Year 2

Mrs Yalman, Mrs Laking, Miss Smith & Mrs Humble

welcome to YEAR 2 ...

Welcome to Year 2.  We have a fantastic year group.  All children have a super attitude and work hard to reach their goals and targets. 


Mrs Laking and Miss Smith are the teaching assistant in Year 2. They offer challenges and support to the children to ensure they reach their potential in all lessons.  


In Year 2 we try to make the right 'Choices' and try our best in everything we do. 


Information for parents: 2019 key stage 1 tests

KS1 tests are important in year 2 for your child's education. Can we ask you as a parent to support us with your child's education by supporting them at home. We ask that children complete their homework (maths & spellings) each week, Also can each child read their book just for 5 to 10 minutes each night to develop understanding of the text and fluency. 

To encourage this we are having a competition in class and for every time each child reads they will gain a raffle ticket. At the end of each term the raffle will be drawn to win a prize. Keep your eye on this page to find out who won. 

class timetable

Important Dates:

Year 2 SATS will take place across the 4 weeks of May 2019. Please can we ask that you do not book any holidays for your child during this time. Year 2 is an important year for your child's education.   

PD Day: Friday 7th December, School closed to all pupils

October Half Term: Break up Friday 26th October and return to school Monday 5th November 


Each week for children who complete their maths homework and spellings they will receive a certificate and have entry into our termly draw. Also for those with 100% attendance for the week will be entered into a weekly draw to win a prize. 

Transition Week

During the two weeks transition the theme was SPY! All the children completed various spy activities. We had arts and crafts session which we created spy gadgets. Also we had an afternoon solving clues to lead us for a fun play at summerhill. At the end of the two weeks all children graduated as spy's. 

All the children enjoyed these two weeks and helped them to settle into there new classroom before September. 

Educational Trips

On Thursday 4th October the children attended Washington Wetland Centre. During there time they used their senses to feed the birds & ducks, listen to sounds around them and used their sight to find various footprints. The children also seen otters and flamingos. After lunch we walked through the forest and used a campfire to make bread. Also they used different sticks and rope to build their own den. This afternoon linked to our topic of The Great Fire Of London and how they used a camp fire and den buildings in 1666. All the children had an amazing time and were well behaved. Well Done Year 2 :-) 


Hello Mr Turner ,
I’d just like to feedback on your pupils who came to visit here last week .
I had the pleasure of having Ms Yalman’s class on Thursday and they were a delight . They were keen , engaging, had some super questions and were very excited to be in the woods with a campfire ! Their manners and attitude were lovely and a credit to your school. What helped a lot was the staff were fully involved , chatty and very helpful . My colleagues looked after Reception class on a rainy Friday  and I hear they were super too , enjoying a revised activity plan due to the rain !
Thanks again for supporting what we do here at WWT and pass on my  very best wishes to the classes and staff involved .
Joanne Newbury
Learning Manager

WWT Washington Wetland Centre
Pattinson, Washington, Tyne And Wear NE38 8LE