Welcome to Year 2 2018-19

Year 2 are arranged in to two teaching groups this year led by : Miss Parramint (Squirrels) and Miss Gislam (Kangaroos).

They are joined in class by:  Ms Halimi, Mr Fox and Ms Thornton






Into Opera

Today, year 2 were visited by Into Opera for a World War 1 poetry workshop day. We had a brilliant day composing our own WW1 songs with a tenor, composer and artistic director. We finished our workshop singing ‘Stille Nacht’ (Silent Night) in German followed by ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’ complete with choreography! A thought provoking and lively end to the day. Smiles all around! 🙂 






The Great War (WW1) at the Time and Tide Museum

Today the children have transformed into nurses, soldiers and pilots at an enjoyable morning of enrichment at the terrific Time and Tide museum!

We have tried our wings at flying  a WW1 Bi-plane with Captain Cadbury in the Royal Air Corp; the children appeared to particularly enjoy learning to fly the aircraft! This was before we visited a soldier on the front line to get our hands on the real kit!

As nurses we cleaned disgusting bedpans, made beds, performed surgery extracting deadly shrapnel and bandaged the injured.

The children have been talking about our morning activities all afternoon and we look forward to posting the children’s topic writing in the near future!





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Welcome to Year 2

We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and are looking forward to a wonderful year.

Pupils are asked to bring their book bags daily to school and PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays.

Children will be given a book to read and to share with an adult a minimum of three (3) times a week.

English, spelling and Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday with a spelling test on Thursday, it will be put in their book bags and will consolidate their learning in class.

If you would like help or to clarify your understanding of concepts used within school, please do not hesitate to ask.


Once again, welcome to Year 2. Let’s work together to make this a brilliant year!


Yours sincerely,

The Year 2 team




Gangsta Grannies visit St George’s!

Today we have had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting four rebellious gangsta grannies! From the moment school started the grannies have been up to mischief, stealing the children’s belongings and causing trouble throughout our World Book day.

The children have participated in a range of activities: designing grannies, observational drawings, dancing, listening to parts of the story and watching it!

The Easter bunny also paid us a visit and took the children on an Easter egg hunt where all the children found an egg! Hooray!


There is no need to panic the four grannies have now been banned from teaching at the school, so there is no need to contact Mrs Fearns.

We wish you a wonderful Easter and look forward to seeing you on the 17th April 2018.

Year two team.





Where in the world?

Next half term we will be learning about continents and oceans and we would like your help! At the beginning of the term we will be making Gingerbread men. However, one of the gingerbread men is going to escape to go exploring!

If you have any family or friends that live in different places other than Great Yarmouth, in the UK or around the world, it would be brilliant if you could ask them to send a postcard to our school with the words ‘Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread man!’ We are then going to learn all about where the gingerbread man has been. (Please address postcards to Year 2 with the above phrase only)

Postcards can be sent to:

Year 2

St Peter’s Rd,

Great Yarmouth


NR30 3BQ

This theme does not start until Tuesday 17th April; therefore we have plenty of time! We are confident that the children will thoroughly enjoy this theme, packed with lots of learning opportunities!




Victorian School Day

Today the children got to experience what it would have been like to be a child going to school during the Victorian era.

They came into the class and were greeted by very strict teachers. They recited the Lord’s prayer and could only sit once told. In Arithmetic, they recited their times tables and in English they practiced their handwriting. In the afternoon, boys were sent out to play Victorian sports whilst the girls cleaned and cooked food for the boys.

The children all participated with great enthusiasm- even when getting the cane! However, most children decided that they prefer school how it is today and wouldn’t want to travel back in time!





Busy in the kitchen

This week we have been busy in the kitchen making gruesome gruel!

The children made their own mixtures, added them into a large sauce pan and watched it cook for 10 minutes. Once the mixture had cooled, the children were given the opportunity to sample their creation.

Not all children enjoyed tasting the gruesome dish but there were a few that said, ‘Please can I have some more?’- in keeping with our current story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

The children went onto writing their own instructions on how to make gruesome gruel.

If this sounds like a dish you would like to sample, a recipe can be found in their scrap books! 





We hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and we can’t wait to hear all about it!

During this spring term, our topic will be the Victorians. We have lots of enjoyable learning experiences planned for the children that will include trips to the local museum where the children will experience the wonder of living during the Victorian era and comparing to their lives today. We will also be preparing some Victorian dishes including gruesome gruel, brainy broth, delicious Victoria sponge and juicy jam.

The children will be creating a scrap book of all of their Victorian work from across the curriculum subjects that we intend to be on exhibit at the Time and Tide Museum later in the term. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the children’s hard work!

In our classroom, we work hard to accomplish our learning goals and this is particularly important this year where the children will undergo challenges (S.A.Ts) in English and Math in June.

You can help your child by completing homework that we set each week on a Friday, this will be due the following Wednesday. This is alongside reading three times a week, practicing spellings and number facts.

If your child has difficulty completing the schools expectations of homework, please talk to your child’s class teacher for support and advice.

Dates to remember:

Monday & Thursday (Jellyfish) – PE

Tuesday & Wednesday (Seal) – PE

Wednesday – Homework due in.

Three times a week – Reading, practising spellings and number facts.