Year 2 Classroom display/ resources

(6 Posts)
sheepareextinct Thu 04-Jun-15 17:44:32

I'm in the very fortunate position in the next three weeks of having somebody around who can make a whole heap of resources/ display stuff for me for my brand new year 2 class in September. I haven't taught Y2 before although have been working as a TA this year (yes, I am qualified).

I'm overseas with no budget that I know of yet but access to a printer and laminator. And my magical helping elf.

What shall I get done?

Off the top of my head-

Name labels (big and small)
Word wall
Birthday display
Numeracy display (different words for operations)
Class rules

Alphabet strips
100 grids
Various loop games


TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 04-Jun-15 17:47:48

Where did your elf come from? Are they available for hire?


Lollipop sticks
Wet play activity packs
Supply teacher packs
Things that could be handed out for homework
Early finisher activities for literacy and maths
Formative assessment traffic light themed stuff (fans, tray markers?)
Bloom's Taxonomy displays/ De Bono's hats stuff

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 04-Jun-15 17:52:44

Oooooh, do you know what would be good for Y2, reminder bracelets. You could make really pretty ones!

Number 23

Also- a visual timetable display.

(hope that link works)

sheepareextinct Thu 04-Jun-15 18:15:10

My elf is one of the less troublesome bored expat mothers ;)

Some great ideas - thanks.

At the risk of making myself sound not at all ready for this job (I last taught 5 years ago in Secondary) - I haven't seen any evidence of Bloom's Taxonomy or thinking hats displays in this school. And no overt teaching of them either. Do you use it a lot?

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 04-Jun-15 18:25:29

Yeah, we use Bloom's a lot up here (I'm in Scotland). There are great dice you can buy/print with a level on each side.

The hats aren't as popular, but definitely about.

Hulababy Thu 04-Jun-15 18:39:50

In y2 I'd also have some 200 squares, and some number lines too.

What can be useful is a 100 square cut into laminated strips - can be used as 100 square and a number line - and to show how they work.

Also blank number squares, and number lines - laminated so children can use them with whiteboard pens.

Also number cards (0-100)

Phonics flash cards

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