Welcome to Year 2



Welcome to Our Wonderful Year 2 Class

A very warm welcome back to school!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead. A special welcome to new pupils, parents and staff to our school; we hope you will be very happy here.

I would like to say how pleased we all are to see the children again. This is a very special school and one where we all feel extremely privileged to work.

Nothing is impossible with God’


Tennis Workshop

Our class enjoyed their visitor from our local tennis centre and learnt lots of the skills of tennis.

Physical Activity & Sports’ Festival

Some of our Year 2 children visited John Charles Centre for Sport to try lots of different sports and activities.  We were very busy!

Fire & Rescue Crew Visit Year 2


Hunslet Fire & Rescue Team visited Year 2 to teach us all about fire safety and what to do if there is a fire in our house.  They let us explore the fire engine and we even had a squirt on the hose!

Road Safety

We welcomed the road safety team to our school.  We all went out onto the local roads and learnt how to stay safe whilst crossing.  Well done to everyone!

Geography in Year 2

This spring term we all learning everything about maps.  We have created ariel maps of the classroom and we drew what we saw.


We had a very busy Advent!  We learnt so much about the birth of Jesus.  We performed a nativity with Year 1, for all the school and parents.  We also had a Christmas concert – it was much fun!

Skype with a French School

We do lots of French in Year 2!  We regulary Skype to practise our French speaking and listening to a real school in France.  They practise their English speaking and listening with us too!

Our Great Fire of London Workshop

We welcomed a forest school teacher to our Year 2 class to teach us all about the Great Fire of London.  In the morning, we created our own model London, including St. Paul’s Cathedral.  In the afternoon, we made London outside.  Our forest teacher set light to it all and we watched how it would have burned!  We learnt how it spread so quickly and the consequences it had for London.

History – The Great Fire of London

We have enjoyed our history topic of The Great Fire of London – we know so much now!  Ask us some questions anytime!

Our Class Novel – Pumpkin Soup

In English we have been using the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ to help with our reading and writing skills – so we made our own pumpkin soup.  Delicious!

Judo PE Sessions in Year 2

We welcomed a Judo teacher into school, to lead out PE lessons.  We enjoyed lots of games and learnt some Judo moves!

Balance-Ability Biking in Year 2

Over our three day sessions, all children in Year 2 have learnt how to read a balance bike.  Some children even progressed to using a pedal bike.  It was a very rainy three days too!

RE Topic Assembly

Our topic assembly was about God’s chosen people. We explained, sang and acted to the rest of the school, parents and visitors the Bible story of Daniel and the Lions.

Design Technology in Year 2

Design Technology Lessons

In the first autumn term in design technology we researched, designed, made and evaluated pizzas. We had some very yummy lessons!

Oxford Owl website is fantatsic and has loads of books to read online for all ages and abilities.  You can choose books for younger or older ages, depending where your child is at with their reading.  All parents need to do is set up an account and best of all it is free! Just click on the link below –

Oxford Owl Website

My recommendations are –

The Frog Prince by Pippa Goldhart

Finn McCool by John Dougherty


Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 2. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-2019-for-children-6-to-7-years/

Please also look out for our book exchange box which will be popping up very soon in the playground!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Virtual Author Activities

In Year 2, all the children have a Google Classroom username and password. The children also have subscriptions to:

  • Reading Eggs.
  • Spelling Shed – Passwords will be sent out shortly

If you have any questions, or need any usernames/passwords for your child, please contact me via the ‘Contact your Teacher’ tab.

Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas




What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and pupils. Mrs Shaw has created an online classroom and invited your child to the class. As well as using Google Classroom to complete tasks within school – we will create and assign homework tasks via Google Classroom too! Your child has their own username and password – they can access Google Classroom via the internet on any device.

Sign in for the first time

1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to ClassroomClick Go to Classroom

2. Enter the email address for your Classroom account and click Next

3.Enter your password and click Next.

4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.

5. If you’re using a G Suite for Education account, click I’m A Student or I’m A Teacher.


Pick your role

Note: Users with personal Google Accounts won’t see this option.

6. Click Get Started.

Click Get Started