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Welcome to Year 2

In Year Two there are three classes: Chestnut, Sycamore and Willow.

The adults that work in Year 2: Miss Woodrow, Mrs Kew, Miss Starnes, Mrs Gibson, Mrs Buddington, Mrs White, Mrs Hicks and Miss Souter.

Spring Term

This term, our topic is ‘The World of Beatrix Potter’.  Before half term, our focus will be learning about Beatrix Potter and why she is a significant person in British History.  After February half term, our focus will be learning about the Victorian time period.  When it is relevant, we will be linking these ideas across other curriculum subjects.

In English, we will be learning about explanation texts and creating our own to explain how to look after a pet rabbit.  Within mathematics, we will be developing our understanding of multiplication and division.  As part of this, we will be learning our 2, 5 and 10 x tables and corresponding division facts.

Highlights from the Autumn Term

At the start of the year, we enjoyed our multi-cultural week when we learnt about different countries.  These are the countries we learnt about:

Willow – Italy

Chestnut – New Zealand

Sycamore – Brazil

During our ‘Journey to India’ topic, we enjoyed learning about the process of roller printing and using this technique to create our own wall hangings.

To celebrate the WW1 centenary, we all made sock puppet soldiers and had a special day to learn about the importance of WW1 in British History.  During the day, we: had a session with a professional dance teacher learning about dancing from the 1920s, learnt songs from that time period, had a themed lunch and produced a wall hanging.  At the end of the day, we celebrated our learning in a special assembly.

After half term, our topic was ‘The Great Fire of London’.  As part of this topic, we had our very own immersion day and pretended we were alive at the time of the fire.  It was an amazing day and we had great fun!


Useful dates


12th February – Willow Class Assembly

12th March – Chestnut Class Assembly

19th March – Sycamore Class Assembly

Useful Web links