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Welcome to Year 2’s Class Page

Welcome to the academic year 2021-22. Here you will find some information for this half term. 



Our Literacy work will start with the instructional writing. We will spend time finding all of the features of this text type and then write some instructions of our own. We will then move onto the well known story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' which fits our unit on stories set in familiar settings. We will end the term with some Christmas stories. 



In Maths we will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will build up to the column method taht we as adults are used to using. Just before Christmas we will do some work on money and Mrs Bareham will continue work on shape every Friday. We are also excited to continue our new Mastering Number programme supported by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). This 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 are starting a slightly different approach to teaching our afternoon lessons. This will involve teaching our foundation subjects in blocks. The blocks with Mrs Walker on a Monday and Tuesday. We will end our work on The Great Fire of London, before starting a new science unit all about Animals, including humans. We will then start Computing which is all about learning about how to use a computer.  Mrs. Bareham will cover the foundation subjects such as PSHE, R.E., 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 Wednesday, 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 white or red plain T-shirts (not the polo shirt they are wearing all day) blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. Black jogging bottoms are fine too as the weather gets colder. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. 



Homework consists of reading EVERY night. Please use the reading record to  record when your child has read, and make comments. We will continue recapping our phonics work ready for the phonics screening in the second half of the Autumn term (more details to follow). Children will also have access to Numbots and Spelling Shed, details of which will be sent home at the start of term. Log in details for both resources can be found at the front of 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 term. 



Mrs Walker and Mrs Bareham 


Dates for your diary:


2nd September                   Children return to school

26th - 30th October             HALF TERM

15th Dec- Christmas party day (more details to follow)

16th Dec                             Last day of term




Year 2 overview for the year

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