Year 2 – World Book Day

Year 2 had a fabulous day on Thursday celebrating World Book Day 2019. We completed many activities including a postcard to Mr Applegate, covering a door in our classrooms with a favourite book and a book swap. We enjoyed listening to stories and watched a super version of Matilda by Mrs Chapman and Mrs Bridle.

Spring 2 so far in Year 2

Year 2 have enjoyed the start of our new topic and have started their research on British Queens. They completed a timeline of Queen Victoria I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. They have started to learn some of the key facts linked to these queens.

We introduced our new ‘Amazing Artist’ this week where the children started to create their own pictures inspired by ‘Karla Gerard’.

Year 2 End of Topic

Thank you for sharing the afternoon with us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Have a lovely half term!

Community Links

On Friday, Year 2 continued to develop community links and carry out acts of service by preparing cakes and flapjack for the Golden Years group that meets at Immanuel Church.

They also took the members on an informative tour around the school. These activities were very much appreciated by these important members of our local community and the children who represented each class were very excited to get to know them and show them around.

We are looking forward to strengthening and continuing these connections and will be involved in supporting their 20th Anniversary Celebrations later in the year.

Thank you to Mrs Bull (School Governor) for also helping with these tours. There were some lovely comments about our tour guides including ‘How proud the children are of their school’.

Year 2 Team

Year 2 – Save the Date

We are really pleased to see so many children using Times tables Rockstars at home. Currently most children have 2 times and 2 divide tables set. When logging on make sure you select either:

Teacher Garage is single player where the children get to improve their own scores and Teacher Arena is where the children can play against other Year 2 children if they are logged on.

Those who haven’t been on yet there is plenty of time still, you can find your child’s login in the back of their reading log.



We would like to invite you to spend some time in school with us on Friday 15th February from 2-3. More information to follow soon but please save the date. Due to space restrictions we will need to set a limit of one adult per child.

Year 2 Team


Year 2

Year 2 have settled quickly into the spring term and are working hard. They are enjoying our new geography based topic ‘Near and Far’.

In English we have been reading ‘Traction Man’ and seeing what adventures he has been on. This is leading to us writing our own adventure story for Traction Man. We have been focusing on handwriting in all of our lessons.

We have completed some wonderful paintings linked to our amazing artist this term. We started by recreating the sunset and then looked carefully at the shapes of the animals.

We have now started sending home a comprehension task every other week. Please help your child to look carefully at the text to justify their answers.

Year 2 Team

Year 2 wish you a Merry Christmas

Wow! What a busy couple of weeks. How proud we are of all the children and how well they did in their play ‘Prickly Hay’. A special well done to Benjamin, Bethany and Alfie – who had many lines to learn and showed true dedication learning these at home.

Over the past two weeks the children have been showing their creativity in many ways, from paintings to some super Christmas cards. The children carried out a lovely act of service by making some Christmas cards for those in our community. We have received some lovely thank you letters for the children’s super cards.

Can we take this opportunity to say thank you for all our cards and presents. We wish you a Merry Christmas, a super break and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Year 2 Team


Fire Fire!!

What an exciting day we had on Monday. We were very lucky to be able to recreate our very own version of the Great Fire of London to end our topic. The children have learnt lots this term and produced different newspaper reports to share their understanding of The Great Fire in 1666 and at St Mark’s Primary School in 2018.

We have made some wonderful art work and in D&T some fire engines where we had to make an axle and wheels.

We look forward to seeing you all next week to watch our nativity Prickly Hay.

Year 2 Team

Prickly Hay


We are well underway with our Nativity performance ‘Prickly Hay’. Letters for costumes were sent home last week – these can come into school from Monday and must be in school by Wednesday 5th December so they are ready for our dress rehearsal to other Year groups on Thursday. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any problems with costumes.

Thank you

Year 2 team

Rockstars Competition: Who has the fastest Rock Speed?

It’s been lovely to see so many more children using RockStars to practise their times tables. If the children play enough in ‘Garage’, ‘Studio’ and ‘Sound-check’, their speed is measured to show their progress.

Last week, we looked at who had the fastest rock speed in the school. Here are the speediest players in each year group:

Year 2

Kalel ‘Sean Hulsey’ = 17.65 seconds per question

Kayla ‘K.Scogin’ = 23.08 seconds per question

Year 3

Benjamin ‘Al Who’ = 5.22 seconds per question

Aiden ‘Five Blackpoolrock’ = 12.24 seconds per question

Samuel ‘Terry Sherwood’ = 12.5 seconds per question

Year 4

Ayush ‘Justin Reading’ = 1.29 seconds per question

Daniel ‘Vic.T.Hendrix’ = 1.67 seconds per question

Jonathan ‘Johnny Hatrix = 1.78 seconds per question

Year 5

Amalie ‘Roxy Coppola’ = 0.93 seconds per question

Amy ‘Fruity Floyd’ = 1.52 seconds per question

Leo ‘Benjamin Rockpaperscissors’ = 1.67 seconds per question

Year 6

Imogen ‘Libby Stitch’ = 0.96 seconds per question

Sophie ‘Emily Malkmus’ = 1.13 seconds per question

Nayra ‘Ann Manning’ = 1.16 seconds per question


Well done! Come and see Miss Goddard to collect your RockStars certificate this week.

Next time, the winners of each year group will be those children who are showing resilience in learning their times tables. This will be children who are practising a lot at home and not giving up, even when they are finding their times tables tricky. These children will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Our past competition winners are displayed outside Year 3 in our RockStars ‘Hall of Fame’ – come and take a look if you can.





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