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Year 2 2017 - 2018

Miss Roberts

Mrs Harland

Welcome to the Year 2 Dream Team!


Welcome back after the holidays. We hope you had lots of fun and are ready to continue learning.

Your teachers are Miss Roberts and Mrs Harland. We are also very fortunate to have Miss Uttley working with us every day!


Our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Children will need a named kit in school at all times. We send home kit each half term to get washed. If your child is unable to take part in PE for medical reasons please let us know so we can plan an alternative PE activity for them.

Homework, Spellings and Reading

Homework will be sent home on Fridays. Each week we will send home a Learning Log task and a piece of Numeracy. Homework is due back by Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home every Friday in the back of the spelling book. Please practise with your child over the weekend. We will test spellings every Friday. Please make sure that the spelling book is back in school ready for the test the following Friday. Please do not write in the spelling book.

Please read with your child as often as possible, every day if you can. Please write a comment in the yellow diary eg. Did they enjoy it? How well are they blending? Could they retell the story? Could they discuss the character’s behaviour?

The more practice your child gets, the quicker your child will become fluent. We will encourage your child to change their reading book twice a week and we will read with them at least once a week. Please keep the reading book and yellow reading diary in their book bag and send it in every day.


This term we will be visiting the local park as part of our Geography focus on our local area. We will also be visited by Rev Ackroyd, who will be talking to us about the Bible.


Who had the most fun?

‘Who had the most fun?’ is a topic all about toys and the history of toys. We will be deciding whether our modern toys are more fun than the toys our grandparents played with.


In English we will be writing narratives about personal experiences, poetry and real events for a variety of different purposes. We will be developing the skills of drafting, proof reading and editing. The children will be taught how to write using cursive script and how to spell common suffixes and common exception words.  In reading we will teach the children how to retrieve information, infer and deduce. We have a text-based approach to Literacy and we will be reading the familiar stories Dogger, Traction Man, Paper Dolls and Alfie’s Christmas. We will also be writing narratives based on the film Toy Story and creating some Non-Fiction pieces based on toys from the past. In the run-up to Christmas we will look at some Christmas Poetry.

In Maths we will be counting forwards and backward in ones up to and across 100. We will be investigating partitioning and place value, and will look at the value of each digit in a 2 digit number. We will solve addition calculations involving tens and ones, and will practise using number bonds to solve a variety of addition problems. We will then apply this knowledge to solving subtraction calculations and missing number problems. After half term we will look at money; recognising coins and solving practical problems involving change. We will also look at multiplication calculations and counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.

In Geography we will be learning about our local area. We will be studying maps of our surroundings, and marking key local features. We will learn about the points of a compass, and will compare our local parks.

In History we will be looking at toys from the past. We will find out about the toys our Grandparents played with and will compare them to modern day toys. We will also look at the chronology of ours and our Grandparents lives on a timeline.

In Science we will have a weekly focus on seasonal change- tracking weather and the changes in plants. Our main topic is Materials. We will name and identify the properties of different common materials and conduct an experiment to consider the suitability of materials.

In Computing we will be learning about how to use technology safely. Children will learn how to send emails, visit safe sites, search for information. We will also learn how to make a collage using the iPad app ‘Pic Collage’

In R.E we will be learning about the importance of the Bible to Christians. We will also be reading some parables from the Bible and retelling the stories in our own words.

In P.E (Games) we will learn how to travel and how to send and receive a ball effectively. In Dance, the children will learn how to perform dances using simple movements/patterns.

In Music we will be composing our own short tunes using percussion instruments and learning a variety of traditional songs.

In Art we will be drawing portraits of ourselves and toys.

In DT we will be designing and making our own puppet toy.


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