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Year 2

2Crystal - Mrs Loynds

2Lion - Mrs Dunn

Year 2 supported by Mrs Walta and Mrs Rubery


Key information: 


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 regular 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. 


If children have read their book from school, we encourage children to read the book again (if it isn't too long) to help develop their fluency. They are also encouraged 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!



Our topic this half term is...

The Great Fire of London.

We will be learning all about this fascinating period in History. The children will learn how the fire is thought to have started and how it spread so quickly. They will encounter Samuel Pepys and find out why he is well known. Lessons will consider why the devastating fire spread and how it ruined most of London city and how this impacted on the area. 

English -

This half term we will be writing diaries based on the Great Fire of London. Children will begin by reading our model text and then work towards writing their own version. The children will be learning about the key features of a diary such as chronological order, written in the first person and past tense. They will experience these skills through their writing before planning and writing their own diaries. We will continue to work on sentence structure and handwriting too.


Why not write your own diary at home each evening? You could write about your day and what you have done, enjoyed and achieved. 


Please remember to complete Doodle Spell each evening as this supports the spelling / phonic lessons completed in school. 


Maths - 

In our Maths lessons this half term, we will be learning all about fractions. The children will learn about equal and unequal parts, a whole, half, quarter and third. They will experience unit and non-unit fractions and consider three-quarters as a fraction. 


Please continue to learn x2, x5 and x10 tables. Remember you can go onto Doodle Tables. Please remember you can also visit to help your child learn their times table facts (focus on x2, x3, x5 and x10). 


Doodle Maths will need to be completed each evening please.



Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.