Hello and welcome to Year 2.

Our Year 2 Team: Miss Hathaway, Miss Dudley, Mrs Carpenter, Mrs Kelly, Miss Wilson and Mrs Lawson.

In Year 2 we always try our very best and come to school ready to learn with big smiles on our faces. We ae excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to see all of the wonderful work that you produce.

Information for Parents

Please click here for our Autumn Term Overview 2023

Please click here for 2GH Timetable 

Please click here for 2TD Timetable

PE

PE kit consists of navy blue shorts or leggings, a sky blue polo shirt and trainers or pumps.

Year 2GH have PE every Wednesday.

Year 2TD have PE every Thursday.

Homework

Homework and Spellings are given every Friday.

Reading

Please encourage your child to read every night for around 5-10 minutes.

Twitter

Keep up to date with our latest news by following us on X (formerly Twitter) @SmithdownPrimY2

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Year 2 Chatter

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Modifying Text and Images

24-05-2024

We created posters on Word.

We shared our favourite animals, changed the font, colour, size and style and even added images too,

Amazing work Year 2

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Computing – using bold, italics and underlining tools

14-05-2024

Today we explored the bold, italic and underlining tools (as well as recapping our knowledge of fonts, colour and size.)

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Money

10-05-2024

We had lots of fun making different amounts in Maths today. We can’t wait to go shopping with our families to help with the money

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Changing fonts, colours and size

10-05-2024

Year 2 have started to usePowerPoint in Computing. We have looked at how to add text, change the font, colour and size. We also started to change the theme.

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Investigating money

10-05-2024

2GH have been busy using coins to make different amounts today.

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Cricket

02-05-2024
Fantastic batting skills in our PE lesson today

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Camp Fire

29-04-2024

This Friday (3rd May)  there will be a camp fire for year 2 children and their grown ups. Look forward to seeing you there.

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DT – Making our chairs

24-04-2024

We had lots of fun using different joining techniques to build our own chairs. Take a look at some of our fantastic structures

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2GH – ?Continents???

22-04-2024

We have been busy learning the continents song today!

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Check out our finished chairs!

18-04-2024

We made chairs as part of our DT topic on stable structures.

 

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Teamwork – we started to build our chairs

18-04-2024

We worked so well in teams to start to build our chairs in DT

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Building our prototypes!

18-04-2024

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Year 2 Outdoor Club

27-03-2024

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We’ve had a great time over the last few weeks in Outdoor Club! We’ve played games, created dens and ended with a campfire. Huge thanks to the children of Year 2 for coming along each Tuesday.

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Should Jack go up the beanstalk?

17-03-2024

Should Jack climb the beanstalk? We tried to persuade him and we took sides in class. We came up with some great reasons for and against the idea.

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Expressive Collages! Titanic Art

19-02-2024

We worked hard in art today to make expressive collages of the Titanic.

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Painting – Impasto!

09-02-2024

2GH have been painting using primary colours. We made sure that the paint was thick so that we could move it around the page and created our own ‘impasto’ techniques.

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Repeated Addition in 2GH

07-02-2024

We have started our multiplication journey. We have been busy learning about repeated addition this week.

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Santa Dash 2023 ??????‍♀️????‍♂️

05-12-2023

This Friday, 8th December 2023, we will be having our very own Santa Dash! A chance to squeeze in an extra fitness session whilst having some festive fun ??‍♀️????‍♂️?????

Watch this space! ?

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Where did Ibn Battuta travel?

23-11-2023

We have been investigating our first explorer Ibn Battuta in Year 2. We researched the countries he visited and how he travelled today.

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Starting our new RE topic

15-11-2023

We started our new Christianity topic by looking at Christian symbols and artefacts. Christians believe God has many titles so we thought about the different labels we have.

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Y2science

15-11-2023

Year 2 have been sorting things into 3 categories-alive, dead and never been alive. We had a lot of fun looking at the things that were alive too!

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Year 2 science

15-11-2023

Year 2 have been sorting things into 3 categories – alive, dead and ever been alive. We had a lot of fun looking at some living things from the playground too!

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Diwali candles in 2GH

13-11-2023

We have enjoyed creating our own Diwali candles today

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Year 2 have made remembrance poppies today

10-11-2023

2GH made some beautiful poppies to help us remember today.

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We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today

19-10-2023

We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today in @SmithdownPrimY2 #smithdownsci

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Lots of discussion with our connect retrieval task today matching features of different stages of development

19-10-2023

Lots of discussion with our connect retrieval task today matching features of different stages of development. It was lovely to hear some of our fabulous new vocabulary being used independently #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY2 @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows

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After learning about life cycles with Years 2 & 5

19-10-2023

After learning about life cycles, @SmithdownPrimY5 kindly invited us to watch their butterfly release this afternoon. 4 classes of pure excitement ? #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY2

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Today we kicked off our topic and Curriculum project

19-10-2023

Today we kicked off our topic and @Curriculum_USP project in @SmithdownPrimY2 by recapping what an animal is and learning about vertebrates/invertebrates @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows #smithdownsci

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First day back for me today and a lovely day spent with year 2

19-10-2023

First day back for me today and a lovely day spent with @SmithdownPrimY2 counting and discussing precious items important to us @misshath2 #smithdownre

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We are ready to write our own circular story now…

19-10-2023

We retold the model text. We used picture clues to help. We are ready to write our own circular story now #smithdownwriters #smithdownreaders

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This week we have been busy using flexible partitioning

19-10-2023

This week we have been busy using flexible partitioning #smithdownmaths

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We reviewed our favourite photographs…

19-10-2023

We reviewed our favourite photographs and discussed the impact the darkness or light had on our pictures #smithdowncomputing

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In computing we took photographs in dark places.

19-10-2023

In computing we took photographs in dark places. We then spoke about lighting, used torches and other light sources to improve our pictures #smithdowncomputing

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Year 2 – ordering numbers

19-10-2023

Year 2 were hard at work on Friday – ordering numbers #smithdownmaths

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Jewish creation story with each other this week

19-10-2023

Year 2 have worked so hard to share the Jewish creation story with each other this week #smithdownre

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So proud of these boys in Year 2 who have represented our school in the first sporting competition of the year!

19-10-2023

So proud of these boys in Year 2 who have represented our school in the first sporting competition of the year! Exceptional behaviour, some amazing football and lots of smiles! Thank you @Liverpool_SSP for a great afternoon #smithdownpe ⚽️

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We used a range of different scales on our empty number lines

19-10-2023

We used a range of different scales on our empty number lines. We had to place the numbers where we thought they would go. #smithdownmaths

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Estimating the position of numbers on a number line

19-10-2023

On Friday Year 2 were hard at work estimating the position of numbers on a number line #smithdownmaths

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We are loving our computing topic – photography!

19-10-2023

We are loving our computing topic – photography! Today we thought about what makes a good photograph and had to capture a range of different images using different criteria. #smithdowncomputing

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Voting for our new School Councillor today

19-10-2023

We loved voting for our new School Councillor today #smithdownextra @IrelandIreland1 @SmithdownPr

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Year 2 had such a good time on the tour bus looking for local landmarks

19-10-2023

Year 2 had such a good time on the tour bus looking for local landmarks and your behaviour was exceptional too #smithdowngeog

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Partitioning 2 digit numbers in maths today…

19-10-2023

Working hard partitioning 2 digit numbers in maths today #smithdownmaths

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We worked on our dribbling skills in PE today

19-10-2023

We worked on our dribbling skills in PE today #smithdownpe

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Today we explored our local area using Google maps

19-10-2023

Today we explored our local area using Google maps. We used our postcode to find our own homes and spotted familiar places around school too. #smithdowngeog

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We then went back to class and reviewed our work…

19-10-2023

We then went back to class and reviewed our work

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We started our new computing topic and became photographers this week

19-10-2023

We started our new computing topic and became photographers this week. We played photography bingo and experimented with different subjects #smithdowncomputing

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We worked in teams to make a better map

19-10-2023

We worked in teams to make a better map than Anna and Crocodile #smithdownreaders #smithdownwriters

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Subtracting in multiples of tens today

19-10-2023

Subtracting multiples of ten in maths #smithdownmaths

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Adding in multiples of tens today

19-10-2023

So proud of these superstars adding in multiples of tens today #smithdownmaths

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Roll and stop in PE…

19-10-2023

Roll and stop in PE. We explored stopping the ball with our hands and feet this week #smithdownpe

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In maths this morning we…

19-10-2023

In maths this morning we started to estimate the position of multiples of ten on a number line. #smithdownmaths

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We then moved onto learning about the surrounding waters of the UK

19-10-2023

.We then moved onto learning about the surrounding waters of the UK. We completed a jigsaw of the UK and used a map to help us to label the water around us. #smithdowngeog

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We worked so well with a partner In Geography

19-10-2023

In Geography this afternoon we used an atlas to help us name the countries of the UK and the capital cities. We worked so well with a partner #smithdowngeog

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We put Anna and Crocodile in the hot seat

19-10-2023

On Friday we put Anna and Crocodile in the hot seat #smithdownreaders @clpe1

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PE IS BACK!!

19-10-2023

PE IS BACK!! We had a lovely PE lesson in the sunshine today. We aimed at a target from different distances #smithdownpe @misshath2 @SmithdownPr @SmithdownPrimY6

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Today in maths we put objects into groups of ten and then counted them.

19-10-2023

Today in maths we put objects into groups of ten and then counted them. We recognised that ten ones made a ten too. #smithdownmaths

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Predictions about our new story

19-10-2023

Wow 2GH, I am so impressed with your predictions about our new story. You also asked some really inquisitive questions @misshath2 @SmithdownPr

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This morning we found some treasure chests in our room.

19-10-2023

This morning we found some treasure chests in our room. We found some clues about our new story. #smithdownreaders @misshath2 @SmithdownPr

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Year 2 have been reading ’The Beautiful Oops’…

19-10-2023

Year 2 have been reading ’The Beautiful Oops’ and thinking about how we can celebrate our mistakes and turn them into something special. #smithdownart @SmithdownPrimY2

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