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Welcome to Year 2

Easter & Pentecost Terms 2024

Dear Parents,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter.

We are very excited about our 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 any concerns of a more delicate nature, please make an appointment with me so we can talk these through.

          Mrs Breen and Mrs Gadd


A Few Things I would like to highlight:

  • 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.
  • Please can children bring in a named, full water bottle each day. This is particularly important on PE days as children will be taking their water bottles to the far playground so that they can drink as and when they need to.
  • Homework will be given out on Fridays and expected in the following Friday.  Each week children will receive spellings and a times table focus, together with either written work or maths calculations.
  • Children are 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.


Some Key dates:



Tuesday 4th June: First day of Term 6 for children.

Thursday 20th June: Sports Day (up to end of lunchtime)

Thursday 4th July @ 9:00am: Year 2 class assembly in the hall.

Thursday 4th July morning only: Transition Morning

Tuesday 9th July: Year 2 trip to Brogdale Farm (details to follow).

Friday 12th July @ 2:30pm: Showcasing of learning in Year 2 classroom.

      Tuesday 23rd July: Final day of Term 6 for children

Terms 5 and 6

Computing: using the bee-bots to follow algorithms.

Monday 20th May: RE Celebration of Eastertide

Start of Holy Week

Jesus is crucified on Good Friday

Jesus Has Risen on Easter Sunday

Jesus Ascends back to Heaven

Disciples Receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

15th May: Class Mass with Canon Anthony. Saint Matthias

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.