Autumn 1 Week 3

The children started their week by designing their own alien and writing descriptive paragraphs about them. They later edited this writing and published it for display. I’m sure you’ll agree that they have worked very hard on these.  Next week, they will be introduced to the world of poetry.

In RE they have learnt about initiation and how we greet and welcome others. Next they will be looking at initiations within the Church.

In Maths, they have used they knowledge of how to double numbers to add near doubles. Dominoes is a great game for practising doubling, halving, addition, subtraction and finding odd and even numbers. Next week they will be looking at the different denominations of  money and using them to calculate amounts.

In Art, they have used observation skills to sketch objects they have collected. Next week, they will be using a range of materials for mark making.

In PE, they have applied their dodging and problem solving skills to play various games. I have been very impressed with their team work and the way in which they encourage each other.

This afternoon, we watched Alice in Wonderland, which was very exciting.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling –  please complete the two sheets (in handwriting pencil) and return on Wednesday.

Mathletic – activities have been set.

Show and tell – please check the sheet in your child’s home learning pack for details and dates. This is an optional but encouraged activity.

Reading – please read with your child and return their book (in their plastic wallet) on Friday.

Autumn 1 Week 2

The children started their week with scooterbility, where they learnt about road safety, demonstrated control and learnt the importance of using their brakes.

In English, the children have used adjectives and nouns to describe aliens. They have also completed a tricky word and phonic assessments.

In Maths, they have placed numbers along number lines using skip counting and estimation skills..

In Art, they have learnt about and created some Andy Goldsworthy inspired pictures, using objects found in nature.

In History, the class learnt about primary and secondary sources. They then looked at different sources to prove that man has landed on the moon.

We had some very special visitors in Year 2 today…Miss Lambie and Baby Logan came to the class! Miss Lambie helped the children understand how to care for a baby and explained how Logan is changing as he is getting older. It was lovely to see them both and it really helped the children with their Science learning.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Spelling and handwriting – please complete the sheet (in handwriting pencil).

Mathletics activities have been set.

Reading – please read with your child and return their book (and home learning folder) on Friday.


Autumn 1 Week 1

What a lovely first week we have had together in Year 2. The children have settled into the school year well and have tried their best all week.

We are celebrating Diversity at Pope Paul School this year and the children have been learning that Diversity means differences. In class the children have shared what makes them unique and how our differences make us special.

In Maths, the children have been looking at regrouping and two digit numbers. They have used many different ways to represent numbers using resources, pictures and number sentences.  In RE the children have been looking at and discussing our school mission statement.

We have had a lot of fun in PE, learning new games and solving problems together. Our PE days will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this term. Please ensure your child comes to school in their Pope Paul PE kit on these days. Despite it being very hot this week, the children have enjoyed playing outside together.

Our first English task was to describe ourselves – these pieces of writing are proudly on display in the classroom. The story we are using for our first English unit is Aliens love underpants, written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. The children have edited sections from the story and completed comprehension task based on it. Next week they will be using their ordering and describing skills.

Reading – next week your child will bring home their reading record and book. Thank you for sending in their Y1 reading records. Their reading days will be the same as they were in Y1 for now.

Dates for your diary

PE on Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday 12th September Y2 scooter training

Friday 15th September – Meet the teacher 2:45pm

Tuesday 17th October and Thursday 19th October – Parent consultations.

Home learning and show and tell

Please find a handwriting and Maths sheet in your child’s school bag and return them by Wednesday 13th.

I will add a show and tell date in your child’s reading record next week. If they want to take part in show and tell please ensure they bring or talk about something they have made, a certificate/medal they have received, something linked to our topics (space and animals) or something about your family.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle




It is the end of the year and what a wonderful year it’s been! Thank you to all the children for working so hard and making me smile everyday and thank you all for your kind words, cards and gifts. It has been a year full of fun and learning and the children are now ready ready for the juniors!

We had great fun on Thursday at the fun day! The children went on the bouncy castle, go karts, played with nerf guns, tattoos and lots more!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Miss Pringle and Mrs Shea

Summer 2 Week 7

We have been busy with transition this week. As well as writing about ourselves for our new teachers we have visited our new class and helped the current Year 1 children with some Maths. Solomon also treated us to a guitar concert, well done Solomon, you played beautifully.

Next week

Monday  – Please return your reading record and any reading or library books that you have at home and bring a carrier bag in.

Tuesday and Wednesday – PE days – no swimming.

Thursday  – fun day – please wear your own clothes.

Friday – school finishes at 1pm

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle


Summer 2 Week 4

In Maths this week, the children have been practising reading scales on different jugs and thermometers.

In English, they have been researching Queen Bees and writing descriptive paragraphs about these wonderful creatures.

The children demonstrated excellent teamwork and skill during Sports Day on Wednesday and loved having your support.  Well done to St Louise who were the overall winners.

In Science, the children have been investigating how important water, sunlight, warmth and soil are for plants, whilst in Religion, they have learnt about the Kingdom of God and reflected on how they can create this on earth through their actions and words.

It was wonderful to hear the singers, violinists, cellists and pianists perform in the KS1 concert – everyone sounded fantastic!

Home Learning

Spelling ‘se’

house, mouse, grease, crease, horse, purse, please, cheese.

Religion Make a poster about Nelson Mandela – draw a picture and write some facts about him (on A4 paper and in pencil please).Please end it in on Tuesday 4th July. 


Have a great weekend

Miss Pringle

Summer 2 Week 3

We have been busy honing our estimation and measuring skills in Maths this week – measuring activities have been set on Mathletics to support this learning.

After finding a bee and observing them in the school gardens, we have decided to plan non chronological reports about Honey Bees in our English lessons. We are enjoying finding out about these amazing insects – please see the home learning task.

We have drawn these beautiful insects in Art.

We have also been keen gardeners this week, tending to the vegetable patches, watering our plants and sowing spring onions.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Science/English – Please find 5 -10 fascinating facts about honeybees and bring them to school to share. You might like to use some of these websites to help you

Maths – Please complete the mathletic activities set.

Spelling – honey, nectar, queen, worker, busy, hive, pollen, flower.



Summer 2 Week 2

As part of Healthy Eating Week we tasted different flavoured water to encourage us to drink more and stay hydrated. We understand how important it is to stay hydrated and this has been a fun way to make our drinks taste delicious. The most popular flavoured water in Year 2 was mint but the overall school favourite was strawberry.  Thank you to all the children who sent in different fruits and to the Sports Leaders, who  helped to cut all of the fruit for us.  We enjoyed trying new fruits!

On our class trip to Knebworth House we learnt about different seed dispersal, how vegetables grow and that herbs can be used for cooking and medicine. We also learnt about different trees and planted sunflower seeds. After our workshops we had great fun in the Adventure Play Park.

Home learning

Science -Read the letter attached and complete the template (sent home today) by Monday 19th June Home Learning

Spelling – ‘dge’ Please learn and write these words into your handwriting books. 

badge, edge, fudge, bridge, judge, smudge, dodge.

Maths – Timetable Rockstar’s – please revise the 3 and 5 timetables.

Have a great weekend

Miss Pringle




Summer 2 Week 1


Welcome back, I hope you all had a wonderful half term. We have been busy in Year 2 planting vegetables,  learning about the different parts of flowers and what seeds do. We have also learnt about germination and are observing the germination of mustard seeds, cress and runner beans in class. We are really looking forward to our class trip next week, where we will be visiting the Knebworth House walled garden and taking part in a plant workshop.

In P.E. we have been busy preparing for sports day and are learning how to field and bowl in cricket – aiming at the wicket (swat the fly).

In Religion we have learnt about parables. We have listened to the Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son and The Mustard Seed and thought about what the stories were telling us.

On Thursday we took part in the Blessed Sacrament Procession and were prayerful at all times.

Remember our class trip is on Tuesday and the children will need to wear the P.E. kit and have a hat and packed lunch. Football and Tennis club will also start next week.

Home Learning

Science – Next week is Healthy Eating Week, please find an exotic fruit or a vegetable or one that you have never eaten before and bring it into class on Monday and or Wednesday.

Spelling – tch – please copy these into your handwriting book.

witch, switch, pitch, catch, fetch, itch, snatch.

Maths – Fractions on Mathletics

English – Verbs on

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle





Summer 1 Week 6

This week the whole school came together  to celebrate Pentecost and the Crowning of Mary. Thank you for supporting our celebrations this week.

In class we have been busy revisiting how to find 1/2 and 1/4 of amounts, making clay dragon eyes and writing about the blue tits in the peace garden.

Have a restful half term holiday and look forward to seeing you back on Monday 5th June.
Miss Pringle