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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.

Our whole school theme for the Summer Term is...

'Peace & Conflict, Justice & Equality - A Fair and Peaceful World'.

In Year 2 our topic will be called 'Rags and Riches'. We will be looking at life from both ends of the spectrum in predominantly the Victorian period. We have lots of exciting, engaging and creative learning opportunities planned for the Summer term ahead which have been shared on our Topic Web.


This term are curriculum drivers for Peace and Conflict are:

  • To know how own actions have consequences
  • Understand and use some basic ways to avoid, manage and resolve conflict
  • To be able to reflect on what is fair and what is not fair
  • To understand the importance of caring and sharing
  • To know and understand the causes of disagreement and conflict at a personal, classroom and family level
  • To understand what fairness is and what it can mean to be rich or poor locally and on a wider level
  • To begin to show understanding of some causes of conflict on a wider level
  • To understand and sue some ways to avoid, managed and resolve conflict
  • To begin to understand how people have campaigned for fairness


These are some of the things we will learn about:

  • Beyond Living Memory - How was life different or similar in another period on History (to include the Victorians, and at least one other earlier period – eg. Tudors)
  • Rich & Poor - Recognise the differences in lives of the rich and poor in the periods studied
  • Movement of People - Recognise and understand that people move and migrate, either peacefully or forcefully
  • Discrimination - Recognise that at some times in some places people have been discriminated against for some characteristic or another
  • Campaigners and Action - Know the background an impact of campaigners on a local, national and international level
  • Chronology - Be able to put periods of history in sequence




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.


 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

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           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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