Get in touch

Interactive Bar

Google Services




Log In Log in

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

Year 2

How to translate the language on our school website

smileyWelcome to Year 2smiley

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 Haywood, Mrs Cox & Miss King - Year 2 TA's

Mrs Hawker - Reading Intervention Teacher

Mrs Barrs - English & Maths Intervention Teacher

Picture 1
Picture 1


Welcome back to the final half term of this academic year! This term, we will be becoming historians as we research seaside holidays 100 years ago. We are inviting grandparents and family members to talk about their holidays when they were younger into school to talk to the children on Friday 15th June - look out for the letter coming out shortly!


With the weather getting much sunnier and warmer, please could we ask that children have sunscreen applied and that all jumpers and cardigans are fully named.


We have lots of events planned over the next few weeks. Take a look at the dates below. All information will be updated on the KS1 board on the playground weekly to.  

Picture 1

Grandparent's Afternoon Friday 15th June


Maypole Dancing 14.05.18

How to do the bee waggle dance and collect nectar from flowers 15.05.18

Multi skills festival at Trent Vale school

We had a great time in the wildlife area on Wednesday. We hunted for mini beasts, we made mini beast hotels, created artwork like Andy Goldsworthy and made mini beast sculptures out of clay.

MINI BEAST identification sheet

MINI BEAST identification sheet 1


Alligator Pie


Science Week W/C 12.03.18

Exciting news for our Science Week! 

We will be finding out about Space and the Hubble Telescope and experimenting with mirrors and prisms. Have a look at the video below it is AMAZING!!!!!!! 

SCIENCE WEEK March 2018 Information posters about the Hubble Telescope

Star Size Comparison 2

Dear world, Let´s talk about time. When I uploaded my first YouTube video 7 years ago, I would have never thought that it would get that much attention. Had lots of discussions, met new people, continued to make videos about things that intrigued me. Or tried out effects.

Hubble Space Telescope : Fun fact series EP11 | Mocomi Kids presets Fun Fact Series! Episode 11. The Hubble Space Telescope is 43.5 feet long and 14 feet wide. It weighs more than 11,000 kilograms and costs around 1.5 billion dollars. Hubble is nearly the size of a large school bus, but can easily fit into the cargo bay of a space shuttle.

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots

Let the StoryBots DJ "revolve" it with sweet beats as the rapping sun and planets give you their spin on the whole solar system. → Want to make your child the star of their own StoryBots adventure? Download the StoryBots app or visit our website to unlock a world of learning and fun, with educational books, videos, games and more!


No Breathing In Class - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

"I wrote a book of poems for children called 'The Hypnotiser' some years ago and then it went out of print. I couldn't get anyone to reprint it, so I asked my son Joe to film me performing the book." - Michael Rosen Check out Michael's website for news, updates and fun.

Chocolate Cake - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

This poem comes from 'Quick Let's Get Out of Here' (Puffin Books). Michael Rosen performs a series of poems titled 'Poems And Stories About My Family'. The poems are all taken from Michael Rosen's books and this series of performances was produced by Joe Rosen. Check out Michael's website for news, updates and fun.

Don't - Kids Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen performs a series of poems titled 'Poems And Stories About My Family'. The poems are all taken from Michael Rosen's books and this series of performances was produced by Joe Rosen. This poem comes from 'Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy' (Bloomsbury Children's Books).

Look at our new reading boats! The children are sharing stories with our special reading dog Kipper.

Look at our new reading boats! The children are sharing stories with our special reading dog Kipper. 1

World Culture Week February 2018

Victorian Day at John Clifford
Trip to Newstead Abbey

Happy Diwali!


On Thursday 19th October to finish off the topic on India, YR2 celebrated Diwali. The children have been finding out about life in India and the story of Rama and Sita, which is the reason people celebrate Diwali.

The children were split into four teams and took part in Indian Stick dancing, food tasting (curry, poppadums, naan bread and mango chutney), making paper plate divas, and having henna mehndi patterns drawn onto their hands (thank you Mrs Ifill)

The afternoon was finished off with a mass Bollywood style dance. Thanks to all the staff and parents who came to help and dressed up for the afternoon.

Picture 1

Important notices and reminders will be added here.

Parent Reading Mornings


Both Pine and Willow will have their Parent Reading Mornings on Tuesdays at 8.50-9.05am.


Many Thanks


Mr Hayward-Mitchell & Ms Bamford


Meet the Teacher Presentation 12.9.17

Maths in Year 2

Year 2 Maths Curriculum Objectives

Helpful Maths Topic Ideas

Doubling and halving to 20

Doubling and halving to 20 1
Doubling and halving to 20 2

Rap backing tracks

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

Great websites...

Reading in Year 2

Picture 1

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 Hawker who will be able to give you some more information. 

Science in Year 2

Year 2 Science Curriculum