Huby C.E. Primary School - "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart"Colossians 3:v23

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Huby C.E. Primary School - "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart" Colossians 3:v23

Welcome to Class 2

Taught by Mr Hartley with Teaching Assistants Miss Edwards and Miss Bird.

Important Information for Class 2

  • Spellings – Our Spelling Tests are every Friday.
  • Show and Tell – Dates for Show and Tell until Easter are; 10.01.20, 24.01.20, 07.02.20, 28.02.20, 13.03.20, 27.03.20.
  • Tuesdays afternoons – Mrs Broadhurst will teach Class 2 on Tuesday afternoons.
  • Wednesday afternoons – Mrs Broadhurst will teach gymnastics to Class 2 for part of Wednesday afternoons. 
  • Mr Atkinson – Mr Atkinson will continue to work in Class 2 with Mr Hartley until 28.02.20. 
  • Times Tables Rock Stars – Class 2 children have their login details for this site. They are attached to the inside front page of their Reading Records.  Website:  

Our Class page is updated regularly and shows some of the things we have been learning about this academic year.

Spring Term 2020

We have a very exciting term planned, including a school trip to Bolton Castle, Wensleydale on Thursday 27th February.

Class 2’s Castle Cake!

Class 2 enjoyed baking their Castle Cake. It didn’t have as many tiers as last time but we did end up using 13 eggs! The cake was so huge it took 1 hour 25 minutes to cook!

Internet Safety Day

The children have been learning about how to stay safe when using the internet and we have discussed some of the potential dangers out there.

Multi Skills at the Galtres Centre

Year 2 children in our Cluster enjoyed Multi skills activities at the Galtres Centre run by Outwood Academy, Easingwold. Thank you to Miss Robson and the Young Leaders at Outwood for organising and running the event. Our children had a great time!

Religious Education

In RE the children have been learning about stories that Jesus told. Class 2 chose the story The Kind Stranger to learn and then act out in Assembly in front of the school.


The children have enjoyed trying out new moves in their gymnastic sessions with Mrs Broadhurst.


Class 2 have started off the term learning our times tables in different ways, including practically and playing games.


Class 2 are learning all about Forces as part of their science topic this term and we have many exciting experiments planned. The children started off learning about pushes, pulls and twists. See our Science Page for more pictures!

Autumn Term 2019

Five tier Race for Life cake

For our class treat the children chose to bake a 5 tier cake! We decided to make it blue and pink to coincide with Race for Life we are all running in. They worked in small groups and the children’s maths skills were put to the test carefully measuring the ingredients.


The children have been learning about how school life has changed in the last 50 years. The children seem to definitely prefer life at school now!

The children had a great time quizzing Mrs Wootton about school life 50 years ago! Thank you Mrs Wootton for answering our many questions!


We have started the term comparing numbers and learning about their value.

Physical Education

The children have enjoyed Yoga so far this term! It is great to see them try something new.


In science the children have been learning about the topic Light and Dark. We made ‘light boxes’ and placed reflective and non reflective objects inside to demonstrate how much more visible reflective objects are.

General Information

Listening to your child read on a regular basis, for example 3 or 4 times a week really helps them to progress and your help is greatly appreciated.

It will be very helpful if you could please continue to do the following:

  • Return the reading record to school each day with the books, even if they have not yet been read at home.
  • When you read with your child, enter the date and title of the book in the reading record and sign your name.
  • Feel free to comment on how your child has done, but please don’t feel that you must do this every time as just signing your name is fine.


The test is every Friday. The children are tested on a specific phonic sound. For example, ‘igh’ in the word high. They will have already been tested on a specific sound before but we will revisit the sounds as they provide the children with good foundations of how to spell. On other occasions your children will receive ‘common exception’ words. These are just everyday words that children use when writing.

A quick reminder of good ways to practise learning spellings together:

  • Read the word together out loud 3 times.
  • Look, Cover, Write. Encourage your child to say the word by sounding it out, cover the word and then write the word, saying the sounds as they write.
  • You can practise maybe just 3 words at a time, rather than all at once.
  • If you are testing your child please say the words out of order or within a sentence.


On a weekly basis the children do BIG maths. This is a timed test and is a fun way to ‘speed up’ children’s arithmetic skills. They only compete against themselves to try and beat their own best score. Year 2 children will take their SATS tests in Spring 2019 and I will discuss this with parents at parents evening nearer the time.


Your child is working on their SMIRF targets. You can find these in the front of their yellow reading record book.  Like last year, the aim for your child is to complete the targets to enable them to move onto the next planet. Instant recall of mental maths is really beneficial to your child’s understanding and further progress in maths.  Please encourage your child to practise these on a regular basis, just 5 minutes is perfect!

Times Tables Rockstars

This is a great website where the children practise their times tables (and the corresponding division facts). Each child has their own username and password to login. Hopefully all parents are aware of this site now but don’t worry if you’re not, just pop in and I’ll give you your child’s login details.

Useful websites:

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Important Dates
  1. Half Term

    February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
  2. School re-opens

    February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Class 4 Diocesan Day

    February 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm