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Year 2

Picture 1 Miss Leech - Guillemot Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Hay - Sparrow Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 2!

Autumn Term 2017


So far we have had very busy term. We have had some exciting events and more to come! All of which are going to support the children in their learning. We have been very impressed with how well the children have settled into year 2. It has been an absolutely pleasure and privilege to get to know all of the children and hear about their summer holidays.


We are revising our phonics daily. Please help your child practice them at home too! Each week your child will have their spellings to practice. Can they put them into sentences? We have enjoyed reading a range of books as a class as well as reading in a group and individual reading! We are learning new punctuation to apply to our writing. Look out for commas, exclamation marks, question marks and speech marks when you are reading at home. We are also predicting what might happen before we read, using the front cover and blurb to help us with ideas.


This term we will be learning the features of non-fiction writing and producing our own information text about our class bird. Our topic is The Great Fire of London and we are writing instructions to make bread. We will also be writing a diary entry and a description and applying new grammar skills they have learned.



We are learning all about addition, subtraction, division and multiplication and solving a range of problems using these skills in different contexts.



We will be learning how to use pastels to create a fire picture.



In ICT we will be learning about E-safety, using internet search engines and navigating websites.



Please practise reading at home and weekly spellings.

There will also be a range of other homework over the term.



Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day which is filled only with water.

Children can place their bottle in their class water tray first thing in the morning.


Please can you make sure that your children do not use the outside equipment before or after school.

It is important that all children take part in PE which is a vital part of the curriculum. Please make sure your child has a P.E. kit in school that is clearly labelled and ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, including coats and jumpers.


Any questions please always feel welcome in year 2. Please come to speak to a member of the year 2 team.


Sparrow and Guillemot both have library on a Wednesday.