Home Page

Year 2 – Sequoia - Miss Glynn

Welcome to Year 2 - Sequoia Class



Class Teacher: Miss Glynn

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavin


Our class eco warriors are: Cian and Laura

Our class school council representatives are: Daisy and Rory


Year 2’s Daily Routine


Doors open- morning activity


Register and morning prayer








Guided Reading












Shared class story/Newsround


End of day prayer

Children are provided with a mid morning snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and milk or water. Playtime is from 10.30 am to 10.45 am and is supervised by two members of staff, with a third member of staff on first aid duty.

Lunchtime break is from 12:15pm until 1:15pm where the children are supervised by Mid-day Supervisors.

Reading Books

In Miss Glynn's class, books are changed once a week during 'Guided Reading' sessions. Please ensure that you have signed your child's orange reading record book when you have heard them read. Please comment on how they have read and also how they have responded to the comprehension questions that you have asked them. For examples of comprehension questions at your child's reading level, please refer to the example questions under the 'Useful Resources' section on our class page. Please note that the books your child takes home are books that they are fluent in; this is to encourage reading for pleasure but also to give them the opportunity to work on their understanding through comprehension questioning.


Book change days:

Monday - Crash

Tuesday - Splat

Wednesday - Bang

Thursday - Whizz

Friday - Splash


P.E. Days Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back and earings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.
Morning Routine When children arrive in the morning they are expected to come into the classroom themselves and change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting their things away. The children then go to their places where they can do 'Early Morning Work' or read a book for pleasure. At 9:00 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 9:00 must enter school through the Main Reception Area.

We will always strive to maintain these routines. However, on rare occasions, circumstances prevent us from following them exactly.

What we have been up to...

Week commencing 5th February 2018

Secret Readers...

What an exciting week! To celebrate the Book Fair coming to school, some parents sneakily came into our classrooms to read a story! The children have loved seeing a familiar face in the classroom to listen to a book that their friends enjoy at home! Thank you to those parents who could take part, the children loved it!



Report Writing

This week, in class, we have begun to write our own reports. We have thought about how plastic is effecting our environment and thought about ways we can help solve this issue in school and in daily life. To help us, we wrote a letter to Miss Ryan informing her of the problem and suggesting ways that we could solve the issue. The children used a wide variety of sentence types to get some good quality writing.


Handwriting Heroes

This week, we awarded our first 'Handwriting Hero'. This goes to the children who have successfully gained the most 'ticks' by the end of the week. Children can achieve this by having the correct posture when sitting at the table writing ( legs under the table, body fully on the char, head up), correct letter size and spaces, good pencil grip and ensuring that their letters sit correctly on the line. It is even better if they use their joins correctly and apply what they have learnt during their handwriting sessions in all pieces of written work. 


Handwriting heroes 2/2/18 - Finn and Henry

Handwriting Hero 9/2/18 - 


Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

Writing Workshops!

Thank you to all our wonderful parents for visiting our class this week! We have been really excited to show off to you our amazing writing skills. During our sessions we have been playing bingo with words that have a suffix. We have changed the meaning of a piece of text from past to present. We have recognised the noun and adjectives in a sentence to make them even more exciting! We have made sentences really detailed with time adverbs and conjunctions. Finally, we have been testing our spelling of words and included them in our writing. These are skills we continually use in all our writing and always try our best to make them even better!




To add to this, Sequoia Class have created a brand new 'Handwriting Heroes' space. This is full of activities to help us develop our handwriting and fine motor skills to make all our writing skills be presented amazingly! 


Week Commencing 8th January 2018

Watering fun!

This week, it has been our turn to water our Jubilee Garden. We have had lovely watering cans to fill up and spend some time making sure all our flowers had enough to drink. It has been great to see all the flowers bloom right out side of our classroom!





Maths Investigations


This week we have been using a variety of equipment to support our maths learning. We have been investigating whether or not multiplication and division is commutative and trying out different addition and subtraction sums. The children have great fun using tens frames and base ten to help further their understanding.





Statutory Assessments in Year 2
Children will be working throughout the year towards the final end of Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). Children will be assessed on Reading; Writing (including Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar); Mathematics and Science.  All subjects are teacher assessed but some judgements are supported by tests.

Following the Curriculum Information Sessions, held for Year 2 parents at the beginning of the Autumn Term, parents will receive: