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Term 1 - 30th September 2021

Year 2 children are continuing to settle well into their new routines and are enjoying their learning.  We have been busy counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s so lots of practise of this at home will really help! The children have been observing some ladybirds and caterpillars in the classroom to support their learning of life cycles in science. They have also been learning about the differences between continents by sorting some animals and features by where they can be found. We have been producing some exciting 3D plastic fish sculptures based on the work of artist Sayaka Ganz - thank you for your plastic donations. Our new English learning has started and we are busy reading different versions of the ‘Cinderella’ story. We are looking forward to reading your children's versions of ‘Cinderella’ at the end of the unit.

Stars of the Week: Jay, Jack P, Olivia Z, Brysen, Jack O, Hope

Workers of the Week:  Esme A, Ethan B, Max R, Lottie, Immy, Bea

Summer Reading Challenge: Charlie, Alex, Louisa, Jessica, Freya, Eddie, Zara, Ray, Mia C, Emilia, Maisey F, Maisie P

Term 1 - 17th September 2021

Year 2 have really impressed us with how well they have settled back into school life. The children have helped their teachers to think of some class rules and have adapted well to the new routines of Year 2.  We have been looking at lots of great books and the children particularly enjoyed the traditional African tale of ‘Anansi’ the spider. They have learnt the story and retold it using spiders that they made. We have been using lots of problem solving skills in maths with some practical activities and have started two great topics in science and geography. If you would like to support their learning at home we are learning all about life cycles in science and comparing continents in geography. 

Star of the Week: Sofija, Zara, Brysen, Charlie

Workers of the Week:  Frankey, Mia, Elira, Poppy


Term 6 - 19th July 2021

Year 2 have had a very busy couple of weeks! The children had a wonderful time taking part in the Virtual North Somerset Summer Singing Festival. The children sang beautifully together and were joined virtually with another primary school, Yeo Moor. The songs were incredibly catchy so we hope the children have come home singing them to you! We also have recently had our sports day. The children had the most fantastic time and were brilliant team players! Well done to Class 8 who won the relay race! We hope the children enjoyed their pizzas they have been making this week. They worked hard to design their pizzas carefully and make healthy choices for their toppings. 

Star of the Week: Archie, Jennifer, Martha, Maddie YL, Ryan

Workers of the Week: Sam, Cameron, Vaughan, Charlie, Logan,

Year 2 Sports Day - 14th July

We all loved Sports Day! We had lots of different activities; an obstacle course, bean bag throwing, hurdles, races, football skills and many more. The children were amazing throughout the morning. They all showed such hard work and determination with every activity. 

It was a close call but Class 8 won the class relay race. Great team work Class 8.

We are all really proud of the children. Well done Year 2!

Summer Sing - 7th July

The Year 2 children had a wonderful time on Wednesday taking part in the Virtual North Somerset Summer Singing Festival. The children sang beautifully together and were joined virtually with another primary school, Yeo Moor. The songs were incredibly catchy so we hope the children have come home singing them along to you all at home! 

A huge thank you to everyone from the North Somerset Music Service for all of the hard work needed to enable this event to go ahead within the current restrictions.

Term 6 - 6th July 2021

The Year 2 children have been very busy learning about how to write a set of instructions. They have learnt how to follow a good set of instructions before having a go at writing their own! In Maths, the children have been learning about capacity and volume. They have been practically measuring liquids and reading scales when learning about millilitres and litres. As part of the children's learning within history, they have been exploring why Amelia Earhart was so significant in early flight. Ask the children some facts about her life! They were fascinated about what she achieved!

Don't forget it is the Singing Festival on Wednesday 7th July where children are invited to come into school dressed in bright clothes.

Star of the Week: All the children in Year 2, Olivia, Ben, Jennifer

Workers of the Week: All the children in Year 2, Malikai, Kira, Cameron

Term 5 - 27th May 2021

Year 2 have started learning how to tell the time and have been practising using their own analogue clocks. They have been very excited to be able to tell the time at different points of the day but if you would like to further help your child then please keep practising with them over half term.  During science lessons, the children have been looking at different materials and their suitabilities. They are now able to explain why various objects are made from different materials. We have also been discussing allergies with the children during 'Allergy Awareness Week' and the children are excited to make their own posters to show their learning. 

Star of the Week: Jay, Mollie, Alia, Joseph, Hadley, Lacey G

Workers of the Week: Phoebe Marshall, Elenora, Aidan, Martha, Samia, Caden

Term 5 - 13th May 2021

The children will soon be writing their own versions of the story ‘Cinderella’ and have been busy this week planning their own ideas. They have been working so hard with their handwriting and really trying to join their letters correctly during their independent writing tasks. In maths, they have been learning about directional language and are gaining confidence with giving left and right directions as well as clockwise and anticlockwise turns.  We have continued our learning with Tuvalu and have explored what food grows there in comparison with what grows here. 

Stars of the Week: Robbie, Frank, Nate, Layla, Willow, Marc

Workers of the Week: Elsie, Esmee, Dexter, Henry, Benedikt, Isabelle

Term 5 - 29th April 2021

Year 2 have enjoyed reading ‘Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal’ in English lessons and we have started to write our own diary entries based on what we have read. The children are really enjoying our new grouped guided reading sessions each day where we practice our fluency and comprehension skills. We have been very busy learning about the place Tuvalu in our geography. Ask us how it is the same and different to Weston-super-Mare!

Stars of the Week: Nate, Grace, Aiyla Rose

Workers of the Week: Charlie, Daisy-Mae, Gracie

Term 4 - 31st March 2021

Year 2 have really enjoyed exploring the artists Da Vinci, Picasso and Matisse and have since created some of their own Matisse inspired artwork. They have been trying hard with their story writing skills and have re-written the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ independently. In maths, Year 2 have started learning about fractions and can identify halves, quarters and thirds.  Within science, the children particularly enjoyed their minibeast hunt across the school site whilst they were learning about habitats and what animals need to survive. 

Stars of the Week: Phoebe, Millie, Aiyla Rose, Lacey LL, Archie, Freddie

Workers of the Week: Martha, Samia, Jacob, Henry, Maddy M, Caden

Term 4 - 18th March 2021

It was so lovely welcoming all of our Year 2 children back to school and they have all LOVED being back with their friends! We are so proud of all the work they have been showing us from their home learning. We are looking forward to getting back into developing their independence and resilience in the classroom again. Our first back to school story is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and the children will be having a go at writing this story themselves. 

Stars of the Week: Bailey, Caden, Kira

Workers of the Week: Tyler T, Jacob, Harry S

A Message to Our Year 2 Children and Families - 4th March 2021

We are so looking forward to welcoming all of the Year 2 children back to school on 8th March - we can't wait to see you.

Click the link below to see a video message from Mrs Melhuish: 

Year 2 - We can't wait to see you! | Mendip Green Primary School (


A Message From The Year 2 Team - 14th April 2020

It is so wonderful to see all of the amazing things that you are doing at home in the photographs and messages that your parents are putting on our Facebook forum. You are learning so much in so many different ways: cooking, drawing, painting, playing games as well as writing letters and playing shops. We think that you are brilliant. Everyone in school is so proud of all of the ways that you are helping to support our community.


Please make sure that you wash your hands regularly, stay safe and listen to your grown-ups. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces as soon as schools are open again.


Class 7

Hello everyone. 

I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine and doing lots of fun home-learning with your families. I’ve been to school and helped look after children, making clay hedgehogs and teaching them some card games. I’ve also been reading in my garden, weeding my borders, and sewing and cooking with my children.

I’m really missing all your happy smiles. Hoping you are all staying safe and well.



Mrs Lock


Class 8

To all in Class 8. 

Just a little note to say that I’m missing you very much and can’t wait to see you all again. I hope you are keeping busy and staying safe and helping your grown-ups as much as you can.

You are all amazing! 



Mrs Webb xx


Class 9

To Class 9. 

Your smiles, cheeky grins, and laughs (although we never laugh and don’t ever have fun in Class 9!) are all being missed. Each and every one of you is hugely special. I hope that you are enjoying spending extra time with family and doing special things, creating happy memories.

My family and I have been enjoying the views, spring flowers and sunsets on our daily walks from home.



Mrs Shipton

Term 4 - 27th February 2020

Exciting news! We have booked for Year 2 to go to the SS Great Britain on June 11th as part of our study of Brunel. This is advanced warning that unfortunately, due to the sharp rise in coach costs, this trip will cost £16 per child. Payment for this trip will not be until Thursday 7th May. More details will come home nearer this time. 

Year 2 have had some amazing experiences in the past few weeks, these include learning about fire safety from Red Watch firefighters, making Great Fire of London cookies and making flame sculptures from a range of different materials. 

STARS OF THE WEEK: Phoebe, Riley, Rosie, Mason, Daisy R, Ryan, Alicia, Daniel, Eva, Lacey, Lexi, Tyler, Daisy C

WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Darcie, Leah, Sienna, Hamish, Layla, Bobby, Molly, Max H, Kenzee

Term 3 - 16th January 2020

‘The Great Plague’ has captured the interest of Year 2 so far this term. The children have been immersed in: dance and drama activities, making cures from 1665 and using Rice Krispies and jam to create buboes. In the next few weeks, our learning will move on to the ‘Great Fire of London’. We look forward to inviting Avon and Somerset Fire Service in to speak to each class about fire safety and how fire-fighting has changed, due to what has been learnt over time, to make us safer. You will notice from our dates sheet that the KS1 (Year 2) SATs take place over two weeks. It is imperative that all Year 2 children are in school for both weeks. Please be reassured that we try to keep the children’s routine as stable as possible and do not draw attention to the assessments. We will not be using the phrases ‘SATs’, ‘test’ or ‘exam’ with the children. Assessment is a routine part of the school year and we do not want to cause any undue worry or anxiety for the children. We explain to the children that this is an opportunity for them to show us how ‘clever they are’ and that we expect them to ‘do their best’.

STARS OF THE WEEK: Olivia, Grace, Connor, Esmay

WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Scarlett, Lexi, Lily B, Lily-Faith 

Term 2 - 28th November 2019

Christmas preparations are in full swing in Year 2.  Play rehearsals are going well.  A huge thank you to all of the parents who have been helping children to learn their lines.  Our lanterns are designed and we are looking forward to making them at our shared learning craft event on Monday.  Please join us at 2:30pm if you can.   STARS OF THE WEEK: Evelyn B, Brianna, Izzy, Harvey, Jonah, Amelia, Ellie, Darcie, Sienna m, Felix, Amy, Austin 

Term 2 - 14th November 2019

It may only be November, however, the preparation for Christmas has officially started in Year 2! The Christmas play has been cast and the practices have begun.  This is such an exciting term. Classes 7 and 8 look forward to performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ to you on the morning of 11th December and Classes 7 and 9 on the morning of 12th December. Class 7 will be sending home a list stating which performance the children are in.  The topic of ‘Our World’ continues this term with a focus on oceans as well as human and physical geographical features. ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ is the focus for our English for the first few weeks and we have been having lots of fun learning about money in maths. We look forward to seeing you for our Christmas Craft afternoon on Monday 2nd December at 2.30 pm.

ROLE MODELS: Bruce, Ruby, Poppy and Austin


STAR OF THE WEEK: Oliver, Jasmine 

Term 1 - 22nd October 2019

YEAR 2 It was an absolute pleasure to share our Geography learning with you at the Fashion Show on Monday. The children made us so proud. Every single child did their part beautifully and I am sure that you will find yourself humming the song at the most random times. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort that was spent on costumes and to all of those who joined us on the day. We are continuing with our Geography focus next term but turning our attention to human and physical features. Our focus text will be The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.  

STARS OF THE WEEK: George K, Heidi, Evie, Sienna, Sophie, Skye, Archie B, Cooper, Elsie, Eva, Lily-May, Tyler, Isaac, Imogen, Catherine, Max S, Harry S

WORKERS OF THE WEEK: Mason, Rosie, Alek, Phoebe, Lydia, Noah, Dylan, Jamie-Lee, Jay, Lacey, Lexi, Mya, Yajat, Bobby N, Alicia, Brianna, Chloe 

Term 1 - 10th October 2019

Year 2 are looking forward to our fashion show on 21st October. Thank you to all of those who have sent costumes in. If you are yet to send your child's costume in, we would be very grateful to have it as soon as possible. Please pop in and see us if you are experiencing any difficulties with this and we will be more than happy to help.  The children have worked incredibly hard innovating the story of Cinderella. We look forward to sharing these with you at parents evening.  

Term 1 - 26th September 2019

Year 2 are enjoying learning the story of Cinderella and will be writing their own version in the coming weeks. Each week we have focus continents.  Last week’s focus was Europe and this week we have been focusing on North and South America. Hopefully, the children have been able to come home and talk about their learning. We look forward to seeing you at our ‘Round the World Fashion Show’ on Monday 21st October at 2.30pm.  

Term 1 - 12th September 2019

YEAR 2 Wow! What an amazing start to the year, Year 2 have had. Their attitude to learning and enthusiasm has been an absolute pleasure to see. During the first week, we have had great fun focusing on the stories of Anansi the spider who is an important character in West African folktales.  We have started the topic of ‘Our World,’ which focuses on continents and oceans, and we look forward to seeing the children's outfits from around the world in our fashion show at the end of this term.