Herons – Year 2

Welcome to Herons class page

We are a Year 2 class

Our class teacher is Mr Hine

Year 2 topic calendar 2020-21


The children will be completing dictionary work over the next couple of weeks, you can access this online one for free by following this link https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary  if you do not have one at home to use.

Using X box or PlayStation to access remote learning

If you are having problems accessing online/ remote learning and have an X box or PlayStation you can click on the link below. This will help you get online and help you access the remote learning set by school if you do not have a suitable device such as tablet or laptop.

Remote Learning via PlayStation 4 or Xbox One


A Magical Christmas by Herons


Please find your link to the class performance of ‘A Magical Christmas’.                                                                                                     


The password will be sent out in a separate email and also via message on ClassDojo.

Please remember that images and videos of the performance should not be shared on social media or anywhere else online.

We hope that you enjoy watching the show together as a family.

Merry Christmas!


Parent Consultation Meeting Finches & Herons


Walk to School week information

Walk To School Letter Nov 2020




Please use this link to add yourself to our class.

Once the parent account has been set up you can link your child to your account.


Weekly Newsletters and Topic Sheets

Summer 2021

18. Year 2 Newsletter 22.3.21

19. Year 2 Newsletter 12.4.21

20. Year 2 Newsletter 19.4.21

21. Year 2 Newsletter 26.4.21

22. Year 2 Newsletter 3.5.21

23. Year 2 Newsletter 10.5.21

24. Year 2 Newsletter 17.5.21

25. Year 2 Newsletter 7.6.21

26. Year 2 Newsletter 14.6.21

27. Year 2 Newsletter 21.6.21

28. Year 2 Newsletter 28.6.21

29. Year 2 Newsletter 5.7.21

30.Year 2 Newsletter 12.7.21

Spring 2021

15. Year 2 Newsletter 4.1.21

16. Year 2 Newsletter 8.3.21

Banksy topic overview

17. Year 2 Newsletter 15.3.21

Autumn 2020

1.Year 2 Newsletter 7.9.2020
 Marvellous Mistakes topic cover sheet
2. Year 2 Newsletter 14.9.2020
Under & Over Ground topic cover sheet
3.Year 2 Newsletter  21. 9 2020

4.Year 2 Newsletter wc 28. 9 20

5.Year 2 Newsletter wc 5.10 20

Topic Cover sheet- Inventors and Inventions

6.Year 2 Newsletter wc 12.10 20

7.Year 2 Newsletter wc 19.10 20

8.Year 2 Newsletter wc 2.11 20

Yr2 Our City topic overview. docx

9. Year 2 Newsletter wc 9.11.20

10. Year 2 Newsletter wc 16.11.20

11. Year 2 Newsletter wc 23.11.20
Fire fireY2 topic cover sheet

12. Year 2 Newsletter wc 30.11.20

13. Year 2 Newsletter wc 7.12.20

14. Year 2 Newsletter wc 14.12.20





Isambard Kingdom Brunel

This week (14.9.20) we have been learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and what a fantastic engineer he was.
Here is the video we watched in class for you to enjoy at home.


Hello Herons!

At last, we’re back in school. Our first four days have been great. We learned about our class bird, got to know our new routines and made our own class rules. Although things are a little different than before it is good to have some face to face learning back! One of the big differences is how our desks are set up. We all face forwards now and stay in our own place all the time we are in class. We are trying to help everyone stay safe, so we can put up with it! Just have a look at a photo of the classroom below.




September Ready

Listen to a special message from your class teacher.


Useful Websites 

Bug Club: All children have been allocated books on bug club to read. Their individual log in details will be placed in the front of their reading record books.

Purple Mash: Children will have their personal log in details put into their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available. We encourage children to practice logging on and off Purple Mash independently. They should all know their log in details from memory by now.

Oddizzi: Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details will be in the front of their reading record books.

Here is a list of phonics websites that may be useful for you to use at home to work on alongside their reading books. Phonics is just one skill involved in reading but makes a huge difference if there are sounds the children do not recognize.


Some information for parents:

Due to the current situation, there will be a lot of changes in September as well as the change in year group.


Drop off and Collection:

Please do not drop off or pick up your child/children if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. If you are unsure please refer to our parent/carer guide or telephone the Parent line on 728-9639.

There can now only be one parent or carer to accompany your child/children to and from school site.

There will be staggered drop off between 8:40 – 8:50 am. Please check the following times to ensure you are aware of what time your child needs dropping off and picking up. We are trying to keep the children as socially distant as possible so please ensure you stick to the times.

                                     Start of day                     End of day

Surnames A-G                  8.40am                             3.05pm

Surnames H-N                  8.45am                             3.10pm

Surnames O-Z                  8.50am                             3.15pm















Lunchtime Arrangements

Arrangements have been made to minimise the risk of infection to children and staff during lunchtimes.

You can choose to send a packed lunch with your child or to request a school meal (all children are entitled to free school meals). The menu for autumn term is in the Parents section of the website. Reception and year 1 will have dedicated time-slot to access the hall for lunch, one class at a time served. Children in Year 2 will collect their ordered lunch and return to their classroom to eat it. They will sit in their allocated seat. Children in Year 2 will eat in their classroom. Children in EYFS and Year 1 will eat in class groups in the school hall.

All packed lunches must be in a sealable lunch box. Please do not send packed lunches in carrier bags. Lunch boxes must be clearly labelled with child’s name and class. Packed lunch boxes will be stored in dedicated area for each class. Children will collect their packed lunch box when it is time to eat. Please be advised that staff will be unable to assist with opening items/removing wrapping etc. so all food must be easily accessed by child. All uneaten items/empty wrappers will be returned to the box for disposal at home

Children will also spend time outdoors during the lunch period (weather permitting) in their year group bubble.