Year Two 2019 - 2020

Miss Briggs

Mrs Drench

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Class teacher: Miss Briggs

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Drench and Miss Byron

PE: Mr Gibbons



Autumn Term 1 



We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this half term. The following lets you know a brief outline of what we will be learning about.


 In English we will be reading 'Wild' by Emily Hughes. We will be writing amazing setting descriptions and using the animals from the text to write information leaflets about wild animals. We will also be writing our own poems based on 'The Grass House' poem by Shirley Hughes.


In Maths we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction. The children will start by reading and writing numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words. We will also be counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. Another focus will be understanding the value of each digit in a 2 digit number. In addition to this we will learn to use <, > and = signs correctly. 


Our Science topic will be Exploring Everyday Materials. We will be identifying and sorting materials including natural and man-made materials, exploring how and why some materials can change shape and others cannot.  


The Great Fire of London and The Gunpowder Plot will be our History topic. We will learn about the events of the fire, where it started and why it began. The children will find out who Samuel Pepys is and about his diary. The children will be able to explain about Bonfire Night and learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.


General Reminders


PE – PE will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in every week.


Homework Homework will be given to take home every Friday. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their homework, but please do not do it for them.


SpellingsChildren will be given their new list of words to learn every Friday. These are put in their homework books and a spelling quiz will take place every Friday.


Time Tables – It is imperative that children regularly practise their times tables. As part of their homework, children will bring home weekly times tables. We will have a weekly Times Table quiz every Friday.


Water Bottles – Children will have their own, named water bottle in class provided by school.


Important Dates for your diary


Monday 16th September at 3.30pm - Meet the Teacher. Parents are welcome to come and have a look around the Year 2 classroom and ask any questions.


Monday 1st October – Whole School photographs


Tuesday 8th October – Harvest at Church 9.30am

Tuesday 8th October – Parents Open afternoon – 1.30pm-3pm. Parents are welcome to join us in the classroom to work with your child on activities.


Wednesday 16th October – KS1 family workshop/Black History Day

Thursday 17th October-Topic celebration (come and look at your children's topic book and share celebrating their fantastic work!)


Friday 18th October – Finish for Half Term


Here's to a great half term!

Miss Briggs , Mrs Drench and Miss Byron



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