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Year 2 - Pine

Welcome to Year 2 - Pine

Our teacher is Miss Nicholson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Kunsir, Mrs Arif and Mrs Waheed.  


There are 25 children in our class – 10 boys and 15 girls. 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  • Respect everyone and everything.

  • Be a good listener and try your best.

  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.

  • Show good manners.

British Values   

As part of our British Values in Year 2, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes.  We vote for our School Council representatives and also vote for our Behaviour Ambassador each half term.


Mutual respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in Year 2, and the importance of accepting, respecting and valuing the feelings and views of others is embedded in the day to day learning.  We will be learning about similarities and differences, and how these should be celebrated.    Children are always encouraged to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to express their needs and opinions. 


The children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom, and how they contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment.  They are always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices.  Our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a weekly 'Behaviour Star' to celebrate this.


We will work together to help one another and to make Year 2 Pine a great class!


Class Representatives


We have been voting for who we want to represent the class this year!


Our School Council Representatives are Mahdia and Rafaels.

Our Computing SmartBots are Irfan Ali and Hana.

Our Sports Ambassadors are Hadi and Fatima.

This half-term's Behaviour Ambassador is Anaya.  She will choose the 'Behaviour Star' every Friday!

Our Class Timetable


This is the class' timetable for the year.



8.55 – 9.10

9.10 – 9.30

9.30 – 10.25

10.25 – 10.45

11 - 12

1 – 1.15

1.15 - 2

2 – 2.50

2.50 – 3.15



P.E. (Gym)

10.10 – 10.25 – Individual Reading









P.S.H.E./ Thinking Skills



Victoria Assembly


Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up

Guided Reading










Creative Curriculum






Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up

Guided Reading





11 – 11.25 – Music

11.25 – 12 - Arithmetic







Story Telling Assembly


Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up

Guided Reading











P.E. (Hall)

2.20 – 2.35


Paired Reading

2.35 – 2.50


Class Assembly




Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up

Guided Reading






Maths (Computing)






Good Work Assembly


Homework is given out on Friday and is due back on Tuesday.  This links with learning carried out during the week and is chosen so that children can practise more at home and share their work with you.  Children who do not complete their homework will be expected to finish it at school, usually during playtime.  Please see Miss Nicholson or Mrs Waheed if you have any questions.  During holidays, children are asked to research information for their new theme work.


P.E. - Children need to keep their P.E. kit in school.  Please make sure they have black pumps.  Earrings should be removed (before school if children are unable to remove them by themselves), for health and safety reasons.  We do P.E. on Mondays and Thursdays.

Creative Curriculum Themes

Our themes enable us to develop and apply knowledge and skills in different areas of the curriculum, such as history, geography and art.  These lessons take place during the afternoon.  We do link our theme work with our English learning through stories, poems and drama.  Where possible, we go on educational visits or invite visitors in, so that we develop our learning and understanding more.


These are our themes for this year:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2





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Welcome Leaflet

Our Book Corner


We are really enjoying our book corner in the classroom that is a pirate's ship.  We also have lots of new books to read and some comfortable seats.  We remember our readers' rights by looking at the poster!


Our Author of the Term


Each term we are focusing on a different author.  These authors are one of the authors who have written the 'story time' books.  We have story time every day after lunchtime and we are really enjoying them!  This term's author is Berlie Doherty. 


National Poetry Day 2017


On Friday 29th September we celebrated National Poetry Day.  We had lots of fun reading and discussing different poems with the theme 'freedom'  We eventually chose a poem that was called 'Freedom' and performed it to the rest of the school in an assembly at the end of the day.  We made up some fantastic actions!

Reading Open Afternoon - November 2017


On Monday 6th November each class had a 'Reading Open Afternoon'.  Each child was invited to bring somebody along so that they could enjoy sharing books together.  Year 2 held their afternoon in the library at Victoria Road.  Firstly, Miss Nicholson read a story 'Pumpkin Soup' to the children and then we discussed the new vocabulary and content.  We discussed how you should read aloud with expression and intonation to make it sound more interesting!  The children then practised this themselves reading a book aloud.  We had lots of fun!


Aspirations Week 2017


During the last week before half-term the whole school held 'Aspirations Week'.  We had to think about what jobs people have and then have a think about what we would like to be when we're older!  We took part in fun activities pretending we were fitness instructors and chefs!  It was very interesting learning about different careers, especially ones that we hadn't heard of before!