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Welcome to Year 2's Class Page

Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a fun, exciting and busy year. Your child will learn lots and take part in the many exciting opportunities linked to our four topic themes – Enchanted Forest, Toys, What a Wonderful World and Beatrix Potter’s Garden. Your child will also be preparing for their KS1 SATs assessments in May. Keep undated on our Twitter page to find out more about our learning!

Teacher – Mrs Bedford (Assistant Headteacher & KS1 Leader)

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Jansen

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Abrar

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Mawdsley


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss anything regarding your child in school.

If you need to discuss anything with a member of staff we are always available at the end of the school day.

Thank you,

Mrs Bedford and all the Y2 team.

Our Classroom - Wonderland;

Each class at Pinders Primary School, is focussed around a book. The Year 2 classroom is called Wonderland and is focussed on the book 'Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Caroll. We will be reading this book in class during our first few week back at school.

Attendance and punctuality matter!

Missed minutes = missed learning = missed opportunities!

Good attendance means..... the best chance of success so EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS!


👍🏼 We are safe


Image result for thumbs up We are respectful 


Image result for thumbs up We are ready to learn

Reading books should be read at home EVERY day if possible. Can your child read the book independently? Can they read with pace and include expression? Can they answer different types of questions linked to our reading gems?


Help your child reach our reading target each week by listening to them read each day & signing their reading record. Each week if your child has read at least 3 times at home they will receive a reading raffle ticket which could win them a book at the end of the half term!

Our Reading raffle winners for Autumn Term 2

Year 2 the Reading champions

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Spring Home Reading Challenge!

           During the spring term, we would like you to catch your child reading at home - it could be them reading their reading book, sharing their read & respond book, enjoying their library book, reading the newspaper or any other book!

Catch them reading, take a photograph of them & send it to Mrs Bedford who can add it to our reading selfie wall - we are aiming to get a photograph of everyone on our class reading selfie wall ..... get reading & get snapping!




Week commencing 4th March is book week at Pinders Primary School.

The pupils were given 3 books to choose from. They listened to the book blurbs and looked at the front covers to find out about each book. Then each member of the class (including the staff!) voted for the book they wanted.



The winning book and the book our class will be reading is the 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward.


            'There was once a wide wind-swept place, near nowhere and close forgotten.'

This story shows how even the most barren landscape can be home to all sorts of things!


Look in our photo section to see what things we did linked to our story.

We started the Spring term with our whole school poetry week. In Year 2, we wrote our own riddle poems about snow. We put all our final poems into a class book which we enjoy reading in our book area.



We had a special visit from the creative writer Conrad Burdekin, who created a class poem with us which we performed in assembly to our parents!


Red Nose Day in Year 2

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Spring Term 1 stars


 Star Reading: Abdul         

for consistently reading at home and great improvements in his reading skills!      



 Star Writer: Kal-El                                        

for magnificent joined handwriting!



Year of Reading in Wonderland class

Read and Respond in Year 2

Read and Respond in Year 2 1 Year 2's first Read and Respond book
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Read and Respond in Year 2 3 What could we see on the front cover?
Read and Respond in Year 2 4 What clues were there?
Read and Respond in Year 2 5 What did we predict the story was about?
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Read and Respond in Year 2 7
Read and Respond in Year 2 8

Our Reading Gems

Our Reading Gems 1
Our Reading Gems 2
Our Reading Gems 3
Our Reading Gems 4
Our Reading Gems 5
Our Reading Gems 6
Our Reading Gems 7

Year 2 Topics and Educational Visits

This Year, all of KS1 will be following the same curriculum topics, however the learning will be differentiated to meet the different curriculum expectations between Year 1 and Year 2.

Our topic themes are:

Autumn 1: Enchanted Forest

Autumn 2: Toys

Spring: What a Wonderful World

Summer: Beatrix Potter’s Garden


In Year 2 we aim to provide the children with experience of a rich variety of environments which contribute to making learning enjoyable and that serve to extend and consolidate their learning.

Our educational visits our:


Autumn 1: Y1 & Y2 will visit The Rainbow Factory, Leeds for a interactive day around traditional Tales


Autumn 1: Whole School visit to Wakefield Theatre to watch the Pantomime Cinderella


Spring: Y1 & Y2 will visit The Deep, Hull to learn about the animals and wildlife that live in the oceans


Summer: Y1 & Y2 will visit Community Gardens, Eastmoor


Summer: A Theatre company will be visiting school to perform 'Peter Rabbit' Production for KS1

General Reminders:


Daily reading is expected every night. Your child will be expected to have their book changed once a week and throughout they will have the opportunity to re-read their school reading book and ask and answer questions to improve comprehension skills.


Homework (Maths, Read Response reading and Spelling) is given out on a Thursday and is due in the following Thursday. There will be a spelling test every Thursday covering the high frequency words, Year 1 and 2 common exception words and Year 2 phonic words.


Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school and that all items belonging to your child are clearly labelled.

PE days will change each term depending on whether Y2 are working with a sports coach or the Forest school. Therefore, it is essential that they bring their PE kit on a Monday and it remains in school until Friday.


Please practise times tables regularly focussing on the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.