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Year 2 - Mrs Walker & Miss Eve

Welcome to Year 2’s Class Page

Here you will find some information for this term.  


Our Literacy work this term will be based around the story 'The King Who Banned the Dark'. We will be looking at how persuasive techniques are used in writing and we will write a persuasive letter back to the King to inform him of the importance of darkness. We also read a short story each morning during snack time. The children will complete a daily spelling/phonics lesson linked to the spelling patterns set out in the National Curriculum. These spellings will be sent home each week and can also be found on Spelling Shed. On Fridays, Miss Eve will focus on comprehension skills and the common exception words for year 2. 


In Maths we will be continuing our work on fractions before learning how to tell the time on a 12 hour clock. This will involve reading time to the nearest 5 minutes. Any work on this at home and referring to daily routines will really help. Weekly times table sheets will continue to be sent home and the use of Times Table Rockstars are some of the ways you can support rapid recall. Miss Eve will focus on measures each Friday. We are also continuing our Mastering Number programme supported by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). The children started this in year 1 and will take the next step this year. It will consist of daily activities that will allow children to develop a secure grasp of number ready for Key Stage 2. 

Topics & Themes:

This year we will be teaching our foundation subjects in blocks. This is the same as how the children worked in year 1. On a Monday and Tuesday we will be starting the term with science, where we will look at materials and their different properties. Later in the term we will study geography where we will look at compass directions and the physical and human features of the Lake District. Our history work will involve studying a local significant person where we will learn about Beatrix Potter. Our trip to Brockhole on Windermere before May Half Term will link to this work. R.E. this term will look at the significance of promises to God within the Jewish religion. Miss Eve will cover the foundation subjects such as Computing, PSHE, Art and Design Technology on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Much more information about our curriculum coverage is available in the Curriculum on a Page document at the bottom of this page. 


During this term the children will have PE on Thursday, however they can keep their P.E. bag in school all half term. We will send the kit home to be washed at the end of each half term. We should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes a T-shirt (based on their house colour) blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. Black jogging bottoms are fine too if the weather is cooler. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. If your child is unable to take out earrings, they must have their own tape in school to cover them. 


Homework consists of reading EVERY night. Please use the reading record to  record when your child has read, and make comments. A spelling list will be sent home each Monday after the new spellings have been introduced and a times table sheet will be sent home to support multiplication facts. Spelling Shed and TTRS can be used as an online learning platform to support spellings and times tables too- Log in details can be found in your child's reading record. 

Reading Information:

Children will be reading either the Read Write Inc books or the Accelerated Reading books as their class/home reading book. Your child will come out with a number called a ZPD on Accelerated Reader which tells us which books are at the right level for reading and comprehension skills. Children are expected to read shorter books twice (at least once to an adult at home) before completing a quiz on the book in school. If they score above 85% on a quiz for that level of books 3 times then they will move up to the next number within their ZPD. 

Class Dojo:

Our Class Dojo is our main channel of communication.  We will put day to day information on there, as well as pictures of what the children have been up to in school.  Please do not hesitate to message us via Dojo if you need anything.

Here’s to a great sunny term!

Mrs Walker and Miss Eve

Useful websites:

  • Time Table Rockstars Use the log in at the front of your child's reading record and use school pupil log in, find BPS

  • Spelling Shed Use the log in which can be found at the front of your child's reading record