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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 2

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A very warm welcome from all of the Year 2 team.


Meet The Team


Ms Bamford - Willow Class Teacher

Mr Hayward-Mitchell - Pine Class Teacher

Miss King - Year 2 TA

Mrs Hawker - Reading Intervention Teacher

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Welcome Back!!


Welcome back to our final half term of the year! Where has this year gone? We all hope that you had a relaxing break and that all of the children are ready for a busy but fun few weeks. 


Below are the key dates. We will update these throughout the half term with any additional dates that you may need. 


We begin this half term with our whole school topic based on the text 'The Lost Words' by Robert McFarlane where we will be learning vocabulary that has been removed from the Children's Oxford Dictionary. We then move onto our narrative topic using a range of text by Mwenye Hadithi. 


As the weather is getting much warmer, yet still unpredictable, please could we ask that all of the children have their names clearly marked on the inside of their jumpers and cardigans, and that you continue to send your child with a waterproof jacket if possible. 


Each Friday, Year 2 will be taking part in outdoor learning sessions with Mrs Mitchell. A message will go out to you shortly with a list of clothing that your child will need. We will send this home each week as it could get a little dirty! 


We really appreciate your ongoing support. Again, if you have any questions or queries, please do contact us.


Many thanks


Mr Hayward-Mitchell & Ms. Bamford


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The Lost Words


During the first part of this half term, we have been studying the text 'The Lost Words'. As a year group, we have focused on the word 'raven', which has been removed from the Children's Oxford Dictionary. Willow class have looked at the raven in Native Indian folk tales, whilst Pine class have researched the raven and its importance in English heritage. 


Below you can see some of the work that we have produced. Please do take a look in the KS1 corridor, as the pieces of work are exemplary and they are extremely proud of their efforts. 

The Lost Words

What are we learning this half term?

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Weekly Routines


PE will be every Monday and Tuesday. The children will also be taking part in daily exercise both inside and outside. Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school all week. PE kit includes a plain white or white JC t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please send socks if your child is wearing tights. Children will need to have earrings removed for PE lessons. 


Water Bottles

Water is available to the children throughout the day in the classroom. Please provide them with a named water bottle. These will be sent home daily. 


Communication Diaries

Your child has been issued with a Communication Dairy. We ask that all children read at least three times a week at home and have their diary signed by an adult at home. If you have any questions or queries, please use the diary and ask your child to let us know that there is a message for us. 



Each half term, your child will be sent home with a 'Homework Grid' sheet. Our expectation is that the children complete the grey boxes weekly, and choose one other piece of homework each week as an optional piece of work. Children may bring in any completed homework at any point throughout the term. 

This half terms Homework Grid is below:




Just a reminder that toys should not be brought into school. 



The Year 2 classrooms are fully equipped with the stationery that the children will need. We encourage children not to bring anything to school that is valuable to them, as we cannot account for things going missing. 


This half term, our topic is called 'When does a poem have to rhyme? '

The children will be learning how to write, read and perform a range of poetry.  During the half term, we also have a skipping workshop, using an outside facilitator, to help the children to prepare for our Jump Rope for Heart sponsored event in Summer 2, a family of schools sports festival, our trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the school disco!



English in Year 2

Year 2 English Reading,Writing and Spoken Language Objectives

Great websites...

Reading in Year 2

Maths in Year 2

Year 2 Maths Curriculum Objectives

Helpful Maths Topic Ideas

What can you do to help?


Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your child can do at home together. We'll keep adding

ideas as we come across them to. If you find something great which you and your child really enjoy, let us know! 

Ideas for Maths activities at home

Science in Year 2

Year 2 Science Curriculum

End of KS1 Statutory Assessments (SAT's)

Useful Links



             Phonics Play                                           Verbs in Space                         Story Maker Online                   Maths Playground



   Build a Bug                 BBC Science Clips                Scratch Programming               Topmarks Maths














Easter Bonnet Parade 3rd April 2019

'A Chance to Shine' cricket coaching in YR2

Trip to the War Memorial 07/11/18