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Welcome to Year 2!



Our class teacher is Miss Murphy and our teaching assistant is Miss Grundy.

Year 2 Timetable


This Week in Year 2...

24th September 2021

We have had a lovely week in year 2! Yesterday it was national fitness day. We took part in a mile running challenge, running, walking, skipping and hopping around the playground. It was very fun!

On Monday, it was ‘Talk like a pirate’ day and we all came to school kitted out in our finest pirate costumes, complete with hats, hooks and eye-patches ready for a day of art, drawing and stories. We had lots of fun playing pirate games with the children in reception and year 1.

In Maths we have been practising how to add onto a number, including ones and tens. We also revised our number bonds to 20. Next week we will look at how we can subtract using number beads and a hundreds square. At home, please practise adding on ones to a number in your head.

In English, we have been writing a new adventure story about Alfie the tortoise. We focused on using capital letters and the correct punctuation at the end of the sentence. Today, we listened to our new story called ‘The Gigantic Turnip’. For your homework, I would like you to use adjectives to retell the story. Next week, we will be learning about how to use commas in lists and creating our own versions of the story.

The story can be found here if you would like to listen to it at home:


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


This week in Year 2...

17th September 2021

Well done to everyone in Year 2 for another wonderful week!

We’ve have had a wonderful week in Year 2! The children have all worked ever so hard in our activities and produced many pieces of work to be proud of.

In English, we have been learning how to use an expanded noun phrase to describe the characters and setting. We also planned a new story with a new character and setting. Next week, we will be using our plans to write a story, using the new characters, settings and animal.

In maths, we have been counting on in 2s, 5s and 10s. We also continued number sequences and wrote the rule for each one. Keep practising your times tables at home! We also looked at how we can order numbers by looking at how many tens and ones it has. Next week, we will begin to look at the different methods that we can use for addition and subtraction.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the virtual open classroom on Tuesday. I hope you found it useful and that you have all received the email with the class information.

Next week promises to be another fun-packed week as on Monday it’s ‘Talk like a pirate day!’ Don’t forget to come dressed as a pirate if possible (a plain t-shirt and trousers will be fine if not), and be ready for some swashbuckling activities!

Thank you,

Miss Murphy


A fun first week!

10th September 2021

We have been in year 2 for a week and have enjoyed every minute of it! There children have been working very hard and I am very proud of them all!

In maths, we have been practising finding the place value of numbers and counting on and back to 100. Next week, we will practise counting on and back in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s and begin to recognise multiples of a number.

We have immersed in the imaginative world of Roald Dahl in English. We read Esio Trot this week and were inspired to write amazing character descriptions and write letters from Mr Hoppy inviting Mrs Silver (and Alfie the tortoise, of course!) over for tea and biscuits! Next week, we will be planning a new story based on the story of Esio Trot. We will also celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a quiz and creating illustrations like Quinten Blake.

In RE, we have been learning about parables. We know that they are stories that Jesus told and that they can be found in the new testament of the Bible.

I have sent PE kits home today to be washed. Please bring them back to school on Monday. I have also sent spelling books home so that you can see the test score. Please keep them in the reading folder and we will collect them in on Monday.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Murphy.


A warm welcome to Year 2

3rd September 2021

Welcome to Year 2! We have been in year 2 for two days and have enjoyed every minute of it! We have all settled in very well into the new school year. It has been wonderful getting to know our new teacher Miss Murphy and our teaching assistant Miss Grundy.

This week, we have been getting stuck into lots of fun activities, including drawing self-portraits, writing postcards and we even started our new unit of work about number and place value.

Next week we will immerse into the imaginative world of Roald Dahl. Our focus test will be ‘Esio Trot’, and during the week, we will be writing character descriptions and invitations for tea. We will be focusing on using capital letters, finger spaces and the correct punctuation.

Next week in maths, we have been practising finding the place value of numbers and counting on and back to 100. We will use a range of equipment to represent numbers and partition numbers into tens and ones.


A few notices:

PE lessons will be on Wednesday and Thursday. After PE on Wednesday, the children will go home in their PE kits and they are to come to school in their PE kits for Thursday's PE lesson. Can I please request that the front of the PE bag is clearly labelled on the outside so that we can quickly identify the children’s PE bags.

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that you read with your child each night and sign the reading diary. Please also write when the book is finished, so that we know to change the reading book. Thank you.

Our ‘Virtual Open Evening’ will be on Tuesday 14th September from 5:20 – 5:40pm. In the session, we will share key information about Year 2 and what we will be doing throughout the year.


Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.