Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 2


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Welcome to Year 2!

It's the summer term! Only one more before the children move up to Key Stage 2. The children will be in class with me, Miss White, with additional support from Mrs Appleton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Milne (Thurs-Fri). Above is our Long Term Plan for the year with details about the Year 2 curriculum. Below are some brief details about elements of our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on our blog (details for which will be on the school newsletter, although if you’ve found this, you’re in the right place!) and any last minute information or changes on the school app. If you have any questions, please contact me at and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Miss White.



Reading: Children will continue to bring home books weekly and have 1:1 reading sessions in school. We will collect in book bags with returned books on a Monday and keep these until Tuesday when new books will be provided.  Please aim to read these, and other books, with your child for 5 to 10 minutes each day. There is a yellow reading record that will come home with these books too, please indicate when a book has been read with a tick or initials and any comments if you feel necessary. Please return the reading record when books are returned. Guided Reading sessions will be twice a week in small groups or as a whole class.

Spellings: Spellings will be taught in class during our phonics lessons. There will be a weekly quiz of 5 words and a dictated sentence towards the end of each unit.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fitness and Net and Wall Games. PE days are Monday (Fitness) and Thursday (Net and Wall Games) and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black jogging bottoms or shorts (if the weather is fit), white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers. Now it is the summer term, we will be outside for all of our PE sessions.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons.

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Year 2 Class Blog

Christian Value Dioramas

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, children across school have been making dioramas to represent each of our Christian Values. We considered what symbols and phrases might explain each value, came up with a design in a group and then spent some time making them. The finished creations look fantastic and children had some wonderful discussions about what our Christian Values mean to them.


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

As part of our new science topic about plants, Year 2 have planted some sunflower seed this week. We will be taking care of them and observing their growth over the next few weeks. We will measure them and see which can grow the highest.

Basic hygiene in science

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week we have finished our science learning about Animals including humans by investigating whether we need soap to wash our hands. We used pepper to act like germs and etched as they were repelled by a finger that had soap on it. 

We then followed steps to wash our hands thoroughly.

Shabbat Artwork

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, Year 2 have been continuing with their learning about Jewish people by exploring the weekly celebration of a Shabbat meal. They have created silhouette artwork on a sunset background to show important items in a Shabbat meal and then labelled these with explanations about how they are used during the meal.

Chairs for Paddington

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 have now completed their chairs for Paddington Bear! They finished their DT learning about stability by making the chairs using supports and a flange joint to attach the legs. I think you’ll agree Paddington looks very comfortable on them!

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