Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Year 2

2Crystal - Mrs Joshua

2Lion - Mrs Dunn

Year 2 supported by Miss Tait


Key information: 

P.E. - Wednesday & Friday

Children will come to school in their P.E. kits on their allocated P.E. days. Please ensure long hair is tied up and earrings are removed on these days. During the colder months, tracksuits and trainers are advised as we may be outside. 


Reading - Diaries on Fridays

We love reading and have fabulous reading areas and challenges to encourage a love of reading.


We have a daily reading lesson 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 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 - 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 read their book from school and their Rising Stars books, we encourage children to read books at 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 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 shall perform infront of parents.


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...

The Great Fire of London!

English -

Our topic this half term, is 'The Great Fire of London'. Our main focus text will be, 'Vlad the Flea and The Great Fire of London'. This book is a fun fiction text based around the real events of the Great Fire of London. We will learn the text through our Talk4writing format and write our own stories using a the same story outline, based on what we have learned. We will structure our work describing the characters, the setting, problem, disaster followed by a safe ending. We will be focusing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar and using them accurately within our work, whilst practising using a variety of different sentence types.

Please use SpellingShed to help with spellings.


Maths - 

In our Maths lessons, this half term, we will begin by focusing on our number skills, looking at our addition and subtraction skills, as well as developing our multiplication and subtraction skills. In addition to this, we will also be looking at fractions of shapes & numbers, as well as starting to learn to tell the time. We will do this through lots of engaging activities using practical equipment to guide us.

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


R.E. - 

'What is prayer?' We will focus on the importance of prayer and begin to explore how we can say & write our own to talk with God.


Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.