Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Year 2 Spring 2 Timetable

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 Handa’s Surprise. This is a great story that we will basing our writing on and happens to be set in a Kenyan village.


For the first few days after half term we will be continuing to look at using money and working out how much we’ve got. You could help at home by playing shops and counting with different money and finding change. When we have finished money we will move on to fractions. This is an area a lot of children struggle with. We will look at finding fractions fractions of shapes and quantities. We will look at 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 1/3 ad 2/3.


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


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 16.2.18: Over half term we would like the children to find out some information about Kenya. This information can be presented back any way they want. It could be a picture, some writing or even a model.

News & Updates

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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in RE we have been learning about religious festivals. This week we learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. This is a week long festival celebrated by Jewish people and is used as a celebration of the fruit harvest. During the festival the Jewish people make a shelter called...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
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Super Slimy Monday

In English today we made some orange, glittery, gooey slime. It was brilliant and we had a lot of fun getting a little bit gooey. To make the slime we used some hair conditioner, food colouring, glitter and cornflour. First of all we squirted the conditioner into a cup and added...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
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Where We Live

To finish off our local area topic from Autumn term we created our own village. We thought carefully about what we want in our village. Following lots of discussion about the amenities should go. We created all of the different amenities we needed and created an amazing display.
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Beauty and the Beast Cinema Trip

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were all very excited to go on their Cinema Trip to see Beauty and the Beast on Friday, 10th November. The children behaved impeccably on their long walk to the cinema and enjoyed their drinks and snacks as they watched the film.  The walk back seemed...
Posted On 12 Nov 2017
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