Welcome to Year 2
We would like to welcome you to Year 2 at Blenheim Primary School. We are thrilled with how well the children have already settled into this school year. We will work incredibly hard to support your children to develop, learn and grow and we value all the support that you also give them at home.
Thank you for all your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you this year.
Mr Hillard and Miss Robinson.
Amy Johnson Class (Y2PH) is taught by -
Arthur France Class (Y2JR) is taught by -
Miss Fieldhouse (HLTA) also teaches both Year 2 classes.
Our classes this year are named after inspiring people from Yorkshire.
In Year 2, we are:
Amy Johnson class
Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) was one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and set a string of other records throughout her career. Amy was the eldest of four sisters and grew up in Hull. Johnson obtained the funds for her first aircraft from her father, who was always one of her strongest supporters, and Lord Wakefield. She purchased a secondhand de Havilland DH.60 Gipsy Moth G-AAAH and named it Jason after her father's business trade mark.
Thomas Arthur Benjamin France was born in Mount Lily Village on the Caribbean island Nevis, on Monday 16 September 1935. As a child Arthur was always fascinated with the traditions of the island, which involved people taking to the streets dancing, singing, playing music and performing. These influences on Arthur's childhood in Nevis would shape the man he would later become, and the event he helped co-found. In 1957, at the age of 21, Arthur France travelled to Leeds in England to be with his sister Elaine who had emigrated some years earlier. Arthur France co founded the Leeds West Indian Festival. It began as a Carnival Fete in 1966 led by Arthur and two of his friends, Frankie Davis, from Trinidad, and Tony Lewis, from Jamaica.
2023 - 2024
You can read about our learning this year here
Our learning in Autumn -
Geography - Maps
Science - Habitats
Art - Drawing and Painting
DT - Smoothies
PSHE - Physical Health and Well Being
PE - Football and Handball
Computing - Internet Safety
RE - Birth Ceremonies
You can read in more detail about our learning in Autumn in our Home school Link documentHome_school_link_Aut_1_2023_Year_2.pdf
Reading, Homework and Spellings
Please read with your child every day for at least 15 minutes and sign the reading record to show that this has been completed. We will change your child's reading book as often as they return it to school. Children will also have the opportunity to borrow a book from the class library to read over the weekend,
Please encourage your child to complete their homework. This will be sent home every Friday with a set piece of homework to be completed and handed in before or on the following Wednesday. Weekly homework will include: Maths, English and a Learning Log homework.
In year 2, your child will be able to access Times Table Rockstars for additional support with their mental recall. Your child has been provided with a username and password so they can access this at home. We encourage your child to complete the challenges alongside weekly homework. Times tables will also be tested weekly.
Our P.E. days:
Monday and Thursday
Monday and Wednesday
Please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit in their bag. This can be left in school on their peg.
Our P.E. kit is:
A T-shirt (red if possible), a pair of shorts or leggings and a pair of school pumps or trainers.
Indoor shoes are more important than ever with very changeable weather - the children wear the shoes they come to school in when outside and their indoor footwear (pumps, slippers, other shoes or something else!) when around school. This protects carpets and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.
A water bottle - having a drink when thirsty is vital for health and learning, whatever the time of year.
Please remember that we are a HEALTHY SCHOOL and therefore children should not be brining in unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, cake or sweets even for birthday treats. Only healthy treats thank you (without nuts).
Here is the Maths guidance for ways of calculating in Year 2: