Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 2


Mrs Woodman (Monday-Wednesday)

Miss Sandy (Thursday-Friday)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Gaynor, Mrs Elliott, Miss Elliot, Mrs Tibbetts, Miss Hannis

Our topic this half term is:

The Great Fire of London

Our topic for this half term will be ‘The Great Fire of London’. We will be learning about the key events leading up to, during and after the fire, thinking about the effects on our lives today. We have a visit from the fire service booked for later in the half term.

Weekly Spellings

Here are the spelling lists for Year 2. There will be weekly tests on a Friday:

Children should also be able to read and write the Common Exception Words by the end of Year 2. Please find a full list of these here:

Termly Letters


Our English work for Spring Term 1 will focus initally around ‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’ before we move on to writing an information text about the fire.


We are learning about:

Materials and their Properties

This half term PE will take place on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please ensure children wear their PE kits to school on these days.


Maths Games

Topmarks is a website with lots of good games children can play to hep them with their maths. Hit the Button is a great one for times tables.

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Times Table Rock Stars is also up and running. All children will receive a username and log in.

Take a look at our photos!

Fun at Forest School

Exploring Puppets

We borrowed a box of puppets from The Wilson. There were puppets from around the world and they all worked in different ways. We explored how we could make them move and talked about the similarities and differences between them.

Making our puppets

We tried some different types of stitch using the binca, including a whip/wrap around stitch and a running stitch. We designed our own hand puppets and then made them using felt and lots of other materials. We had so much fun!

Thank you so much to all of the fantastic volunteers who kindly gave up their time and helped us by gathering resources to make our DT mornings such a success – we couldn’t have done it without you! We are so lucky to be part of such a caring and enthusiastic community.

Our finished puppets

Aren’t they amazing?!

Fruit Smoothies

Firework pictures

Poppy Art!

Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles

We have looked at Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles painting and used it as inspiration for our calendar pictures this year. We used watercolours and focused on ensuring we didn’t have two sections touching each other the same colour.

Fun in the snow!

Christmas 2022!