Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teachers are Miss Gwilliam and Mrs Thompson.

Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Forth and Mrs Wollacott.

Please check this web page for regular updates on exciting things happening in Year 2.

Our topic for the second half of the Summer term is all about Christopher Columbus and his explorations. We will be learning about the life of Christopher Columbus, and his dream to travel West across the Atlantic Ocean in order to reach China and India. We will consider what life was like on the three ships for the sailors, and we will locate the different countries Christopher Columbus came into contact with.  We will hopefully conclude the topic with Design and Technology, by designing and making our own ships.

 

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Please take a look at out topic map for the spring term

Spring 2 Topic Map –

Our Past Topic Maps

Autumn 1 topic map

Spring 1 Topic Map

Homework

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.

News & Updates

Year 2 Forest School

Year 2 have enjoyed some great outdoor learning at Forest School. We have enjoyed spending time with our friends around the camp fire, eating biscuits and drinking hot chocolate, playing hide and seek, constructing dens and building stronger friendships.

Year 2 Queen’s Coronation Street Party

In Year 2, we have been learning about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2nd. We have explored the life of Queen Elizabeth, exploring her childhood, family, homes and duties. To finish our short topic, we set up a WOW event, where we invited the parents to come to our coronation...

Year 2 Glamba 2RG

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.

Year 2 Glamba 2JT

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.

Year 2 WANTED: The Perfect Pet

Year 2 have been reading WANTED: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton in English and Guided Reading. We reached the part of the story where a duck has seen an wanted advert in the newspaper for the perfect pet (also know as a dog). However the duck is not a dog, and wants to become...

Year 2 Junk Modelling

After experimenting and learning about different materials in Science, we brought in lots of different materials from home. With these different materials, we created different models and creations. They all look brilliant!

Year 2 Make a Cup and Ball Game!

We spent one of our topic lessons learning about the types of toys children played with during Victorian times. We learnt that rich children played with toys made out of wood and china, and that children from poorer families played with homemade toys. We spent the lesson sorting...

2RG Victorian School Day

We had a brilliant day experiencing what life was like for children during Victorian times. We spent the morning looking at various different Victorian artefacts and making our own Victorian scrapbooks. Our classroom was turned into a Victorian classroom and we got to experience...