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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Spring1 2022

Dear Parents,


Happy New Year to you all.   We hope you have had a lovely time with your family and are all safe and well.  School starts on Wednesday 5th January.


As always, the children will be reminded of our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty and they will continue to earn dojo points for good behaviour, attitudes and effort.


Staffing in Year 2 is:

Mrs May - Class Teacher 

Mrs Ali – HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Maqsood - Special Support Assistant



Homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Your child can expect to receive homework for practising spelling patterns/common exception words (you will find these in their RWI Spelling Log Book), reading, times tables and vocabulary.   It is important that your child learns their vocabulary as this is linked to the book that they will be reading in class the following week. By now, your child  should know all number facts off by heart from the grid in their homework book.  Please keep doing daily quick fire questions to help them retain these.  Look out for online homework too through Purple Mash, and TT Rockstars.  You can find links to these websites in the websites star. Parental support at home is vital in helping your child to progress with their reading and complete their homework successfully. 



PE this half term will be on a Thursday morning so please make sure your child comes to school in their full P.E kit. Please also ensure that earrings are removed or covered with plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform is: yellow PE shirt, school green sweatshirt/cardigan, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers.

Our topic this half term is ‘Explorers’.  Please learn the information from the knowledge organiser.



In English we will be finding features of non-fiction texts and learning to write a non-chronological report on explorers using the Talk 4 Writing approach of imitate, innovate and invent. Whole class reading will continue to take place every day.  This gives extra phonics/spelling practice as well as learning new vocabulary and understanding a variety of texts.  We will also continue to look at spelling patterns and rules using the Read Write Inc Spelling scheme.  In addition, the school is continuing to be part of the project called Voice 21 which will support your child to improve their oracy skills.



We will continue to learn the 2, 5, 10 x tables so that we know these off by heart.  We will also be learning to know the 3 and 4 x tables off by heart too. It would be beneficial for these to be practised at home.  Our main focus during our maths lessons will be learning to measure in kilograms and grams and then comparing the mass of objects.  We will then move on to reading temperature and learning how to read picture graphs.



For science, we will be looking at ‘Biology: Plants: Plant Growth’.  This will involve learning the life cycle of a plant by observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.   We will also look at the cross section of fruits to observe what they look like inside.  We will use hand lenses and microscopes to help us observe more closely.  Later on, we will be finding out what plants need to stay healthy.



During PSHE we will be focusing on families and friends, identifying people who look after us and how they care for us and what to do if we are worried about something.  We will also discuss teasing and bullying and learn ways to support one another both inside and outside of the classroom.  Lastly, we will look at the different groups we belong to and how we can make sure everyone feels included.


We hope your child has an amazing half term being the best that they can be.  As always, we all hope that you stay healthy, safe and happy! 


From all the Year 2 team: Mrs May, Mrs Ali and Mrs Maqsood