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Welcome to Year 2!


Our Teacher is Miss Murphy.

Our teaching assistant is Ms Browne.

 Year 2 Timetable


‘Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart’ – Winnie the Pooh

We have had a lovely week in Year 2. The children have been working ever so hard!

In English, we have been writing the final versions of our newspaper reports about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We had to choose an interesting headline and included many interesting facts. Today we also had a go at answering questions about a story and marked our answers together.

In maths, we have been continuing to use the column method to add and subtract two numbers. We learnt about borrowing or carrying a ten. We also learnt about how we can find the missing number in a number sentence by finding the difference between two numbers.

Today was wear red to ‘Show racism the red card’. We discussed what makes us special. We all know that we are unique and should always treat others how we would like to be treated.

A few reminders:

Our PE lessons are now on a Tuesday and Wednesday (not Thursday). Please make sure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days.

 Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


‘No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’ – Aesop

In English, we have been become newspaper reporters! We travelled back to 1666 to discover what The Great Fire of London was like. We started by collecting facts about the fire and what happened. We also came up with questions to ask people what it was like and interviewed people in the group.

In maths we have been adding by partitioning numbers into tens and units. We have also been practising using the column method to add 2 two digit numbers, including when we have to carry a ten.

In RE this week we have been learning about the parable of ‘The Good Samaritan’. We thought about how we can be a good neighbour to others.

Thank you ever so much for the Harvest Festival donations. The children took the donations to church on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely – Roald Dahl


We have had a very busy week in year 2! In English we created our own version of ‘The Gigantic ‘ story. We had to think of new characters and a new enormous vegetable. We also practised using commas to list items and using an adjective to create an expanded noun phrase. Miss Murphy was very impressed with our stories!

In Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 20 and how to add tens to 2-digit numbers. We have also been developing strategies to add a one-digit number to a two or three digit number. Next week, we will be looking at written methods to add and subtract two numbers, including partitioning and using the column method.

In RE was have been learning about the parable of ‘The wise man and the foolish man’. We discussed why it is important to follow instructions and times that we have followed instructions.


Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life. 

Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.

The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.

Thank you,

Miss Cook - happy walking!


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


A Pirate’s Life For Me!


What a swashbucking-ly fun week we’ve had in Year 2! On Thursday, 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 morning filled with writing, drama and art! We had lots of fun inventing new pirate names and we completed lots of speaking and listening activities.

In Maths we have been practising how to add onto a number, including ones and tens. We also revised our number bonds to 20. 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 started our new story called ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ and answered questions about the story.

In RE, we continued our work about parables. Today we learnt about the ‘Parable of the Sower’ and discussed what the parable means to Christians.

A few reminders:

The children have been doing very well with their homework. Please make sure that blue homework is returned on Monday/Tuesday and green homework is returned on Friday. Please also ensure that you are reading daily with your child and at home sign the reading diary.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2.


This Week in Yer 2...

18th September

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. We will look forward to writing our stories next week.

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.

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 Thursday 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! We will still have PE on Thursday, so please make sure that you bring your PE kit to school.

Thank you,

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Murphy and Year 2


 Oh! The places you'll go!' - Dr Seuss


Welcome to Year 2! We have been in year 2 for a week 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 Ms Browne.

We have been 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! In maths, we have been practising finding the place value of numbers and counting on and back to 100.

Today we also learnt about what a parable is and we look forward to exploring parables that Jesus told over the next few weeks.

A few notices:

PE lessons will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Can children please come into school in their PE kits on these days (PE kits will mostly be kept in school and we will send them home on a Tuesday ready for Wednesday). 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 15th 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.

Well done for a wonderful first week Year 2! Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Murphy and Year 2.