Year Two

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage. We will use this page to keep you informed about events and learning in Year 2!

  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 10/12/19

    On Tuesday 3 December, 7 children from Year 2 took part in a football festival at Chessington School. The children played against 5 different schools and all tried really hard, despite the cold weather! All the children really enjoyed themselves and were great representatives for Burlington. Thank you to any parents and carers who came to support and well done to all the boys!

  • Saturn Class Assembly

    date posted: 02/12/19

    Thank you to all Saturn parents and carers who attended the class assembly on Friday 29 November. The children gave a brilliant performance, we are so proud of them.

    Here is some of the feedback we received: 

    "It is always lovely to see the whole class together and enjoying themselves, and having the opportunity to see their work."

    "It was great that all the children got lines.  Nice to know all the activities they have been doing in class - lots of new things learnt.  Really enjoyed it."

    "I loved all their lovely costumes.  They all understood the topic really well and said their lines clearly.  A fab assembly!  Well done Saturn!"

    "The children did very well in their performance in assembly  and I really liked reading my child's 'Diary of the Great Fire of London' back in class."

  • October 2019

    date posted: 05/11/19

    We had a fantastic trip to a local allotment and found out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.  We were really amazed at the height of the sweetcorn!

    We also visited the Wetland Centre to discover the invertebrates that live in land micro habitats. 

    Following this trip, we designed and built bug hotels on our DT Day and made bird pud to hang in the orchard and in the Rainbow Garden.

    We ended this half term with Poetry Week and enjoyed our poetry workshop and reading and reciting different poems.  We are all feeling very proud of our ‘Animal Voices’ poems which we wrote this week in class.

    In maths we have been recapping how many tens and how many ones are in a number.  We have used this to help us with our addition and subtraction – we had fun practising empty number lines outside using skipping ropes and chalk!

    Thank you again for all your support at home.  It was great to speak to so many of you at Parents Consultations about how your child has settled into Year 2.  Also thank you for your generous donations on ‘Wear It Pink’ day and items for the Kingston Foodbank which were collected for our Harvest Assembly. 

    Our topic next half term is The Great Fire of London.  Please see the Y2 Newsletter to find out what your child will be learning and also to take a note of the important dates. 

    Year 2 Autumn 2 Term Newsletter

    We hope you all have a lovely half term holiday.  

     

  • Y2 DT Day

    date posted: 16/10/19

    Year 2 had a really fun and successful DT day on Tuesday 15 October. The children learnt many new skills, including sawing and hammering which helped them to build their bug hotels. Many thanks to the parents who helped out in class and for all the resources provided. 

    Here is some feedback from the parents: 

    'Lovely follow on from the Wetland Centre trip and nice that the children can learn new skills. Great for parents to get involved and see what the children are learning in class.' 
    'Great opportunity for the children to learn new skills and be active with it. Lovely opportunity for parents to come into school and see what the children are doing.'
    'Great morning! It’s my first time coming into the class since my daughter had started Year 2. It’s nice to see what the children are doing.'
     

    Here is some feedback from the children: 

    'I’ve never actually done this before and it’s really exciting.'
    'I’ve done sawing at home but not at school. It’s really fun.'
    'We never saw a hammer at school but it’s really, really good fun.'
    'I Like that Daddy is here and I get to saw with him.'
    'I really like the sawing because I never done it before and it’s really fun.'
    'I like doing the hammering with the nails at school because it’s really fun and we never get to do it at school.'

     

  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 01/10/19

    On Tuesday 1 October, 7 children from Year 2 represented the school and took part in the first football festival of the year at Goals in New Malden, luckily avoiding the rain! The team played fantastically, taking part in four games and winning all of them. They started strong against Maple Infants with a final score of 6 nil, then played Green Lane winning 3 nil, continuing their winning streak they played Our Lady Immaculate with a final score of 6 nil and finally played against Lovelace winning 4 nil. Congratulations to Olisa, Rachel, Emma, Aanandh, Eden, Leo and Oscar for a fantastic result so early on in the year!

  • First few weeks in Year 2

    date posted: 01/10/19

    Welcome to Year 2! It was great to see so many of you at our Welcome Meeting.

    The children are settling well and are quickly learning their new routines. Many thanks for your support at home with your child's learning, especially with their spellings, reading, science and maths homework. The children are enjoying reading with you at our weekly reading mornings.​

    It has been a busy start to the first term! We have enjoyed the book 'The Rainbow Fish' and we are re-writing the story by changing the characters and the setting. In maths we have been developing our place value and number bonds knowledge.

    We are looking forward to our exciting trips to a local allotment and to The Wetland Centre. DT Day will be on Tuesday 15th October - please let your class teacher know if you are available to help on this day. This is a great day for the children and they love using the hammers and saws!

  • Welcome to Year 2

    date posted: 17/09/19

    Welcome to all children starting Year 2 this September.  Below is a presentation for parents that helps explain what to expect in Year 2.  We've also included some useful handouts.

    Welcome to Year 2 Presentation

    Common Exception Words Handout

    Reading Questions Handout