confident in finding all of the  related number facts for addition and subtraction sums.
  • In English we have been continuing with our whole class story 'Vlad and the Great Fire of London'. By reading this story year 2 have been able to learn a lot about the Great Fire of 1666. As part of our History topic the children were able to sequence the events leading up to and of the Great Fire of London.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Year 2 will continue working on addition and subtraction over the coming weeks leading up to christmas. Next week Year 2 will be using their knowledge of number facts to 10 and 20 to help find related facts to 100. E.g. If I know 5 + 3 = 8, then I know 50 + 30 = 80.
  • We will be writing a character description of Boxton this week using all of the information we have gained from reading the story of 'Vlad and TGFOL'.
  • Year 2 will be introduced to a fabulously famous christmas classic; 'Twas the Night before Christmas.' We will explore this poem and the vocabulary in it, to gain a better understanding of its meaning. We will then begin to recite this poem in order to perform it as part of a whole school production. WATCH THIS SPACE! wink


A HUGE WELL DONE to Year 2 for their efforts in their home learing these past few weeks. We have seen great improvements in spelling and mental maths tests results as well as numbers of children completing both Mathletics and Reading Eggs assignments at home. Keep it up Year 2, we are all incredibly proud of you!



Year 2 are able to divide by grouping and show diviision as repeated subtraction along with arrays.

Woohoo! Over half the class managed to get 9 or 10/10 on their spellings this week. Well done to all of those children who have been working hard at home to learn your spellings each week.


Friday round up!

16/10/2020 A fantastic thumbs up to Year 2 this week! 

  • This week we found 1/4 of an object, shape or amount. Year 2 completed their Hot Task for Fractions and all children showed fantastic progress; moving their learning on from the start of this topic. Well done!
  • In English we have begun planning and writing our own story based on the features of a class favourite; Dogger! We looked at using commas in a list and began applying this in our writing when listing where our character likes to take their favourite toy. Special mention to Savannah for doing this beautifully!
  • We have been continuing with our whole class story 'Babushka'. This is a fantastic text and children are thoroughly enjoying the story. Thank you to Mrs Creasy for bringing in her own Russian doll for us to have a visual of this intriguing character in class.


Looking ahead to next week:

  • Year 2 will begin learning on multiplication and division; finding equal groups and multiplying 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • We will continue to innovate part of a known story using key features from the story Dogger and hopefully by the end of the week we will be publsihing our very own stories. I am super excited for this!
  • Look out for a home learning task in Geography- we will be asking the children to do some research at home into a given country in order to produce an information report in the form of a poster. 


As we move in to the final week of the first half term we would like to thank both the children and parents of year 2 for your fantastic efforts, resillience and motivation to learn at the beginning of a new school year. Keep it up year 2!



I have been blown away by some of the fantastic writing in Year 2 this week! We are wroking incredibly hard on our cursive handwriting and sentence structure. Year 2 have been able to use some of the key features from a story we have read to begin planning and writing their own story in a similar style.

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** A quick reminder to both parents and children, Mathletics and Reading eggs homework is set each week on a Friday, to be completed by the following Friday. Spellings were sent out in the first week of this half term outlining spelling lists for each week, these are tested on a Friday alongside mental maths.



Friday round up!


9/10/2020 Yet another busy week in Year 2. The Children in year 2 continue to amaze us with their resilience and eagerness to learn. Keep it up!

  • This week we looked at finding half of an object, shape or amount. Year 2 were able to find this in different  ways and quickfire recall double and half number facts. We learnt how to double numbers to 20. 
  • In English we were adding the suffix -ly to an adjective to change it into an adverb. Year 2 are now applying this in their writing.  E.g. Dave carefully pulled Dogger along on the trolley.
  • This week we began our Geography topic; Big Wide World! We learnt the names of the Worlds seven continents and 5 oceans. Year 2 love a sing song! Listen to the new song we learnt to remember the names of the continents.


Looking ahead to next week:

  • Year 2 will be learning to find 1/4 of an object, shape or amount.
  • We will innovate part of a known story using key features from the story Dogger.
  • In Geography we will find out about some of the famous features of various countries across the world such as France, Brazil, Nigeria and India.




Seven Continents Song

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Fractions-Fractions Song

fractionsong #songsforteachers #mathsong This one's about simple fractions- they're parts of a whole! Have your students sing about halves, thirds, quarters...

05/10/2020 Well done Year 2! Our first go at finding Fractions this week and you have all done a fantastic job! Year 2 are now able to find 1/2 of an object, shape or quantity. 


Show off your learning to friends at family at home, try these:

1/2 of 4 =

1/2 of 12 =

1/2 of 16 =

05/10/2020 We had fun finding half of an object today. Year 2 cut their fruit in half! Finding half is finding 1 of 2 EQUAL pieces. One half looks like this: 1/2
01/10/2020 This term in PE we have been moving and grooving! Year 2 have been taking part in lots of fitness activities such as; jumping over obstacles, fitness circuits, running, relay races. We are focusing on improving stamina over this first half term, getting our heart rate up and moving all parts of our bodies.

05/10/2020 This week Year 2 will begin learning about Fractions in Maths. The children should learn to recognise 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of a object, shape or quantity. Please support your child with their learning in Maths by taking the time to familiarise yourself with the vocabulary and key skills and knowledge explored below.


Here are some Home Learning activities you could try together to support your understanding of Fractions.

16/09/2020 Please see below spelling lists for this half term. The children will be tested on their spellings each Friday. Please help your child to learn their weekly spellings using look, cover, write, check. Spellings are differentiated to suit your childs phonics phase. In order of groupings below: Pink and yellow, Blue and Orange and Green. Thank you for your continued support in helping your child reach their Year 2 targets in writing.



Welcome to Year 2! It's great to have you back!

The Year 2 children have settled back in to school and the new classroom routines beautifully. I have already, been blown away by some of the fantastic work being produced so early on in the year; A FANTASTIC START! Keep it up year 2!

On our first day back at Northwood we discussed some of the things that have stayed the same since back in March and some of the things that have changed and may seem a little bit different this year. The children all seem very happy with their new classroom and are ready and raring to go.


We have started the term off reading some much loved classics, such as 'Peace at Last', 'Rosie's Walk' and 'Five minutes peace'. As our writing focus for this half term, we are looking at stories with familiar settings, these will include 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes and 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne. Both fantastic texts!


In Maths we have begun looking at adding multiples of tens and being able to partition numbers into tens and ones- recognising the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number. By the end of the first half term we hope to have begun work on Multiplication and Division. Please practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s with your children at home as this will help them to achieve their targets in these areas.


 Check back soon to see some photos of what we have been up to. Best wishes and thank you all for your continued support. 

The year 2 team!