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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 

Class Teacher: Miss Dyson 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Ellams 



Welcome to Year 2, I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are as excited as I am to begin our learning journey in Year 2. 

I enjoy spending time with my partner and two young boys, enjoying walks, travelling and making super dens! 

This is our class page which will be updated regularly showcasing all of our brilliant learning, remember to keep checking this page for updates. 

As always, we will be focusing on our School Intents:

Who can demonstrate resilience? 

Who will embrace new experiences? 

Who can build on prior learning? 

Who can be creative? 

Let us enquire together working both independently and collaboratively!

Please come and see me or contact the school office and I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can, 

Many thanks and God Bless 

Miss Dyson


Autumn Prayer 






  • School starts at 9:00am, with the school gates opening at 8:35am (allowing extra time for all the children to make their way onto the school playground).
  • Please ensure the office staff have your up to date contact details.
  • Please ring the office if your child will be absent. 
  • Breakfast club starts at 8:00am and the gates will be closed at 8:15am.


If you have any questions or concerns, please see Miss Dyson, who is more than happy to answer any queries regarding your child's progress or general well-being. Feel free to approach me after school or contact the office to arrange a meeting.

Reading books

Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that their reading record is signed by an adult. Children need a reading book in school each day. Books are closely matched to their reading ability and will be changed as they improve and can answer comprehension questions about the text.



All children will be given weekly English and/or maths homework along with weekly spellings to be tested each Friday. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. Homework is to be completed and returned to school on Mondays.



PE days are Thursdays and Fridays - please make sure you bring the correct kit (white top, dark shorts and indoor shoes in the Winter term). Please make sure any earrings can be removed or are not worn on PE days. I recommend that children bring their P.E kits to school on Monday, leave it at school and take it home on a Friday to be washed.



We pride ourselves on the appearance of our children. Please help us to maintain this by ensuring all children attend in the correct uniform, including school shoes. 





Numbers to 100 

In Year 2 we have enjoyed identifying, recalling, ordering and pattern spotting using numbers to 100. The children worked very hard during our investigative lessons partitioning numbers! We are now moving on to our next unit exploring addition and subtraction. 

Stories by the same author

The children in Year 2 have really enjoyed our first literacy learning journey, exploring stories by the same author. We have been reading 'Prince Cinders' and 'King Change - a - lot' by Babette Cole. During one of our immerse lessons we retold some of our favourite fairy tales and used some well known fairy tale objects! 


Year 2 CAFOD RE 


In Year 2 we enjoyed exploring our CAFOD topic- Treasures. We used a range of materials to express what treasures we have and how we are God's treasure and how we look after Earth. 

Year Two Sports Day 2023 

Year Two thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day! I am so proud of each of them displaying fantastic effort and cheering one another on! Well done Team Year Two! 

We also enjoyed our Scotty's Heroes inflatable session...thank you to Year Two for challenging Miss Dyson on that! 

Well done 

Sky Arts 

Year Two enjoyed taking part in celebrating Sky Arts by focusing on 'Movement'. The children explored identity, culture and different emotions. They created different moves and followed instructions, creating fabulous expressive dances! Well done Year Two. 

Sky Arts

Year Two visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Year Two visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park which linked with topic work, we had such a wonderful day. The sun was shing and we were lucky enough to spot lots of animals, we will now write a recount of our visit and a letter to thank the staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in our English lessons as part of our journey in writing!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park...can you spot any of your favourite animals?

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Music- The Friendship Song

Literacy Learning Journey- Poetry

Our Literacy Learning Journey...Poetry.

Immerse- listen to a range of poems. Discuss and share our thoughts and feelings about the poems. Listen to others performing poetry and discuss what is needed when reading aloud. As a class we then shared poems together, making sure we gave reasons for why we chose that particular poem, we then read the aloud ensuring we used fluency and expression. Perfect Poetry! We will now move on to the skills section- exploring the skills needed to write a poem and then create our own poems, Miss Dyson cannot wait to hear your poems Year Two!  

Coronation Picnic

On Friday 5th May we all enjoyed a picnic lunch together to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III. 

A huge thank you from Year 2 to all of the lunchtime staff who prepared such fantastic lunches, presented beautifully...very tasty! 

Science- Plants and Growth

Our Maths Learning Journey

Holy Week in Year Two...The Last Supper

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In Year Two we discussed the importance of Holy Week and recalled information we remembered from Year One. We then decided to retell the story of The Last Supper together, really focusing on how Jesus and the Disciples may have felt during this time.
As a class we then gathered in our outside prayer garden and shared a class liturgy, ending with a prayer and a snack in the sunshine.

Lent: Opportunities, class liturgy

Lent: Opportunities learning journey

Our Immersive Classroom...Welcome to Kenya!

Immersive Homework Challenge!

It was lovely to see the creativity and effort demonstrated by the children in Year Two for their immersive homework challenge...'To create a piece of immersive work for our new topic Life in Kenya!' A huge thank you and well done to all of the children...and parents! 

Our Virtue to live by...Resilience


Design Technology

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Our explore, research, design and create a windmill.

Shape in Maths

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We were able to build on prior knowledge from Year One, exploring and discussing similarities and differences of 2D and 3D shapes. We then investigated further and recorded all of our learning in our books.

Science Day 2023 'Making Connections'

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For Science Day we became Scientists- making predictions, working as small teams, sharing our results and discussing what we would do differently if we were to perform the experiments again!

World Book Day 2023

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For World Book Day 2023 the theme was 'Reading for Pleasure'. As a class we decided to focus on the story of 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl. We then enjoyed creating story spoons, retelling the story, crocodile pegs and using Talk for Writing to retell the story. We acted some parts of the story out and also explored the characters we had dressed up as and spent the day as those characters!

World Book Day in Year Two

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Art- To Design a Maquette which represents Planet Earth

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Internet Safety Day 

In Year Two we looked at Internet Safety and really focused on how to stay safe online. As a class we then produced information leaflets and presented them to the rest of the class. 

Internet Safety Day

Our RE Learning Journey: Community- Books

Science- Living things and their habitats

Our current Ark topic in Science is Living things and their habitats. To deepen our understanding, we chose to explore the school grounds and see if we could find any plants or habitats. We discovered plenty of plants and then discussed if they were alive, dead or had never lived, we learnt about this in lesson 2 of our Science topic. Year 2 really enjoyed exploring habitats and discussing which animals may live there. 


Art- Spring 1 Focus: Create a maquette to represent Planet Earth

Literacy...Non-Chronological Report

Maths- Multiplication and Division

Book Talk- Harry and the Poisonous Centipede

Spring Term- Planet Earth

RSE - Created and Loved by God...Me, My body, My health

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During one of our lessons, we chose to play 'Charades' as one of the extended activities. We all performed something that we different or special to us and other children had to guess!

Anti-Bullying 2022

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Remembrance Service

Liturgical Prayer in Year Two

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Our RE topic- Belonging: Signs and Symbols



Here are Year Two looking wonderfully smart in their PE kits, ready for their first PE lesson of the school year. We even got everybody changed before our five minute timer went off!


Thank you so much to parents for providing the children with their kits in line with our school uniform policy. PE will continue to take place on Thursdays and Fridays this term.