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Year 2

Welcome to year 2! 



Picture 1 Mrs Thomas Target Teacher and Assistant Head
Picture 2 Mrs Priddy Class 6
Picture 3 Mrs Black Class 5
Picture 4 Miss Dobson Teaching Assistant
Picture 5 Mrs Ringrose Teaching Assistant

Things to remember...

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Thursday

Tuesday 21st January - Reading Parents Workshop


Take a look at our plans for the year 2019-2020 below

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Knowledge Organiser

Mission to the Moon Knowledge Organiser

Children in Need

For Children in Need this year we joining Joe Wicks for his 'Big morning move'. Everyone in year 2 kept up with his incredibly fast work out and tried their best. It wasn't easy and there were a lot of red faces by the end! We also raised money by coming to school in our sporty clothes which the children really enjoyed.

Mission to the moon

For our topic launch 'wow day' we watched the 1969 moon landings and then created our own rockets. Year 2 were brilliant at following careful instructions to make their colourful rockets and everyone was very proud of their finished creations. 

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Mission to the Moon!

Our new topic is called Mission to the Moon! We are looking forward to finding out about what a human needs to survive on the moon, learning about famous astronauts and designing and making our own space buggies during Design and Technology lessons. We will be having a space buggy gallery once we have made them so that we can share them with our parents, carers and siblings.  

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Homework showcase

We were blown away by the brilliant homework projects that year 2 made for our lighthouse keeper topic. As we wanted all of the children to see the projects we set up an exhibition for year 2 in the hall. Mrs Shaw came along too so she could see the incredible projects and she was so impressed! Here are some photos below.

Keeping Healthy


As part of our topic work, we have been learning about how to keep ourselves healthy, including finding out about the importance of exercise, hygiene and eating the right amounts of different food. In science we tested different foods from Mr Grinling's lunch to see if they would show as having fat. Have a look at our pictures below. 

Maths Parent Workshop


On Tuesday 8th October we had our Year 2 Maths Parents Workshop. Lots of adults joined us to spend the morning learning alongside their children. We learnt about place value and how to use pictorial representations to help us complete addition sums. We had a great morning and hope all the adults enjoyed it as much as the children and staff did. 

Flying high at 50

To celebrate Old Basford turning 50 we made kites for our 'flying high at 50' theme.

The children designed, built and tested their own kites and we were really impressed with their problem solving skills, especially if something needed a repair!

Take a look at our photos below.


We had lots of fun decorating our own biscuits for Mr Grinling's lunchbox and the best bit was eating them at the end of the lesson! We have written step by step instructions to explain how we did it. 

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Wow Day

On Friday 6th September we had our first Wow Day and what a brilliant day it was! The children had to piece together lots of clues to help them predict what our first topic was and had lots of fun making seagulls and a collaborative collage for our topic displays.

First week in school

Wow! What a brilliant first week we have had in year 2. We have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and we have been so impressed by the children's fantastic behaviour and attitude to learning.

In our lessons we have created 'about me' rainbow clouds that you can see up on display in the classrooms. We have also enjoyed playing some games, making art work and decorating our class rules as well as acting out our PROUD rules in freeze frames.