Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you had a lovely break and are feeling refreshed ready for our second Autumn term. We have lots of exciting topics this term that you can find more information about below. 



What are we learning?

History – The Great Fire of London

During this term, our history focus will be The Great Fire of London! Following our last term learning all about the city of London, we will now be going back in time to learn all about the events of the Great Fire of London. We will learn about the night in 1666 where a bakery in Pudding Lane caught fire and the events that unfolded as a result.



Science – Animals and their habitats

In science this term we will be discovering animals and their habitats. We will be learning about different habitats and why they are best suited for the needs of different animals. We will discover and see real-life animal habitats during our school trip to the Sea life centre where children can get close-up with a variety of different animals. We will work on our 'working scientifically' skills including predicting, investigating, observing and researching. 


Other Subjects:

English – instructions and poetry

Maths – addition and subtraction, shape and money.

PE - gymnastics and swimming

DT – making fire engines

Music - SIPS music tuition - glockenspiels

Computing - Online safety and spreadsheets

RE – What is the good news that Jesus brings


What are we reading?

This half term we are going to be focusing on the author Roald Dahl, particularly his book The Twits. In English, we will be using this story and themes to inspire our writing – particularly when we recreate a recipe for Wormy Spaghetti! On top of that we will also be looking at a variety of winter poems and choosing books to read for pleasure at the end of each day.




Our Year 2 Timetable 

The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is the children's responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay. We ask that children bring in their reading records and books daily, so that we are able to read with the children whenever possible. 




P.E Day (full kit needed)

Reading books changed.


Swimming Day (full kit including swimming cap and towel needed) - please ensure the children are not wearing earrings on this day.  If children wish to wear goggles, a letter needs to be sent in.


Weekly homework should now be completed on Spag.com and Maths.co.uk. It is an expectation that is completed each week. 


Spelling test


Feel good Friday! Remember your navy trousers! 

New homework available on Spag.com and Maths.co.uk. 

Remember, all reading books and reading records should be in school every day. 

Keep checking back daily to find new things on our page! 

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