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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Summer Term

We were extremely sad having to wave goodbye to our butterflies. We'll be trying to spot them in the playground from now on!

Welcome back to the second half of our Summer Term. We've got a jam-packed few weeks ahead of us with lots of exciting activities. Our topic this half term is 'Going Back in Time' where the children will be finding out about the 1940s and life in Britain during World War 2.

Our Science topic this half term is 'Materials' where we will be learning about the properties of materials and think about why objects are made out of certain materials.

We had a fantastic week during Science Week learning about the Bloodhound SSC car. Ask your child what they learnt!


Dates for the Diary:

Date Time Event
10.06.15 9.30-2.30 Storybook Day at the New York Stadium
16.06.15 9.30-10.30 Father's Day Service at All Hallows Church
23.06.15 1.30-3.00 KS1 Sports Day
01.07.15 3.15-6.00 Open Evening
02.07.15 9.00-9.45 Museum Morning: The classroom will be turned into a museum with the children sharing their learning about the 1940s. All welcome!

How to help your child at home
  • Read! For children to develop a love of reading they first need to develop a love of books through being read to. Discover your child's favourite authors, reread favourite  books from your childhood, find new authors together, read comics, information books, newspapers, the list is endless.
  • Research our half termly topic. The curriculum newsletter below has information about what we will be learning in school. Use the internet, books, the Library or ask questions to friends and family for research.
  • Home learning - children will be given home learning in either Maths, Literacy or Topic work every Friday which will be due in the following Tuesday. The purpose of this is to continue and share learning at home. Although children should be encouraged to do the 'thinking' themselves, it is a brilliant opportunity to learn together
  • Spellings - children will be given spellings every Monday to be tested the following Monday. These can be practised in games, cutting out the letters in newspapers, written in different colours around the house etc. If they master them early in the week, why not challenge them with writing sentences which include the spellings?

I wish I was an alien performance - Group1 15.9.14

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I wish I was an alien performance - Group2 15.9.14

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