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John 10v10

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Welcome to Miss Dearden and Miss Barranca's Year 2 class page! Here you can find out all about our learning in Year 2. Here you can find out all about what we have been learning and how to support your child at home. We will be updating this page regularly so check back to see what we have been up to!



General Reminders:



It is important for your child's development to read at least 3 times a week. Reading helps children to develop a wider bank of vocabulary which they use in their writing. They are expected to read their school book 3 times before they change it so that they have understood what they have read. We would encourage children to read other books as well if they would prefer. 

To help children to understand what they have read, it is good to ask them questions, talk about the characters and think about what might happen next.

If you would like support to know what kind of questions to ask your child when they are reading, please click the link below for ideas. 


PE will usually be on a Wednesday and a Friday but PE lessons sometimes change. Children are expected to have their PE in school everyday.


PE kit should consist of:

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or navy blue shorts or leggings
  • Pumps or trainers
  • Tape for earrings if they cannot removed.


Any child with earrings that cannot be removed will not be taking part in PE. 



The Highway Rat - Julia Donaldson


To prepare for our school trip, we have been learning all about the scoundrel 'The Highway Rat' who is a baddie and a beast. The children have painted wonderful pictures, written detailed descriptions and have even started an investigation into where he has disappeared to! 


Below are some photographs showing our WANTED posters and our evidence collecting board. 


Please use the link below if you would like to listen to Julia Donaldson reading 'The Highway Rat'


Half Term Homework: Design a trap to catch The Highway Rat.

I have asked the children to design or invent a trap to catch The Highway Rat. It can be:

  • an explanation of how they would catch him
  • a model of a trap
  • a set of instructions 
  • a picture showing how it would work


Anything that shows how they might be able to catch him!


WANTED posters

WANTED posters  1
WANTED posters  2

Our evidence collecting board

Our evidence collecting board 1

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson Read Aloud

Beware of the Highway Rat! He'll steal your food... and your heart! "Give me your pastries and puddings! Give me your chocolate and cake! For I am the Rat of the Highway, and whatever I want I take!"