Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”



 Poplar - year 2

Welcome to the class page for Year 2 Poplar.  

This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.  

We hope it gives you an insight into life in our class! 





Microhabitats - Poplar - October 17

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We have been finding out about microhabitats in science, we enjoyed walking around the school grounds to see what creatures we could find living in microhabitats.

Created: 3 Nov 17 14:12 | Last modified: 3 Nov 17 14:13

Flags of the World - Poplar - 18th October 17

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We worked in our teams to make flags of the world. We used different materials to recreate each flag and make it as realistic as possible.

Created: 19 Oct 17 08:15 | Last modified: 19 Oct 17 08:16

Body Letters - Poplar - October 17

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We enjoyed making letters with our bodies in PSHE, we worked with our peers to shape ourselves correctly.

Created: 19 Oct 17 08:09 | Last modified: 19 Oct 17 08:11

Continents and Oceans - Poplar - October 17

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We painted some African animals as part of our topic, Continents and Oceans of the World.

Created: 19 Oct 17 08:05 | Last modified: 19 Oct 17 08:08

Subtraction - Poplar - October 17

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We worked in our teams to subtract two 2 digit numbers. We also helped the Chinese emperor rebuild the Great Wall of China!

Created: 19 Oct 17 08:01 | Last modified: 19 Oct 17 08:02


In addition to the weekly spelling and times tables practise teachers will be sending home this year, we have introduced a more creative and fun approach to home learning. Based on the topics your child will be exploring in class, we have included activities from across the curriculum subjects.

During the half term, we expect each child to earn a minimum of 60 points from their homework options. Obviously, if they’d like to complete more, we’d love to see this too! Those pupils who complete individual tasks will be invited to share their creations and research to the class on a Friday afternoon.

Autumn Term 1 Continents and Oceans of the World

50 points

Go to a sea life centre

Email school or bring in a photo of you visiting a sea life centre.

30 points

Make a landmark from another country

Using any medium (junk modelling, lego, clay, etc) and your D&T skills to recreate a landmark.

20 points

Sample food from another country

There are lots of exciting foods from around the world. Try something you have never tasted before and email school or bring in a photo of you eating it!

20 points

Create a habitat for an animal

Time to be creative! Turn an old shoebox into a model habitat for an animal. You could make a mouse a house or even make an underwater scene

20 points

Dress up in traditional clothing from a European country.

People around the world often wear different clothes to us. Can you find a picture of an outfit and copy?

20 points

Create a fact file about another country

Choose a country from a different continent. Use books or the internet to create a fact file about the country.

10 points

Draw a picture of a sea creature

Choose a sea creature and draw a picture of it in its underwater habitat.

10 points

Name 5 capital cities in Europe

Using a map name 5 capital cities from countries in Europe.

10 points

Teach yourself Spanish

Can you teach yourself to count to 10 in Spanish?

10 points

Design your own flag

Design your very own flag and make it colourful. You might want to use ICT if you are feeling extra creative.

Poplar Class News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class.  Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.

School News   Diary Listing  Thorney Times   Notices

Poplar Class Letters

 Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office. Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.

Thorney Times Whole School Letters Educational Visit Letters

Stockeld Park visit letter

Road Safety Letter

Autumn Term 1 Homework


Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year. 


Year 1 and Year 2 Spelling List

Year 2 Writing Checklist


At Thorney Close Primary School, we value the support of parents in enabling their children to become fluent readers, who read for pleasure and enjoyment. Please click on the guidelines below for an overview on how you can support your child at home to ensure they make the maximum progress.

Reception and Key Stage 1 Reading Guidelines


Thorney Close Primary School Calculation Policy

Useful Links and Documents

Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.



Oxford Phonics Check Support Maths for Year 2 English for Year 2

Letter-join  Letter-join is an on-line resource for teaching cursive handwriting at school and at home. It uses interactive animations to demonstrate joined-up letter formation and hundreds of worksheets for real handwriting practice.