Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Year 2

2Crystal - Mrs Loynds

2Lion - Mrs Dunn

Year 2 supported by Mrs Walta and Mrs Rubery


Key information: 

P.E. - Tuesday & Friday

Children will need to come to school in their P.E. kits on their allocated P.E. days. Please ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kit (black shorts / red t-shirts, black trainers) and that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed on these days. During the colder months, black tracksuits are advised as we may be outside. 


Reading Diaries - please send these to school everyday!

We value reading and have fabulous reading areas for the children to enjoy. We actively promote reading at home (aim for 15 minutes per evening). Children will be able to move their names up our reading challenge display each day in recognition of their efforts with home reading. 


We have a daily reading lesson (Book Talk) which will develop your child’s passion for reading as well as their comprehension skills. The daily reading session will always start with the teacher reading to the children. We will be exploring and discussing the language, vocabulary, feelings and themes within a variety of high-quality texts. In addition to this, we will be listening to the children reading a range of texts and teaching them how to talk about books confidently and develop their comprehension skills to a deeper level.


Books will be changed on Fridays. Remember - Please make sure that reading diaries and books are in school everyday and that you comment in and sign your child’s reading records each time they read to you. 


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.

If children have read their book from school and their Rising Stars books, we encourage children to read books from home. Why not visit the library? It's the perfect opportunity to look at different texts and find an author you love!


Recorders - Friday

We are very lucky to be able to have DPA providing recorder lessons each week. Update videos / photos of the classes progress shall be posted regularly on Dojo, so be sure to keep a look out. Later on in the year, the children will perform a recorder concert in-front of the parents. We look forward to this special afternoon in the summer term 2024.


Water bottles 

Please bring fresh water or squash from home each day. We politely remind you that only sports bottles (not screw top bottles) are acceptable as they help to avoid any nasty spillages!



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...

The Victorians.

We will be learning all about this interesting time in history. We will be discovering fascinating facts about Queen Victoria as well as what life was like as a Victorian; including school and home-life. We will also enjoy a trip to Hartlebury Castle and Museum as part of our learning. 

English -

Our first half term will be spent revisiting and consolidating key concepts to establish your children as confident and independent writers. We will be working on the non-negotiables such as handwriting and presentation. We will spend the first few weeks establishing sentence skills to ensure that all children understand how to construct simple sentences that make sense and are grammatically accurate. 


Please remember to log on to EdShed each week to help your child practice their spelling / phonic rules. Log in details can be found on the inside cover of your child's reading diary. 


Maths - 

In our Maths lessons this half term, we will be focusing on place value. We will be learning to recognise the value of each digit in a two-digit number, identifying, representing and estimating numbers on a number line and comparing them using < and > and = signs. Children will also spend time reading and writing numbers to 100 in words and numerals. 


Please visit to help your child learn their times table facts (focus on x2, x5 and x10 initially). 


Please also remember to log on to Mathletics at home to help all areas of Maths. Login details can be found in the front of your child's reading diary.



Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.