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...

The Great Fire of London.

We will be learning all about this historic event, when it happened and why. We will explore how the fire spread and the impact it had on London and what changes were made as a result. We will explore sources of information to understand how we know about this event. 

English -

Our main focus text will be, 'Vlad and The Great Fire of London.' This is a wonderful story about The Great Fire of London and it gives the children a sense of what it might have been like to be there at that time.


We will learn the text through our Talk4writing format and then work towards writing our own version of a similar story. We will be focusing on creating suspense to add emotion and feeling to the text e.g. by isolating the character and using sound effects. 


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 multiplication and division. 


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.



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