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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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We all hope that you had a great break. All of the children have come back refreshed and ready for an exciting term, leading up to Christmas. This half term is always busy, so please take a look at the key dates below. We will communicate any new events of changes as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 


Mr Hayward-Mitchell & Ms. Bamford


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Where am I?

Just a little bit of room

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On Wednesday afternoon all the KS1 children from Pine, Willow, Oak and Maple class set off to the Beeston War Memorial as part of the whole school topic ‘We Will Remember Them’ to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of the First World War.


We talked briefly about the reasons we were there, listened to the Last Post and then held a minute silence. Oswin Morris from Pine class read ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ and we joined together in singing ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and ‘Pack up Your Troubles.’


Each class had made some poppies and the children laid their own personal poppies on the memorial.


The children were beautifully behaved and very respectful. The walk was well supported by parents and it was a very special experience for all involved.


Trip to the War Memorial 07/11/18


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 'Dear Greenpeace... What Can We Do?'

The children will be learning how to write letters, researching mammals and persuasive writing. 



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English in Year 2

Year 2 English Reading,Writing and Spoken Language Objectives

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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)

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