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Yellowhammer – Year 2


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Hello and welcome to the Yellowhammer class page. My name is Mrs Lilley and I am really excited about teaching Year 2 this year. I am currently in my 6th year of teaching and have taught in Year 1 and I have taught Year 2 for five years. I am the Maths, Science and PSHE leader in School this year.


I am particularly interested travelling to new and exciting places. Last year I have visited New York City at during winter, and it reached as cold as -23c! I have also travelled to Norway to visit different forest schools and nurseries. In my spare time I enjoy reading (especially Harry Potter!), going out for afternoon tea and cake, and spending time with my family and friends.


I cannot wait to meet you all in September and begin teaching you some exciting topics this year.




Autumn Term 1:- African Adventure
Autumn Term 2:-  Read all about it!
Spring Term 1:-  Made in China
Spring Term 2:- Ships Ahoy!
Summer Term 1:-  Into the jungle
Summer Term 2:- Walking with dinosaurs 



Roald Dahl Day


In Yellowhammer class had a fantastic time learning about Roald Dahl. We came in dressed up our as favourite characters and enjoyed a day themed around the BFG.

We designed our own dreams in dream jars and created our own BFG ears. In PSHE we learned about friendships  and how not to judge other people on their looks.



Teach your Monster to Read! 


We have a fab new platform for the children to practise their phonics skills at home and at school. It is called  Teach your Monster to Read. It is free to use on an internet browser. The children have been shown how to use it and are very excited to use it! 


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Please see the link below. 

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 I would love the children to use Bug Club at home to help them with their reading skills. There are lots of fabulous texts: comics, stories, plays, information texts and poems. Please encourage your child to read at home using Bug Club. It can be found following the link below. I will be sending home the children's log-in with the school code- wklh.

All of the reading stages have been updated there are lots of books to discover! 

Happy Reading! 

Mrs Lilley smiley

Useful information



  • Weekly homework challenges include: spellings, reading, Mathletics and Bug Club.

  • Children are expected to read at home regularly and bring their reading book to school every day.

  • Half Termly homework projects: these are set at the start of every half term. Children are to choose at least 3 of the activities to complete at home. Completed homework is to be handed in on the Monday of the last full week of each half term.

  • PE will be on  _________. Could you please send your child into school in their PE kit on------- mornings, so that the children can get the most time out of their PE session first thing.

  • If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available with them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian or salad option.

  • During the Summer term the children will complete their SATs. These are National tests which all children in Year 2 are required to complete. We will be working towards these throughout the year.



Many thanks,

Mrs Lilley