Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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Welcome to Miss Donaldson's Class

Year 2D 

Welcome to Year 2! On this page you will be able to find out what fun and exciting activities the children have been up to in class. You can also find some important dates for your diaries. 


Important Dates for your Diary:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday Miss Martinez will be reading with the children individually so they need a reading book and their home school diary. 
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday the children can bring in money for toast if they wish. This is 10p per slice.
  • Every Friday break time there is a tuck shop. The children may bring 40p to get a snack and drink of their choice.
  • Every Friday, the children will have PE.  They will need indoor P.E. kits which includes plain shorts, plan t-shirt and plain black plimsolls or trainers.
  • Homework will be set every Friday and needs to be returned on the following Thursday.
  • Spellings will be set every Monday for the children to practise and learn and then they will be tested on the following Monday.
  • Every Friday the children in Year 2 can take part in a lunchtime football session with Arj. The children will need to have shorts, a t-shirt and suitable footwear for playing outside on the field.


Time Travellers

This half term our topic is Time Travellers. We have been having lots of fun learning about what life was like in this past. We have looked at old houses, clothes and jobs and we even used the iPads to create pictures of what we would look like in the past. We then used the App ‘Chatterpix’ to turn our images into videos to record our voices talking about what jobs we may have had in the olden days. In English, we have been reading Oliver Twist and the class have really enjoyed completing lots of drama activities around the story ready to write a diary entry in the role of Oliver himself.

Old pictures



As part of our Time Traveller’s topic, Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Beamish. During this, the children were fully immersed in what life was like during the Victorian times. We walked around the town and got to go inside some of the old shops. The children particularly enjoyed visiting the sweet shop. We then went to the village and looked at a range of old Victorian houses and some children even got to sit on an old toilet! Lastly, we took a trip down an old mine and found out how dark it was down there. The children behaved excellently during the trip and were a credit to Grangetown. Well done Year 2!