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Year 2

Meet the fabulous Year Two class 2019-2020

Year 2 staff

Teacher/Deputy Head

Mrs R.King

Learning Assistant

Miss K. Hilliyer

Learning Assistant

Mrs M. Thompson


Learning Assistant

Mrs L. Goldsack


Coronavirus (Home Learning)

In the event that school closes please use the following link to access a range of home learning resources.

Home Learning Resources - Websites


NEW WEEK COMMENCING 20th April - click on the link below to access lessons and timetable


Click the link here for new Government home learning websites:



Teachers will send home learning packs home containing work for the initial closure period.  Should the closure continue, then please access the home learning tasks below to support continued home learning.

Maths summer term lessons

Please click on the link below to help support your child with maths learning at home.


Welcome to Thinkuknow- Online Safety Learning

Click the link to access activities about online safety and supporting parents at home.


New Science Learning- click on the link below:-


NEW Mental Health and Well-being resources - see the home learning page and the link below

New resource to support mental health and well-being with your child

wk 1 You will find the first week’s resources available via ShareFile https://barnardosuk.sharefile.eu/d-s4d9883f0b9d44afb

Home Learning Weekly Tasks

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Part Two Weekly Home Learning Tasks - From Monday 1st June 

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Downloadable Files to support learning - summer 1

 knowledge mat - geography.pdfDownload
 knowledge mat - science.pdfDownload
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About the class...

Year 2 - Mrs R King 
Learning Assistants - Miss K. Hilliyer, Mrs Goldsack, Mrs Thompson and Miss Cunningham

Year 2 is a warm and welcoming classroom where lots of exciting learning takes place. We believe that children learn best when they are having lots of fun!

Therefore all of the lessons are interactive, exciting and engaging.

Throughout Year 2, the children continue to develop their own independence.

They are given lots of responsibilities and they challenge themselves to achieve their full potential! With support from teachers and family at home, the children work hard on their goals.

All individuals

Each child enters Year 2 at a different stage. Therefore we treat every child as an idividual and plan to cater for their individual needs.

We understand that every child learns in a different way and has different interests and it is our aim to adapt our teaching to suit the children.

We encourage their independence throughout, allowing them to take ownership of their learning and achievements and to understand how to solve problems on their own.

What do we learn?

We have daily maths and English/SPAG lessons.  Our English work links to a whole class text such as 'The dinosaur diary' and 'Who was Rosa Parks?'  We produce some fabulous writing linked to our text.  We have reading lessons to help us work on year group reading objectives.  We love finding evidence in reading to prove our points!  We have daily opportunities to read across the curriculum.  Staff will make comments in our reading records and support us with changing our books.   We learn to read then read to learn!

We teach most areas of the curriculum through the challenge curriculum where the different areas of the curriculum are linked through a common theme for example ‘Who was Rosa Parks?' (History), or ‘What do plants need to grow and survive?' (Science).  

Important things to remember: -

  • We have PE every Monday and Friday– please ensure that your full PE kits are in school for these sessions.
  • Homework is set on a Friday and is due back on the following Tuesday – please ensure you bring it back on time.
  • Reading books are changed as soon as the children have finished a book - we don't wait! - Please ensure your child brings their reading book every day as they start each day with quiet reading. If there are any issues please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Spellings are provided every Monday and tested the following Friday - please ensure your child learns these spellings at home.  We recommend little and often.

Take a look at our learning so far this year 2019-2020

Liverpool World Museum

Year Two went on their first trip this year to the World Museum in Liverpool, to enhance our history topic ‘Dinosaurs’ and our science topic ‘habitats’.  This forms part of our wonderful curriculum enrichment offer at Ashurst, bringing learning to life!  During our visit, we had a workshop called ‘What’s that dinosaur?’  With a bit of help, we could identify and name the key anatomical features. By looking at similarities and differences we discovered how animals can be grouped together or classified, including grouping animals according to diet, behaviour or physical features.  We even got to feel some fossils and some dinosaur poo!  What a brilliant day we had!

Finding 'pulse' with the glockenspiels!

Book Bus Visit to Ashurst

Another visit from the Book Bus today had us very excited!  We were thrilled to see the shelves stacked with our favourite authors and titles.   Enjoy your new books everybody and be sure to make some recommendations to each other!

Maths games - place value

We love playing games on the ipad to help secure our mathematical fluency.  Go to  www.topmarks.co.uk  and give it a try! 

Working in science with University of Manchester

What a brilliant electrical engineering workshop with a real visiting scientist! With a little help, we explored electrical engineering by making our own electrical circuits.  Things really lit up in Year Two today!  We definitely have some future bright sparks in the world of engineering.