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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



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:

Photographs and Videos

May Day

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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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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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