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Year 2

12th July

What a fantastic Sports Day! Thank you so much to everyone who came and cheered the children on. It really was a fantastic day. We have a lot going on next week. Please could all the children bring a bag in on Wednesday to being home their old books etc. If you have any reading books, library books or reading records at home, please could you return them to school as soon as possible. Many thanks.  


In maths last week we solved some mixed arithmetic problems. We measured to the nearest cm and also talked about rounding numbers to the nearest ten.


In English we wrote a set of rules (articles) as if we were pirate captains. We wrote letters to Mrs O'Brien (our new teacher) telling her all about ourselves and what we were worried about or looking forward to in Year 3.


Spelling is a key focus in the national curriculum. Use this link to find out which spelling rules the children are expected to know and use in Year 2. 



Our current topic is called 'Treasure.' We created a treasure hunt for Year 1. They did one for us too and we found real treasure at the end... chocolate coins! We have created our own maps and keys too. We have made some fantastic boat artwork. Check some of it out on our Twitter page @newscothill. We have been exploring materials and thinking about their properties. We have been doing science investigations looking at the properties of different materials. We investigated which material produces the best shadow for Peter Pan and which material would make the best treasure bag. We have investigated floating and sinking. We have designed flags for our own pirate ships.  


Congratulations to Jessica and George. The class voted these two in to be our new Year 2 School Council members. What an excellent choice they have made. Thank you so much to Emily and Louie who did such a good job for the first half of the school year. 


Congratulations to our Summer Term Learning Team. Millie is Agent Application, Lydia has been awarded Captain Collaboration, Harley-Bow has been chosen to be our Engagement Expert, Thomas is Inspector Independence and Ryan is our Readiness Ranger. Well done to all of you!


In Year 2 the staff are -

Miss Reading, Mrs Broadbent and Mrs Plant (am).
Mrs Hardy will take the children on a Wednesday afternoon and will be releasing them at the end of the day. 


P.E will usually be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, although this can sometimes change so please have your PE kit in all week. We usually run our Daily Mile on a Friday morning. 
We will usually go to the library on a Monday, so please make sure your child has their library book in their book bag.

Important Dates


Monday 15th July - Reports go out 

Wednesday 17th July - Transition afternoon 

Friday 19th July - Last day of school (2.15pm finish)

Tuesday 3rd September - INSET Day

Wednesday 4th September - Children return to school

Click these links to get some more information on the vocabulary that we use with the children in English and Maths lessons 


English vocabulary







Maths vocabulary