Year 2

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

our topic is: Amazing Animals

This half term, we will be exploring our science through the topic ‘Amazing Animals’. The children will be using their investigative skills to help Professor Moss identify a newly discovered species! This mystery finding will encourage the children to explore a range of living things, following clues as they delve into different types of animal habitats to find out just what sort of creature the Professor has found. Their investigation may even continue at the Brighouse! Why not embark on your own habitat hunt in your garden or the local park to allow your child to further develop their knowledge of animal habitats?


This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be reading and exploring a range of interesting books as part of their English lessons. The children will get the opportunity to read aloud with expression and interest and also write a range of genres, including stories and non fiction texts linked to the book.


In mathematics, we will be focusing on numbers. The half term will start with a revision of place value, ensuring children are secure with the value of a digit in a two or three digit number. This will then lead on to number bonds to 100 and problem solving, involving addition and subtraction within 100. 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). As well as developing their fluency and understanding, it will also enable them to build up their confidence with a range of books and begin to develop a lifelong love of reading. 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.

PE: Class 2C

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 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.

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

Tuesday 17th September- 2DS to the Brighouse.
Wednesday 18th September- 2DS return from the Brighouse.
Wednesday 18th September- 2L to the Brighouse.
Thursday 19th September- 2L return from the Brighouse.
Monday 7th October- walk around Shard End.
Wednesday 16th October- spooky ball.

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