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This week in Maths we have started to look at counting objects to 100, how numbers can be represented and the value of tens and ones in 2 digit numbers. The children have a maths homework book in their bags. We are moving on to step 7 of the Learn its where the children will be learning the 10 times tables. This week the children have a counting in 10s maze to complete as well as a multiples of 10 numberline that they can keep at home to help if needed. Next week we will introduce spellings and talk homework. Spellings will be given out on a Tuesday to be returned for the following Monday. Maths homework and Talk homework will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.

We have been working on our curly caterplillar letters (a, o, d, c, g, s, f, q) in handwriting this week. Many of the children are now on Accelerated Reader books now which means that once they have read their books they complete a quiz about what they have read. If the children have a shorter book we would like them to read it three times before completing a quiz. The internet has not been been working very well in our classroom this week so it has taken a few days to get through the quizzes. Next week we hope it behaves itself and we can get through all the quizzes.

In Geography we have been discussing the differences between towns, villages and cities. The children have written about where they live and the type of house they live in.

In Science we have been learning about how baby animals grow and change. Please refer to the Knowledge organiser below.

Next week will are starting a new text in English called 'Grace and Family'.

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Rickerby, Mrs Hunter, Miss Mossop and Mrs Little




Your child will bring home a spelling book next week with the first 6 words to learn from the year 2 key words. They will be tested the following Tuesday so please practice at home. Please send the spelling book back to school on Monday 28th September so new words can be added. Depending on how we get on we may practice the same set of words for a few weeks so please check your childs spelling book. There is a full list of all the year 1 and year 2 key words on our class powerpoint. It would be useful to revise the year 1 key words with your child if you have time.


11.09.2020 today we enjoyed taking part in some harry potter themed cosmic yoga

10.09.2020 we have made our own worry dolls this week in pshe

Friday 4th September 2020

What a fabulous few days we have had in Year 2. It was so lovely to see so many smiley faces on Wednesday morning smiley

The children have worked so hard this week getting use to new routines and they have really enjoyed getting back together with all of their friends. We have been busy in class creating work for our cloakroom displays and have enjoyed lots of different books in story time that explore emotions, worries, growth mindset and our school values.


We are looking forward to another great week in Year 2 next week yes

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Rickerby, Mrs Hunter, Miss Mossop and Mrs Little



4.09.2020 mindfulness colouring and handwriting

making our split pin colour monsters

4.9.2020 we have made split pin colour monsters!

3.09.2020 dance with emma

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 our first day in year 2!

We have been busy putting the finishing touches to your new classroom. It has been decorated by Dream Decor which has made the whole room lighter and brighter. Mr Beattie, our caretaker, has been busy moving display boards for us, putting up cupboards and a drying rack and also fixing our speakers. 

Here a few photos of your new classroom. We hope you like it smiley

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,


It’s been a very strange end to this school year, however, we will be doing everything we can to ensure that your children settle back into the school routine in September and have a happy, fun filled Year 2.


As the children move into Year 2, they are beginning a very important and exciting time in their education. We look forward to seeing each and every one of them grow and flourish as the year progresses. The Year 2 class name is Haystacks. Working closely along-side us this year we have Miss Mossop and Mrs Little. Mrs Norris will also be working with the children on a Tuesday morning covering PPA. We are also very lucky to be supported by Miss Temple-cox and Mrs Batey for some afternoons. 


We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned over the next year and we will share our learning with you on this page. We will also use this page to share our Knowledge Organisers for History, Geography and Science. These will detail vocabulary and knowledge for each of the subject areas.


Our topics for the year are:

Autumn term – Made in Cumbria

Spring term – Explorers and Adventurers

Summer term – Seaside Rescue


The children will continue to receive homework weekly to support the learning in class. This will include talk homework, spellings and maths. Please help your child to be organised and remember to bring their reading book and Home/School book to school every day. We will try to hear your child read twice a week, so of course having their reading book with them every day is important. It is such an enormous benefit to your child if you could hear them read their books every night at home. Please use your child’s home/school diary as a communication between home and school and record any comments about your child’s reading in there too.


The PE timetable has not been finalised yet but as soon as we know the details we will share this with you. Throughout the year the children will get the opportunity to work with a range of coaches as well as trying new sports. Please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We will be outside for one of our PE sessions so a pair of joggers/tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoody would be useful as the weather turns colder. All kits will remain in school for the half-term. If your child wears earrings please can you either remove them on P.E. days or provide tape to cover them.


The children need to have a clear water bottle to keep in school. We will send it home on a regular basis so that it can be cleaned. Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school.


A PowerPoint giving you more information about our topics, classroom and routines is attached below.


We hope that you and your children have a fantastic year. If you have any queries or concerns at any time please do not hesitate to contact us. Haystacks class email is  We are very pleased and excited to be working with your children and are looking forward to a wonderful year.


Have a great summer and we will see you in September!

The Year 2 team



welcome to year 2 powerpoint