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Mr Pardoe, Mrs Loynds and Miss Tait.


Important Dates


2 Lion Class Assembly - Thursday 15th November - 9am

2 Crystal Class Assembly - Friday 16th November - 9am


This half-term, our topic will be:


A Twist In The Tale


We will be reading lots of unusual fairy tales and comparing them to the more traditional stories we already know. If you have any of these types of stories, please feel free to bring them into school so we can share them!


As part of our Writing work, we will be learning how to form our sentences correctly with the correct punctuation and having a go at writing some of our own twisted tales too.


In Maths, we will start by looking at place value – practicing to read and write numbers up to 100 and making sure we know what the digits are worth. We’ll make sure we can all count in 2s, 5s and 10s and then look at adding up numbers too.

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A few reminders and things you may need to know:


  • Please bring a water bottle into school every day – make sure these are kept upright with the lids on tight when you bring them into school as we tend to have a lot of leaks if not! Please don’t put them into your red reading bags!


  • Reading books and reading records should be brought into school every day too. In Year 2, it is the children’s’ responsibility to change their own reading book when needed. Class teachers will hear the children read on a weekly basis as part of group guided reading session and will change book levels when appropriate. Please can we ask that children read with an adult at home every day and engage in lots of discussion about whatever book they are reading. This is really important to help children further improve their comprehension skills.


  • PE Days are a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure that children have their full PE Kit in school on these days. Children who have their ears pierced need to have earrings removed on these days.


  • Spellings will be tested weekly. The children will bring home a list of spellings for the half-term during the first two weeks. Please help children to learn their spellings whenever possible.


  • Mathletics – The children will all be given a log on to use Mathletics whenever they like at home. Class teachers will ensure that appropriate work is available on Mathletics in order to consolidate the learning we have been doing at school.


  • Other than regular reading, spelling and Mathletics – no other formal homework tasks will be set. If children would like to explore our topic in more detail, then we have suggested some different learning opportunities below. Please feel free to bring any completed tasks into school so we can share and celebrate them.


  • Write a review of your favourite fairy tale.

  • Paint a picture from a scene of your favourite tale.

  • Write the recipe to your perfect porridge just like Goldilocks.

  • Create a map showing where the different characters in your favourite fairy tales live.

  • Re-write a fairy tale with a twist of your choice.

  • Using your number skills, create a number story.

  • Draw a picture of your favourite fairy tale character.

  • Make some finger puppets from a Traditional tale.


Embracing the fullness of life, embedded in a Christian ethos of caring and sharing.