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Year 2 - Woodpeckers

Welcome to Woodpecker Class

We are the Year 2 class at Tang Hall Primary School in York. Our teacher is Miss Spivey and our class teaching assistant is Miss Airstone. In our class we are lucky to have Mrs Lund and Mrs Skinner who also work with us. You can follow our learning and find useful information here on our class web page. We also use Twitter to share our exciting work and love of learning.

You can follow us @TH_Woodpeckers.


Watch out for the hashtag #THlearn2!

Our Learning



In English we will be reading the story of the Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and using this to inspire our writing. We will be working on Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be reading other stories by Janet and Allan Ahlberg as well as traditional tales. 


In maths we will be working on our place value knowledge, 10x and 2x tables and addition and subtraction calculations.


In science we will be learning about materials including solids, liquids and gases.


Our learning challenge is ‘What makes York such an exciting place?’

Homework Expectations


Weekly homework consists of spellings, learn its and reading.

Reading – pupils need to read every day and this is to be recorded in their planner / reading log.

Spellings and learn its will be given on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Children who do not achieve at least 7/10 in spellings will be given opportunity to work on their spellings during a Friday lunchtime.


Half Termly Learning Log Homework

Please choose one activity from each of the English, Maths and Science rows to work on through the half term. When you have completed these to a high standard, you might wish to work on some of the other extra activities that have been suggested. You can present your work in your Learning Log Homework book or another way of your choosing. Have fun and be creative!

Please work on your Learn Its at home. These are number facts that you need to know and recall the answers to instantly.


Our PE day this half term is: TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY


Children need outdoor PE kit:

  • ​plain white t-shirt (plain sweatshirt optional)
  • black or navy shorts (plain jogging bottoms optional)
  • plain socks
  • trainers


Children are welcome to keep their kit on their peg all week.


For safety reasons, long hair must be tied back and all jewellery must be removed. Please note, if your child wears earrings to school they must be able to remove their studs themselves. Thank you for your support with this.


Home Reading

Please hear your child read at home (every day if possible please) and put a comment in their planner. Children need to hand in their planners to tell us they need their book changed. Hearing children read at home really supports their learning in all subjects! 

Learning from previous years ....

Road Safety Week

Class Trip to Morrisons- January 2017

Year 2 memories

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Set to our wake up shake up song, here are our memories of the last few weeks.

Learning in Year 2

Arts and crafts in class