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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Use this page to share and celebrate our learning, read the newsletter and important information and keep up to date with our exciting antics!

If you think anything else would be useful, please let us know.

Chick Alert!


We are very lucky in year 2 to have 6 mixed breed chicken eggs! We are looking after them very carefully in the incubator, and hoping that they will hatch week commencing the 27th June! 

How exciting! 




Our topic this half term is 'Eggs, Legs and Leaves!' We will be finding out all about animals and their habitats, plants and trees and life cycles of many different animals. 

As part of our habitat work this week, we have been exploring outside to see what we can find!

We found lots of tadpoles in the pond and will be going back each week to see their progress. 

We have also been to visit the school farm to see what different habitats the animals need. 


**Our homework this week is to design a poster OR write instructions to show how to look after habitats and keep animals safe!** We can't wait to see your ideas! 

Mad Science Visit 26.4.16


We had a very exciting morning this week... a visit from Mad Science! We watched Electric Emma make elephant's toothpaste, make water disappear and she even set fire to paper with no smoke?! We learnt lots about experiments and had so much fun. 

If you would like to know more about Mad Science after-school clubs, please ask us! 


Partake Visit - Spring Term 2


We were very lucky to have a visit from Partake Theatre Company who made our topic 'Fire Fire!' come to life as we acted out the story of the Great Fire of London.

We had a King Charles II, Thomas Farriner and many villagers of London! 

We learnt so much about the Great Fire of London and getting into role really helped us to remember the story and facts about the events. 

Enjoy the photos below! 

Recommended books for our year many have you read?

Trip to the Synagogue! 


All of Year 2 really enjoyed our trip to the Nottingham Hebrew Congregation (Synagogue). We met the Rabbi who told us all about the Jewish faith and what happens at the Synagogue. 

The Rabbi even let us hold the special items such as the Yad and the Crown for the Torah. 

Enjoy the pictures! 

Year 2 - Assessment guidance for the new curriculum

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23rd October 2015

This half-term, whilst 2A have been ice-skating, 2J and 2H have been focusing on Dance and Movement during Friday's PE sessions. For our last session, we learnt Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' dance routine (in 30 minutes)! We worked extremely hard and kept persevering to perfect our moves and facial expressions. We hope you enjoy our dance...

Year 2 'Thriller' Dance Routine

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