Year 2

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

our topic is: Toys from the Past:

This half term, the children will develop their history skills through exploring how toys have changed over time. Our topic will kick start with a mystery toy box being received from ‘Nanny Chris’. The children will need to be detectives and find out about toys from the past. This will lead onto the children taking part in an exciting trip to Sudbury Hall where they will be able to investigate old fashioned toys.


This term, the children that have completed the Read, Write Inc programme will be reading and exploring a range of different stories all about different toys. All of the children will also be reading the story of ‘The Nutcracker’ and they will have a chance to explore the story further through a drama workshop. We will be focusing on story writing this half term and turning into super storytellers!


In mathematics, we will focus on multiplication and division. We will explore the two operations through lots of practical work, leading into the use of arrays and pictures to support our calculations. By the end of year 2, children need to be secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and also be able to count in 3s. 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 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

Friday 15th November – Children in Need – Dress up (More info to follow)
Monday 18th November Whole school flu vaccine
Wednesday 20th November- Parent workshop.
Friday 29th November- Year 2 to Sudbury Hall.
Thursday 5th December- Year 2 ‘Journey to the Stable’ at Southfields Farm.
Friday 6th December: Christmas Fayre 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 12th December: Election Day – school closed
Thursday 19th December Christmas parties
Friday 20th December Break up for Christmas. 
Year 2 trip to the Synagogue TBC.

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