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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two



Our teacher is Mr Knowles, and our teaching assistant is Mrs Mckendrick. 


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Autumn 1 Topic Web

Autumn 2 Topic Web

Important Days -


PE - PE will take place on a Monday and Friday afternoon.  Can we ask that all children have the required PE kit that is listed within the 'Equipment' section below.


Homework and spellings - this will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Friday.  It is vital the children attempt their homework, particularly spelling as it will aid their learning throughout the year.


Reading -

We place a great emphasis on reading at St Laurence’s Primary School and feel it is very important that the children read every night. Reading record books should be signed by parents to indicate the page reached each evening.  We aim to change reading books on Wednesdays and Fridays,  so please ensure that books along with records are in on those days.



Children will recieve team points for their work in their books, these go towards their team houses and the winning team gets extra play time at the end of the half term.

Golden time will be take on Fridays and will involved games, activities or an extra play time. 

Children can also be nominated for the Friday worship stickers. Children can be nominated by any member of staff or Pals (junior children who assist infant children at playtimes). We also nominate a Superstar of the week, who receives a certificate in worship on Fridays and a spot on the Top table at lunchtime.


Equipment (Please ensure all items are clearly named) -

School bag

PE kit in a suitable bag: White T-Shirt, Blue or Black Shorts and trainers.

Winter uniform: White or Light Blue Shirt or Blouse and Tie*, Long or Short Grey Trousers / Grey Skirt or Pinafore, Royal Blue Pullover or Cardigan

Summer uniform: White or Grey Socks, Shoes or Sandals. Royal Blue/White Gingham Dress, Royal Blue or White Polo Shirt *The ties are blue with a stripe (elasticated) for Early Years. (Both are obtainable from school.)


What we're up to in Year 2

As well as working hard in our English and Maths, we spend a lot of time in the afternoons researching and learning about our topic.



As we continue our learning, I will update this page with things that we have done.

Mr Knowles.

Class blog

Autumn 2 Week 2


A very busy week filled with lots of learning and reflection. This week out focus was on Remembrance and how we remember the sacrifices of so many people. The children created a range of wonderful poppies for the 100 year anniversary, thinking hard about images that reflect peace, love, hope and kindness. In Maths we enjoyed collecting a range of data as well as continuing our work on gymnastics with the SSP.

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Autumn 2 Week 1


Our first week back has been a busy one. Our Topic focus has been The Gunpowder Plot, and the children have produced a range of wonderful poems, wanted posters and descriptions themed around this. We have Chorley SSP in on Friday afternoons and have enjoyed developing our Gymnastic Skills.

Autumn 1 Week 7


Well our first half term in Year 2 has come to an end and all the children have worked incredibly hard. This week our focus was on 2D and 3D shapes, particularly on the language we used to describe them. We had lots of fun playing the describing game with our partners as well as going on a symmetry walk around the school to try and spot symmetrical objects.



Autumn 1 Week 6


This week we have had a big focus on reasoning. We have had a go at some tricky problems, using our understanding of numbers and calculations to find an answer. Everyone has shown fantastic resilience throughout the week and have even started to enjoy the challenge!

Autumn 1 Week 5


We have had a very busy week, filled with learning. We have had a large focus on subtraction while also practising our times tables. We have written some wonderful letters linking to the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' and are ready to start writing our own stories based on this.

Autumn 1 Week 3


This week we have covered a large range of skills from worship and measuring, to tennis and weighing. We had lots of fun measuring how tall we all are, as well as comparing the weight of objects from around the classroom.

Autumn 1 Week 2


We have had another busy week in Year 2. We explored the bible, looking at the different books as well as what it teaches Christians. In maths we have continued to explore place value as well as practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We also created some very scary giants in English, ready to include them in our own traditional stories next week. Our new school council representatives were voted in during our voting day, congratulations to Ava and Noah, who will be wonderful representatives for year 2.

Autumn 1 Week 1


We have had a very busy first week back and I am very proud of all the children in year 2 who have worked hard, been motivated and had fun. We have learnt about Jack and the Beanstalk and wrote a range of questions to ask the Giant, as well as creating our own story maps for the story. In topic, we used maps to locate a range of countries in the continent of Africa.

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Friday 13th July

In English we have been doing invitations for Titanic to our friends.  We have been learning about different types of letters.  In Maths we  have been rounding up numbers to the nearest 10.  We have done guided reading and we practiced our show  for Adam and  Aurora.  Then we did some memories for Adam and decided who would say them in the show.


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Sumer 1 Week 3

We learnt the Smiley face method to help us add two two digit numbers.   In English we have been writing wind in the willows stories and made up actions for them. We have written down what the weather has been like each day this week and looked at how it has changed.


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Week 5 Summer 1 Class Blog


On Tuesday we did music and are song is called friendship song.

On wensday we did re on churches and we writ in our books on questions on the churches.

On Thursday we did some fractions and we also did some sats papaers


Loads of them and they where very hard to do

on Friday we did some maths quizzes and at the end of the day we did some show and tell .and we did p.e 

with Mr Openshaw.


Summer 1 week 7


This week we have been learning different methods for subtraction and addition for 2 and 3 digit numbers!


We have wrote letters as Mr Toad from the Wind in the Willows and also letters to our partners in the class.


Also we went on the grass in PE and practised some athletics circuits and races each other in relay races.