Year 2

Welcome to Year 2’s class page…

Welcome to Year 2’s class page. Come and take a look at what we have been up to this year …

A very warm welcome from myself, Miss Harrison. This year I will be teaching Year 2, I love being part of The Willows family. This year we are very lucky in class. We are supported by Miss Bird every day. Mrs Heaney in the afternoons and Mrs Hayes Tuesday and Wednesday mornings! We have lots of adults in class to support us with our learning.

On a Wednesday we are very lucky, in the morning Miss Mallinson teaches us music for 40 minutes and in the afternoon Mrs Barnett teaches us Art and R.E! We love learning all about R.E with Mrs Barnett.

Year 2 is a really important year, it is the last year of the infants! We work really hard as a team to ensure the children have a fun, creative and engaging curriculum while preparing them for transition into the Juniors.

This term’s Stars!

Each Friday we have a star award assembly in the morning. This is a very special assembly where Miss Harrison tells us how amazing one of our friends has been this week – our grown ups are even allowed to come! Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.

Things to know about…

Year 2 is a very important year for the children! We have a full timetable and lots to fit in but we make sure we have fun along the way.

With all the work we are doing in class, we will get homework too…

Reading – We are expected to read to an adult every night and have what we read recorded in our Reading Diaries. We should be reading a minimum of 3 pages each evening. In Year 2 we have decided that we must read our reading book 3 times before it is changed. This is to help with our comprehension skills.

Spellings – We’ll also be given spellings to learn. These will be given to us on a Friday and are stuck into our reading diaries. They should be learnt during the week. We often have a fun quiz on a Friday to see what we can remember!

Homework – Miss Harrison will give us homework to do each week. This will be set on a Friday on Seesaw and is due back the following Friday by 8.30am. We’ll be given either English and / or Maths to do and it’ll be similar to the work we have been doing in class.

Times Tables – In class we are working hard to improve our times tables knowledge. Each week, on a Friday a set of times tables will be stuck into the children’s diaries. These are to be learnt throughout the week. The children will take part in a fun quiz the following Friday to see what they can remember! It is nothing to worry about and ends up being great fun!

Year 2’s Latest News


World Book Day 2023

Year 2 have had a fantastic World Book Day! We started the day taking part in a book swap where we all got to select a new book to take home. Our focus today has been around a story book called 'Greedy Zebra'. We have spent lots of time looking at the meaning of the...

Kandinsky inspired Art Work

This half term we have been learning all about the Russian artist Kandinsky. This week we have began creating our own abstract piece of artwork. We are using lots of contrasting colours and similar skills to Kandinsky. 

Alien Frog Invasion!

Year 2 were very shocked when they arrived at school to find an Alien Frog Spaceship had crash landed into class! Unfortunately the CCTV cut out shortly after the Space craft crashed through the classroom window. Now it is our job to decide what happened and write a...

Father Christmas Visit!

Yesterday afternoon Year 2 could hear Reindeer bells ringing! A few moments later we were lucky enough to be visited by Father Christmas. We all got to spend a little bit of time with him, talking to him about Christmas! We were very excited to receive a gift as he...

Food Technology

This half term in Design and Technology Year 2 have been learning all about food. We have learnt the different food groups as well as how to be hygienic and how to select the correct tools when working with certain foods. Year 5 kindly helped with our Food Technology,...

Clay Christmas Decorations

Year 2 have been working hard moulding clay into a certain shape. We have had to roll, use pressure to flatten and pinch the clay to form the correct shape! We then placed a candle into the middle of our clay. We are in the process of making a beautiful Christmas...

Christmas Lunch!

We were very lucky to have had a Christmas Dinner at school! We listened to Christmas music and even got Christmas Crackers. We wore the Elf hats we have been making in class for our 'Elf Workshops' into the hall for our dinner too! It was very yummy.


Some of us have been lucky enough to bake this afternoon! Miss Higginson spent some time baking with the children who won our class table points today! They look super yummy.

Elf Worshop!

Our topic in English is Instructions. This week we took part in an 'Elf Workshop'. We have been learning how to be elves and how to wrap presents! We are going to send some instructions to Father Christmas and his Elves to help them in the lead up to Christmas!

Seasons Calendar Art

This morning we have spent some time discussing the different seasons and what happens during each season! We discussed Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We then spent some time doing Art and making a seasons calendar for 2023! Our grown ups will be so impressed with...

Advent Promises

In class we have been learning all about Advent, we have spent some time making Advent Wreaths and discussing the importance of each Advent candle. This week we attended a whole school advent liturgy. From the liturgy we have made our own Advent promises and hung...

Outdoor learning day

Year 2 enjoyed taking part in 'Outdoor learning day'. In the morning we spent lots of time at Forest School learning how to make sparks and making popcorn on the fire! In the afternoon we voted to make our own bug hotels to encourage nature and wildlife to come to our...

Year 2 Glow Dodge Ball

Year 2 were very excited to take part in a Glow Dodge Ball Competition! We got to wear glow in the dark clothing and paint and spend some time in the hall playing dodge ball in our house teams! This was a whole school competition and we loved taking part.

Year 2 Drawing

Year 2 Drawing

We have loved learning new skills in art with Mrs Barnett this term. Our topic was drawing. We read the story of 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. We talked about and explored ways of showing different textures and used different marks with paint...

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

Golden Mile Spring Competition Winners!

At The Willows, we try to provide lots of opportunities for our children to be active and achieve the recommended 1 hour of physical activity every day - one way we achieve this is by running in our Golden Mile competition. After 8 long weeks of running during active...

Year 2 – Writing instructions and making milkshakes

Year 2 – Writing instructions and making milkshakes

This week Year 2 have been writing instructions using time connectives. They have been writing instructions for how to draw a dog and how to make a milkshake. Today the children made their milkshake following instructions from their partners. I have been so impressed...

Year 2 – Forest School

Year 2 – Forest School

Our first topic in English was to write a letter to The Big Bad Wolf as one of The Three Little Pigs. When we had finished our work we went down to Forest School and built the stick house from The Three Little Pigs! We tried to stop this from being blown down. While...

Year 2 – Prayer & Liturgy

Year 2 – Prayer & Liturgy

In Year 2 we get to plan and deliver our own child led Prayer and Liturgy sessions. Each week a small group of us go into the Prayer Area and plan each aspect of the prayer and liturgy. Later that day we deliver this to the class with support from Miss Harrison. 

Year 2 – Our R.E.

Year 2 – Our R.E.

This half term in RE we have been lucky enough to go over to Church with Miss Harrison and Mrs Barnett to do some learning. We got the entire Church to ourselves and enjoyed asking lots of questions, explored the stained class windows and even learnt how to genuflect...

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

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