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Year 2

Summer Term Homework Treat


Make sure your homework book is in school and up-to-date by Monday ready for this term's yummy homework treat.

Library Art Day


Today Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all had a fantastic day creating art work for the new school library. With the help from a local artist, Years 1 and 2 created some wings motivated by the children's reading. I'm sure you'll agree that Lena and Spencer make very inspirational literacy angels. 

Understanding Mass


Today in RE, the children reenacted Mass in order to understand the symbols, actions and responses. They proved to be very knowledgeable and I was very impressed with both how well the recalled the service, and also their ideas about why we have the different parts of the Mass. 


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Who's afraid of the Gruffalo ... Not us!


This Tuesday, Year 1 and Year 2 had a great morning out having a Gruffalo adventure at Birmingham Hippodrome. The children behaved impeccably as they followed mouse through the deep, dark wood in a magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. They joined in enthusiastically with all the songs and actions and then enjoyed an ice-cream after the show. A great time was had by everyone and, as always, the children really made St Anne's proud!

Local library visit


As part of our Wonder Women (Authors and Illustrators) topic, Year 2 had a fantastic time exploring Camp Hill library looking for texts by female writers. The children were all inspired by this session with many of them planning repeat visits with their parents. 

Evacuee Week


This week, the children in Year 2 have had a very exciting week: baking WW2 recipes, Digging for Victory and even being evacuated to the countryside (local park). It has been a brilliant end to our Home Front topic.

Coming soon for Year 2 is a Summer Term Trip... but can you guess where we are going?

St Anne's Wow Factor - What amazing talents in Year 2!

100% Homework Reward!


Every single member of the class earned their homework treat this term so we spent a brilliant morning hunting for our Easter Eggs around the school grounds. Some were trickier than others to find but with a little determination, resilience and especially TEAM WORK, we soon found them all. 

KS1 Attendance trip

I could not be prouder of how well all the children represented our school at Cheeky Monkey's Play Centre today.

A huge thank you to Gemma and the team for hosting us. 

Homework celebration:

Well done to ALL the children in Year 2 who earned their homework treat this term. 


We've had a lovely afternoon watching the Jungle Book, eating popcorn and drinking milkshakes as an end to our Indian Spice topic. I hope you all have a lovely and fun-filled half term. 

Problem Solving in Year 2


Can you solve our tricky shape problem?



See the video below to watch Kye's solution.


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Baby Jesus at Polesworth Abbey

The children had a fantastic time learning about the Nativity story at Polesworth Abbey this Christmas. We listened to stories, signed the census (with a rather cross tax-collector), re-enacted the Nativity story in the Abbey and even met a real-life baby and sheep in the stable with Mary and Joseph in this magical day out.  

Year 2 helping Children in Need! - Thank you for all your kind donations.

The Great Fire of St Anne's

In an exciting end to our Great Fire of London topic, the children were able to witness their own 'great fire' as their 1666 houses were burned down. Thankfully, Nuneaton Fire Fighters were on hand to extinguish the flames after receiving some fantastic letters from the children thanking them for their service and asking them to come and visit. 

Welcome to Year 2


What a wonderful start we've had to the new academic year!

Our Year 2 children have settled in beautifully and we are already very proud of the work they are producing in our Great Fire of London topic. 


With the Macmillan Cake Sale and the impromptu outing to watch the Ovo Energy Cycle Tour, we've already had an exciting start to the year and this is set to continue next term with our first school trip!  (Details of this will be sent out in the near future so keep an eye out.)


Congratulations to our new School Councilors (Faith and Vinnie); we look forward to seeing what amazing ideas you come up with.


Mrs Thorneycroft and Mrs Khaliq


Important notes: 


This term Year 2 will have PE sessions on Monday PM and Wednesday PM. We would ask that children bring appropriate kit for both inside and outside, as sessions will be dependent on the weather and the availability of the hall.


Homework is set for Year 2 on Fridays and will usually consist of a piece of maths and a piece of literacy work (typically spellings). If children bring their homework in on a Monday, they will receive 10 Dojo Points. Homework received after this date is rewarded with 5 Dojo Points. 


It is expected that Year 2 children bring in their home reading book at least once a week with evidence of reading at home in their reading diary. Every time the children bring in their book, with an adult comment or signature, then they will receive 2 Dojo Points (up to 10 a week!)


Class Dojos are used as a reward system in Year 2. These are a very popular with the children where points are rewarded for good choices and lost for poor choices. When children receive 50 Dojos, these can be exchanged for a prize from the prize drawer. Access to keep a track of your child's progress will be provided at Parents' Evening so you will be able to see how well they are doing. 



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