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Look at our first attempts at Picasso style portraits!






We have been creating self portraits in the style of Picasso.

Our key text for early risers is "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Oliver Jeffers.

We will be basing all of our transition learning around this book.

Today we have constructed our own 2D shapes, using spaghetti for the sides and marshmallows for the vertices.

We have been using editing stations today. We really enjoyed this way of working and are all excited to continue this in Y3!

Miss Palmer gave us the answers today! We had to think about what the question could be... it was trickier than we thought!

We have enjoyed sorting words and phrases as part of our English learning. We are getting very confident at identifying different word classes.

We have been exploring time outside!

Seven Continents Song

Five Oceans Song

We have had an amazing time at The Deep in Hull.

We saw lots of amazing animals that live in the water.

During our workshop, we "visited" lots of different places around the world. We explored the different oceans and continents and looked at what could be found there.










We went to the SSELP reading event in Norfolk Park. 

Our key text was "We're going on a bear hunt".

We made masks to help us retell the story in the park.




We have been creating expanded noun phrases. Ask us why we used different colours!

Eid Mubarak to all of our families who are celebrating.

We hope you have a fantastic time with your loved ones.

We enjoyed some outdoor drama today.

We have read The Storm Whale by Benji Davies and thought carefully about how the character would feel at different points.

Look at our expressions!




We have been exploring and investigating symmetry in 2D shapes.

We have been drawing inferences from illustrations in our new text.

We have been drawing inferences from illustrations in our new text. 1
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Congratulations to Vinny - he is this week's learning champion for his amazing work in maths!

Well done Aabir - you are this week's jigsaw genius for showing an improved attitude towards learning.

We have been gathering information to plan a non chronological report about whales.




Visit letter for The Deep

Visit letter for The Deep 1

Learning overview for Summer 2

Learning overview for Summer 2 1

Well done Y2 for some amazing work this half term!

You should all be extremely proud of the effort that you have shown!

Have a fantastic half term and see you all on Tuesday 5th June.

We have used pastels to create images from Lila and the Secret of Rain.

We looked carefully at how to create different effects and make certain parts stand out.




What an amazing day Y2!

We were so lucky to have Reverend Whittingham come and deliver a wedding service for our very own "Meghan and Harry!"

"Princess Meghan" was walked down the aisle by her dad (who never dreamed that it would be so soon!) The service was followed by a sunny, afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches, strawberries and buns! 

Thank you to all of the VIP guests and parents who joined us.



Our own Royal Wedding

A huge congratulations to our Learning Champion Rayan - you are showing some exceptional maths work and really developing your reasoning.

Ashraful - you are this week's Jigsaw Genius for showing a mature attitude towards your learning.

In honour of this week's Royal Wedding, Y2 will be having a Royal Celebration of our own. We would love parents/carers to join us for a cucumber sandwich on Friday 18th May at 1:30.


In English this week we will be creating non chronological reports about members of the Royal Family. Please share appropriate news articles with your children at home about the Royal Wedding.


This week, we have been looking at the features of recounts.

We have looked at using time related words to sequence our ideas and conjunctions to join our ideas.

We are also really trying to make our handwriting as neat as possible.

Today we have used these skills to produce newspaper reports about Lila and the Secret of Rain.



We have been subtracting in maths this week.



We had a FANTASTIC time at our African drumming workshop.

We all worked as part of a team to listen carefully and put on an amazing performance.

Thank you to all of the grown ups who came to watch.

This week, Ice Sheffield brought us a skating rink to school! Some of us spent a lot of time on the floor but we all had a great time and laughed a lot!

Look at the exciting things we did during our Easter activity afternoon!

We made chocolate nests, spring pictures and daffodils.



We have been planting sunflower seeds.

We have been planting sunflower seeds. 1
We have been planting sunflower seeds. 2

We are excited about being able to welcome Unbeatable Energy into school on Friday 20th April.

We will be involved in an African drumming workshop and will put on a performance to parents at 11:30.

We hope that you can make it!

Here is a link to their website.

Learning journey overview for summer 1

Learning journey overview for summer 1 1

Well done Harry. You are our Jigsaw Genius this week. You are beginning to understand why we need to eat healthy foods and you are trying very hard to eat all of your dinner.

Congratulations to our Learning Champion Aaron - he is a SUPER Times Table Rock Star, completing 60 questions in 1 minute and 20 seconds!

We have linked lots of our learning into Easter and Spring this week.

Shanya and Inaaya worked hard to describe the position of the Easter Bunny.

We have been using positional and directional language to guide the boat to the treasure.

Miss Palmer made it very tricky and we could only say: "forwards", "quarter turn clockwise" and "quarter turn anti-clockwise". We got eaten by the sharks a few times!

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Well done to everybody for working hard on Spelling Shed!

We are 3rd in our school league!

Let's try hard to beat Y5H and Y6B!

We are hoping to visit the library on Monday 19th (depending on the snow!) and would love parents/carers to join us. Please see Miss Palmer on Monday morning if you would like to come.

It has been very difficult to choose our Learning Champion this week as everybody has been working so hard!

Well done Ryley - your writing this week has been amazing! Turning 7 has made you a superstar!

Congratulations Kareema - you are our Jigsaw Genius. You always follow our Golden Rules and have a big smile on your face!

What a fantastic way to brighten up a damp, grey day!

What a fantastic way to brighten up a damp, grey day! 1

On Friday 16th March we will be wearing yellow to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Please wear something yellow and bring a donation into school. (Suggested £1)

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Our spelling rule this week is the /j/ sound spelled with a g.

We looked at some words with this rule and discussed the meanings of the words. Then we had to unscramble them and write sentences with them in.

If we could use a conjunction in our sentence, we got a bonus green card!



What land would you like to see at the top of the Faraway Tree?

Can you describe it? What would happen there?

Look at the amazing work which Imad, Fahad and Harry have done this morning!


2x Table Song - Lance The Hungry Lion

A great video to help us remember our 2x table.

We have been writing about the Enchanted Woods. Our challenge was to use expanded noun phrases and

co-ordinating conjunctions in our writing! We needed a bit of magical help!

We are learning about animals and their habitats. After reading about the Enchanted Woods, we went exploring in our own woods at school.

Guess what we found?





We have been looking at time this week.

Please have a go at telling the time at home.

Miss Palmer is sending some time homework home today. This should be completed and returned by Monday.

Your child will be bringing home their login details for Spelling Shed.

There are exciting games to help revise the spelling patterns that we have been covering in class.

Please ask Miss Palmer if you need any further information.

We have been working hard to complete some multiplication wheels. We are getting confident and are hoping to get much faster!



Superstar learning from Harry and Ryley this morning!


Thank you to everybody who braved the cold weather to be in school today!

We have been making our own clocks and recapping how to show different times.


Congratulations to our Jigsaw Genius Ayaan who always has an enormous smile on his face! Well done!

Congratulations to our Learning Champion Mahrjia! Well done!

We are so excited about the learning that we will be doing next half term.

Here is the overview of what we will be doing!

Why not visit Darnall library to have a read of our key texts...

Here is some of the vocabulary that your child will be using during our reading.

How many of these words does your child already know? Can they explain what they mean?

Miss Palmer is extremely excited to be stepping back in to Y2 and is looking forward to seeing how much you have changed since last year.

Miss Palmer will be teaching the class every morning and Mrs Stirling will be teaching every afternoon.

Mr Thind will remain in class all week as the teaching assistant.



Contact Miss Palmer:

Miss Palmer teaches the class every morning and is available in school all week. If you are unable to catch her in a morning, please complete your details below and she will get back to you with 48 hours.

Welcome to Y2 Oak!


Your teacher is Mrs Edwards and your teaching assistant is Mr Thind.


The Hall of Fame

Each week in Oak Class we recognise pupils who have tried their very best and shown outstanding effort in one or more areas.

A huge well done to our new champions this week!




Hello, my name is Frankie Bear.

Every week I like to go home with a member of Team Oaks who has tried super hard.

If I visit your house then please don't worry about taking me out and about - what I enjoy most is staying at home and getting to know your family and the things you do together. I'm a shy bear, but I love cuddles, having my fur brushed and being part of a family.

I have a diary where my Team Oaks friend can write or draw a picture about our time together to share with the rest of the class. Please take good care of me and make sure I return to school on Monday with my clothes and belongings.

Last week I visited:

Fahad, for trying hard with all his work. 

Thanks for looking after me so well, Fahad, I really love my portrait.

Y2 Oak Learning

Our focus for learning this half term is Adventurers.


We will be finding out about the adventures of Captain James Cook, Neil Armstrong and Laura Dekker.


Captain Cook

In weeks 1 and 2, we learned all about Captain Cook and his voyages.

What can you tell your adult about Captain Cook?

Quick Quiz:

What was Captain Cook's first name?

When was he born?

Why is he a significant person in history?

Which country did he discover?

What kind of jobs did the cabin boys have to do aboard Cook's ship?

What were Cook's ships called?

Which was his first ship?

What happened to Cook in Hawaii?


Neil Armstrong

In weeks 3 and 4, we are learning about Neil Armstrong and his space voyage aboard Apollo 11.

What questions would you ask Neil Armstrong if you could meet him?

What would your adults ask him? Do they have different ideas for questions to ask?




We will be writing all about our adventurers this half term and will write recounts, reports and diary entries using the information we discover.

Can you tell you grown up what these words mean?






In maths we are learning about addition and subtraction. We have been practising solving addition problems using a number line.

Can you draw a number line to help you solve these addition problems?


Mild Challenge!

Mrs Edwards has 16 green cards to give out and Mr Thind has 8. How many green cards are there in total?


Spicy Challenge!

There are 27 children sat in the dinner hall and another 21 children come in and sit down. How many children are there sitting in the hall now?


Red Hot Chilli Challenge!

Mrs Edwards has 30 bicuits hidden in the cupboard. She eats 5 and Mr Thind eats 7, but then Mrs Stirling buys her 10 more biscuits. How many biscuits does she have now?



In reading we are looking at the book 'The Owl Who Was afraid of the Dark'. We are using our super reading skills to answer comprehension questions about the book and about a range of other texts.


More information about our topics and the additional home learning activities for this half term can be found here:




Our P.E. days are now Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please bring your P.E. kit to school and take out any earrings either before school or before the lesson if you can manage it by yourself.

This half term we will be doing gymnastics and dance as well as playing some fun teamwork games that get our heart rates up.



Y2 Oak Adults: dates for your diary


Every Monday - reading records to be handed in; these will be returned the same day. If your child reads aloud to anyone at home please be sure to record it in their reading record - reading at home on 3 or more different days in a week will earn them a green card!


Every Tuesday - Home learning is due in. Home learning books should be placed in the tray on the step beneath the interactive whiteboard. If you have any questions about the home learning, please see Mrs Edwards. Home learning will normally be set on a Thursday or Friday, and is intended to take around 10-15 minutes for your child to complete.


Every Friday - Spelling quiz. Please support your child by helping them to practise their spellings each week: this really does help in developing their writing. Children will be recognised for either getting full marks on the quiz, or for improving on their own score from the week before.



08.01.18   School re-opens for the Spring Term.

29.01.18   Y2 Oaks visiting Darnall Library in the afternoon.

06.02.18   Y2 Oaks assembly 9am - parents welcome.

16.02.18   KS1 Green Card assembly - parents welcome.