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Welcome to Year 2!


Hello and welcome to our Year 2 page. We have two classes; Violet and Indigo. Mrs Hammond, Mrs Rhodes and Miss Richards are our teachers and there are lots of Teaching Assistants that work with us too!

Meet our Team

Our first topic this year is

My Home 


We have started our term by finding out all about our local area. We looked at local landmarks, human and physical features and even created our own maps of the local area. As well as this, we've been learning all about our local history. James and Sarah Oakes were very important people to Riddings in the 1800s. They owned local mines and iron works; earning lots of money.  We found out that they were responsible for building the windmills that are now the emblem on our school jumper.  Did you know they were called James and Sarah after the Oakes family?  We went for a walk around Riddings, spotting important places, giving us clues about the history of the Oakes family. 

Meerkat Mail


Most of our work in English this term has been about a meerkat called Sunny.  He goes on an adventure to try and find the perfect home.  Can you tell your grown-ups all of the places that he tried? Where did Sunny end up in the end?




We have been learning a lot about 10s and 1s this term and have been using 10s and 1s to add and subtract.  Here's how:


The Colour Monster


We read a book all about our emotions called 'The Colour Monster'.  We learnt that we all feel these emotions at different times and that's ok.  We also learnt that it's important to talk about how we're feeling with people that we trust.



Below are some links to great websites with games and activities you can do at home. We've also attached the Maths homework and Year 1 and 2 common exception words that your child needs to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2. 


These are the common exception words that your child needs to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2

Suggested daily maths activities to carry out with your child