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Year 2

Our Year 2 team: Mrs Joshua, Mrs Dunn, Miss Tait & Miss Bradley


2Crystal - Mrs Joshua

2Lion - Mrs Dunn


PE - Monday and Thursday

Please ensure PE kits are in school, long hair is tied up and earrings are removed on these days. During the colder months, we ask that tracksuits and trainers are also in the children’s PE kits, as we may be outside. 



Each week the children will have guided reading sessions and will also read individually with the class teacher or support staff. We will be hearing the children read on a Friday and this is when we will be changing their books. As we now have the addition of Rising Stars, our online reading system, we will also be setting books on there, but ask that children complete the comprehension to ensure understanding of what they have read.


Water bottles

Please bring fresh water from home each day. 



If your child requires a 'Grab-a-Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be obtained from any member of staff or in the ‘Grab Bag’ baskets in the classroom.

Our topic this half term is...



Our Wonderful World

As part of our Talk 4 Writing we will be focusing on 


Our topic this half term, is our wonderful World, join us as we look at all the marvellous things around us, that we may take forgranted. Throughout this topic we will look at plastic pollution, climate change, our carbon footprint and deforestation. We will look at many texts types, such as information posters and booklets, instructions, poetry and more. We will continue to work practically and as a class to share ideas, before working independently to create our writing. We are also very excited to be writing to Blue Peter about all of the fantastic work we complete this half term!

Maths - 

In our Maths lessons, this half term, we will continue to recap our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. We will do this by recapping various methods and using practical equipment to guide us. We will also begin learning about fractions, height, length, mass and capacity. We will be practising our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables and we will also continue developing our reasoning skills as we question answers and prove our findings. We are looking forward to lots of practical Maths work using the equipment.

Please continue to use TT Rockstars and Mathletics at home.


Phonics - 

We will be teaching phonics daily and recapping the sounds. We are now focusing on alternative sounds and spellings as well as the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words.


Topic - 

We will be looking at the different geographical features in Geography and in History we shall be looking at icon figures such as, David Attenborough and Greta Thunburg. We will also be creating a piece of artwork out of recyclable materials and making bug hotels in DT.


R.E. -

In R.E. this half term, we will be looking at the Muslim faith. Our key question is, 'What can we learn from Islamic stories? Who was Muhammad?'.

Competition Time!


Homework - 

We don’t set formal homework, but here are a list of ideas if you wish to complete anything at home. Please do bring it in, as we love to celebrate it and share it to the rest of the class.

*Bring in photographs of wonderful places you have visited and seen

*Create a minibeast hotel in your garden

*Create a factfile about an unusual place in the World

*Make a climate change poster

*Set up a campaign/fundraiser

*Reflect upon nature's beauty 

*Spend some time in the day looking at the clouds and thinking about all of the wonderful things in the World, or look up at the stars at nighttime 

*Design your own landmark or ideal world 

*Practise reading and spelling Year 1 & Year 2 common exception words

*Practise 2, 5, 10 and 3 timetables 

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.