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 - Christmas Performance Costume

    date posted: 26/11/20
    Dear Year 2 Parents 

    On Wednesday 9 December, we will be recording each Year 2 class for their Christmas Performance. We would like all children to come to school wearing a Christmas/Festive/bright jumper and gloves, hat and scarf.

    If possible, please could you send in 1 piece of tinsel that we can decorate their outfits with.

    The children will be recording their performance outside so please ensure they are wearing a couple of layers underneath their jumper.

    Many thanks, Year 2 team

  • Christmas Concerts - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 18/11/20

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    Sadly, due to current Covid restrictions, we will be unable to invite parents and carers into school for the Christmas concerts. This is always a really happy and festive time and we will really miss welcoming you all.

    The children will still take part in an alternative Christmas concert in their class bubbles which will be filmed outside and the video will be posted on Tapestry and Google Classroom for parents to watch. We know that it will not be the same as in previous years but we will do all that we can to make it a fun and festive experience for the children. Due to current guidelines there will be less singing and instead the children will be showcasing the musical skills they have learnt in the autumn term using a range of percussion instruments, body percussion and movement to music.

    All children will be taking part in the Christmas concerts. If you do not want your child to be visible in the video, please inform the school office immediately and we will arrange for your child to be placed out of view of the camera.

    Please can we take this opportunity to remind you that the videos are solely for parents viewing and must not be shared on any social media sites. 

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • Home Learning for Children Isolating - Years 1 and 2

    date posted: 09/11/20

    If and when your child is unable to attend school during this COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared a letter outlining the various resources you can use to support their home learning whilst they are at home, and well enough to do so.

    Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) Home Learning Guide

    Our tiered approach to blended learning depending on the circumstances of isolation is outlined below.

    Blended Learning Tiered Approach

  • Year 2 - this half term's newsletter

    date posted: 04/11/20

    Here is the Autumn 2 term newsletter for Year 2:

    Year 2 Autumn 2 Term Newsletter

  • Year 2 update on Autumn 1

    date posted: 26/10/20

    What a busy half term it has been!  We were so pleased to welcome the children back after the summer and have been really happy with how they have settled and how hard they have been working.

    The children enjoyed designing their happiness bags and bringing in things from home to keep in them.  It was helpful to share our experiences of lockdown and put them into a time capsule which has now been buried on the school grounds.

    Highlights of this half term include making the Bug Hotels, making bird pud, Poetry Week and our Savannah art work. 

    The children particularly enjoyed their poetry week which included writing and reciting their own poems.  These have been shared on Tapestry for you all to see!

    It was great to finally talk to you at our first virtual Parents Consultations.  We are missing being able to speak to parents at the door.  Please do use Tapestry to ask us any questions or to share your child’s learning at home with us.

    Next half term our topic is the Great Fire of London.  You will receive the Autumn 2 newsletter during the first week back which will let you know about all the fun learning your child will be taking part in.  Please also remember that next half term your child will be taking the Phonics Screening Check which was cancelled in June 2020.  The results will be shared with you in the Spring term.

    Thank you for all your support.  We hope you have a lovely half term.​

  • Live Marking Method in Year 1 & 2

    date posted: 19/10/20
    Dear Parents / Carers, 

    Please read the attached letter which explains the live marking methods teachers are using in class throughout Years 1 & 2. 

    Live Marking Method KS1

    Best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Picture News on Tapestry

    date posted: 09/10/20

    Every week children will be asked to take part in ‘Picture News’ optional homework. ‘Picture News’ highlights current real life topics in a child friendly way. It gives children opportunities to develop learning through news stories that will hopefully inspire them. 

    A story will be shared every Friday on Tapestry with the children along with thought provoking questions to discuss at home. These stories will link to British values and will support children’s personal development. Post your answers in the comments box on Tapestry. 

    We hope ‘Picture News’ will give children the opportunity to learn about the world and develop respect for other people’s beliefs, feelings and faiths. We also hope children enjoy the opportunity to discuss their thoughts with their families.   

  • Online music resource for Years 1 & 2

    date posted: 30/09/20

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    Please find attached a letter from our music teacher Mrs Williamson regarding a new online music resource available to children in year 1 & 2. 

    Online Music Resource for Years 1 & 2

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Welcome to our Year 2 page

    date posted: 23/09/20

    We hope that you have found the newsletter and presentation helpful.

    The children have settled well and are enjoying being back at school.  We have been very lucky with the weather and we have been able to have many lessons outside.

    Our topic this half term is ‘Happy Homes’.  In this topic we will be learning about different habitats and the animals that live there.  The children have questions that they would like to find out the answers to and time will be given in class for them to carry out their research.

    In art we have been exploring colour mixing and we made beautiful Savannah sunset pictures.  We are looking forward to taking part in a whole school art project.  Soon we will have our exciting DT Day when we will make our own Bug Hotels.

    In maths we have been learning about numbers.  We have been making numbers using a range of resources, placing numbers on number lines and comparing numbers.

    We have been reading the story The Rainbow Fish and taking part in lots of acting!  We will be changing the setting and main characters and re-writing the story.

    We are having lots of fun in our music lessons with Mrs Williamson using body percussion and practising rhythm. Each class will have a half term to play the chime bars and this half term will be Mercury.

    If you have any questions, please e-mail the office and we will respond as quickly as we can.  If you have not already done so, please sign the Tapestry Online User Agreement to activate your child’s account. Thank you for your continued support.

  • Welcome to Year 2

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Normally at this time of year, we invite parents in to hear more about Year 2, what the children will do and learn across the year.  Given the current pandemic, that isn't possible unfortunately so we've recorded a video to share the slides with you.

    Introduction to Year 2 - video for parents

  • Tapestry - how to access and use

    date posted: 16/09/20

    At Burlington Infant and Nursery School, we use Tapestry to record the children's learning.  To help you learn how to set Tapestry up and use it, we've created a short video.

    Tapestry 'how to' video for parents

    To view the slides from the presentation, you can view them here:

    Tapestry 'how to' powerpoint presentation

    If you have any questions, please ask your class teacher or send an email to the school office on admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

  • Tapestry Learning Journal for Years 1 and 2 - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    We are delighted to inform you that we are continuing your child’s learning journey of Tapestry into Year 1 and Year 2 this year. Please read the attached letter and return the consent slip.

    Tapestry Agreement Letter for Years 1 and 2

    If you are able to email the consent slip that would be preferable. Please send it to admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Year 2 Autumn 1 Term Newsletter

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Please see below for the curriculum newsletter for this half term:

    Year 2 Autumn 1 Term Newsletter

  • Recovery Curriculum - Autumn term

    date posted: 09/09/20

    We recognise a return to school for some children may prove to be challenging after being away from school for so long. We have been working on a curriculum, called a ‘recovery’ curriculum that will support this transition back into school across the coming months.  Please click through to our Curriculum web page to read more about this.

    Curriculum web page