Holywell Primary and Nursery School


Welcome to year 2!

For the second Spring half term 2JE will be doing forest schools on a Wednesday afternoon. Please can you ensure that your child has warm outdoor clothes as we will be out in all types of weather.

Our Spring 2 topic is going to be looking at Kenya. We are going to look at how life might be different in Kenya compared to our own lives. We are going to look at the animals that live in the country and what it might be like going to school there. We are going to also look at people’s initial ideas about Kenya before they know anything about the place.


Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at writing an advert. We will be designing our own sweet/invention and then writing an exciting advert to try and sell out sweets.


For the next two weeks we are going to be looking at 2d shapes. We are starting off with sorting different 2d shapes and identifying the different properties of 2d shapes. We will move on to talking about lines of symmetry and identifying them in a 2d shape.


Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. This year we will be testing spellings based on the spelling appendices found in the National Curriculum for year 2. A copy of the most recent spellings can be found beneath. Please help your child to learn these spellings. It would be great if your child could find any other words that follow the weeks focus. We will also go through the spellings during lesson times.

Spring Week 1 -ing endings

Spring Week 2 -er -ed -est endings

Spring Week 3 u sound spelt with o

Spring Week 4 ee sound spelt with ey

Spring week 5 – o sound spelt with an a

Spring week 6 – Common Exception

Spring week 7 – sh sound spelt with an s

Spring week 8 -suffixes

Spring week 9 – numbers 11 – 20

Spring week 10 – numbers 21-100

Spring week 11 – Revision


Each week your child will be getting homework. The homework will be handed out on a Friday and is expected back in on the following Wednesday. Each week the homework will consist of work from either a maths or English workbook. The homework will be one or two pages from the book. As well as this we would like you to spend time reading with your child and doing some maths. The maths could consist of learning times tables (expectations by the end of year 2 is for your child to know 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables) or counting forwards and backwards below 100 in different sized steps starting from different places.

Homework 23.3.18: This week the homework will be from the maths mental workout pages 13 and 14.

News & Updates

Glamba Yr 2

We enjoyed a great visit from Nick from Glamba. He came into school and taught us about African drumming and a simple rhythm that we could follow and copy. We all had a lot of fun using the different drums. Video 1 children drumming Video 2 children drumming
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
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2JE Forest School Week 1

This week we enjoyed our first week of Forest School. We all got kitted up ready to enjoy the outside. Today our main focus was building dens and shelters for our miniature African animals. We had to think hard of a place for the den to be to start with so that it wasn’t...
Posted On 07 Mar 2018
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Year 2 Cricket

Over the next few weeks we are very lucky in year 2 to have a specialist cricket coach come in and teach us some cricket skills. This week we focused on catching. The children were really keen and concentrated hard on trying to watch and catch the ball.
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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Year 2 World Book Day

Thank you to all of the children from Year 2 for their amazing costumes. They looked brilliant today.
Posted On 01 Mar 2018
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Year 2 – Materials

To finish off our topic about materials the children looked at how we could reuse materials to make something new. The children were extremely creative with their ideas. They made a variety of things including: robots, rockets, animals and many other things as well. The children...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018
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2JT Forest School

We have had some great fun down at Forest School over the half term! Here are some pictures from our camp fire and adventures in the stream. 
Posted On 16 Feb 2018
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Victorian Cup and Ball

To finish off our Victorian topic we have looked at making a Victorian toy. It was really good fun. We had a lot of fun playing with them afterwards.
Posted On 07 Feb 2018
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Reindeer Food

On Tuesday 5th December we had fun making some Reindeer Food. We used a variety of ingredients and equipment to help. The children used the experience to create a set of instructions that any other children could follow to make their own Reindeer food.    
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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