Above is a list of books that we will be reading throughout our time in Year Two. Feel free to read some of these at your leisure or even a bedtime story.
Time to say goodbye
As the academic year 2019-20 draws to a close, it's now time to say goodbye.
Don't forget you all have a special Leavers book filled with wonderful memories of your time at the Infant school. Treasure them. We certainly loved looking back at how much you have grown.
In the words of our Year Two Leavers song:
We're proud of what you've done.
Go from here with confidence for all the things to come!
Have a wonderful summer holiday. Stay safe and have fun!
We'll see you dressed in blue in September.
Lots of love
The Year Two Team
Year 2 Leavers 2020 Staff Messages
We are so very disappointed that we cannot say goodbye in person but we are still thinking about you all every day. Go to the Gallery page to see some special messages left just for you by your teachers!
Home Learning Tasks Summer Term
Click on the star to access the plan and resources for the week.
When you have made your minibeast habitat, the week commencing 15.6.20, why not send a photograph along with your description of it to Blue Peter? Green badges are awarded for sending a letter, picture or make linked to the environment, conservation or nature so this piece of work could earn you a Green Blue Peter badge.
Once you are a Blue Peter badge holder, you get free entry to over 200 attractions (when they re-open). Badges and cards take about 10 weeks to be processed so take up the challenge soon!
Take a look at the website for information on how to apply for the Green badge and the range of other badges available:
Looking for fun things to do outdoors with nature? Then try the Wildlife Trust 30 day challenge. Do one wild thing a day during the month of June, for your health, well-being or the planet. Go to the web address below to sign up and download your free pack:
While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning and having fun online. Read the parent help sheet below. Then try the listed activities for 5-7 year olds.
It has been lovely to see the work that you have been doing at home on Twitter and through emails you have sent to us. You have been working incredibly hard and we are very proud of you. We miss you all. School is not the same without you!
However, now the Easter Holidays are here! Time for fun and eggciting adventures!
We have put together a list of creative, active and fun activities to keep you busy over the holidays. Look out for the Federation Easter challenge! Why not complete some of your Woodville Champions badges?
For those of you that want to keep going with Maths and English, we have also attached some Easter inspired Maths and English challenges.
Rest, relax and most importantly have fun with your family!
We will update this page weekly with learning tasks for the children to complete at home. We recommend that you plan and prioritise the basics- English and Maths. Children learn better in the morning so focus on these subjects then.
A suggested typical day:
Could also include:
Design & Technology
Try and keep to a similar routine each day and build in regular break times. Physical activity will be more important than ever.
To contact your child's class teacher, use the listed email below. These email addresses are to be used to ask questions about learning activities sent home or set online. Teachers will endeavour to respond during normal school hours. Any other questions should be sent directly to Mrs Smart.
Following the cancellation of our meeting tonight, the Year Two team have videoed the meeting they would have shared with you. These explain the handouts which were sent home this evening and last week through Parent Pay. This information also covers planned homework for Year Two children in the case of the school being closed due to COVID-19.
Please use the links below to support your child's learning at home. All children have their own individual usernames and passwords. These are placed in the front of their Homework log. If you have lost or misplaced this, please ask a member of the Year 2 team.
We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and are eager to show your new teachers how amazing you all are.
P.E. days for Year 2 are...
Yellow Class - Monday
Orange Class - Monday
Purple Class - Thursday
All classes will also have a 2nd P.E. session on a Wednesday
Any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of the Year 2 team.
Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Derby County trip to Pride Park
Year 2s had a lovely day at Pride Park to support their topic 'Can I Be A Sporting Hero?'
Friday 14th September 2018 - Homework & Reading
All children will be bringing home their homework book today. Homework for the federation will be accessed on line this year via Reading Eggs/Eggspress and Mathletics. A guidance to this along with your child's login details is stuck into their homework book. We appreciate not all families have access to the internet therefore Year 2 will run a homework club on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Reading books have also been sent home today, children will no longer earn book worms for their reading at home, but please continue to read at home as this makes a huge difference to a child's progress.
Thursday 6th September 2018 - Talk for Writing
Our Year 2 topic this term is 'Beside the Seaside'. To help launch the topic we have learnt a poem using talk for writing ctions.
We're going to the seaside.mpg
Monday 22nd January 2018 - David the Bee Farmer
Today we had a visitor in Year 2, David the Bee Farmer. He came to talk to us about bees and the life cycle of a bee. It was really interesting, and we all (even the teachers) learnt lots of new facts.
Did you know...
Bees only live for 9-10 weeks, however the Queen bee lives for 3-4 years.
A bee flies up to 15 miles per hour
Up to 50,000 bees live in one hive
A worker bee makes a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime
Why not visit his website to find out more about him
Well done to all the children in year 2 who received their certificates for 100% attendance last half term.
Wednesday 11th October 2017 - The Crystal Maze Maths Day
All the children took part in a Crystal Maze themed maths day. We had human hungry hippos, water challenges, puzzles to work out, money to find and many many more challenges. Once crystals had been collected it all ended with time in the dome to collect golden tickets. It was an awesome maths day!
Interviewing Mr Green
Wednesday 4th October 2017
Year 2 have been for a tour around the school this week. We noticed different things about the school and then thought of questions we could ask someone who knew the school many years ago.
Mr Green kindly agreed to let us interview him. He has worked at our school for 33 years, so knew a lot of information about the school.
We discovered that Purple Class and Orange Class didn't exist over 10 years ago. How strange is that! Also every class had a fire in to keep them warm as there was no central heating.
Year 2 hold a protest
Friday 23rd June 2017 The Year 2s decided to hold a protest to demand they'd had enough of SATs and hard work and wanted to have a festival instead to celebrate the end of all that work. They chanted around the school, 'no more work' and wrote persuasive speeches which Mrs Smart listened to, and eventually gave permission for the festival to go ahead.
Year 2 Meet The Beatles
Monday 12th June 2017 On Monday Year 2 were treated to a musical extravaganza. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, AKA The Beatles, performed all their hits and John took part in a Q & A session.
Dancing Through The Decades
Tuesday 6th June 2017 To launch our new topic 'Was the 60s really groovy baby?' Year 2 spent the day listening and dancing to music across the decades. It was a fun packed day!
Thursday 8th June 2017
On Monday 12th June Year 2 will be taking part in a 60s themed day. Come dressed in your best party clothes and there may even be a surprise!
Monday 5th June 2017
Our school trip to Warwick Castle is fast approaching, if you haven't already, could you please send payment via parent pay before the 16th June. Thank you to those of you who have already paid, all the children are starting to get very excited about our day at the castle.
Deadly 60 fashion show
Friday 26th May 2017 To bring our topic 'what is the deadliest living thing' to an end, the Year 2 classes have been creating their own deadly animal. Thinking about the habitat in which it lived, the teams had to come up with deadly features in which it needed to survive. Then during SATs week they designed and created it, finishing in prowling down the catwalk.
Year 2 Tri Musical Performance
Monday 15th May 2017 We were treated to another tri-musical performance this week.All three Year 2 classes have written a funny story and then put this to music.
Monday 24th April 2017
A letter is being sent home today regards the Year 2 trip to Warwick Castle on Wednesday 28th June. All payments should be made via Parent Pay. Thank you
Year 2 Banquet Day
Wednesday 5th April 2017 Year 2 had a fabulous day going back in time to life in a medieval castle. The knights learnt to fight and joust, the lords and ladies learnt to dance, the minstrels and jesters entertained us, the cooks worked extremely hard and the gong farmers checked the toilets all day! It all ended in a medieval banquet where everyone got to enjoy the cook's hard work.
The Three Little Pigs
Year 2 have been exploring the use of storytelling as a tool for helping them build up a bank of narrative patterns that they can use to help them create their own stories.
Year 2 Tri Musical Performance
6th March 2017 Year 2 treated the rest of the school to a tri-musical performance today. In music lessons with Mrs Haywood they have been writing their own poems and putting these to music which they have written, as well as playing the music on the recorders. It was a real treat for the children and staff and a great opportunity to showcase all their hard work. Well done everybody!