Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

You will be greeted by:

Mrs M Attrell – Teacher

Miss E Daley – Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Alexander – Special Support Assistant

By Year 2 we have learned the importance of building strong friendships and treating others with respect so we can work on strengthening relationships and building resilience to ensure all children know their value as part of the class, wider school and community.  In their final year of KS1,  we expect children to be role models to the rest  of the Key Stage, encouraging them to be polite, well-mannered and hard-working. This way they are always ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ aiming to be the best they can be at all times.


Homework at John Randall is based on supporting our learning in the classroom.

Our most important piece of homework is READING (Reading takes you places!)  Reading is at the heart of everything we do, so we need to use Practice Panda to get better at this skill!  The more you read, the more you succeed!

Adults, please read with your child, 3 times per week (or more if you can!)  3 Parents signatures in the reading diary is worth 15 Dojos!

Time Tables Rockstars! Again, Practice Panda and Memory Magpie this time!  When you know your Times Tables, you can make so many links and Maths simply gets easier!

Finally, weekly spellings.

We do not set a lot of homework, but we do ask that we make these activities an important part of our home/school life!

I am out on the playground every morning for a quick chat or you can also contact me via email:



Year 2 has been thinking of our hopes and fears for the coming year.  We had some lovely discussions about worries we might have and what we can do about it.    


Times Table Rock Stars

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our launch of Times Tables Rock Star in school. 

Remembrance Day

As part of Remembrance Day Year 2 made soldiers using wooden pegs.


Year 2 learnt about instruments in French.  We played lots of games and sang songs.  We love French with Madame Tinnembart!

RAF Cosford Trip

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the RAF museum in Cosford.  We learnt about different types of planes and how it changed over the years.  The children were able to share their learning about the Wright brothers and Bessie Coleman – this really impressed the staff at the museum.  We had a great day.

Science Week

For Science week, Year 2 learnt about the Wright Brothers who were famous for inventing and testing the first plane.  As part of our learning, we made paper planes.  We discussed how we can make it more streamline so it can fly faster and further.  Afterwards we tested our planes on the field.



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