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Year 2 Newsletter - Autumn 2 2017


Autumn 2 2017


Welcome Back


This term our topic is ‘How we move’

We will be learning about different forms of transport. Each week we will have a different focus.



In English we will be focusing on the structure of sentences and how we can make our sentences better by including thing such as adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will then use these skills to write facts about different modes of transport. As we move nearer to Christmas we will begin using these skills to support us in creating snowy stories. Through other English based activities we will also be continuing to work on our comprehension skills. One of our main focuses over this half term is Handwriting. We are working on making sure that all children are forming their letters correctly (capital and lower case) and writing each letter on the line and of a consistent size.


During Maths, we will continue to work on developing our place value knowledge and use this to support us in solving other problems such as working out addition and subtraction sums/problems. We will also begin to develop our shape knowledge looking at both 2D and 3D shapes. We will be practising the names of all common 2D and 3D shapes (square, circle, rectangle/oblong, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, polygons and sphere, cube, cuboid, cylinder, square/triangle based pyramid, cone and hexagonal/triangular prism). As we head towards the festive season we will be using our developing mathematical skills to support us in solving different problems.


In Geography we are going to be learning about Maps, What is a map? We will then begin developing our compass direction skills to give directions to help people move around a map. Also in Geography we will be learning about the UK, its four countries and capital cities and the surrounding seas.


In Art we are going to be looking painting and printing and linking this with transport from around the world.


More details of what we will cover can be seen on our weekly overview and on our weekly notice board which is situated near the dragon playground steps.


Further information will be sent to you about the Christmas play and Carol concert.


Useful information

PE Days Willow : Tuesday and Friday

Sycamore : Tuesday and Wednesday

Aspen: Wednesday and Friday class



Please can you ensure that your child’s PE kit is clearly marked with their name. If children have longer hair, please make sure they have this tied back on P.E days or provide them with hair bands to allow this to happen. If your child has pierced ears please also remove these on P.E days.

Conker Club children will need an additional pair of trainers to be left at Conker Club (if they have not worn trainers to school as part of their uniform) as we are unable to access items left at Conker Club and Conker Club have no access to the classrooms after school. This would be greatly appreciated by all staff concerned.



Children will need to wear trainers/plimsolls to be able to use the outdoor apparatus, no trainers or plimsolls means no apparatus!



Aspen, Sycamore and Willow: Friday afternoon

Please note; we will only be able to issue a new book if the previous one has been returned. A charge of £5.00 is made for lost books.



Over the year a range of homework activities will be set that we feel will support or reinforcement the learning that the children have been doing in school. This will sometimes come in paper form or they may be directed to activities on Purple Mash or Education City. The children will receive rewards in class for completing homework and we are able to keep track of who has accessed any of the online homework set on both Education City and Purple Mash. Over the next few weeks you will be given a new copy of your child’s login details for both Education City and Purple Mash along with other useful login details you may need which will be stuck in the front of your child’s home school book. If you ever have any questions about homework please don’t hesitate to come and talk to a member of the Year 2 Team.


Show and Tell

Unfortunately due to the children being extremely busy in Year 2 we do not have time for show and tell. To avoid disappointment and upset we would really appreciate your support in not allowing your child to bring in items from home unless it is something that can aid learning related to our current topic.



We hope that if you have any worries or concerns about your child that you feel we need to know about, you will come and speak to us as soon as it is convenient for you or make an appointment for a chat. We are always happy to see if we can help and we would like to make the transition from Year 1 to Year 2 as easy as possible.


Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all and sharing your children’s progress at the upcoming parent evenings J.


Miss Matier, Miss Thomas, Mrs Fowler, Mrs Smith,

Mrs McArdell, Mrs Oliver, Miss Oliver and Mrs Ujszaszi.



Autumn Term 2017 Topic Web

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