Year 2

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Summer 2018


'Who put the GREAT into Great Britiain?'

This term in Year 2 we will be very busy with lots of exciting lessons and activities  linked to our topic for the summer term which focuses on all the GREAT things about Great Britain!  We will be learning about the four countries that make up the British Isles and what makes each country special.  We will also be learning about artists, musicians and famous people that live or have lived in Great Britain.  We will also learn about some significant historical events from British history, including The Great Fire of London.  In our Science lessons we will learn to identify different species of British wildlife, trees and plants and we will learn how to grow our own plants and flowers.  

For more detail on this exciting topic, click the topic overview link below.



Spring Term 2018

Happy New Year. 

Welcome back to what promises to be another exciting and

fun filled term of learning in Year 2.

 Would you rather live in England or Africa? 

This is the question Year 2 will be trying to answer during our Spring Term Learning Challenge.  We will be learning about the animals, food, houses, schools, music and weather in different African countries.  Our science learning will focus on identifying which animals are mammals, birds, reptiles and so on and which animals are carnivores and herbivores.  We will look at some simple food chains and in a link with our Maths lessons we will think about the size and weight of some African animals.  Click the link below to view a more detailed overview of the learning challenge:





Our first-half term in Year 2 seemed to pass very quickly, we were having so much fun with our learning.  The children have settled back in after half-term very well and already we've had some super lessons. This half-term we will be continuing our learning challenge:

What would an alien visitor find exciting about Kidsgrove?

We will be investigating different materials and designing a waterproof coat for the alien to use when he visits us.  We will be planning an alien feast and cooking and preparing lots of delicious foods.  We are espeically looking forward to our visit to Gladstone Pottery Museum where we will learn all about what our local area would have been like over 100 years ago.

Check back to this page soon for photographs of our visit.


Thursday 2nd November

We had a fantastic time at Gladstone Pottery Museum, exploring the bottle kilns, finding out what jobs children would have done in the pottery over 100 years ago and designing and painting our own plates.


Thursday 9th November

This week Year 2 have been out and about, helping to improve our local community by doing some gardening.  We had a really busy afternoon weeding the planters, preparing the soil and planting lots of new plants.  We are looking forward to watching the plants grow and bloom.  We hope everyone in Kidsgrove enjoys looking at the new flowers.


Monday 13th November

It's been a busy day in Year 2 today.  This morning we enjoyed a fantastic Forest School Lesson where we learnt about natural and man-made materials,  we had to find natural materials to make a nest.  We all worked together in teams to carry sticks and branches for our nests.  Afterwards, we enjoyed some delicious hot cholcoate.

This afternoon we have taken part in a sponsored read.  We loved sharing books with our reading buddies from Year 4.


Friday 17th November

UPAK goes spotty! 

We had a spotacular day when we came to school in spotty clothes

and we raised lots of money for Children in Need.


Hello and welcome to Year Two.

We have lots of fun, exciting learning adventures planned for this year and I look forward to sharing them with you all over the coming weeks.  In Year Two the children will aim to build on their excellent phonic knowledge developed in Year One to become accurate and confident readers, reading a range of texts fluently by the end of the year.  They will further develop their mathematical knowledge to include working with two digit numbers and learning a range of times tables.  The children will learn a range of skills and techniques to enable them to become confident and independent writers. The link below will give you a more detailed overview of the expected learning outcomes for children by the end of Year 2.  

Year 2  Expectations.

Of course, as well as this we will have a super, exciting learning challenge topic to explore each term.  This term the title of our learning challenge is

What would an alien visitor find exciting about Kidsgrove?

We will be learning about local landmarks, how to read and make maps, the history of Stoke on Trent and we will be inviting our alien visitor to join us for a special feast at the end of term.  More details on our topic can be found on the topic overview, through the link below.


Each Friday your child will bring home a newsletter with information about what we have been learning in school that week.  They will also bring home their home learning tasks on a Friday and we'd like these to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday of the following week please.        

 All children will need reading diaries and water bottles in school daily.                                                 PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

We look forward to sharing our exciting learning with you soon.

The Year Two Team.