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2021 - 2022

What a fabulous first week we have had in Year 2! Ask your child what they have been learning about.

Farewell to my wonderful Year 2 class of 2021. I have absolutely loved every single minute of teaching this class - they are amazing, beautiful, talented children and I couldn't be more proud of all they have achieved. Have a fantastic summer holiday, you deserve it!


Love Mrs Barnes xxx

Year 2 are proud to keep our outdoor area spotless.

Enjoying our seaside area.

Painting rock pools.

Term 6

Well I can't believe that we are already in our final term!

The children have come back refreshed and raring to learn. Their attitude and behaviour is outstanding and I couldn't be more proud!

This term our topic is called 'Beachcombers'.  We will take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. We will invent an amazing rock pool resident- what features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Then we will make a 3-D model of our creature. Maybe we can relax in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore?


Y2 enjoying our indoor PE in the classroom.

Ask your child about our colour changing flowers experiment.

We made scented playdough using a variety of dried plants. The classroom smells delightful!

Year 2 are loving our new topic 'The Scented Garden'. So far we have planted herbs and sunflower seeds, created 3D flowers, painted flowers using watercolours and written an information book about our favourite flowers.

Having fun in our Garden Centre.

Welcome to the Summer term!

This term our topic is 'The Scented Garden'. Year 2 will be exploring gardens by learning all about plants, flowers and herbs. We will plant a variety of seeds and bulbs and observe how they grow. We will be creating an information book all about our favourite flowers,  as well as reading different versions of  Jack and the Beanstalk and The Enormous Turnip.


Please see below for topic objectives.




Making a fortress to protect the Three Little Pigs.

Making patterns with 2D shapes.

Just look at this amazing tower built by Ryder, Harry and Dhruv!

Building bridges for the billy goat Gruff to cross.

Fun at playtime!

We coloured in lots of odd socks in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March.

Having fun in the sunshine building towers and making tunnels.

Year 2 used story maps to help them plan their adventure story about a tunnel.

Year 2 are becoming really confident with multiplication and division.

Welcome back Year 2! All the children had a fabulous first day back in school with their friends.


Thank you for your continued support with home schooling. The Year 2 staff are so impressed with how much work is being sent in. 

Below is the link to the One Drive where you can find the work.


Please use the link below to access high quality music lessons.


Next week's work will be on PowerPoint to avoid the need to print work sheets or collect paper packs from school. If you are unable to access PowerPoint, please get in touch by email:




Kind Regards,

Mrs Barnes. 

Lovely Geography about some of the world's great towers.

Children have been enjoying making castles and towers at home.

The children in school enjoyed constructing castles and towers.


Welcome to Spring term 2! 

This term our topic is called Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. This project teaches the children about design, structure and materials. We will be learning all about why castles were built and how they changed through the ages. We will design our own castle and build it using construction or junk modelling. We will think about the problem with the Three Little Pig's houses and design a fortress to keep them safe. 

In English, we will be be reading traditional fairy tales as well as 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne.

In Science, we will learn about tunnelling animals, then become engineers as we investigate different types of bridges and towers. 

In computing, we will take a virtual tour of a castle to look at the key features then use Purple Mash to draw a castle. 

Later on in the term, we will learn about the ‘Great Escape’ made by allied soldiers from a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. 


I'm sure you will agree, this is an exciting topic and we can't wait to get started with our new learning. I look forward to (hopefully) welcoming all of the children back to school at some point this term. 



The keyworker group in school have been enjoying the snow.

Sophie's lovely ICT and art work.

Alyssa has done some lovely home learning this week.

Lovely maths and English from Oscar this week, plus a delicious looking healthy meal.

As well as maths and English, Ryder has worked hard on his science activities this week.

Some of Harry's fabulous home learning from this week.

Noah has worked especially hard on his science this week and managed to fit in a Joe Wicks workout too.


Well what a difference a week makes! School is closed today due to the snow so I hope you can all get out into the garden for a play. I look forward to seeing pictures of your snow creations. 

As always, the work for this week is on the One Drive - use the link above to access.

This week's topic spellings are:










I look forward to seeing you all on the Teams sessions every day at 10.30.

Mrs Barnes. 


This week, the children in the keyworker group have made bird feeders to hang around our outside area. We have spoken about the importance of helping our local wildlife, especially in the winter time when food is scarce. We know it is important to care for all living creatures.

In recognition of Children's Mental Health Week, and the theme 'express yourself' we made hats using craft materials. I'm sure you will agree they are beautifully creative.


What a glorious day! Perfect weather for getting out in the garden spotting birds. This week's topic spellings are :










Some lovely maths and work on birds from Blake. Well done!

Lovely maths and work on birds from Michal. Well done!

A great picture of a Kingfisher from Alfie, along with some lovely maths and literacy work. Well done!

Wonderful ICT and beautiful drawings from Sophie this week. Lots of hard work in maths too. Well done!

Fantastic work on birds from Ivy this week. Well done!

As well as working hard on her maths and literacy this week, Scarlett has found time to make a delicious pizza. Fantastic!

Fred has been working hard on his maths and bird comprehension this week. Well done Fred!

Evie has worked hard with her maths this week and produced some lovely work on birds. Well done!


The RSPB are running their annual 'Big Garden Birdwatch' from 29th to 31st January. If your child would like to get involved with this study you can find all the information  on the RSPB website. Use the link below to print off a bird identification tally sheet.


I look forward to hearing about all the birds that the children have spotted in the garden.


Happy bird watching!
Mrs Barnes.




Lots of lovely work from Oscar this week. He's been busy with Maths, Literacy and Science, plus a lovely labelled Seasons poster. Well done!!

Alyssa has worked hard with Maths and LIteracy this week, as well as investigating materials. She's also created a lovely seasons poster complete with labels. Well done!

Lovely work from Blake. Well done!

Lots of lovely Maths from Harry this week; lovely to see you experimenting with absorbent and non-absorbent materials too. Well done!

Ryder has been busy with his maths and spellings this week. He's also been keeping fit with Joe Wicks. Well done!

Noah's been working very hard this week. He's written some amazing adjectives to describe our story characters and it looks as though he's had fun investigating waterproof and non-waterproof materials.

Today we estimated the length of the playground, then measured it with trundle wheels.

Blake has been working really hard with his maths this week. Well done Blake!

Lovely neat work Michal. Well done!

Lots of lovely work from Sophie. Well done!

Ivy has been busy with science as well as working hard on her maths and literacy. Well done!

Some lovely work on The Magic Porridge Pot and BBC bitesize from Scarlett, also a very impressive crab. Well done!

Lovely work from Fred. Well done!

Alfie has been working really hard this week. Well done with all those fractions Alfie!

More snowy pictures from last week. Looks like you're having a great time.

The children in school made a magic porridge pot using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.

Loving your snowy photos! Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Great work Alfie! Love your art.

Lovely work from Dhruv. Well done!

Great work Noah!

Caitlin has been learning about money using the Top Marks maths games. Hope you had fun.

Great maths Oscar!

Kenya has been doing lots of work in her book. Well done!!

Isobel has been working hard on Purple Mash.

Evie has been having fun with science.

Wiktor has been working hard this week. Loving your P.E Wiktor.

Vivvienna has been working hard making predictions with our science experiment.



Thank you so much for all the photographs of work that you have been sending in. I'm so proud of the children, they have adjusted so well to home schooling this time and I can't thank you enough for the support you are giving.

I have tried to keep the timetable similar to what I had planned for this term, which includes some rather messy science and art lessons. Please don't feel that you need to buy anything, just use what you already have at home. Any lessons which get missed can be taught when the children return to school so no child will miss out. 

I have uploaded a video message onto the One Drive for the children to watch.


Please email with any queries or concerns.


Wow Harry, you have been working hard!

Evie completed all the work last week - well done Evie! I really like your word art.

Alfie has been working hard at home. It looks like Alfie and his sister are making a marvellous medicine!

Alyssa has home school rules, just like we have in our classroom.

Alyssa has completed lots of worksheets. Well done Alyssa!

It's lovely to see Ryder enjoying his home schooling!

Oscar has been working hard all week.

Good morning parents,


Well what a horrid start to the New Year! I can't tell you how upset I am that we are, once again, in lockdown.  I know the children were excited to start our new topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures but I am hoping that some of the activities you will be able to complete at home so that the children don't miss out too much.


Each week, I will prepare a timetable with English, maths and a topic lesson for the children to complete. Any links to websites will be included on the timetable. There will be folders for each day containing worksheets along with PowerPoint presentations to support the learning. Please do not worry if you can't access PowerPoint or do not have a printer. The children can still learn through teaching videos online and perhaps you could quiz them or do some practical activities to support the new learning. I will send ideas for practical activities as the term moves along. Paper work packs will be available to collect from school each week or I can deliver them if you are shielding. If you do collect a paper work pack please still look at the timetable each day as the video links will help your child to learn.


I am available to answer any queries or concerns but please bear in mind that I am in school teaching the key worker group some days so may not reply straight away. If you need to speak to me urgently please phone school and leave a message for me. 


I am in the process of setting up a folder which will contain all the lesson plans and you can use this to submit any work for me to see. Alternatively, please take photos and email them to me so that I can see exactly what work your child has completed. Hopefully, the work can be completed with minimal input from parents but the children may need help to find it and access web links etc. 


I will hopefully upload a video message for the children to view later today. 


I wish you all the best with home schooling, I know it is not easy!


Best wishes,


Mrs Barnes. 


Good morning Year 2 children and parents. What a shame we aren't able to enjoy the last day of term together! At least we had a lovely day yesterday watching the pantomime and enjoying Christmas activities. I'm so pleased that we were able to send presents, cards and decorations home yesterday. 

As it is still officially a school day, I have set some work for the children. The first task is counting money. Please copy and paste the link below into Google to watch a teaching video and then you can choose to either print off the corresponding worksheets or do some practical counting of money with your child.


Ask your child to tell you all about what happened in Mog's house on Christmas morning then watch the video together to see if they remembered all the details.


If you have any queries or concerns please email me on:


Best wishes,


Mrs Barnes. 


Well we are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit here in Year 2! Don't forget that tomorrow we can all wear our Christmas jumpers and hats, antlers or headbands for our Christmas video. 

Just look at our fabulous postbox, created by the wonderful Mrs Pickbourne.

The children are really enjoying our topic, Land Ahoy! We have learnt about Captain Cook and which countries he discovered. The children have made boats and investigated which shapes float best. We have labelled the parts of a ship and learnt which materials float. All of the children have loved learning about the Golden Age of Piracy. 

We have been learning about the five oceans of the world in Geography.

We are so proud of our newest Mini Crusaders!

We are still working hard to learn all about fractions. Today, we were finding fractions of amounts of money.

Today we were finding fractions of an amount using conkers.

Year 2 have been working hard this week to learn about fractions. Ask your child what they have learnt about the numerator and denominator.

Well what a fabulous half term we have had in year 2! Despite the slightly different way of life at school, the children have settled well and coped brilliantly with the changes. Each and every one of your children has amazed me with their resilience and they have all worked so incredibly hard- it has been a pleasure to teach them!

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and I look forward to welcoming the  children back in November. 

With warmest wishes, 

Mrs Barnes x 

Year 2 have enjoyed lots of treats today.

The children all looked amazing in their Halloween costumes!

Today we carved pumpkins and wrote a set of instructions about how we did it.

Having fun in our music lesson.

This week the children have been learning about multiplication. They used conkers to help them make equal groups.

We've had another fantastic week in Year 2. The children have been classifying minibeasts in Science and learning about information texts in English.

The children enjoyed looking at a selection of fiction and non-fiction books.