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Welcome to Year 2

Epiphany & Lent Terms 2024

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year.

Thank you for your kind wishes, cards and very generous gifts that Mrs Gadd and I received.

We hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas break.   Your children have been enthusiastically sharing some of their adventures; what an amazing time they have had.

Thank you for coming to share our Christmas performances and show casing afternoon.  The children were so proud to share their learning.

We are very excited about our new learning for the next two terms.  Please have a look over our class curriculum.  If you have any questions, please come to the classroom at the end of the school day. Alternatively, if you have a concern of a more delicate nature, please make an appointment so we can talk these through.               Mrs Breen and Mrs Gadd


A Few Things I would like to highlight:

  • Please ensure you can log on to MS Teams using your child's unique login details (these details are the same as you would have used in EYFS and Year 1, a reminder of which was sent out recently).  Please do let me know if the login details do not give you access. This is in case school is closed for any reason, such as severe weather, and we need to carry on lessons remotely. 

  • PE this term will be on Wednesdays.  Please can children have their full, clearly named, PE kit in school at all times, including socks for girls who normally wear tights as part of their school uniform. We would appreciate that earrings and watches are removed for PE.

  • Homework will usually be given out on Fridays and expected in the following Friday.  Each week children will receive spellings to learn and understand, a times table to focus on and a piece of written work to complete. Please work with your child to complete their home tasks.
  • During Term 3, children will also be receiving login details to an online maths program called Times Table Rock Stars. This will allow the children access to a fantastic program, for free, that can you use to support their learning and application of their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Children are also encouraged to read daily at home, reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Please record in their reading record. Reading books will be changed weekly or more often on request.
  • Reading records can be used as contact books between home and school – please ask your child to hand their reading record to me or Mrs Gadd if there is a message.


Some Key dates:

Monday 5th February @ 2:55pm: RE Celebration in Year 2 classroom.

Friday 9th February: Final day of Epiphany Term for children.

Monday 19th February: First day of Lent Term for children.

Thursday 7th March @ 9:00am: Year 2 Class Assembly in the hall.

Monday 18th March @ 2:30pm: Show-Casing Learning in Year 2 classroom.

Thursday 28th March: Final day of Lent Term for children.


Terms 3 and 4

28.03.24. Celebration of our decorated Easter Bonnets and Easter Eggs.

19.03.24. Year 2 Visit Canterbury Library for Story Time with Sam.

18.03.24. Sharing our art and music learning with our families.

13.03.24. Our energetic Dance Workshop.

12.03.24. Canon Anthony Visits Year 2 to talk about Mass.

07.03.24. Year 2 Class Assembly

07.03.24. Celebrating World Book Day.

RE Celebration 5.2.24. The Good News of Christ.

Jesus Feeds 5000 People.

Jesus Heals The Paralysed Man.

Jesus Heals The Ten Men With Leprosy.


In music, in Term 3, we started looking at beat and rhythm by using our bodies as instruments.

Then we tried some chair drumming to follow the beat of a piece of music.

We moved on to using the djembe drums which he played using our hands.

Safer Internet Day 6.2.24.

This year Safer Internet Day was all about Inspiring Change: making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online.

In Year 2, we thought carefully about we each used the internet and created a pictogram to show what we like to do online.  Playing games was the most popular use of the internet but we also really liked listening to music and watching music videos.

We then looked at various scenarios where a change had occurred whilst someone had been online. This included where an unusual message had popped up on the screen, where an additional game had appeared on an App which we had not seen before, where the screen starting to ring indicating a phone call was now waiting to be answered.  

We expressed our feelings to each situation by drawing the emotion as an emoji: happy, sad, anxious, confused, worried, scared. 

We discussed each situation. 

We all agreed that we had to tell a trusted adult if anything new appeared online.

Terms 1 and 2

15.12.23. Father Christmas joins Year 2.

11th/14th December:  Whole School Nativity

Year 2 performed the scene 'No Room At The Inn' for the school nativity production.

Our School Christmas Lunch 13.12.23.

Anti-bullying Week: Make a Noise About Bullying. 13th to 17th November 2023.

Remembrance Day 11.11.23. We created a class poppy wreath to help us remember those who suffered from any of the wars.

Thursday 12th October: RE Celebration of God's Chosen People

Abraham and Sarah


Daniel in the Lion's Den

Design Technology

In DT, Term 2, we designed and made hand puppets with a little bit of help from our parents.

In DT, Term 2, we designed and made vehicles with movable axles and wheels

In DT, Term 1, we made and tasted traditional foods and drinks enjoyed in England and India.

We enjoyed strawberry and banana smoothie often drunk in England.

We enjoyed mango lassi, a traditional drink from India.

In Geography, we looked at England and India, working out what was the same and what was different about the physical and human aspects of the two countries. 

We created a class map of India to show some of the main features that we learnt about.

We really enjoyed learning about the art forms for which India is famous.

In science we have been investigation the uses of everyday materials.

We tried to find out: What material makes the bounciest ball?

In maths we have been partitioning our numbers using Part-Whole Models.