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Year 2 - Lilac



Dear Lilac Class,

I hope you have all had an amazing summer holiday! I can't wait to meet you all and hear all of the fantastic things you have been up to! Thank you for visiting our class page. Here is where you will find updates about what we have been getting up to and lots of key information about year two. 



See you all soon. 

Miss Holden laugh


PS- remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page below. 




Parents Section

General Class Information

  • Class Teacher – Miss Holden 
  • Other adults in Lilac Class: Miss Venables and Mrs Palmer 


PE Lessons

PE for Lilac Class will be inside on a Monday and outdoors on a Wednesday. 

Please make sure you come into school with your PE kit on, wearing comfortable footwear and all earrings have been taken out. 

Children may also bring in water bottles. 


Further queries? 

Please feel free to contact me on the email below:





  • Reading

  • Children will have a reading diary and a book which they can take between home and school. Please make sure if you read at home you make a note of this in your reading diary. If you need an AR quiz on your book let an adult know in school adn we can sort this out for you! 

  • Maths
    • Weekly tasks are set on MyMaths (link below- these are optional tasks) 
    • Children are working towards their Bronze times tables award (2s, 5s and 10s)  and some are working on Silver, and can use TTRockstars to help them. A letter with their logins will be sent home on the first day.
  • Spellings

Children should practise their Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words regularly. These are shown below and were included in the letter sent home on the first day.

  • GCP Books
    • Children have a Maths and a Grammar homework book. 1 of these will be given out each Monday and the pages that children need to do are listed on the inside of the front cover. These books must be returned to school on the following Monday.



Children will have a weekly spelling to learn in class but please practise the spellings below at home as you should know all of these by the end of Year 2!

Yr 1 Common Exception Words

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Our new topic in Lilac Class is Castles


This half term in Lilac Class we will be looking at Castles!

Please take a look at our plan for this term. I wonder if you already know any interesting facts about castles? Maybe you have visited one yourself? If so, I would love to hear all about it. 


Miss Holden laugh

Autumn 1- Castles

Helpful links below:

Our wonderful learning in Lilac Class! 





Our E-safety Robot

During our first week in Lilac class we thought all about internet safety. We made our own Lilac robot to show all of the different rules we need to think about to help us stay safe online. 



We also watched a music concert this week. We saw lots of different performances on the clarinet, keyboard and trumpet. Why not have another look at the videos below- do you recognise any of the songs that are playing? 

Music concert

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Music Concert 2

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English: The Word Collector. 

In Lilac class we have been reading a book called the word collector by Sonja Wimmer. We went on a journey with Luna and found lots of new and exciting words we can use in our writing. As a class, we put all of the interesting words we could think of into different jars and placed them in our reading corner. 


We had so much fun reading this book!

Maths: Place Value 

In Maths we have been learning all about place value. We have been working hard to identify the number of tens and ones in every number, then we made them using base 10 equipment. 

English: The Egg

Our new book The Egg by M.P Robertson is all about a boy and a dragon. We have been using lots of adjectives to describe different dragons. We have also been making predictions about what we think could happen next! 

We thought about creating our own dragons and designed our own top trumps to show how powerful they were! Some of the dragons we created had ice powers and magical gifts! See if you can spot your dragon below? 

Maths: Sequences of 2,5 and 10 


We have been working really hard on our times tables in Lilac class. We have been practicing each of them by singing songs and chanting number sequences. Here are some of our number sequences...


In our castles topic this term we have been researching famous engineer Isambard Brunel. We looked at the different things he has designed and found out all about his life! Please find our class mind map below for more information!