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Year 2 – Beech

Welcome to Year 2


We had the most amazing time when we went to St. James' Park! We won a competition to play on the pitch, and we were one of only four schools chosen - what an opportunity! You can see more of our pictures by clicking on the link below to take you to the PE Gallery.

Wildlife Garden

 We have been learning all about animals and their habitats. We went into the Wildlife Garden to find lots of minibeats. We explored their different habitats and we talked about why we think they might like living there. We also added some twigs, leaves, branches and mud to the Bug Hotel, and we are going to check on it each week to see what is living there.

Art & DT


We are really enjoying our topic this half term. It is called 'Is it alive and where does it live?' We have been looking at lots of different minibeasts and their habitats and in art and DT, we have used clay to sculpt our own models of minibeasts. Clay is very messy! We can't wait to paint them.

Maths in Year 2


We are learning how to partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones. We have used dienes and counters and we have really enjoyed doing it. Have a look at our work below!

Gymnastics in Year 2


We have been exploring how to travel and balance on different apparatus in our PE lessons. You can see more of our pictures in the gallery on the PE page, which you can find by clicking on the link below.

Endangered Animals


During our first week back to school, we learned all about Endangered Animals. Our chosen animal was a Polar Bear. We learnt lots of facts about Polar Bears, such as their skin is actually black and they have see through fur! Ask us why they look white and we will be able to tell you! We did lots of writing about Polar Bears and did some lovely paintings using watercolours, salt and cling film. You can see some of us with our paintings below.


Year 2 Spelling


Below is a list of words the children are expected to be able to read and spell, by the end of Year 2. They are called 'Common Exception Words', because they don't necessarily follow a particular spelling pattern. If you want to do any extra spelling practise, use these words as a starting point! I have also attached the Year 1 list, just incase you want to recap. 

The link below will take you to a website called Storyline Online, where there are hundreds of books being read aloud by various celebrities.

Year 2 Times Tables


By the end of Year 2, children are expected to be secure in their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The Maths Chase website is a brilliant tool you can use to help your children with their times tables. Click on the link below to access the website.



For access to Phonics Resources, please visit the Read Write Inc Oxford Owl Website. Find the 'class login' button at the top and enter the following information:


Username: Year2BeechFHPS

Password: foresthall1


Click on the link below to access the website.

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