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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

Miss Daniel - Pine Class Teacher

Mr Oakland - Willow Class Teacher

Mrs Haywood - Teaching assistant

Mrs Straw - Teaching assistant

Mr Mitchell - PPA Cover

Mrs Hawker - PPA Cover 

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Key Dates for Autumn 1 

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Year 2 Show and Tell timetable

Cauliflowers Fluffy | Paintbox | Vegetable | Harvest | Kids Song | Made by Red Cat Reading

You are watching ""Cauliflowers Fluffy"" a super fun colour and vegetable song for teaching harvest, created by Red Cat Reading. Sing, dance and play to kids favourite nursery rhymes!

What are we learning about this half term? 

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Week commencing 30.9.19


What are we learning this week? 


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Having now read the story 'Billy and the Beast' by Nadia Shireen we have designed and wrote a description of our own monster.   They are amazing!  This week will see us innovate the story and create our own version which will include our own monster. We will practice being descriptive and making careful choices about the words that we use. 


Look at the monster below. How would you describe it to your friends? 



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This week we are going to investigate related number facts (5 +9 = 14, 50 + 90 = 140) before moving onto comparing number sentences.  We will look to conclude the week by consolidating our learning around adding two digit numbers with single digits.  We will find different ways to represent our calculations and use various manipulatives (cubes, counters, bar models) to support our learning. 


Please watch the videos below to recap number bonds to 10 and 20.

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends (The Friends of 20) Album version


Meet the Teacher

If you did not manage to make your child's Meet the Teacher meeting, look through the presentations below which includes all relevant information. 

What are we learning this year?


Please see below our Long Term Plan for Year 2 which outlines our upcoming projects and curriculum aims for the year 2019-2020. The children will also take part in regular Outdoor Learning lessons with Mrs Mitchell throughout the year, focusing on Outdoor Adventurous Activities as well as life long skills. 


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Weekly Routines


PE will be every Monday and Thursday. 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.


Outdoor Classroom

Pine and Willow will be going outside to work in the Outdoor Classroom throughout the Autumn term.  Each class will alternate weeks with Willow starting on Friday 13th September.  Children will need to bring a set of warm appropriate clothes for the sessions as well as their school uniform for them to get changed back into.


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. 


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)

Useful Links



             Phonics Play                                           Verbs in Space                         Story Maker Online                   Maths Playground



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