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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two

Teacher: Miss L Langston

Teaching Assistant: Mrs C Wray


RSE- emotional well-being

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We are learning about different feelings. We explored how we might feel in different situations and how we can make ourselves feel better. Also, we have learnt it is possible to feel more than one feeling in a situation such as angry and upset. Then we are explored how feelings and actions are two different things and how sometimes feelings can lead to actions but also actions can lead to feelings. We now know when we make good choices about how to act, we often feel better for it.

P.E- parachute games

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To encourage attendance we had an exciting P.E lesson with the parachute. We warmed up our bodies and muscles first by playing banana tig. Then we played our first game with the parachute where the aim of the game was to stop the ball from going through the hole in the parachute. After that we made a multi-coloured dome by pulling the parachute over our heads and sitting on it. In our next game we had swap places with someone in the circle who had the same birthday month and then the first initial in their names. Our final game was cat and mouse. The cat had to crawl on top of the parachute to find the mouse who was crawling underneath the parachute. We had so much fun!

RSE- God made me, God made you

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In RSE Year Two have been exploring similarities and differences between each other. We have learnt about what makes us unique and special and how God made us with love. Here is a song we sing after every RSE lesson which fills us with happiness, it reminds us that God made each of us individually and how he loves everyone equally.

Anti-Bullying Week

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Our anti-bullying mission was to spread kindness throughout school through creatively designing positive words on rocks because kind words rock! We started by painting and designing our rocks. Then we thought of kind words or phrases that we could say to people to make them smile! Finally, to spread our kind words with the rest of the school we placed our rocks outside in the playground for everyone to read.

Remembrance Day

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We gathered outside of school for our Remembrance Day service. We learnt why a poppy is an important symbol and how we remember those who gave their lives for us. In R.E we wrote a Remembrance Day prayer asking God for peace in our world. We will remember them!

Black History

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Year Two joined author Serlina Boyd, creator of Cocoa Girl magazine, to hear all about her book Cocoa Girl Awesome Hair a celebration of beautiful black hair, featuring real life girls who love their hair. Serlina spoke to children about why she wrote her book, and shared more about the history of Black hair, Black role models and Black culture. In Topic lessons we then learnt all about Mary Seacole and why she is important.We compared Mary Seacole to Florence Nightingale and their experiences as nurses during the Crimean War. Year Two combined all they has learnt about Mary Seacole and made a fact file about her!

P.E fitness

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Year 2 were focusing on different skills during P.E. We practiced our agility skills by running and changing directions. We practiced balancing on one leg. We improved our strength by holding ourselves in the plank position. We used our co-ordination to throw and catch a ball against a wall. We had lots of fun being resilient and working independently and collaboratively as a team.

In my hands, in my feet, in my heart

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This term our Charanga song is called 'In our hands, in our feet, in our heart'. We have loved all the warm up exercises, learning the song and experiencing playing a recorder. We have had so much fun! Enjoy our performance!

Materials- Changing shape experiment

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For our Science topic, materials, we found different materials to observe to see if they could change shape. We used sponges, paper towels, wool, fabric, elastic bands, metal spoons and wooden and plastic pegs. The children squashed, bent, stretched and twisted the different objects to see if they can easily change shape. We wrote down our observations and at the end of the lesson we reflected on which materials can change shape and which are harder to change.

Our immersive classroom

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Welcome to our immersive Victorian classroom! Year Two have loved their first half term learning about Victorians!

#Take10 for reading and wellbeing

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Year Two began by listening to the famous author Tom Percival who read an extract of his new book which was very exciting. He then showed us different animations and how he designed his characters on the computer. Then we took 10 minutes to read our favourite books. Year Two love reading!

Our class reader book

In Year Two we are learning about the Victorian era. Our class novel 'Tilly and The Time Machine' is about a girl called Tilly who lives with her dad. Tilly's dad builds a time machine in the shed and there's only one place Tilly really wants to go but then something goes wrong! Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him. On Tilly's adventure to find her dad she goes back in time to the Victorian era. She meets Queen Victoria and a chimney sweep. The children will dive deep into the vocabulary of the book, make predictions, retrieve information they need to answer questions and summarise and discuss what they have read with the rest of the class. I can't wait to read it with the class to find out how Tilly finds her dad and how she escapes the Victorian era. 


Also, have a look at this link for some great FREE reading materials! 


Hello Year Two!

I am so excited to have you all in my class this year! I hope you all have had an amazing, fun summer holidays and are now raring to return to school. We are going to do and learn so many exciting things. I hope you have all your school supplies ready and I hope to see you soon!

Miss Langston


Dear Lord,

Help my class to use their eyes to see their friends,

Open their ears to listen,

Open their mind to learn new skills.

Let their heart love everyone around them,

Help them to grow and learn each day

and to be the best they can be this school year. 


School reminders

  • 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 Langston. I am more than happy to speak to parents about any issues or conerns or whether you want an update regarding your child.

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 the planner 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 maths homework along with the weekly spelling pattern we are focusing on the following week. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. 



PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays - 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 children bring their P.E kits to school on Monday, leave it at school and take it home Friday to be washed.


School uniform

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.