old kays
Hero slider graphic

Year 2 - Cedar Class

Welcome to the Cedar Class Page

Hello and welcome back to the second half of the Summer Term! We've got an exciting, fun-filled half-term ahead of us! Please see below for key dates and curriculum information. As always, please don't hesitate to speak to me before or after school if you need to discuss anything. 

On this page we aim to keep you updated about the curriculum areas of learning, useful information and important dates. We are always here to help so please feel free to contact us via the school email address (ccwalshaw@bury.gov.uk)  or by ringing the school office (01204 883415) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  As always you can follow along with some of our learning on Twitter and Facebook!

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Smethurst and Miss Holgate

Dates for Your Diary

·         Monday 5th June- term restarts. 

·         Tuesday 6th June- PSHE workshops. 

·         Wednesday 7th June- Class Photo Day. 

·         Wednesday 21st June- Year 2 Trip to Blackpool- See Separate letter.

·         Thursday 22nd June- Beech Class Assembly 9am. 

·         Thursday 29th June- Year 1 Trip to Blackpool- see separate letter.

·         Monday 10th July 2023-Home Learning Challenges due back to School.

·         Tuesday 11th July- Sports Day- To be confirmed. 

·         Thursday 13th July- Move up morning- children spend time in their new classes. 

·         Friday 14th July- Summer Fair. 

·         Friday 21st July- End of term. School day ends at 2:30pm

Key Information

  • Please inform us if someone different is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16).
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily.
  • As the weather gets cooler, please make sure your child brings a suitable coat each day.
  • Please can all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces in particular be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
  • Reading books get changed every Friday. Please ensure you child reads regularly throughout the week. It is so important that children are reading as much as possible, please don’t forget you can access Bug Club at home too.
  • Just a reminder that any children who aren’t collected after ten minutes at the end of their school day will be placed into After School Club which is located in the porta cabin.

A reminder about online safety:

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Our Trip to Old Kay's Park

Old Kay's Old Kay's

Year 2 - Cedar Class Curriculum


We will start of this term by reading 'Leaf' by Sandra Dieckmann. In this book,  a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his odd habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves... trying to get back home. Perhaps he isn't so different after all?

Following our writing journey, this text will be used to write a non-chronological report on Polar Bears as well as some persuasive writing. 

In Phonics, the children will be continuing with their learning of Phase 6, looking into different prefixes and suffixes and the different rules that can be applied to root words. 


This half term the children will be working on

  • Fractions 
  • Time 
  • Volume 


The Topic this term is 'Changing Shape'. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question ‘How can we make art from changing the shape of materials?’ They will create a piece of artwork that applies the skills and knowledge developed in the unit. Children will learn that the shape of materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will also explore how twisting can be used to make threads stronger and identify which materials bend or squash most easily.

Topic- Where do I live? 

Our topic question is 'Where do I live?'.  For this first half of this half term, children will learn about our area of Walshaw. We will share initial aerial images of Walshaw from Google Earth and spot particular landmarks. We will them compare this to an aerial image of Bury and see if children can sport the River Irwell and other particular landmarks. We will then make similarities and comparisons . We will also learn that Walshaw is a village,  Our school is based in a rural village, Walshaw is part of the town called Bury and Bury is part of Greater Manchester. We will look at maps and use the compass points North, South, East and West to describe where things are. E.g Walshaw is West of Bury. 


This half term our RE unit is called ‘Why is Baptism Special’. Throughout this unit children will learn what a Baptism is, why Baptism is special and what it means to be Baptised. We will also look at how other faiths welcome new babies. 


This half term we are explore the theme 'Being my best'. 


Our P.E days are still Thursday and Fridays. We will be focusing on Ball Games and Football.