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Year 2 Information

Autumn Term

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 2. You may also wish to take a look at the Y2 Curriculum Overview 2017-18 (below), which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please do talk to us if you would like more information.


We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help you do this, we produce a termly information sheet, outlining our main topics and giving suggestions for how you might follow them up at home:

Topic Overview

Optional Homework

No Nonsense Numbers

Phonics At Home.

As part of your home learning your child will be taking part in phonic activities set by their teacher. Many of you may have used Oxford Owl as it gives levelled reading books. The link below will also give you a video to show you how to make the sounds in a way that will help your child with reading and writing. The sounds are taught in a particular order in phases which develop during Reception and KS1. If you are unsure which phase your child is working on at the moment then please contact your child’s class teacher.


You don’t need to print out lots of flash cards or letters, just make your own or ask older brothers and sisters to help you.
There are lots of fun activities that you can do indoors and in the garden, hiding sounds so that your child can go on a treasure hunt, having competitions to see how many words you can make with a sound your child finds tricky or being sound detectives on your daily walk. Have fun together!


Mrs Rogers

2.1 Teacher

Miss Cooper

2.2 Teacher

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Mrs Peet – Synergise Assembly

Please see below Mrs Peet’s latest assembly…


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An Assembly for Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Please see below Mrs Peet’s assembly for Year 6 and key worker children…


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VE Day Assembly!

Please watch Mrs Peet’s VE Day Assembly!


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Quiz Number 4!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Mrs Stubbs! Please click on the videos and files below to take part.

Round 1 – Letters and Numbers

Round 2 – Picture Quiz (& answers)

Round 3 – The Missing Link


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Bear Hunt

We have received some lovely photographs of the children’s and teachers teddy bears. Take a look and see if you can recognise yours! Also, keep an eye out when you’re on your daily walk and see if you can spot any in windows.



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BBC Bitesize

Access the new BBC Bitesize resources by clicking on the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects are available for children across the UK.

Specially made videos, quizzes, podcasts and worksheets will bring many subjects to life for children in Years 1 to 6.


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If you are looking for further worksheets or work booklets for your child to complete, then access Twinkl’s Home Learning

Packs by clicking on the following linkhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/ . You can access these resources for free by creating an

account and using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS.


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Ernest Shackleton

Year 2 really enjoyed finding out about Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica. The details of the crew’s hardship and persistence were well discussed in class. Before writing a diary entry as a crew member stranded on Elephant Island, the year 2 children experienced a taste of their lives, as we reconstructed pulling lifeboats onto the rocky shore and then used upturned boats (tables) as a make-shift shelter, whilst never leaving the playground! They also munched on stale crackers and tried to drink weak cocoa. Don’t worry, penguin stew was not on the menu that day.


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George’s Marvellous Medicine

We have been reading some Roald Dhal books in Year 2 and one of our favourites was George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children loved thinking about the incredible characters, but they also made their own magic medicine!


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Still Life Drawing – Art

The children in Year 2 have enjoyed our still life Art project. They took time to observe the plants and flowers to ensure they captured the shape and form accurately. Some children really took notice of the light and shade too and reflected this by creating areas of shadow. The calm and concentration was impressive, as were the final art pieces.


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Teddy Bear Hospital at Addenbrooke’s

Year 2 visited Addenbrooke’s Teddy Bear Hospital. They learned about healthy eating and exercise. They tried to identify mystery fruits wearing a blindfold and discovered that this is harder than you might think. They also tried many different exercises and scored a few points along the way! An important part of the day was finding out why and how we call the emergency services and they even helped their teddies into the ambulance. They were intrigued to see different hospital tests and treatments including taking temperatures, listening to the heart beating, x-rays and operations. Some children had to put their injured teddies in plaster! (You’ll be glad to know they all made a full recovery). They had lots of fun but did some serious learning about the human body and how it works. They were also amazed to find out some of the ways doctors and nurses look after us.


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Sharing Stories

Last week was National Storytelling Week and to mark it, classes around school celebrated the magic of storytelling.  Early Years classes continued to learn and practice their stories together while Later Years classes read our class books aloud at the end of each day.  Year 6 leaders also visited other classes to share their love of reading with other students!



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Pupil’s Eye View

Pupil’s Eye View




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A Christmouse Tale

On Wednesday, Year 2 and Year 6 were treated to a performance of A Christmouse Tale by Pendle Productions to support their work in their fairytale topics. Children enjoyed the cheery Christmas musical following the adventures of a lonely white mouse as he escapes the pet shop and tries to find his own way to the house where he was to have been a special gift.



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Fairy Tale Boxes

In year 2, the children have been enjoying their DT project. They have designed their own Lauren Child inspired fairy tale room and are busy constructing their furniture, characters and décor using her collage style.

The children have been able to explore their artistic and creative skills.


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Year 2 have been busy measuring length, height and mass this term. They have enjoyed getting to grips with all sorts of measuring tools and have noticed all the different units of measure. They have made estimates before measuring and have tried to be as careful and as accurate as possible!


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Year 2 have really enjoyed their High Street topic.

We visited the bakery on our visit to Cherry Hinton High Street and then we made our own bread, adding our own chosen extra ingredients.

Mums and Dads visited us at the end of the day for a special tasting session – it was just like The Great British Bake Off!.

They enjoyed our loaves too – it was “fresh, tasty and crunchy” they said. Well done Year 2 bakers!


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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.

Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.

We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.



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Fairytale Boxes

As part of our Fairy Tale topic, we planned designed and created Lauren Child inspired fairy tale rooms. We used Child’s mixed media collage style, which was so varied and exciting to do. We worked well in our groups and were pleased with the final products.



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Maths Measuring

In our Maths lessons, we have been getting to grips with all sorts of measuring. We have been finding out about different units of measure as well as which tools are best for which measuring jobs. We also found out that you have to be very accurate and careful and always start from zero!


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A mystery suitcase arrived for us in school one day. When we looked inside, we saw lots of warm clothes, a compass, a very old camera and some tinned food. Bit by bit and with some careful questions and deductions, we found out that it belonged to Ernest Shackleton. We learned about his expeditions to Antarctica and his great survival and rescue story.


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Ice Science

In our Science lessons on Materials, as part of our Fire and Ice topic, we investigated the properties of ice and then designed and planned our own fair tests, depending on our interests. Some groups compared how quickly ice would melt in hands or in water, while others were interested to see if ice with food colouring would melt faster than normal ice.



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Fairytale Boxes

As part of our Fairy Tale topic, we planned designed and created Lauren Child inspired fairy tale rooms. We used Child’s mixed media collage style, which was so varied and exciting to do. We worked well in our groups and were pleased with the final products.



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Bread Making

As part of our High Street topic, we visited Cherry Hinton High Street and popped into the baker’s shop. Did you know that our bread is baked at night while we are fast asleep? We also made our own bread and added a range of different ingredients. It tasted delicious! We wrote instruction so that others could also see how to make the perfect loaf.