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Year 2 – Sycamore & Willow

Welcome to Sycamore and Willow!

Year 2


Mrs Moss, Mrs Burge, Mrs Carlisle, Mrs Niwaz , Mrs Ellis and Mrs Cooper warmly welcome to you Year Two. In Year 2 our Curriculum Values, as well as the British Values, are evident in everything we do. Wherever possible we integrate resilience, pride, collaboration, exploration, creativity and innovation into our learning.


Our topic this term is 'Victorians'. Very soon, the children will be taking part in a visit to Beaumanor Hall where we will dress up as Victorian children and teachers for the day. We will be pretending to be servants, experiencing an old fashioned school lesson and taking a tour of the grand house.  In preparation for this, we have been learning about some Victorian playground games. There are some photos of us playing some Victorian games that you might (or might not!) recognise... hopscotch, Tom's Tiddlers, Oranges and Lemons, Skipping and Tag. 


We hope that you find some motivating homework on our Homework Menu and we look forward to sharing it with the class at the end of each half-term.  It can be found in the Homework books or on here.  Children will read in school every week so please ensure they have their reading book and diary with them everyday. We please ask that you continue your good work in supporting us, by reading together at home regularly.  The children love to receive house points/astronauts for this and we give them out on a daily/weekly basis - they can soon mount up!


Well done to Two Willow class for winning the Read at Home Competition for the second half of the Autumn Term. 15 minutes extra play will be heading your way!  


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2 Sycamore Playing Victorian Playground Games

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2 Willow Reading Challenge

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2 Willow won the whole school read at home competition for the second half of the Autumn term.  The aim of our lovely, motivating display is to encourage all the children to read every day at home to a grown up!

There is a sliding scale of rewards. 15 readers = 1 astronaut

                                                         20 readers = 2 astronauts

                                                         25 readers = 3 astronauts

                                                         30 readers = 4 astronauts

Once the rocket is filled then the children can have 5 minutes extra playtime...


Come on 2 Willow you can do this again!


Mrs Carlisle is very proud of the improvement so far...keep going!

2 Willow have filled 2 spaceships so far this half-term and whizzing for their 3rd! I am so proud of my class for the amount of reading they are doing at home, this is really showing in our group reading lessons and how they answer questions. Most children are reading 4 times a week - lots are reading every day, (sometimes 2 or 3 times a day!!) Keep it up 2 Willow we will give Year 6 a run for their money on the amount of reads in a half-term!!

P.E. Adventures

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2 Willow enjoying a Great Fire of London drama workshop with 'Partake'.

2 Sycamore enjoying the Great Fire of London drama workshop with 'Partake'.



YEAR 2 Samuel Pepys

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Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS

World Book Day 2017 - sharing their favourite books with Year 5

Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Spring Term 2018... .


This week:

  • Best Class, Autumn Term, 4 Bonsai - 97.6%
  • Runners up - 6 Beech
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Previous week:

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Overall: 96.5% Year To Date

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