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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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Welcome to Year 2!


Week Beginning 19th March 2021

Welcome back! We trust everyone had a fabulous Easter break and now feel well rested and ready to start the Summer term. This term sees the start of our 'Home Front' topic in which we will be learning about World War 2 and specifically what life was like for children during these war years. A big part of our topic will involve learning about how people had to make do and mend and grow their own produce. With this in mind, we will be creating our own Dig For Victory vegetable patch in the school grounds.  If anyone has any old seed trays, union jack bunting, yoghurt pots or seeds or plant they are able to donate we would be very grateful. We are still in the planning stage of the project so all ideas are welcome ; speak to teachers if you have any thoughts/ideas.



This week's homework is a Purple Mash activity involving fractions which will be a great chance to consolidate knowledge of fraction facts covered over the last few weeks. Purple Mash logins are written in spelling books.

A few reminders:

  • Please remember to bring in bookbags on Mondays so that we can change and  reissued new reading books and spellings.
  • To ensure school remains well ventilated we will be keeping windows and doors open which can mean the classroom is quite cold- please ensure the children are wearing layers to keep warm and coats for playtime
  • Please remember to book packed lunches on ParentPay if your child has a school dinner
  • Please remember to come into school wearing PE kits on Wednesday and Thursday- again the children will be going outside so a navy hooded sweatshirt and navy tracksuit bottoms will be needed.
  • Please ensure children leave school bags at home (except bookbags on Mondays) and bring with them water bottles and snack only each day.






 Well done to all those children who decided to make Great Fire Of London lapbooks over the holidays. We will try and upload pictures of these to this website soon.

Your Fantastic work!

We have been overwhelmed by the quality of work we have received over the past term. In particular we have had some amazing Chinese Lapbooks and dragon artwork, not to mention the spectacular Superhero Stories pupils have written so imaginatively.  I think we have many budding journalists in Year 2 judging by the quality of some of the newspaper reports children have written and lots of you looked so funny pretending to be news reporters!  In order to ensure achievements are celebrated, we shall be uploading work to the webpage over the next few days. 

Take a look at some of the fabulous work you have all completed over the past few weeks!



Fire! Fire!


 This term we will begin our new topic entitled Fire! Fire! We shall be learning about the history of The Great Fire Of London - we might even have a visit from Samuel Pepys himself to explain to us what life was like in 18th Century London. We shall be writing our own diary entries and writing stories from the viewpoint of a London rat! Knowing how dangerous fire can be, we shall also be learning about fire safety and the role of the fire service. Lots to look forward to this half term!


 Home Learning

If any of our pupils are having to self isolate, we will upload a timetable and all activities for the week below. Please note that if children are unwell, they are not required to complete work at home.

Some worksheets will be available in three differentiated levels - please choose the one which is best suited to your child and that provides them with the appropriate level of challenge.



image.gifOur 2020-2021 team:

Mrs Glover (2G) - Mrs Stokes (am/pm)

Miss. Harvey (2H) - Mrs Newman (am/pm)

Lunchtime Supervisor:

2H - Mrs Warrilow

2G - Mrs Bonehill


Useful Websites:

Timestables practise via TT Rockstars:

MyMaths activities & games via:

Rapid Reading:

Feel free to create your own login at Here the children will find familiar Oxford Reading Tree resources and lots more.image.gif

Some useful documents: