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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


A warm welcome to the Year 2 page. Miss Stephens and Miss Lavin will use this page to keep you up to date with everything we'll be learning this year!


Year 2S: Teacher- Miss Stephens. Teaching Assistants- Miss Delaney & Miss Flannigan


Year 2L: Teacher-Miss Lavin. Teaching Assistants- Miss Rafftery & Mrs Wilson 


2L's Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs - Mary Had a Baby.mp4

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Christmas Songs - I'm a little Christmas Cracker.mp4

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Christmas Songs - Santa Claus is coming to town.mp4

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Merry Christmas!!!.mp4

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Y2S Christmas Songs

We hope you enjoy our performance :) Merry Christmas!

In our DT lessons this week we have designed and made our own Christmas jumpers for a teddy bear. We practised our stitching skills before sewing our jumpers together. We were so impressed with how well the children did, we have some budding designers and seamstresses in Y2! 

This term our English lessons will be based on the text  'You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum' by Andy Stanton. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob! The classroom has been filled with laughter, as we've been learrning all about this evil man and the weird and wonderful things that take place in the town of Lamonic Bibber. We will also be reading Roald Dhal's 'The Witches', this term, be sure to ask your child all about the tell tale signs to spot a witch! 

Reading at home with your child is very important. At the moment, you will receive two new books on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Reading every day will help your child to apply their phonic knowledge and help increase their confidence. Also reading stories to your child from home is great as most children this age love to listen to stories! Please use the link for Oxford Reading Tree. Here you will find a range of books for you child to read for free! 

In Maths so far we have been focusing on number and place value. In our Maths lessons we have been looking at numbers up to 120, making and identifying different numbers and number words. We now know how to partition a number into tens and ones and knowing quickly what 1 more and 1 less of a number is. In our 4 Rules sessions we have become very skilled making numbers in different ways using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations. In Mental Oral and Counting, we have been recapping everything we did in Year 1 to consolidate our learning before we move on to Year 2 objectives.We are doing fantastic in our times tables challenges so far! We are continuing to practice our 10s, 5s and 2s to keep improving our weekly challenge. By the end of Year 2, we must be able to multiply and divide by 2, 5 and 10.


Here are some useful websites to help:  



Our first topic in Science is Animals including Humans - Taking Care. In this topic, we have been learning all about how to stay healthy by having a balanced diet, how being hygienic helps us to stay clean and in order to stay fit we need to do physical activity every day! We also conducted an experiment to find out what drink had the most sugar in. We looked at the sugar content in coke, fruit shoot, orange juice and lucozade by measuring out the sugar in each drink. We were very shocked about how much sugar is in orange juice! We are now creating booklets about how to stay hygienic so that we can help people stay clean and healthy.



First in Geography, we have recapped the seven continents and five oceans. We love listening to the continents and oceans songs below to help us remember them!


In Year 2 Geography, we have been looking at the UK. We now know the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and what landmarks are there. Using an atlas, we have also been able to locate where big cities are found in the UK and what country they are in. 


Seven Continents Song (Oceania Version)

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Five Oceans Song

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Last term in History we have learnt all about Rosa Parks and Eva Gore Booth. We have learnt that both of these women were important as they fought for equality! Eva Gore Booth was very important as she helped to get women the vote here in Salford. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about how Rosa Parks refused to get out of her seat and we had a go at roleplaying the event - watch our videos below!


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We have been looking at special people, how our behaviour can affect others and how to respond to people who are being unkind.


On Friday 9th October, we took part in World Mental Health Day by all wearing yellow to show support. Check out the pictures of us all in yellow and our Mental Health superheroes that we created for homework.