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Welcome to Year 2!



Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘'Changes'
During this topic, we will be delving into the past to find out how things have changed over time. We will be looking at toys, schools, streets and food!

Please download and view the topic web at the bottom of the page for more information.


Communication Book and book bags:
Please could you ensure your child brings their book bag into school each day. Book bags should contain your child's green 'Communication Book' and reading book. Please check your child's book bag each evening for letters that may have been handed out that day.

Reading books:
Reading books will be changed when the Communication Book is signed to say your child has finished their book. Please could you aim to read with your child every day, even for just 5 to 10 minutes! Every little bit of reading practise will help your child develop their reading skills, including their fluency and comprehension. The children will be given a level for their comprehension skills so, as well as hearing them read every day, asking questions to check their understanding of the text is really helpful too! Children will be heard reading in their RWI and Literacy and Language sessions. Children may also be herd reading as often as possible by any other classroom visitors!

The Literacy focus for the Autumn term is Instructions (non-fiction) and Traditional Stories (fiction).


In Maths we will be looking at place value, focusing on the numbers 1-100. We will be looking at identifying the value of each digit within a 2 digit number. Children will also be focusing on ordering numbers and using the more than and less than symbols ( > < ).


In the Autumn we will cover the topics ‘Animals and Humans’. We will be focusing on what animals and humans need to stay happy and healthy, through looking at diet and exercise.

Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for the whole week. It is recommended that you have your indoor and outdoor kit, including joggers and a jumper so we can go outside as much as possible. PE this year will be on a Friday afternoon.

Homework in Year 2 will be issued on a Thursday or Friday every week and should be returned the following Monday morning. Each week there will be a variety of homework focusing Maths, English, Spelling and reading. Also, please remember that for anyone wishing to do a little extra homework, Education City is still accessible via the Internet.

Follow this link to find out about using Education City on your iPad.

The children also have list of spellings appropriate to the level they are working which they can work on at home as well as in school. As part of their writing assessment, children will be tested on their spelling of the Year 2 common words. Please find these spellings attached at the bottom of the page.

PTFA Class Rep:
The Class Rep for the 2017 is Nicola Smith who can be contacted via email –


Please let Miss Hale know if you are not receiving updates and would like them. The class rep will remind you of useful information and coming events such as Class assemblies, trips and parents’ evenings etc. if you provide them with your email address.

Diary Dates:

November 9th – Year 2 Gym session

November 16th – Year 2 Gym session

November 23rd – Year 2 Gym session

December 1st – Christmas Fayre

December 6th – Year 2 Christmas party at John Kyrle

December 8th - Christmas show

December 12th – Santa Safari

December 15th - Last day of Autumn term


For photographs of class and school activities, please click on 'CHILDREN' and then 'GALLERY'.

Please feel free to come and see me about anything you may need help with. I am happy to meet with you and discuss any comments, questions or concerns you may have about our topic, the work covered in class or your child's progress.

Best wishes,
Miss Hale