Category Archives: Year 2 News

100% Attenders in KS1

Well done to all the children in KS1 who managed to get 100% attendance this term. Nearly a third of the children achieved this. Next term we are looking to improve on this figure and get it up to half the KS1 children. Well Done!

Children are the Heart of the School

Today members of the School Council and Governing body had the difficult task of choosing the phase winners for the School Councils ‘Valentines Day’ class competition. Everyone was very impressed by the amazing designs.  WELL DONE everyone.

The winners are:

Phase 1 = RBS   runner up Nursery AM

Phase 2 = 1JR  runner up 2CP

Phase 3 = 3PM runner up 4IM

Phase 4 = 5BJ   runner up 6CS

Year 1 and 2 enjoying their ‘Hands on Science’ workshop

Year 1 and 2 were treated to a ‘Hands on Science’ workshop where children looked a the different ways animal used camouflage in their habitats. Children then had the chance to create their own habitat.  Can you spot the butterflies?

Congratulations to the ‘Picture perfect for Pudsey’ Winners

Well done to all those children who entered the Student Council Competition last week.  Here are the winners:


Year 2 Learning About Data Handling

2AG had lots of fun this week learning about data handling. They collected information about their favourite crisps and used tally charts and bar graphs to present and analyse the data.

Keeping Healthy In Year 2

Year 2 have had a fantastic time learning about Healthy lifestyles! On Thursday we invited parents in to join in with some activities. We looked at how to clean our teeth properly and ate a special tablet to check how clean they were. Some of our teeth were not as clean as we thought!

We also got to try lots of different fruit and vegetables, talked about the healthy eating plate and thought about how we could use these new and exciting vegetables in our meals.

Outside we talked about the importance of exercise and challenged ourselves with a fitness circuit.

Free Sessions From SEND

SEND Information, Advice & Support Service has arranged the following free session for parents/carers of children who have SEN and Disabilities. View the offer below

Reading at home

Reading at home with your child is one of the most important things you can do for their education. It can seem scary, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Take a look at this video to see how it’s done.

More videos will be produced in the future. Visit our Reading page to see the full catalogue of videos once they are released.

Reading at John Gulson

Good work Year 2!

The children in Year 2 have been learning about writing instructions during their English lessons. That had great fun making gingerbread men to bring life to their writing. They then went on to write in detail and using the correct language, they produced some amazing written instructions.

In Maths, children have been sorting shapes and data using a range of strategies. They have made their own Carroll diagrams and Venn diagrams, working as teams and on their own. They can now classify objects using a chosen set of criteria. Well done Year 2 – a super week of learning.

Year 2 Diversity Week.

This week we have been looking at all the different countries and cultures in our class.

We have made pots from different countries including Afghanistan, Kurdistan and Sudan. We looked at lots of different pots and had a go ourselves. This is what we made:

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Children looked at Arabic symbols and decorated their own:

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We looked at traditional clothes from our countries and designed an outfit. We then made Romanian peg dolls

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We made flags on our own handprints to show that we are all from different countries. We put them together to show we are all one school family.

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We all had a fantastic time and learnt about many different cultures.