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Welcome to Year 2EW class pages 2020-2021


We are excited to be teaching and guiding your child through the next stage of their learning adventure. It is an exciting year for your child as they begin their journey in Year 2, which is their final year in Key Stage One. We are pleased to have Mrs McGarry in our Year 2 bubble.  Mrs McGarry has a wealth of experience and skills, which will be used to support children in both Year 2 classes throughout the year.


In Year 2, we have high expectations of all the children, and we ask that they come to school with a positive attitude to learning. Our classroom is a caring and positive environment where praise and encouragements are used to help every child thrive.


Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. As always, we value the support you give your child at home and wish to continue this positive partnership throughout the year. Now more than ever, a little and often approach to practising phonics and reading will have a powerful and prolonged impact on making long lasting connections and developing and extending your child’s fundamental learning skills.


As you can appreciate the start and end of the school day can be very busy, especially during these unusual times. Therefore, if you have any concerns or enquiries, please email your child’s class teacher or make a telephone appointment with the school office. This will allow us to give you more time for any discussions.


The Curriculum Overview for learning for the year is shared on this page. It gives a brief outline of the subjects and learning objectives we will teach throughout Year 2.  We will continue to update this page periodically, sharing details of our exciting learning experiences and include any useful links to support your child’s learning from home. 


We look forward to a happy and successful year with your child and thank you once again for your continued support. 


With kind regards,


Mrs Eubank,  Mrs Hathaway,  and Mrs Watts  - Year 2 Teaching Team.

Year 2 Overview of Themes 2020-2021

Welcome back to the Spring term and the start of 2021!  



It isn't quite the start that we were hoping for, but we are rested, ready, and raring to go with home learning. We are very much looking forward to continuing to provide fantastic learning opportunities for every one of our children, whether they are children of Key Workers in school, or accessing home learning in the comfort of their own homes. 

Each day will begin with a Zoom (for the children at home) with the class teacher, to say, 'Good morning' and to introduce the day.  The children will then be expected to log in to their Purple Mash accounts and check their alert bells on the home page.  Most activities for the day will be set as 2Dos.  After each activity is completed, it must be saved and the 'hand in' icon must be selected so that the teacher knows the work is ready for marking.  If the tasks are to be completed on paper, photographs can be taken and then uploaded into the child's work folder in Purple Mash.  That way, all their work can be showcased in one place!  We are already excited to receive work each day, to celebrate achievements and to guide the children so that they can continue to develop their skills and progress further in their learning.  The children of Key Workers will be completing their work in the classroom with TA and teacher collaboration. Working closely with our school team and our parents, and maintaining regular contact via our class email, we are sure that this period of home learning will be successful and we will continue to have happy, smiling, hard-working children.  If we all do our best to follow the Government's guidelines, one day soon, you will all be able to come skipping through the school gates again. We will very much look forward to it!  

Stay home. Stay safe. 

Love from 

Mrs Eubank and Mrs Watts xx



Design and Technology - We have had amazing fun with our PUPPETS topic. We investigated how different puppets worked, the best way to join materials and practised our sewing skills. We then designed our own puppets and created them. We are very proud to show you our finished puppets.

GEOGRAPHY - our unit for this half term is Oceans and Continents. We had great fun learning the songs.

We made our own factual booklets about the Oceans. Who knew that there are volcanoes under the ocean?

It's Fun To Be Back In School!

We had fun in Maths constructing our own 3D shapes. We used cocktail sticks as the edges of the 2D shapes, which we needed to make first to then build the 3D shapes. The blue tac is where the vertices are.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Legend of The Candy Cane is one of our favourite Christmas stories. We made our own candy canes, making different patterns with the coloured beads.