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Welcome to Year 2 2021-2022


Class 7 are taught by Miss Carley Ferguson

Class 8 are taught by Miss Harriet Cryer

Class 9 are taught by Mrs Celia Salter

Children are supported in their learning by Miss Vicky Sharpe, our dedicated Learning Support Assistant. 


If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher. You can do this by phoning the school to make an appointment if we are not available at the end of the day. Alternatively, we can be reached via our classroom emails:

PE days 


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An example timetable of life in Year 2


Welcome to Year 2 2020-2021


There are 3 classes in Year 2 and we in the new building, along with Year 3. We have a great team who all work to support your child with their learning. 


Class 7 - Mrs Millington (Deputy Headteacher), Ms Brown and Mrs Middleton

Class 8 - Miss Cryer

Class 9 - Mrs Salter

LSA - Mrs Waters


PE days

PE days can change weekly so please ensure PE kits are in school at the beginning of every half term and we will send them home for washing at the end of the half term. If the weather is cold they can wear jogging bottoms and tops and if they are outside along with coats if they’d like to.  


Library day

When we are ready, we will issue your child with a library book to borrow for the week. Please return the book on a Tuesday so a new one can be issued.


If you have any school books at home from Year 1, can you please return them to school ASAP. 


Here are some photos of our Year 2 classes.

Year 2 Parent Information
Year 2 Curriculum Letters

Year 2 Sports Day - Tuesday 15th June 2021

Easter activities from One Church in Basingstoke

Please find below 5 activities that you can complete with your child on the run up to Easter. There are discussions, readings, thinking activities as well as craft ideas for you to enjoy as a family. The sections at the bottom of each page title 'Easter Journey Card' are being completed in school so you do not need to worry about these. 


A half-term challenge for you all!


To keep you reading in half term, Miss Cryer has set you a bit of a challenge. 

Have a look at the pdf below and then check out the video I have put on the video resource centre. You will find it right at the top and there will be a new one each day of half term. 


While I'm here, WELL DONE for completing 6 whole weeks of home school. 

Team two, we think you are AMAZING. 


Have a wonderful half term and we hope to see you very soon :-) 


(updated Thursday 14th January)


Hello everyone, just a quick note to say that we will be uploading each task in 2 different formats from now on. One in a PDF format (that can't be edited and should appear as we intend on any device); and one in a Word doc. format. This may mean it appears differently depending on the device you are using, however it will mean you can edit it/complete some of the work electronically should you wish to do so.

We hope this helps. Any difficulties, please get in touch.

Lockdown Home Learning - January 2021

Hello everyone,


Welcome to our virtual classroom. Please click the PDF below to find out everything you will hopefully need to know about home-schooling your child. 


On this page you will find all the week's teaching and learning. We will update this every Friday and don't forget we are contactable via our school email addresses between 8am and 4pm.


Please also continue to use Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Bug Club and Times Table Rock Stars in addition to the work we are providing. If you require the logins for these they should be in the front on the reading diaries but if you need help, please contact us. 

Phonics Play is free again

Username: jan21

Password: home

Star of the week for each class

Welcome to Year 2

Home Learning - click below to find work your child can complete from home if they are not in school

Leo, in Class 7, has been busy writing a story at home. He based it on our first learning journey this year and has done a fantastic job. We hope you enjoy reading it - well done Leo.

With the lead up to Christmas, we are completing a jigsaw in school which will go home when finished. Below are some activities you can take part in as a family at home if you'd like.

Here are the multiplication and division strategies that we will use this year with the children, as mentioned in the autumn 2 curriculum letter. You might find these useful when working with your child at home. Any questions, please see your child's teacher.

Year 2 are celebrating Black History Month this month by reading and learning about key figures. This will include Marcus Rashford, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Lewis Hamilton, Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King.

October is also Walkober, including our Walk to School Week. This is an opportunity for us to teach key pedestrian skills. Here is a PowerPoint highlighting the steps of the Green Cross Code to share with your child.

Much excitement as we sent our wonderful little pigs stories off to the Little Lost Stories Company- complete with magic fixing dust of course!

Lots of fun writing and then reading our silly stories- we were working on improving our writing stamina

Working in groups to decide how we will collect the data for our longitudinal study

Exploring how to use 'and' 'but' 'so' and 'for' to join two sentences together

Applying our phonics to spell the words we might need for our 3 Little Pigs Story

Colour mixing in art in preparation for our final pieces

Phonics fun - reading 'ur' words

The Great Fire of London - artefacts, Antiques Roadshow and toilet roll timelines!

Our longitudinal study is investigating where would be a suitable place for Rosie, the tortoise to live in the school grounds.

We are leaning to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs.

Welcome to Year 2 2019 - 2020

Class 7 are taught by Mrs Millington. 
Class 8 are taught by Mrs Brickell.  

Class 9 are taught by Mr Andrews. 


Mrs Searle and Mrs Middleton also teach in Year 2 for some of the week.


Mrs Hayes helps children across the year group with their learning.


Check back regularly for updates about the children's learning and special events this year!




Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school for the whole half term. 


Class 7 have PE on Wednesday and Friday. 


Class 8 have PE on Wednesday and on Thursday they will have Forest Schools with Miss Clayton.


Class 9 have PE on Wednesday and Friday. 


Library Day

The Year 2 Library Day for this academic year is Thursday. 

Home Learning for Year 2
Please see below sub-pages that have a range of different activities that you can complete while at home. 

Why don't you try and earn yourself a Blue Peter Badge. There are eight badges you can earn. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Other fun ideas to try while you are at home: 

  • Make a den in the house or garden
  • Have an indoor or garden teddy bear picnic
  • Do Zumba or yoga for kids each morning
  • Make chalk shapes outside
  • Have a water gun fight
  • Make a sandwich
  • Make a mini assault course in your garden
  • Find something you'd forgotten about under your bed
  • Re-read your favourite book
  • Paint with water on a fence or path outside
  • Make up a dance routine
  • Paint a 'Basingstone'
  • Write a letter or email to someone you can't visit at the moment
  • Skip
  • Have a dress up day
  • Do sudoku or a crossword
  • Play a card game like snap, pairs, 21
  • Play a board game - snakes and ladders, junior scrabble, monopoly etc
  • Re-arrange your room
  • Make an origami animal
  • Put on a puppet show
  • Sing your favourite songs
  • Play hopscotch
  • Bake something e.g. a cake, cookies, cupcakes or bread

On World Book Day, the children in Class 9 read a story together as a class to contribute towards ‘Sharing a Million stories’ and Mr Andrews recorded the children reading aloud. Scan this QR code to listen in:

Year 2 trip to Marwell!

Adventure afternoon with Miss Clayton!

Making gingerbread people!

Science! The children have been investigating different substances that would keep the gingerbread man waterproof.

Children in Need 2019

Reading! We have been reading our own choice of books and reading them in comfy places. We have also been discussing our books with others to share what we have enjoyed in the story.

Treehouse Theatre! The children have been visited by Ben at Treehouse Theatre who acted out the story of The Great Fire of London.

Longitudinal Study! The children have a special visitor in Year 2 - Stanley the Stick Insect has come to stay. He has asked the children to investigate the best habitat for him in the school grounds.

History! The children are learning about The Great Fire of London. Here are some of their diary entries of what happened during the great fire.

The children had a visitor from Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service to talk to them about their work in the service.

Voting for our School Councillors! We talked about how this links to the British Value of 'Democracy'.

This half term in English the children will be learning about the story of the 3 little pigs. They began by guessing what would happen in the story from a bag of clues. They then worked in small groups to act out the story.

Handwriting! The children are focussing on letters that are formed from a ‘c’ pattern and will be learning to form the following letters in the next few weeks: c, a, o and d.

Maths! The children are training to be Pokemon Maths Masters! They are starting their training by thinking about place value.

Science! The children are going to be investigating different materials and have started to think about which material would be the most absorbent for clearing up a spillage.