Jupiter Community Free School

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Year 2

Year Two

Key Stage One

The children in these classes are in the second year of the Key Stage One programme of study which ends in July following their Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs).


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Owls and Puffins will be adding regular updates about their learning to this page. Enjoy!

Big Buddies Workout!

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Today, Year 2 completed their NSPCC workout!
All the children were amazing and tried really hard. Well done to everyone!


Year 2 really enjoyed their visit to St Paul's have a look at some of the photos on the Facebook page and our class pages. They completed a 'Search the Church' activity booklet and sat and listened to lots of interesting information all about St Paul's. Thank you to the Church for allowing us to visit.


Owl's Class spelling update - the spelling test is now on a Wednesday.



WOW! Three children in Owls class all stood up infront of their class mates to volunteer themselves as a representative for the School council. All three children spoke so well infront of their peers and did a fantastic job! I was overcome with pride. All of the children in the class said what a difficult vote it would be. Well done to Haydn, Ellie and Maddison and congratulations to Haydn for winning the class vote and representing Owl class in the School council.



What a fantastic start to 2020! We have started our new book 'The Bear Under the Stairs, by Helen Cooper'. We have been exploring with rhyming patterns and creating our own ones.

In Maths, we have been exploring related facts and number bonds. What a fantastic week!


Thank you all so much for you kind and thoughtful gifts! All of the staff team in Year 2 are so grateful and it is lovely to know that what we do is appreciated! The children have worked so hard this term and have made the jump from Year 1 to Year 2. I hope all of the children have a fantastic couple of weeks making memories and seeing family. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. See you in 2020!



We have had a very busy couple of weeks what with the Christmas performance rehearsals. Thank you so much to all of the children who have been working really hard to remember their parts. We are excited to share this with you next week. The children have been looking at how we sort words alphabetically - see if they can remember! In maths everyone has been working really hard to solve problems involving the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They have been drawing pictures to help them solve the calculations. In science we have enjoyed learning about habitats and linking this to our theme learning about the Arctic and Antarctic. Next week we will be learning about food chains. Have a lovely weekend - rest those voices! We look forward to performing next week.



This week, we started our new story 'The Polar Express'. We started the week with a journey on the Polar Express to the North Pole (including hot chocolate). We then wrote some amazing recounts about our journey. In Maths, we have continue with multiplication and how to represent groups in different ways.


This week, we have finished our book 'The House Held Up by Trees'. We have been writing some fantastic Newspaper reports based on what happens at the end of the story. First, we looked at the features of a newspaper report. Then, we planned and wrote our own ones. We were very impressed with all the children for their amazing reports!



What an exciting couple of weeks we have had! We have started our new book 'The House Held Up By Trees'. We have researched different trees in countries and are looking forward to finishing the book next week. In Art, we created some fantastic Arctic animals and introduced our new theme 'Its Too Cold'.


What an exciting first term! No doubt everyone is ready for a little rest. Enjoy spending time with your family. Get outside, hopefully there will be some Autumn sun. When we get back it will be Christmas prep! Sorry to bring this up so early! Have a lovely week off!



This week, Year Two have been creating their own Coats of Arms.

The children discussed the Queen and her Coats of Arms. Then, as

a class we researched different Coats of Arms. Finally, the children created

their own Coats of Arms in groups. Everyone loved this activity and working

as a team!


This week, the children have thoroughly enjoyed making some Christmas cards using a variety of materials. We hope you enjoyed seeing these at home!

In Literacy, the children have been writing Jim and the Beanstalk. The children have produced some amazing writing, including noun phrases and sentence starters.


This week we have started a new book "Jim and the Beanstalk", a sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have been thinking about the characters and completing thought and feeling bubbles. In maths we have begun looking at addition and subtraction and how they are linked. We will continue to revise our addition facts next week. Today the children have been learning about germs, can they tell you who proved that germs do not just appear as if by magic? We used glitter to help prove this!  



Year 2 2019/2020

Owls Class - Miss Gillingham & Mrs Baker

Puffins Class - Miss Armstrong & Miss Cox 


We have had a few weeks to settle in and are all now slowly getting back on track with routine. It is a big change from Year 1 especially with the larger class sizes. It is important that we continue to talk about behaviour and what we expect from our children here at Jupiter.


We have had a busy few weeks! In literacy we began with Goldilocks and three bears and hearing a sequel to this story. The children have spent some time writing letters as Goldilocks and have just completed their own version of a sequel with Goldilocks and Baby bear all grown up.


In maths the focus has been on number and place value, ensuring children can make links between number facts that will enable them to be able to problem solve. Next week we will begin to use these number facts such as bonds to ten to help us with addition calculations and reasoning.


The children have really enjoyed our first theme 'Significant People' and learning about the history and life of Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. They have been creating some fantastic portraits and diary entries. This has linked nicely to our science, Year 2 have been learning about significant figures such as Elizabeth Garrett the first female doctor in the UK and Jane Colden the first female botanist.


Have a look at the class pages for some photos of our learning.