Year 2 Noticeboard


Croeso i Bwrdd Neges Y2

 Welcome to the YEAR 2 Noticeboard.


Updated 17.6.18

Dear All.

I hope you have all had a good weekend and to any Fathers who are reading this I hope you had lots of treats on Sunday.

Many thanks to all of you who managed to come to our sports day. The weather was kind to us and everything went smoothly. The children enjoyed, we hope you did too.

The Ultra Run is planned for Monday but as it’s been rather  it seems rather unlikely. However until we check the grass out its difficult to make that call. There is no need for the children to come in in kit  but they will need trainers in school just in case.

The children have been busy researching  information for their fact files and will continue to work on these in the coming weeks.

This week we will be beginning our designs for bug hotels. We would love you to come in towards the end of term to help us make them. We will confirm a date and give you more details about this as soon as possible.

In Maths this week we will be doing work on scale and measure linked to the bug hotels as well as some more work on time. There will also be a Maths challenge in the Mud Kitchen this week which the children have been busy weeding in preparation.

During Active Learn over the next couple of weeks the children will enjoy some art work indoors and out, including completing the next stage of their clay models, We have a QR code treasure hunt, some Bee Bot challenges, den making, science linked to parts of a plant and our role play Garden centre is ready for customers!

The end of term is fast approaching but we still have lots of exciting activities planned and hope to all enjoy the last few weeks we have together.

Any queries please feel free to come and see us in the morning.

Many thanks


13.6.18 – sdk

I would just like to take this opportunity to say Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes over this very difficult time for me. I have been made to feel greatly appreciated by my parents especially and I would like to Thank you all for my lovely flowers and card that I received this morning. 

Mrs S. De-Kayne



9.6.18 -Updated by KP

Dear All,

We had lots of fun this week having a go at some of our races in preparation for Sports Day on Tuesday. The weather looks like it will be dry at the moment- fingers crossed all!

The children can come in  dressed in their appropriate colour T-shirt ready for the afternoon’s fun!

Some of the children may have mentioned a ukulele  session on Friday. This will be for all the Year 2 children between now and the end of term. There is no need for you to go out and buy anything- all instruments are provided. Those children who have already taken part thoroughly enjoyed the session.

As well as Sports Day we will be carrying on with our research on woodland animals for our fact files. Our production line of clay hedgehog making will also continue.

In Maths the children will be writing their own worded problems for their friends to complete.

With our wonderful Grandma Gardeners  the children are developing our outside area. Any donations would be gratefully received- bedding plants, seeds, hanging baskets, old pots or anything we could use as planters e.g old wellies.

Apologies for the Ultra Run cancellation- typical British weather causing problems. We will let you know as soon as a new date has been confirmed.

Hope to see as many of you as possible on Tuesday afternoon.

4.6.18- updated by KP

Dear All,

I hope you all had a wonderful half term break and made the most of the sunshine- that could be our Summer!!

This week we will be preparing for our Sports Day with a few sessions on the bank. Can you make sure your child has kit, sun hat and a water bottle in school. If the weather is to continue perhaps a slathering of sun cream in the morning would be a good idea too.

They will be doing some research into woodland animals and beginning their fact files.

We will be listening to the very last of the presentations on real life superheroes- we have been impressed with the standard and appreciate all the hard work that has gone into them.

Multiplication speed tests will return on Friday in preparation for Year 3.

We have the school Ultra run on Friday so please keep collecting sponsor money until then.

Hopefully you have managed to get your child’s colour T-shirt for Sports Day- let me know if you are having a problem with this.

Can you make sure any consent forms for our theatre trip are returned ASAP please.

We would really appreciate it if anyone has any bedding plants they would donate to our Year 2 garden area. We have a lovely area but it is obviously expensive to create all our pots and baskets so I really hope you can help.


Many Thanks

8.5.18 – updated by sdk

Dear All,

The week ahead is as follows:

Language – We have started innovating the story of ‘Superworm’ and the children are enjoying the extended writing.

Maths – We are working on divisions currently using 2/5/ and 10 times tables. Some of the children have moved onto remainders.

Welsh – We are developing our  Oracy skills in Welsh and preparing for carrying out an interview asking and answering questions.

P.E. – The next couple of weeks will be our last Gym sessions in the hall and then we shall move to outdoor team games in preparation for Sports Day.

We have started regular reading back on a daily basis and therefore could you please send in the reading books and reading records for us each day.

Thank you for all your support,

Mrs s DeKayne/ Mrs K Palmer


3.5.18 – updated by sdk

Dear All,

I just wanted to inform you that all the children have worked very hard this week for their May tests and I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you all for your support. The children have been very relaxed about it all and have taken each day in their stride. We would like to wish you all a Happy bank holiday and let’s hope that the sun is out for us all to enjoy!

Mrs s De-Kayne/ Mrs K Palmer


29.4.18 – updated by sdk

Dear All,

The week ahead is a busy one with the Tests starting this week. The children are all ready for them and we have spent the last week preparing them for them. Thank you for all your support at home with your child by going over them with them. Your support has been greatly appreciated.

Language –  We will be starting Active Learn this week and the children will be focusing on Innovating the story of ‘Superworm’ . We are also clearing and sorting the outdoor area as we have started gardening with our lovely Grandmas that give up their time every Thursday to work with the children. Last week we planted Potatoes in our Vegetable bed.

Maths – We are working on Divisions this week and looking at remainders.  The mud Kitchen is back open for us to carry out a variety of activities.

I.T – We will be working on ‘Jit’  this week looking at giving directions and using and applying Right angle turns. I have arranged for the children to learn basic Coding skills on May 19th .

P.E. – This term we are doing Gymnastic skills in the hall using mats, spring boards and benches. The children are enjoying it. Please ensure your child has black shorts and white T -Shirt in school please every Thursday.

We have sent out a Reading and maths quiz for you to carry out with your child and we would like to Thank you once again for all your support in relation to this.

Mrs S. De-Kayne/ Mrs K. Palmer


22.4.18 – updated by sdk

Dear All,

Hope that the children’s first week back went well and everyone feels settled back into the routine? The week ahead is as follows:

Language– The children have been doing the story ‘Superworm’ as a talk for writing and we shall now be Innovating the characters in the story. The story plan will be provided and the idea is that the children change the two main characters into ones of their choice. This will be done as a focus activity with the teachers. During Active Learn the children will now preparing our outdoors and using their Pupil Voice to let us know what they want to do linked to their topic. We are still working our way through the 60 presentations and so please do not worry if your child has not presented yet. We have plenty of time in this half term.

Maths – We will be carrying out some worded problem solving along with some more quiz type activities. Please keep the multiplications going as all children should know their 2/5 and 10’s before leaving Year 2. Speed tests are now back on every Friday.

Welsh- We are carrying out Welsh activities every Wednesday afternoon and the children have enjoyed asking and answering questions in Welsh and playing 2 new games out in the yard. We shall be carrying on with our reading in Welsh as a class as we have some lovely interactive books that the children enjoy.

P.E – We are doing Gymnastics for this half term as we will then be outdoors  preparing for team games in readiness for Sports Day.

Wednesday Club will be starting this week up to the end of term.

We shall be sending out some more quiz papers for you all to do at home with your child as parents have requested this.

Best Wishes,

Mrs S De-Kayne/ Mrs K Palmer.



15.4.18 –  updated by sdk

Dear All,

We hope you have all had a relaxing Easter holiday and no doubt the children are ready to come back to school to see their friends! Our Summer topic is Dens and Dandelions and the children will be outdoors now the weather is improving.  The week ahead is as follows:

Language –  We are going to be learning ‘Superworm’ as part of our Talk for writing and then we shall be innovating the story to carry out some extended creative writing in the weeks to follow.  We shall be starting our weekly comprehension activities in small groups and supporting the children to answer the questions from the text.

Maths – We will be learning to read scales in Litres/ Grams etc… and the children will be doing their own weighing and measuring linked to this outdoors.

Welsh – We will be learning our new terms patterns linked to what we can see in the woodland.

Science –  We will be planning with the children what they want to learn about growing in the outdoor areas and looking at seasons and planting out some potatoes in the weeks to follow as part of our Potato challenge.

P.E. / Games  – The children will be getting out the apparatus and carrying out gymnastics in the hall. P.E kits needed please for Thursday .

Welcome back and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Mrs S De-Kayne / Mrs K Palmer


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