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Year 2

Friday 15th September 

We have successfully completed our first full week of school and the children have worked so hard! It has been a busy week so a restful weekend might be in order!


In class this week we have been exploring 'Grandma Bird' as our class text. This is an endearing story of the relationship between grandmother and grandson and how their relationship changes as the result of a storm. Next week we will be writing letters from Noi to his Dad, exploring a range of emotions and focusing on varying sentence starters, adding details and using precise vocabulary to describe feelings and situations.


In Maths, we have embedded understanding of teens numbers. Next week we will be making, drawing and writing 2-digit numbers to 100 in many different ways. In Geography we will be learning that there are 7 continents and 5 oceans. In RE we will continue to explore the story of Jonah to understand what Christians believe about God and in science will explore materials and their properties.


Next Wednesday morning at 9am we look forward to welcoming you to our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation where we can unpack Year 2 systems, routines, structures and expectations. 


Home Learning


The children will bring home a maths book and a comprehension book today. Homework will be set from the books and occasionally on paper. In addition there will be spellings to learn, but we will be sending these out once we have finished assessing the class.


Today's homework:


Maths: p 2-5 Year one objectives test

Comprehension: p1 How to grow a seed 

Please read 5 times each week and sign the Reading Record book.


Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs Bartram and Mrs Lee

Friday 8th September 2023


Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday.


The children have been very excited and enthusiastic at settling into Year 2. We have introduced them to the classroom routines and spent time talking about the school rules 'Respectful, Ready and Reflective'. This afternoon we celebrated the return to school with a 'Family Group' afternoon, full of art, forest school and outdoor activities. They had great fun.


Our class page will be used to keep you updated on learning, events and key information and will be updated weekly.


Home Reading

Your child should have brought home 2 reading books as well as their new Reading Record. Please read each book with your child 3 times so that they have opportunity to build up their fluency of vocabulary and understanding of the text. Please sign their Reading Record each time you hear them read; 5 times a week is the aim so that children can get their star stamps and begin collecting their badges. The books (including the signed Reading Record) then need to come back to school on the allocated day - written at the top of their Reading Record - for us to see how they are getting on, and to exchange for new reading books. 


In English next week we will be reading 'Grandma Bird' which is a lovely story about the relationship between a Grandmother and her grandson, and what happens when he visits one holiday. In Maths we will be revisiting numbers to 20 and then learning how to read and make 2-digit numbers to 100. We will also be launching into many of our foundation subject topics, including our main topic: Pirates.


Mrs Lee will teach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Bartram on Thursday and Friday.


Homework will start next Friday. Further details of this, class routines, expectations and curriculum will be shared at our Meet the Teacher Meeting on Wednesday 20th September at 9am in the classroom


PE days are Wednesday and Thursday - please can children come to school dressed in PE kit.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


Mrs Lee and Mrs Bartram