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Year 2

Who are we? 

There are two classes in Year 2:

The two classes are 2D (Mrs Webb) and 2T (Mr Troup). We are also joined by our teaching assistants who are Mrs Potts, Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Baber.

This half term our History topic is:

The Great Fire of London 

This will include learning about:

- The events of the fire and how it started.

- Comparing London in 1666 to London in 2021

- Learning about why the fire caused so much damage and what could have been done better.

- Thinking about what has changed since 1666 by comparing fire brigades. 

- Developing writing skills by writing a diary and a letter. 

-Creating positive experiences by baking and building houses in the style of a 1666 house. 

This half term our Science topic is:

Plants

This will include learning about: 

- Identifying different parts of a plant

- Investigating the best conditions for a plant to grow

- Observing and comparing plants 

 

This half term our PSHE topic is:

Money

This will include learning about: 

- Understanding where money comes from

- Recognising coins and notes 

- Learning about why it is important to save money

- Wants and needs

 

This half term our RE topic is:

Easter

This will include learning about: 

- What Easter means to us

- The Easter Story

- Why Easter is important to Christians

 

This half term our PE topic is:

Cross Country 

This will include learning about: 

- Building endurance 

- Understanding about running for longer periods of time

- Celebrating achievement through personal challenge

 

This half term our DT topic is:

Puppets

This will include learning about: 

- Designing puppets

- Cutting and sewing materials to create a hand puppet

 

What you need to know

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are in on those days. 

 

  • White t-shirt/ school PE shirt or house shirt;
  • Dark shorts;
  • Dark joggers and sweatshirt;
  • Trainers.

 

Forest School                                                                                           

Our Forest School session will take place every other week on Thursday

On these days children will be expected to come into school in appropriate clothing with their legs covered and trainers that they can get muddy.  

 

Thursday 18th March 

 

DRINKS/SNACKS

It is important that you are hydrated so please remember to bring in a water bottle. Break time fruit is provided. 

 

HOMEWORK

There will be one piece of homework set each week. This will change between English, Maths, Science or one area of the wider curriculum. 

         

All homework is set on Friday and is expected back by the following Wednesday.

 

 

READING                                          

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss. 

 

We would like you to encourage your child to read at home every day. Please ensure that your child has their reading record in their book bag each day. Children change their book each week. 

A useful website to help you find appropriate books to read is:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

 

READING EGGS

In Year 2, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 30 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 

 

You will find your login details in your green homework book. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 

For more information follow the link below to our Reading Eggs page on our website. 
Information about Phonics Screening for Parents

Curriculum content and photos:

Transition from Year 1 to Year 2 for 2020/21

Phonics and Literacy in Year 2 presentation

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

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