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Year 2 – Sycamore & Willow

Welcome to the Year 2 Team

Sycamore & Willow 


Mrs Cooper, Mrs Garrett and Mrs Mason warmly welcome you to Year Two.

This term Year Two's topic is 'A Clean Green World'. We have lots of exciting, engaging  and creative learning opportunities planned for the Spring term ahead whether this may be delivered in school or remotely due to the current National Lockdown.




This term our learning drivers are: how can we take care of our environment, how can we show an interest in our environment and how can our actions have a positive and negative impact upon the world we live in.





We will explore these drivers in more depth by learning through:

-Stories: The Tin Forest and One Plastic Bag. The effects on the habitats where people have discarded their rubbish.

- Geography skills- Places in the world, physical and human features, comparing Nottingham to Gambia

- Science- Living things and their habitats, materials and reusing for another purpose.

-DT- Making recycled items from plastic bags and to sell these items to make money for our chosen charity.

-Art- Foil sculptures,  forest pictures and sketching natural and manmade objects.








Homework will be set weekly and consist of daily reading, weekly spellings to learn for a spelling test and a maths activity.  Sometimes these will be paper based and other times using online programs like Showbie and Purple Mash.


Themes later in the year cover 'Clean Green World' and 'Peace, Conflict, Justice and Equality'.


 PE is on a Monday and Wednesday.

A full kit is required and left in school until the end of the half-term.

During the winter months a plain tracksuit is recommended as we do go out in all weathers!


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.  - At the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot have parent helpers in school, but please don't put off letting us know if you are interested in helping and we will be in touch as soon as legislation and safety allows.


We will update the website and our Social Media pages with photos of work that we do. Please keep checking in.



Parkdale 2 Willow & sycamore 2020-21

[This is a private group and you will need to make friends with 

Sycamore Cooper,  Parkdale Garrett or Caroline Mason to join the group]



           Parkdale Sycamore @ParkdaleSycamo1

These photos give you a glimpse into some of the activities done in Year 2.

2 Sycamore Read at Home Challenge - Your child should aim to read at home at least 4 times a week to be on target for their Reading Certificate of 25+ reads per half 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 caterpillars

                                       20 readers = 2 caterpillars

                                       25 readers = 3 caterpillars

                                       30 readers = 4 caterpillars

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


Come on 2 Sycamore you can do this!



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5th January 2021 - until further notice, school is open only to vulnerable children and those of 'Key Workers'


Current Term:

  • Autumn 2020-21 - 96.9%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 96.9%
  • Last week (wb 07.12) - 96.6%

Previous Term:

  • Autumn Half Term 1 - 96.8% -
  • Autumn Half Term 2 - 97.0% -
  • -

Overall: 2017/8 96.8%; 2018/19 97%; 2019/20 94.6%

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