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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018 is now here and we are ready for a very busy Spring term in Year 2!


Important information CHANGES TO READING BOOKS IN YEAR 2

In Year 2 we are trialing a new way of working. Instead of changing books once a week, you can have your books changed on any day of the week as long as you have read to an adult at home and they have signed your Reading Together book. Bring your reading book back with your Reading Together book signed and an adult in school will give you a new reading book to read. This means you can have a new book every day if you read regularly! Mrs Banks will be looking to give out prizes for those who are reading lots at home. Please bring your reading bag and your Reading Together into school everyday so that when you read with an adult in school, we can write a note to tell your parents how well you are getting on.



Remember homework will be sent home on a Friday afternoon and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Please make sure that you bring your homework in on time so that it can be marked and new homework stuck in ready. Thank you smiley




PE- Our day for PE is on a Friday. Mrs Ryder will be teaching us PE. Please make sure that you have your PE kit (red T-shirt, blue/black shorts and plimsolls) in school every day.


This term, our topic is called 'Wish you were Here' and we are learning all about different continents and oceans in our world. We will study different countries in those continents, finding out about their weather, geographical features and culture. In addition, we we will look in detail at the capital cities of the countries in the United Kingdom and our city of Durham. As part of our topic, we will visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral and carry out some workshops there.


Year 2 Spring Newsletter

Year 2 Autumn term newsletter

Websites to support learning

Outdoor Adventurous Activities at Maiden Castle 26.4.18

Everyone looked fantastic on World Book Day 📚

Liz Million visits Year 2

Look at our fantastic sewing! We have been making puppets in DT with Mrs Holmes.

Gymnastics festival

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We worked really hard and had lots of fun

Gymnastics festival 5th February 2018

Judo taster

Multiskills gymnastics competition 31.1.18

Year 2 Cathedral trip

The Gift of Christmas Nativity 2017

Christmas jumper day and enjoying our Christmas dinner!

We wore our pyjamas for Children in Need day

Solving problems involving length

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We have been learning how to measure length using the trundle wheels. We learned that Usain Bolt can run 100 metres in under 10 seconds. We investigated how far we could run in 10 seconds by using a stop watch and measuring the distance using a trundle wheel. The furthest distance ran in 10 seconds was around 60metres! We may have a future Olympian sprinter among us.

We are learning how to program the Beebots. We have learned how to program simple algorithms into the Beebot and how to debug if our algorithm is unsuccessful.

We are enjoying learning about children in the past. We were shocked to find out that children worked in dangerous jobs such as cleaning chimneys and down the mines! Most of us were very thankful that we went to schools now rather than in the past, when punishments sounded awful!

Well done to our School Council candidates. We are really proud of you all 👍

We loved finding outo how to raise happy and healthy dogs in our visit from Alison who works for the Dogs Trust

In music we have been learning how to play the xylophones. We played the melody to our Hands, Feet, Heart Song.

Our lovely Art work linked to William Morris

Year 2 Visit the Hancock Museum- we had a fantastic visit to the Hancock museum where we learnt all about Dinosaurs and fossils.

Meet the Teacher. We had a fun afternoon when our parents came into join us in our classroom.

Dinosaur puppets