Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Year 2

2Crystal - Mrs Loynds

2Lion - Mrs Dunn

Year 2 supported by Miss Tait


Key information: 

P.E. - Monday & Friday

Children will 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 on Fridays

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 (and after much practise!) the children will perform in-front of parents. We look forward to this special afternoon in the summer term 2023.


Water bottles 

Please bring fresh water from home each day. We strongly encourage you to send sports bottles rather than screw top bottles. This helps 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...

Famous People.

We will be learning about many famous people including Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson and Christopher Columbus. Do you know why these people were famous?

English -

Our main focus text will be, 'Hooray for Mary Seacole.' This is a story about this wonderful and inspiring lady and the amazing things that she achieved. We will learn the text through our Talk4writing format and then work towards writing our own version of a story for another famous person. We will be focusing on using sentence openers to make our writing interesting and sequential. We will also be developing our knowledge of apostrophes for contractions e.g. have not = haven't.


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 shape. We will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and naming them. We will also be describing and sorting them according to their properties e.g. how many sides, faces and vertices they have. We will draw a range of shapes, learn about symmetry and pattern.


Please visit to help your child learn their times table facts. 


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.



Our RE unit this half term is Gospel. The key question is Key Question: What is the good news Jesus brings?

The children will be exploring Forgiveness and Peace - how we can find them and how Christians find these forgiveness and peace through faith in God and how Jesus brings GOOD NEWS to all who believe in Him. Bible verses for our unit include Matthew 9: verses 9 - 13 and John 14 verse 27: where Jesus said: 

“My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.