Year 2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Chapman

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teaching team includes Mrs. Chapman: Class Teacher,

Mrs. Thomas, Miss Sheard, and Mrs. Shufflebotham

This is my 21st year in teaching, but my very first year at Buglawton Primary School! I am excited to be working here, and really looking forward to getting to know all of the Year 2 children and their families.

On this page, you will find links to useful homework information, parents' presentations, and topic overviews.

I will also share what activities we have been working on together as a class and some of our key whole-school events. 


Reading: It is the expectation at Buglawton that our pupils read every night. This only needs to be 5-10 minutes in a quiet room. Try to ask your child questions about the text. Can they predict what might happen? Who are the characters? Where is the scene set? What are the characters like?

Please write in your child's planner each time you read, so that we know when to change their book.

Spellings: This year the children will be learning spellings using the online app Spelling Shed. The children will be given usernames and passwords where they can go online and learn their spellings in a fun and exciting way.

Times table Rockstars and Numbots use the same password. This is stuck in the planner

Our Learning Journey

Spring Term

Science week: We took part in the Science week and completed several investigations. They were: Which biscuit is the best to dunk into a cup of tea, How far can you stretch a curly wurly?, How do whales keep warm in the Arctic conditions? Are penguins feathers waterproof? How can ice melt quickly? Ask your child about their findings.

Sports Relief

On Friday 13th May we took part in Sports Relief. We learned about different sports, played team games, completed the golden mile and designed posters. We dressed in our Sportswear and raised money for worthy causes.

Computing: We have been learning how to use the I pads to take photographs and save them. We have taken photographs of things that we are interested in for a class bog. Each week there will be several blogs below where pupils in Year 2 have taken the photograph and written the information about it. This week it is:

My picture is of my writing. I used the book Grandad's Island to write my story. How good is your writing? Is yours as good as mine? Leo

 My photograph is of my Topic book. I am proud of all the work that I have done in here especially the work on nurses from the past. Allanah

We have taken part in Internet Safety Day. We discussed being safe online and how to protect ourselves. We also had fun making our favourite emoji's!

This term's topic is: WE CAN BE HEROES. Firefighter Chapman came to answer our questions about his role. He has been a firefighter at Manchester Airport for over 20 years. The children were really interested and asked some excellent questions.

Week beginning 16.03.20
Spellings are:

Stage 1: head, meant, wealth, threat, dead, bread, instead, sweat, spread, deaf

Common exception words: push, pull, full, house, air

Stage 2: double consonants- all, ball, call, walk, talk, always, fall, small, also, bald, 

Common exception words: who, whole, any, many, clothes

Well done to our Spelling Shed stars this week: Isabella, Maisie and Daisy

Best spellers are:

1st: Ella, Allanah, Isabella,Lila, Edie, Sara

2nd: Mason, Brodie, Annabelle

3rd: Finn, Daisy, Lacey, Hugh


We are beginning to work on Phase 5c. ee/ea/ie/e-e/ei/e/ey/y

Addition and subtraction / Multiplication and division

We are now using the two online programs Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots. Each child has a username and password which will allow them to access both programs.

The children also need to be confident with numbers bonds to 10 and their relationship with number bonds to 100 i.e 9+1 90+10.

Times Table Rockstar winners are: 1st Ella, 2nd Lila, 3rd Daisy

Numbots winners are: 1st Daisy, 2nd Bleu, 3rd Evie

STARS ON STAGE this week is: There was none due to Sport's Relief



In Autumn 1, we completed our Congleton topic: How has Buglawton changed?

We went to Congleton museum to look at maps and pictures of Congleton over the years and we walked in the local area, focussing on evidence of the past such as buildings like mills and road names.

In class, we interviewed a member of the local community who had lived in Buglawton all their life, compared maps over 300 years old, used GoogleEarth to find where we lived, shared what our favourite things were in the local area and made our own maps of our journeys to school.

In Autumn 2 our topic was World Kitchen. We went to Pizza Express in Knutsford, where the children got the chance to make their own pizzas. They were so well behaved and absolutely loved being chefs! We have completed 2 science topics: Animals including Humans and  Living things and their habitats, online safety and will have completed the D.T: design and make a smoothie.



Our class designed, made and evaluated their own smoothies. The pupils really enjoyed doing this and we had some interesting designs using a variety of fruit and vegetables.



Spring Term

 Year 2 have begun their new topic: We can be heroes. Look at the topic web and knowledge organiser to help support your child at school and at home.


We had a fantastic day at Chester Zoo. The trip linked to our Science topics: Animals including Humans and Animals and their Habitats. The children have told me that their favourite parts were the Bat Cave, the Tigers and the Elephants!


In Autumn 1 our text was Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. You can find video clips of the book on You tube. We used the text to write our own finding stories and a set of instructions to make a home for a creature we created.

When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby.Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decideto make him their secret.....

Jeanne Willis has written lots of other stories for children. Can you find out what some of them are called?

In Autumn 2, we used the text Handa's Surprise. This linked to our topic World Kitchen. The children got the opportunity to taste foods from the story and learn about Kenya where the story is set and compare it to where we live.


Handa put seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend Akeyo as a surprise. But Handa's walk takes her past a variety of animals, and the fruits do look very inviting.

They have written their own stories in the style of Handa'a Surprise

Edgar the dragon

To encourage writing in the run up to Christmas, we used the John Lewis advert: Edgar the Dragon to retell the story and change the endings. These were super and the children really engaged in this.

Grandad's Island

Who's your superhero? Maybe a grandparent?

We will be using this amazing book to write a return narrative and a non-chronological report in the Spring term.

Please look at the author Benji Davies, reading the book in through youtube:


In the Autumn term, our focus was  Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, and Money

In Spring second half, we will complete Properties of Shape, Fractions, and Measurement: length and height.

Websites that may help are:,

Forest Schools

Every Tuesday, Miss Sheard will take some of the pupils from Year 2 to take part in the Forest schools programme in the school's outdoor environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to learn life skills which will help them in all aspects of their learning. Every child in Year 2 will have the opportunity to do this and a letter will be e-mailed to the parents when it is their child's turn.


P.E in Year 2 will be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit that is labelled in school at all times.

On Wednesday children from Year 2 will take part in a community dance project. Mr Jervis will take the pupils to the church hall for these exciting sessions.


We are always looking for volunteers to help us. This may be by coming on a trip, hearing readers, or jobs like sticking in / cutting out children's work or sharpening pencils. If you are interested in helping in anyway, or you have expertise in a certain area that may benefit the pupils in Year Two, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff in the Year Two class. Thank you to the 4 parents who have offered their time so far.


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