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Year 2 – Sycamore & Willow

Welcome to Sycamore and Willow!

Year 2


Mrs Burge, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Carlisle and Miss Marks 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.  We are now an Academy within the Transform Trust.  Their values of Togetherness, Respect, Ambition and Adventure, Nurturing, Strength, Fun, Original, Resilience and Motivation are also incorporated into the daily life of the school.


Our Autumn Term topic is 'The Great Fire of London'. We will be studying the events of the Great Fire of London and doing an in-depth study of Samuel Pepys and his role in documenting the fire.  We will be baking during the second half of term and we will be asking for some volunteers to come in and help us, so please keep an eye out for a letter if you would like to help.  In Art we will be studying and trialling different styles of painting, including ICT, to create fire pictures.  We will be studying materials in Science.  We will be discussing how objects can be made from different materials and how some are more suitable than others for a specific purpose.


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 caterpillars/astronauts for this and we give them out on a daily basis - they can soon mount up!


We are always looking for extra people to help out in class so please let us know if you have some spare time and are interested in doing this.  You can visit here and explore exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
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Have you seen the Childrens’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Easter Bonnet Parade will be on Tuesday 2nd April - Watch this space for the winning entries.

Multicultural Day - Australia

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2 Willow Reading Challenge

2 Willow Reading Challenge 1
2 Willow Reading Challenge 2
2 Willow Reading Challenge 3

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!  2 Sycamore have caterpillars to collect for the same challenge... 2 Sycamore are often challenging 2 Willow to a read off when the extra playtime is almost won!


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

Year 2 have filled several spaceships/sunflowers and won lots of extra playtime.   We are so proud of our classes 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 Year 2 we will give the rest of the school a run for their money on the amount of reads in a half-term!!

Thank you to the parents for their continued support...COME ON KIDS WE CAN WIN THIS BEAN BAG! surprise

P.E. Adventures - Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching - Pictures coming soon.

Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS

Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS 1
Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS 2
Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS 3
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Year 2 celebrated Black History month - ROSA PARKS 5
Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Spring Term 2018-19....


Current Term:

  • Spring 2019 (to 18.01.19) - 97.2%
  • Top Class - 5 Maple - 99.7% - 2nd - R Holly 99.0%
  • 3rd - 4 Poplar - 98.4% -

Previous Term:

  • Autumn 2018-19 - 97.1% (Top Class = 5 Maple 98.2%)
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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%

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