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Year Two


Welcome to Year 2.

We have had a great term learning about Space.

In English, they are studying a variety of fiction texts, linking to our topic. In particular, 'The man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram and 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.

Pupils have used a story map to retell the story in their own words. They have then innovated by adding descriptive details to create their own story.


In mathematics, we have used dienes and bead strings to develop a secure understanding of 2-digit numbers and the value.

This time of year for Year 2 is especially exciting as they get the opportunity to perform to pupils, parents and Wheathampsted VIPs. The performance was enjoyed by all! The Thursday Club members and helpers said, ‘It was a very entertaining performance with catchy singing.’ They thought that the three narrators set the scene and provided the continuity beautifully with their rhyming couplets. Our Headteacher said, ‘It was the BEST infant play she has EVER seen!’

This year our KS1 Christmas Performance was RALPH THE REINDEER. 


We have had a great time learning about rainforests.

In English we have studied a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts that are linked to our topic. We have particularly enjoyed ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry.

Pupils have used a computer programme to write and illustrate. They have described a rainforest setting and created an animal who lives in the rainforest.


In maths, we have used dienes and bead strings to develop a secure understanding of 2-digit numbers and the value of each digit.

In our art lessons, the children in Year 2 are painting and mixing primary colours to make a secondary colour. Can you guess what colours the children are mixing? Can you name the painting and the artist?


In our Jigsaw lessons in PSHE, we have been learning about Being in My World. Year 2 have created a Class Charter and have made a promise to follow it and try hard to make the right choices.