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Trying your Best Equals Success If you Believe you will Achieve

Trying your Best Equals Success
If you Believe you will Achieve

Year 2



Oak Class - Mrs Dunne

Rowan Class - Mrs Tu


Our topic for this term is "Life at Sea".

Important information




As a part of their weekly homework, all children will be given a CGP mental maths and English workout book and assigned one page on Friday to complete by the following Wednesday. Spellings will be handed out on Friday with a spelling test the following Friday.


Children should read at home on a daily basis but their books and reading records need to be brought in on their assigned day to be checked and changed. We also have Bug Club which the children can access to read at home using their login located in their reading record. 


The class password for Bug Club has changed this year but the user name and school code remains the same as last year. PLease do ensure that you do not share your user names.

New pass codes:

Oak:  12345

Rowan: abc123


Click here for tutorial videos on how to access Bug Club and it's resources.



Oak class have PE on a Monday.

Rowan class have PE on a Thursday.


Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.

Children need to bring their PE kit (including trainers) in a bag, to get changed into at school. The PE kit consists of:

  • black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • a red t-shirt 
  • a pair of plimsolls or trainers


Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.



The children will swim on a weekly basis.

Oak class have swimming on Friday.
Rowan class have swimming on Monday.


Children need to have:

  • a swimsuit or swimming trunks
  • a towel
  • Children MUST have a swimming hat.


Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

Year 2 Photography

As part of our computing unit 'We Are Photographers' we are learning about how to take digital photos, using the rule of thirds. We are learning about different ways of editing photos digitally, such as cropping and changing light and colour saturation.

Year 2 Geography

As part of our topic about London, we have been identifying the 4 UK capitals and making comparisons between them. We looked at the distance between London and the other three capital cities of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. We discovered that Cardiff, which is the capital of Wales, is the closest UK capital city to London. We also looked at the population of each capital city and discovered that London, with a population of almost 9 million, has a significantly higher population than the other three capitals put together! We think this might be because London is built on much flatter land!

Year 2 Sleepover 2023


As part of our learning for the topic 'Journey Into The Night', year 2 held our annual sleepover at school. The night was filled with fun activities. These included learning how to use sparklers safely, owl crafts, star gazing and hot chocolate and cookies. The children had a fun night and (most) slept soundly until the morning when they had breakfast and packed up ready to finish their weekend at home! 


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