Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Wishing you all a lovely summer holiday - Autumn term starts Thursday 3rd September 2020

Welcome to our Year 2 page

 Our class teachers are Mr Withers (Holly Class), and Miss Payne and Mrs Dunne (Hawthorn Class)

Curriculum letter, spring term 2020

Welcome Meeting 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019


Coronavirus:  Time Capsules and A Book for Children

In the future, people will look back on the events of 2020 as a historical topic.  To help you and your families record how lockdown affected you and your daily routines we thought we would share this time capsule booklet with you.  There are two editions, one for the children and one for adults, we thought it would be a lovely opportunity for you to sit and discuss what is going on in the world at the moment as a family.  We have also included a pdf called ‘Coronavirus: A book for children’ which may help you to answer some of the questions that we are sure the children have. 

Children Time Capsule Booklet

Adult Time Capsule Booklet

'Coronavirus: A book for children' 



Home Learning  

Parents and carers,

Due to school closure we are providing a range of learning resources for children to access at home.  It would be useful if your child could spend some time each day on English, Maths and Reading whilst also remaining active. 

Teachers will be uploading links and resources regularly so please continue to check Google Classroom each Monday.

Mr Withers and Mrs Dunne 

Year 2 History Off the Page Workshop - Toys - Tuesday 14th January 2019

During our History Off the Page workshop, we had a fantastic time exploring and learning about the types of toys children played with in the past.

Year 2 have had a fabulous and busy start to the new school year!

Superheroes - Friday 13th September 2019

Last week Year 2 had lots of fun dressing up as Superheroes to celebrate our topic this term. The children will be developing their skills by writing a Superhero Comic, and their presenting Superheor Show and Tells.

History Off the Page Workshop - Florence Nightingale - Wednesday 18th September 

As part of the History Curriculum, the children are studying Florence Nightingale. ‘History Off The Page’ provided workshops for the children this week including role play—washing clothes and bandaging patients. They made candle holders along with other items Florence Nightingale would have used/seen. Thank you to the parents for providing the great costumes, and to those who helped on the day and the PTA for partly funding this event. The children had a fantastic time!

 Scooter Training - Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September

Scooting is a fun and healthy way to get around and has become a popular way to get to school. It encourages active travel from an early age and it can develop skills that will also help with cycling such as steering, stopping and balancing. This week a representative from the Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team came to carry out Scooter Safety training which encourages responsible scooting. It is vital to ensure that children can handle their scooters competently and that they know how to ride safely and with consideration for others. Well done to all the children for taking part. 


High frequency Word Checklist
Common Exception Words
Author List
Please find listed below  documents providing information about Letters and Sounds.

General Letters and Sounds

Phase 3-4 Words   Phase 5 Words

 Show and Tell information and rotas please see Class Letters Home.

 Useful Websites

 phonics  Phonics Play