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7th June – Book fair arrives

8th June - General Election (school closed)

W/C 12th June - Phonics Check (YR2 retakes)

20th June - Sports day (1.15pm)

26th June - School closed (INSET)

27th June - YR2 trip to the Space Centre

7th July - Tesco Fun Run/YR2 Sleepover

12th/13th/14th July – Transition days to YR3

25th July - School closes for the summer holidays

smileyWelcome to Year 2smiley

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

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Meet the team

Ms Bamford - Willow Class Teacher

Mr Hayward-Mitchell - Pine Class Teacher

Mrs Hosker - Willow Class TA

Mrs Haywood - Pine Class TA

Mrs Hawker - Reading Intervention Teacher

Mr Morris - Maths Tuition Teacher




  Willow and Pine Class: Summer 2 2017


Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome back! We hope you all had a restful break. We think you will agree the children were very busy and active last half term. They have all had a great time learning about life in Africa.

We have lots of exciting activities planned for this half term including the YR2 sleepover and the end of year family picnic at Broadgate Park. Our main topic this term is Space and we will be visiting the Space Centre as part of this.

Now that summer is on its way, please could you ensure that your child has a clearly labelled PE kit (trainers, black shorts, black tracksuit bottoms, socks and a white plain t-shirt) and ensure that ALL of their uniform is labelled, especially jumpers & cardigans, so we can return them to your child. As the weather can be very unpredictable can you make sure that your child brings a named water bottle (water only) a coat and a sun hat and if the temperatures do increase, please apply sun cream in the morning.    

We hope you will continue to support your child by reading together at least three times each week, remembering to talk about what has been read and practice spellings and writing regularly. Please use your diary as a means of communicating with us and remind your child to show it to us if you have entered a message.


We have found that those children who do even a little bit of extra work at home make the most progress during the year!



7th June –Book fair arrives

8th June- General Election (school closed)

W/C 12th June Phonics Check (YR2 retakes)

20th June- Sports day (1.15pm)

26th June-School closed (INSET)

27th June- YR2 trip to the Space Centre

7th July- Tesco Fun Run/reports go out/YR2 Sleepover

12th/13th/14th July – Transition days to YR3

25th July- School closes for the summer holidays

If you feel that you are able to help in school in any capacity please let us know and please if you can support us on visits and local walks we would be very grateful.


Many thanks for your support.                                          

YR2 team


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KS1 SAT's Information

2017 Key Stage 1 tests (without GPS)

This short video provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests A downloadable version is available for schools: A separate video is available for schools who are also using the GPS test:

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Maths in Year 2

Year 2 Maths Curriculum Objectives

What are we doing in Maths this week?

Monday 5th June 2017


This week we will be learning how to use inverse operations to help us check that the answer to a calculation is correct.



National Curriculum Objectives:



  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.



Helpful math topic ideas

Doubling and halving to 20

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Doubling and halving to 20 2

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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



English in Year 2

Year 2 English Reading,Writing and Spoken Language Objectives

What are we learning in English this week?

Monday 20th March 2017


This week we will be researching one of our favourite mini beasts and collating this information on a mind map. We will use what we have learnt about non-chronological report writing to write our own report which will contribute towards a class book. 

Great websites...

Reading in Year 2

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At John Clifford, we believe that reading is very important. We allow the children to engage in reading in a number of ways, including:


- daily whole class story time

- children being able to choose their own reading book

- open reading mornings and afternoons

- reading buddy classes

- guided reading sessions

- access to a range of text types in the classrooms for children to choose to read. 


We ask that to support your child with their reading that you read with them at least three times a week at home. For each time your child reads at home, they are rewarded with a class bee token to put towards their hive total. 


We are always looking out for reading volunteers too to help read with children at school. If you have the time to spare, please see Mrs Laud who will be able to give you some more information. 

Reading Targets


Watch out for brand new reading targets in your reading diaries - coming soon!

Science in Year 2

Year 2 Science Curriculum

Making a truly magnificent broom for the children to ride on and Grufflalo collages using natural materials

Just a few pictures from our Victorian Day. What a fantastic day had by all!

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