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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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'A Chance to Shine' cricket coaching in YR2


Welcome Back!


Welcome back - and what amazing weather this new half term has brought to us so far!


We hope that you have all had a great rest and are ready for a busy and exciting half term based around our 'Mini Beasts' topic. This half term, PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. We will be outside wherever possible, so please could we ask that children have a pair of sports or jogging bottoms just in case it is a little chilly. 


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to speak to either of us. 


Many thanks


Mr Hayward-Mitchell & Ms. Bamford


The children in Pine and Willow would love to try this activity at home. Can you program the Turtle as many different shapes as you can?


We have also been using 'Scratch' to begin programming a character to move around the screen. They can follow the link for this further down this page. 

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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 'What do Plants and Mini Beasts have in Common?'

The children will be learning how to write a non-chronological report about a mini beast of their choice. During the half term, we also have a whole school writing topic based on the video 'Once in a Lifetime', and Science Week with an emphasis on 'Journeys'.



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English in Year 2

Year 2 English Reading,Writing and Spoken Language Objectives

Great websites...

Reading in Year 2

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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













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