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This half term in art we are studying the work of Vivien Priedeaux and we will be tie-dying t-shirts. Could children please bring a white t-shirt into school by 16/5/22. Any problems please speak to a member of the year 2 team :)



Miss Larkin and Mr Beach


Our visit from the local Fire Service

Home Learning


This week for home learning a maths task has been sent home in books and an English task has been set by Miss Newman via teams.

The classroom is ready for the Summer term!

Easter Holiday Homework

Our next topic in History is all about the local historic event at Buncefield. Your task is to ask one of your grown ups at home some questions about the Buncefield events and also complete some research. You might like to visit the local library for more information. 


•Where in Hemel did this take place?

•How far away was Buncefield from our school? 
•What happened there?

•How long did the fire last? 
•What was the impact of the Buncefield explosion on the local area and beyond? 

Zones of Regulation Parent/Carer Meeting

Show and Tell Rota

Welcome to Spring 2!

We hope you had a restful half term break! 
Our Topic this half term is all about Great Britain! We will be locating capital cities for each country and learning about landmarks and traditions across the UK. What do you know about the UK? What would you like to find out? 

A few reminders:- 

Homework is sent home on Thursday’s and due back on Tuesday. 
PE days this half term are Wednesday and Thursday. 
Reading books, reading records and spellings should be in school every day. 
Everyone should be reading at least 5 times per week for 20 minutes 

Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays if needed. 

Our wonderful sculptures made from recycled materials

KS1 SATs Meeting Slides

A Squash and a Squeeze By Julia Donaldson & Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Link for homework task

Show and Tell


In Year 2, we have show and tell on a Thursday afternoon (or Friday morning if we run out of time!)


For show and tell, children can bring; something they have made, any extra learning from home, photographs, awards, certificates/ medals or something very special to them.


Please make sure children are not bringing soft toys and are mindful not to bring something every week to make sure there is time for everybody to share.


Show and tell is optional.



Miss Larkin and Mr Beach



Art project

In Art, we have been learning about artists such as Michelle Reader who make sculptures from recycled materials.

Next week, (Tuesday 1st February) we are each going to be making a monster sculpture using recycled materials. 

Please could your child bring into school some of the following:

-Milk bottle lids

-Egg boxes

-Kitchen roll holders

-Empty tissue boxes

-Empty cereal boxes

-Milk cartons


Thank you


Welcome to Spring term

We hope you have had a restful Christmas and start to 2022! We have been pleased to hear lots of positive feedback about the filmed production and hope this was enjoyed over Christmas. 

We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th January. We have lots of exciting learning taking place this term. 

Please note:

•PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

•Reading books and records should be in school every day. 
•Home learning is set on Thursdays and due back on Tuesday. 
•Reading books are changed weekly. Each pupil will be sent 2 books home each week. 

Many thanks,

Mr Beach and Miss Larkin

Topic Project Homework

Home Learning Guidance 

  • Every child should read for 20 minutes each day. We recommend this takes place at least five times per week. Reading is the most important homework to complete with your child. When they have read the books a few times, please remember to ask questions about the text such as:
  1. Is the text Fiction or Non-Fiction? How do you know? 
  2. Who is the author?
  3. What happened in the story/ text?
  4. Where did the story take place? 
  5. On page X, what happened? 
  6. What’s your opinion about this text? 
  7. Is this text similar or different to other books you are reading? 
  • Homework is set on Thursday’s and due back on Tuesday’s. We do not upload homework to the class page as we do vary the homework for different children so the homework is not always the same for the whole class. We kindly ask that homework is expected to be completed every week. If you need a copy of the homework please ask Miss Larkin or Mr Beach at the end of the school day. 
  • The children are expected to bring in their reading books and records every day. Our soft start to the day involves individual reading so it is essential these are in school every day.
  • More guidance is to follow regarding plans for Spelling in KS1 in the New Year. 

Production today

Today we had a very exciting day in KS1 as our production ‘Christmas Around the World’ was filmed! It will be edited and shared securely with parents/carers before the end of term. We were very excited that Fido (our school dog) also made an appearance! 
We plan to do a screening for each class in the school to see! 

Thank you to all of the staff, parents and carers in KS1 for the lovely costumes and support getting the production together. 


Mr Beach 

Christmas around the world


Although it is such a shame you won't be able to see us perform in real life, it means you get a fantastic recorded version instead! (Hollywood style). Recording will take place on Wednesday 8th December 2021, so make sure costumes are in school by Monday 6th December and you are camera ready for Wednesday.

We are getting ready for our filmed production!

Anti-Bullying Week
This week is Anti-Bullying Week!

We started this week with Odd Socks day! This day reminds us how special and unique we all are. We celebrate our differences and ensure we are kind and respectful. 

We were also very lucky the have a shout out by Andy Day (patron to the Anti-Bullying Alliance)


We have been sharing compliment cards to ensure we say kind things to each other. 

Ready to Learn Points 
Well done to Class 2 who were this weeks winners for ready to learn points! 
To win this award, we need to complete the following:-

•Arrive to School on time everyday 

•Read at least 5 times per week

•Show excellent learning behaviours 

•Bring in our homework signed 

Remote Learning Information

Our classroom is ready for Autumn 2!

Class 2 Timetable Autumn 2

What books will you be reading this half term?

Our new Topic board is ready for Autumn 2!

Half Term Message 
Well done Year 2 for a brilliant first half term! We have really enjoyed teaching you and seeing you learn so many things each day. 

Over half term, please remember to read regularly, rest and have fun! 

We look forward to seeing your projects on our new topic ‘All Around the World’


Take care and stay safe,

Mr Beach, Miss Larkin and Mrs Pope

All God’s Children Day 2021

Half Term Project  

Please ensure your child hands in their homework each week (by Tuesday) and puts it in the homework box. 

Over the coming weeks, we will be using some online resources and more information will follow. Any logins will be stuck in your child’s Reading record. 

Reading 5 times per week for 20 minutes has a considerably positive impact on your child’s learning. Reading is the foundation for all learning! 

World Mental Health Day 
In Worship, we developed our awareness of World Mental Health Day! We understand that our mental well-being is just as important as our physical health. 

We discussed the following strategies:-

•Book of Success 

•Talking to friend or trusted adult 

•Listening to music 

•Completing the daily mile 

What other ideas do you have? 
Please share them with Mr Beach

Support with Reading Comprehension at Home

Things to remember each day 
Class 2 have been working hard to get as many ready to learn points as possible.

Here is a list of things we have discussed to remember each day at school:- 

•Healthy snack (please no crisps, sweets, biscuits or chocolate) 

•Reading folders (reading records and reading books) 

•Correct uniform (named to avoid being lost) 

•Water bottle 


Thank you for your support with this.

Welcome Meeting Slides

Year 2 Transition Support Booklet

Exciting stories to come!

Here are the two Traditional Tales we will be exploring in September:

Can you find out what makes a story a ‘Traditional Tale’? 
What traditional tales have you read? 


Welcome to all of the new Year 2 pupils to our class page! 

We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 6th September! 

Here is a challenge we would like you to complete over the next couple of weeks:- 

Our new reading display says the following:- ‘Reading is like dreaming with your eyes open’

Can you bring in a photo or drawing of you reading your favourite book to add to our display? 

We look forward to seeing them! See you soon!


Mr Beach and Ms Larkin