Welcome to Year 2

Miss Laycock is the red class teacher and Mrs Whitehead is the blue class teacher.  Mrs Bowles, Mrs Thacker and Mrs Southam are the Year 2 teaching assistants.

PE will be on Monday afternoon and Friday morning.  Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school.

SATS take place throughout May and June in the Summer term.  Parents will be invited to an Information Evening nearer the time.


Year 2 have shown superb determination this term, tackling many challenges and putting on a terrific performance!  The Nativity was a great way to end the term, showcasing their confidence, reading clarity, singing voices and acting ability!  Well done to everyone!

We have looked at two new texts this term, one familiar and one unfamiliar.  The children have been using their best story language when re-writing the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and they made it their own by creating a new dragon character.

They’ve tackled tricky sums and multiplications in maths this term, though the children absolutely strive on challenges!! They have all enjoyed putting their measuring skills to good use when decorating Christmas biscuits. …and of course, eating them!

We can’t believe where this term has gone! They’ve been Historians, Scientists and adventurers!  We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and enjoy the winter break.

Miss Laycock and Mrs Whitehead


Wow, where has 8 weeks gone? What a great start our Year 2’s have had to the year.  We are so proud of how they have risen to the challenges of Year 2.

In Literacy the children have learnt all about verbs, nouns and adjectives and how to write instructions.  You may have seen the pompoms (or half-finished ones) come home!  The children have really enjoyed learning about life in WWII and what it meant to stay safe.  They have become pretty good at giving commands as they know how important it was to follow them during the war.

In Maths, we’ve been learning lots of different addition and subtraction strategies so the children are able to choose the best one for the particular question.  We’ve also recapped both 3D and 2D shapes which has linked into some of our art painting tasks too!

In PE the children have enjoyed playing several new warm up games, improving their balance, building their agility and accuracy.  The children have collaborated well in pairs and teams, giving positive feedback and moral support.  Excellent attitudes!

Here’s to another superb half-term!

Miss Laycock and Mrs Whitehead