The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Welcome to 2J

Year Two Curriculum Maps

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In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this half term! Please have a browse.


Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading and homework.


At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A fortnightly update of all the exciting things that happen within 2J! Enjoy!


Reading Books

2J will have their reading books changed once they have been read. Please remember to sign your child’s reading record book so that they can collect stickers for their reading reward chart and earn their certificates.

On Friday we visit the library and children will bring home their choice of a library book.  Please ensure book bags are in school each and every day as we will be reading with each child throughout the week.



Your child will be given homework every week. It will be linked to maths and literacy, and on some occasions will be linked to our learning from our topic lessons. It will be given out each Friday, to be returned by Wednesday. For every piece of homework that is completed, your child will receive a house point. Please help your child with their homework.


P.E Days

2J usually have P.E on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school on this day. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in.


Class Blogs


Thursday 23rd June 2016


As ever, 2J have been working really hard over the last few weeks.


We have started a new topic called 'Land Ahoy!' So in history, we learn't about some of the great explorers. Did you know that  Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to the South Pole? Or that Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to visit China?


In geography we have been learning about maps.

" Yesterday we made a sketch map of the local area." Rae

" A sketch map has a key so that we know what the symbols mean, and it has road names." Isabelle


Unfortunately our sports day was cancelled this week, but we will now be doing it in July.

However, we are looking forwards to our Rio Olympic themed House Day tomorrow! 



Thursday 28th April 2016


We have had a very interesting week.


We are taking part in a very important science experiment. It is called 'the Rocket Science' experiment. 10,000 schools in the UK are taking part.


We planted two different packs of seeds. Some have been to space with Tim Peake. At the moment we do not know which packet has actually been in space. As the seeds start growing, we will record what's happening to them and see if we can work out the answer.





Thursday 14th April 2016


We all has a great Easter break, but are pleased to be back in school.


This week we have been practising really hard for our maths and English assessments, which we will be doing next week.


In English we have been learning to write poems about pirates. This links to our new topic, 'Land Ahoy!' 'To help us remember the poem, we acted it out'. Connor 'We answering questions about a poem we read. We made sure that we looked really closely at the poem before we write anything down.' Jai



Thursday 10th March 2016


In maths this week we have been learning about money.

"We having being ordering coins and making amounts." Alexis

"We have been using the number line to check that our answers are correct." Niffy


In English we are learning about the Enormous Crocodile, by Roald Dahl.

"We have acted out the story" Isabelle

"During Book Week we learn't about James and the Giant peach- another Roald Dahl story." Rae


"In history we learn't about food from Stuart times. We tasted some bread sippets!" Leo




Friday 5th February 2016


We have had a very exciting week!


On Wednesday we visited the school kitchen.

"We saw lots of pots and pans and they were enormous!" Abigail & Rachel


On Thursday we went to Waitrose on a coach.

"We saw how the food was stored, sometimes in fridges and sometimes in freezers. " Halle

"We made a vegetable slice using mushrooms , spring onions and cheese." Corey


Tuesday 26th January 2016


We have been learning lots of new things. 


In maths we have been learning to partition numbers and then add them together. We first add the ones together, then the tens, and this gives us our answer.

"This helps me to add big numbers." Hanna


In English we learnt how to write a report.

"Reports have information in them." Jai

"Reports have headings and sub-headings." Rachel


In science we made a class pictogram that showed peoples favorite fruits. It was strawberries.




Wednesday 13th January 2016


2J have been really busy since we got back from the Christmas holidays!


Our topic this half term is 'Food, Glorious Food', so we took a walk to the local shopping centre to see which shops are there, and what types of food are avalible to buy. We will soon be visiting the supermarket Waitrose to find out about the things that they sell.


 We have been learning about keeping happy and healthy, and are looking forward to making some tasty dishes!


In English we have learning the story 'The Papaya that Spoke'. It is a funny story and we have enjoyed changing the characters and acting it out.


Tuesday 15th December 2015


We had a great time during science day last week! Lucy, the Science Boffin did lots of experiments using dry ice.


"It was good and fun because we got to make ice cream out of dry ice". Finley

"We got to do lots of fun experiments". Niffy


This week we have been busy preparing for Christmas.


"We have been making lots of Christmas things like a Christmas tree decoration that can stand up, and a holly wreath with paint." Isabelle


We can't wait for our Christmas party and Christmas play!


Merry Christmas from everyone in 2J!! 

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