Welcome to Mrs Hayton's Year 2 Class Page


We do PE on: Monday and alternate Thursdays

We test spellings on: Friday

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 2.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. This will usually be linked to our topic.

This term our topic is 'Let's Explore'. pdfClick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.



Useful Documents

Class Letters         


We took part in Parliament Week. We learnt about the role of Parliament and how to debate an issue. We also learnt about the role of The Speaker in the House of Commons. Mr Tucker arranged for a Skype video chat with Mr Speaker so that the children at Athelstan could ask questions about his role. We found out lots of interesting information about his job and what his opinion is about current political issues. When he was younger he wanted to be a tennis player... In class we then took part in a debate about whether or not we should have school uniform.

In art we have been developing our skills in using clay. We learnt how to make a pinch pot and how to join clay. We experimented with creating different textures and patterns and used this to create fossils. We then took our skills further and made dinosaur pots.

Year 2 have been writing their own firework poems during English lessons. We read other firework poems and wrote adjectives and descriptive phrases to describe what you might hear, smell or see during a firework display. We then put all of our ideas together to create two class poems.

Click pdfhere to read one of the class poems.

Click pdfhere to read one of the class poems.

The children then wrote their own poem. These can be seen on a display in school.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Year 2 SATs meeting this week. We hope you found it useful. 

Click pdfhere to download the PPT used in the meeting.

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Our topic launch was very exciting. The children arrived at school to find two dinosaur eggs and a big mess in their classroom! We spent the morning discussing how the eggs might have got there and what animals they belonged to. From looking at all the evidence, the children decided that it was obviously a large creature...could it have been a dinosaur? 

The children then used adventurous adjectives to describe the egg and labelled a picture of what they thought the creature might have been.

Today we had a visit from a flamenco dance teacher. This was to celebrate the European day of languages. We were taught a range of new moves linked to a story about a matador. We needed to clap our hands and stamp our feet a lot! At the end of the day we performed our dance to the rest of the school.

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On Wednesday 20th September, children across school were treated to an exciting visit from a Maasai Warrior tribe. We had lots of fun learning about the history of their tribe and culture, as well as learning about what life is like for Maasai tribesmen and women today. The tribe performed a number of songs and dances which were very different to anything we had ever seen before! One of the best parts of the performance was the jumping competition - Mr Tucker was called to the front to try and jump as high as one of the tribesmen. 

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