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Brambles Primary Academy

Year 2 Willow 


Did you know...

Raindrops that are falling to the ground from the drooping branches of willow resemble tears. That is how weeping willow got its name.

Willow trees have elongated leaves that are green on the upper side and whitish on the bottom side.

Color of the leaves changes seasonally. Leaves turn from green to yellow in the autumn. Willow is deciduous plant, which means that it sheds its leaves each winter.

Welcome to Year 2 Willow

 Welcome to Year 2!

It is the final stage of Key Stage One and we are so excited to have you here!

We have three school rules:

Be Ready

Be Respectful

Be Safe


   Mrs Juett - HLTA                       


Important Information

The School Day

The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this.               It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning.

Pupils should bring to school each day:

  • Their reading book and reading record
  • A water bottle with their name on
  • Suitable clothing for the weather to ensure they are comfortable during outdoor break times
  • A packed lunch (if required)

Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm


PE days 

PE is taught on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform please click Uniform.

Please make sure your child's name in in their PE kits, school uniforms, coats, hats, scarves and gloves.  



Reading books will be given out every Friday.

Your child will receive a 'Year 2 top 50 must read book', which is a book of their own choice to promote reading for pleasure.

They will also receive a shared reader matched to their phonic reading level.

Both shared readers and top 50 books will be collected on Friday. 



At the start of each half term you will receive a homework map with curriculum activities to complete. Every Friday your child will receive a set of spellings and a maths worksheet to complement the learning in school. Homework is optional.

Click to view the homework map for Spring 2


It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day, so please ensure your child brings a water bottle with their name on.

Key Dates

Spring term 2

Monday 20th February 2023 - Pupils return to school

Thursday 2nd March 2023 - World Book Day

Friday 31st March 2023 - Last day of Spring term 2

Saturday 1st April 2023 - Sunday 16th April 2023 - Half-term holidays


This half term we will be learning...


This half term we are studying 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' by author Jill Tomlinson.

'Plop is a baby barn owl.  He lived with his mummy and daddy at the top of a tall tree. Plop was the same as every baby barn owl, perfect in every way - except for one. He's afraid of the dark! But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends, that dark can be fun and exciting and magical!'

Listen to The Owl who was afraid of the dark being read here 



As Mathematicians this half term, we are continuing to practice and extend our knowledge of, Multiplication and Division. We will also be looking at Length and Height before moving on to Mass, Capacity and Temperature.

The small steps we will be covering in Multiplication and Division are: 

  • The 5 times-table
  • Divide by 5
  • The 5 and 10 times table

BBC Bitesize page - Multiplication and Division 


The small steps we will be covering in Length and Height are:

  • Measure in centimetres.
  • Measure in metres.
  • Compare lengths and heights.
  • Order lengths and heights.
  • Four operations with lengths and heights.

BBC Bitesize page - Measurement 


The small steps we will be covering in Mass, Capacity and Temperature are:

  • Compare mass.
  • Measure in grams.
  • Measure in kilograms.
  • Four operations with mass.
  • Compare volume and capacity.
  • Measure in milliletres.
  • Measure in litres.
  • Four operations with volume and capacity.
  • Temperature.

BBC Bitesize page - Measurement 



As Scientists, we are studying Animals including Humans.

We will be:

  • Understanding and explaining what it means to be 'healthy'.
  • Explaining what a portion is and giving examples of healthy portions. 
  • Understanding why exercise is good for us.
  • Discuss hygiene and looking after our bodies.
  • Understanding how to look after our teeth.

We will be consolidating our knowledge with a trip to Eureka towards the end of the half term. Where we will learn all about our bodies and how to keep them healthy!



As Historians, we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will be discussing the event and looking at chronology when ordering the events that occured.

Great Fire of London in Year 2 | St Lawrence's RC Primary School

We will be alternating between History and Geography every half term.



As Inventors, we will be creating a moving structure. We will use our knowledge of structures and mechanisms to construct a moving ferris wheel.

We will be alternating between Art and DT learning every half-term.



We follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus in R.E.

This half term our R.E. unit of learning is 'How is new life welcomed?'

During this unit, we will be exploring how new life is welcomed in different religions and will discuss the important of Easter and what this symbolises.



Our topic this half term is 'Relationships.'

During this topic, we will be exploring the different types of relationships in our lives. We will discuss what these relationships mean to us and what is and isn't appropriate within these.



As Musicians, we follow the Charanga music scheme and learn how to find the pulse of a song. We do lots of singing and play along to the music. 

Along with Charanga, as a whole school each week we listen to a focused artist. This enables children to experience a broad genre of music.

Our focused artists this half term are: 

Focused Artist of the week




Take That 




Whitney Houston 


Beautiful South


Phil Collins


Arctic Monkeys



 As Athletes, we have an afternoon of PE every week on a Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Tuesday session is our indoor session where we will be developing our Gymnastics skills. Wednesday will be an outdoor session where we will be following the RealPE scheme.

Links to try at home


 Reading  - E-Library  


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds

 Phonics Games                                  Phonics Games

 Maths Games                                          Maths Videos and Games

           TT Rockstars Times Tables         


Class Dojo Year Group Page

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