Year 2

Teachers : Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Driver (2DS), Miss Langford  (2L)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Evans, Ms Perks 

our topic is: Best of Britain

This half term we will be developing our geography and history skills through our topic ‘Best of Britain’. Throughout the term, a very important person will be asking the children to find out all about the countries that make up the United Kingdom. In geography, we will be learning about the phyiscal features and human features that make the United Kingdom so unique. In history, we will be using a range of sources of information to find out about famous people from the past and the effect it has had upon the United Kingdom.


This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be studying a range of non-fiction and fiction texts linked to the United Kingdom. The children will get to create fact files and write recounts to retell important moments in history. The children will develop their reading skills using a range of different texts.


In mathematics, we will initially focus on 3D shapes, learning the name and features of solids. We will then move on to fractions, finding a half, quarters and thirds of shapes and amounts. After fractions, comes time! Lots of practise telling the time on an analogue clock at home would be really beneficial to their learning. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.


At the end of Year 2, the children need to be fluent and confident readers. Please ensure you are reading with your children regularly (at least 3 times a week). If the children have read three times a week, they enter the prize draw for a free book! The Reading Fairy also visits the class each week to select a star reader who will win a special prize. In addition, your child will be able to choose a book from the library each week during their library slot to read and enjoy at home. Year 2 visit the library on Fridays.

PE: Class 2DS

2DS will be doing PE on Thursday and Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers.

PE: Class 2L

2L will be doing PE on Wednesday and Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. If you would like to let us know about any fantastic learning that your child has done at home, please write a comment in the dairy. We would love to read about this. Your teachers are always available after school if you wish to see them about how to further support you child at home, or if you have any queries.


Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of the cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week and hand it in on Friday. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home is this way. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during the following week.
Please ensure you help your child to learn these. They are vitally important.

Supporting your child at home

 * Read regularly (at least 3 times a week)
* Keyword Spellings (weekly)
* Target tables support (weekly)
* Homework grid (weekly)

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   


Children can achieve house points for trying hard with their work!


This year we will be rewarding good behaviour with stamps. Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded a certificate and get the chance to celebrate this achievement with Ms Sparrow or Mr King.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.50 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Year 2

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 11th March: Science Fair Project Deadline
Thursday 12th March – SEN drop in; 1pm-3pm
Friday 13th March – Deadline for Nursery Applications
Thursday 26th March – Pop-Up Market
Thursday 2nd April – Easter Egg Competition and Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school 

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