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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Morgan, Armstrong, Morpurgo and Hockney!

A special message to all of the wonderful children in Year 2!

A special message to all of the wonderful children in Year 2!  1

Working from home


Endeavour Primary School is now partially closed and we are therefore providing remote learning via the school website and through Purple Mash. Purple Mash will be updated regularly and the website will be updated every two weeks (each project is designed to last two weeks)


If you need to contact your child's class teacher during the partial closure then please do so via email ( In the subject line please put you child's class and their teacher for example: FAO Miss Foyle Hockney. This will help us manage the emails coming in.


Children are also able to email their friends and teachers via Purple Mash and this can be accessed in 2Email. This is a safe and fun way for children to keep in touch with their friends and ask their teachers any questions. All emails are monitored and checked by a member of staff before being approved for sending.


All year groups projects/activities are available so please feel free to use all resources available to you. We have also added a comprehensive list of websites and activities to the Pupil Zone.



Additional ideas

In addition to the academic learning tasks outlined above, now is an ideal time to teach your child valuable life skills.

For example;

-Learning how to cook.

-Learning how to sew.

-Learning how to tie shoelaces

and many more!


Further to this, enjoy spending time together, from playing board games and completing jigsaw puzzles to painting a picture and baking cakes. We would love to see and hear about everything that you have been getting up to. Writing a diary, daily or weekly, would be an ideal way of recording this.


Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school very soon.


Many thanks,

The Year 2 Team

This year, Year 2 consists of 4 classes split across both the King and the Kirk Campus. We have outlined the class and staffing structure below for your reference.


Morgan Class


Our teacher this year is Mrs Murphy and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Wilkins. Morgan class is based at the King Campus.


Armstrong class


Our teacher this year is Miss Chant and our class teaching assistant is Miss Whybrow. We are very lucky to have support from Mrs Morgan. Armstrong class is based at the King Campus.


Morpurgo Class


Our teacher this year is Miss Webb and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Jones. We are very lucky to have support from Miss Stenning. Morpurgo class is based at the Kirk Campus. This class is a mix of Year 1 and 2 children and we will be following the Year 2 curriculum along with the other Year 2 classes.


Hockney Class


Our teacher this year is Miss Foyle and our class teaching assistant is Miss Harris. We are very lucky to have Miss Atkinson working with us who is a student teacher. Hockney class is based at the Kirk CampusMiss Foyle is the year leader across both the King and Kirk Campus.  


Year 2 have a very exciting year of learning ahead so please keep checking back for photos and updates. Thank you for your continued support this year.  


If you have any concerns or questions, then your child's class teacher is your first point of call. Our doors are always open at the beginning and end of the school day. Your second point of call is your child's year leader, following this a senior leader.


Key information


  • Children are able to change their banded books as and when they need to when they come into school in the morning. Boxes of books are outside the classrooms for children to independently choose from
  • Show and tell is every Friday afternoon. In year 2 show and tell must be linked to our current project.



PE will be held twice a week, however it is suggested that PE kits stay in school all week as other activities may crop up. For children at the King Campus, PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. For children at the Kirk campus, PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Forest School


Children at the Kirk campus will have Forest School lessons this half term. This will be on a Tuesday afternoon, so every Tuesday children will need to bring in a warm change of clothes and a pair of wellies to change into. Please check your child's class window for more information on Forest School. If you have any old wellies at home that you no longer need or want, we are always grateful for donations.

Home Learning



Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home/school book which are checked daily. Each class has their own reading race where for everyday they read at home their name will move up a chart and they will earn a house point.


All children are encouraged to take part in our school wide reading challenge, which can be completed over the whole school year. This will give the children the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop their pleasure for reading.



Children will receive a weekly list of spellings to learn at home. These will be sent home every Friday and then checked in school the following Friday. Please support your child in learning to spell these words.

Project: 'From One Island to Another'.


During this project, the children will become Geographers and learn to locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will focus on New Zealand, learning to identify and describe the human and physical features of the country and compare these to where we live in the United Kingdom. Throughout the project, we will apply our writing skills to narratives, non-chronological reports and information leaflets. In PE we will be learning a traditional Maori dance.


Children may choose to complete one of the following tasks as part of their home learning. Once complete, children may bring their projects into school to share with the class. Please can all home learning projects be in school by Friday 27th March.

  • Find and read a traditional Maori tale.
  • Create a piece of art inspired by the Maori culture.
  • Create your own map of New Zealand. How many features can you include? Be as creative as you like!

Dates for the Diary

Monday 24th February - First day of term

Friday 28th February - KS1 sleepover at school

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day

Tuesday 17th March - Parents evening

Thursday 19th March - Parents evening

Friday 20th March - Odd socks day

Thursday 2nd April - Easter Disco

Friday 3rd April - Last day of term

Year 2 Newsletters 2019/20