Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 2 - Wonderful Willows



You have shown that you are  GOLDEN  and you SPARKLE!

I am excited to continue with our topic Super Safari and we have some great texts ready to share with you! 


Miss Brooker and Miss Bacon

Welcome to

Wonderful Willows!


We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE


Welcome to Summer 1! Scroll down for more information about our exciting new topic!


Here you will find all of our Wonderful learning and see photographs of the fun and engaging lessons we take part in each week. 

Our class email is - please email me and I will reply as soon as I can! 


Miss Brooker and Miss Bacon

Easter Craft Competition 2021

Children in Need 2020

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We had a great day celebrating Children in Need. We kick-started the day joining in with the last 20 minutes of Joe Wick's active-thon! Throughout the day we took the time to stop and reflect about 5 different things we are thankful for in our lives. Well done Willows!!

Summer 1

Night Vision!


This half term our topic is Night Vision! We are learning to write to entertain by writing a Fantasy Story and writing to inform by writing a Non-Chronological Report all about owls. 


The text we will use to help us will include:

'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson 

Spring 2



This half term our topic is SUPER SAFARI! We are learning to write to entertain by writing a story based in Africa and writing to inform by writing a diary entry from anothe'r cultural perspective. 

These texts will include: 

'Lilia and the Secret of Rain' by David Convey and Jude Daly

'Anna Hibiscus' by Atinuke, an African author. 


Spring 1



This half term our topic is SUPERHEROES! We are learning to write a set of instructions on "How to Make a Superhero Potion" and a Fantasy Story using stories from the same author - Mini Grey

These texts will include: 

"Traction Man is Here" and "Traction Man Meets Turbodog". 

We will also be using these to help us in our learning about our 5 senses in Science. 


Autumn 2

Frozen Kingdom!

This half term our topic is FROZEN KINGDOM! We are learning to write a non-chronological report and a letter, using our key texts:

'The Rainbow Bear' by Michael Morpurgo and 'The Great Explorer' by Chris Judge.

We will also be using these to help us in our learning about cold climates and adaptation.

Please see our Autumn 2 newsletter at the bottom of the class page. 

Autumn 1

Land Ahoy!


This half term our topic is pirates! We are learning to write an adventure story, using our key texts: 'The Pirate Cruncher' by Johnny Duddle & 'Molly Rodgers Pirate Girl' by Cornelia Funke to excite and engage us! We will also be using these texts to engage us in our wider curriculum subjects. 

Click on the sparkly stars to find out what we have been up to!

Reading Books/RED TED

As of Monday 14th September, according to new government guidelines, we will be sending reading books and diaries home! Please can you read the following to understand the routine: 

  • Reading books will be given out/changed on Mondays only. 
  • They have a week to read the book.
  • The book is to be returned on Fridays - it cannot be returned any other day. 
  • The books will be quarantined over the weekend, ready for Monday morning. 
  • The first 3 reads for RED TED will be counted on Friday 18th Septemeber.

If your child has a longer book to read, they can keep it until it is read but still must only return in on a Friday. 

If your child forgets their book on a Friday, they must wait until the following Friday to return it. 

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email me and ask, I know the children are very excited to get a reading book again!