Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Wood End School is closed until further notice. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!

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


Rainbow Gate

We have started decorating hearts and adding a positive message which will then be attached to the gate in the shape of a rainbow. On the gate we have attached a wallet full of different coloured hearts for you to decorate, write messages on and cut out. For those of you that are unable to pick one up from school, we have attached a document with the templates on for you to print at home. This will also be on the class pages on the website. All completed hearts can either be left in the finished wallet on the gate (for those of you out on your daily walk!) or scanned and emailed to the admin address so that we can print them. We will then laminate them and tie them to the gate. 

We will keep you updated on twitter as to the progress we are making.

Thank you.

Take care and stay safe.

The Wood End Team.

Hearts for Rainbow Gate

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 the class page each Monday.

Mr Withers and Mrs Dunne



**Week 2 Home Learning Overview Plan**

Please note that Week 1 resources will still be available below if needed.



This week we would like you to complete activities from Pobble 365.  You can complete these sessions in any order.  Please click on the links below:

  1. Magic
  2. Superman’s Dilemma
  3. Hanging on
  4. Journey to School
  5. The hole in the fence



This week’s Maths focus will be shape.  There are both interactive and printable resources to complete throughout this week. These include the following which can be completed in any order:

  1. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go

Please use the following code to access the website twinkl go and complete the assigned activities on Shape: WP6432

  1. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/shapes

Please have a go at completing the interactive activities on shape on Top Marks.

  1. Sheet available on the class page: 2D Pattern
  2. Sheet available on the class page: 3D Pattern
  3. Sheet available on the class page: Shape Wanted Poster - Please draw a shape character and describe them using the features of 3D shapes.



The children have been studying toys from the past and present and the materials from which these are made.  We have attached a PowerPoint which provides information that can be used to sort toys and then create a fact file about their own toy of their choice. 


  1. Look at PowerPoint for information
  2. Cut and stick to sort Toys into old and new 
  3. Create a fact file of your own toy (Choose *, ** or ***)



**Week 1 Home Learning Overview Plan**


Home Learning Resources



Year 2 - Your Challenge!

Can you reach NUMBER 1 in the world league on spelling shed!!!!!!  I will keep you all updated!!!


Well done Year 2!!!!

Holly class have reached the top 100 in the World this morning with

Hawthorn class right behind...

Well done everyone.  A super team effort.  How far can we go?

Mr Withers and Mrs Dunne 




This week we would like you to complete activities based on Calligram Poetry (Shape Poetry).  All resources are uploaded onto the class page. Please click on each line below to access the resources:

  1. Read Calligram Teaching PowerPoint and complete activities included
  2. Create little acorn Calligram word sheet (Choose * or ** or *** challenge)
  3. Read Spring Calligrams Powerpoint and complete activities included
  4. Begin writing your Spring Calligram
  5. Create a final copy of your poem and think about how you would like to present it (Collage, typed, drawn, painted etc.)



This week’s Maths focus will be money.  There are both interactive and printable resources to complete throughout this week. These include the following which can be completed in any order:


Please use the following code to access the website twinkl go and complete the assigned activities on Money:


Please click on the below line to access the resources:

1. Making Combinations - Choose Challenge *, ** or *** (This can be found at the bottom of the page)

2. Who has the most money?

    Challenge *

    Challenge **

    Challenge ***

3. Coin Multiplication

4. Money word problems Choose Challenge *, ** or *** (This can be found at the bottom of the page)



The children have been studying different materials and their everyday use.  As part of this week’s work we would like them to choose either Charles Macintosh or John Dunlop and use books or the Internet to research their lives and work. Use the fact file provided:

Helpful websites to search at home:




We have also uploaded a PowerPoint document to support your research.


Fact File Document


We hope that you have a great week!

From the Year 2 Team! 


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