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Year 2 (2021)

Croeso i’r Blwyddyn Dau! Welcome to Year 2!


  • PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come to school dressed in school PE Kit.
  • Pupils will be allocated a day to bring their reading folders to school each week.
  • Home work will be assigned on Google classroom each Friday and I would ask if you could upload completed homework by the following Friday. 
  • Please ensure your child has a drink and healthy snack for snack times. (Fruit snack can be purchased for £14 for the half term). Water and milk freely available

We have a very busy term ahead, with lots of things planned for all to look forward to.

Our topic in Year 2 this term is ‘Pop Up’ which has a design and technology focus. It teaches the children how to make cards and books using simple mechanisms, using a range of different materials. At the heart of this project the children will learn how to write and retell traditional tales.

Every day we pick two children to be the ‘Helpwr Heddiw’. Their job is to encourage the class to speak Welsh. The children really enjoy this important role and are learning new Welsh vocabulary & songs along the way.

In Literacy we have been writing poems about animals using kennings, rhyme and alliteration. The children have enjoyed filming each other performing their poems.

During collective worship, we have been learning the Christian values of trust and wisdom. We have also been learning about Christian values in RE. We have listened to Parables that Jesus told and we have written recipes to show how to be a good Christian friend. Also, we have loved learning about the Hindu festival Diwali, the festival of light. We have retold the Hindu story of Rama and Sita and we have created our own Diwali lights.

In Mathematics, we have been learning place value of numbers to 100 and beyond. Also we are all very good at counting in steps of 2, 3, 5, and 10s and we are beginning to learn our times tables. We love watching ‘The times table adventures’. We are now working on addition and subtraction and learning our number bonds and fact families.

We had a fantastic start to Year 2 with a colour run to raise money for our school fund. Parents and teachers loved throwing coloured powder over us as we thoroughly enjoyed running through the rainbow of clouds! Everyone had a lot of fun!

We have also had our first school trip to St Fagans to find out about homes in the past. We all had a great day investigating different homes and artefacts. Even though it rained all day it didn’t stop us from completing an Autumn scavenger hunt.

Year 2 still has an action packed term ahead! We have already started rehearsal for our Christmas Concert with Year 1! I hope our families are looking forward to seeing us perform in ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’

Pendoylan CIWPS