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Autumn Term 2


Hello and welcome back smiley 


Hope you have all had a lovely break.

This half term our topic is "Festivals and Celebrations". 

We will be learning about some Christian religious festivals such as Christingle and Christmas. In English we will learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Our story  writing will be based on the story of Rama and Sita. In addition to this, all of Year 2 will be busy preparing and rehearsing for the Nativity performance which promises to be spectacular.

In Maths we will be learning how to measure length using centimetres and metres.  


Reading Books- As usual books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please remind your child to put their book in the basket on these days if it needs changing. 


PE or Forest School will be on a  Wednesday and Thursday. Please can children have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school, because if the weather is nice Mr Kirtley will take advantage of this and go outside for PE. We strongly encourage you to leave both your PE and Forset School kits in school to avoid disappointment. 


Homework- This will be given out on a Friday  and is due back the following Wednesday. 


Spellings- These will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. 


Please do not hesitate to speak to me in the morning or after school if you have any concerns. 


Miss Chakanetsa

Forest School with Mr Kirtley

                                                          Hello and welcome back!


I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and that you are ready for the new academic year.

We have lots of exciting learning planned for Year 2 and Miss Read, Mr Kirtley and I can’t wait to teach you all.


Our first topic this year is called “What’s Alive Outside?” This is an exciting topic because, we will be doing a lot of outdoor learning, searching for creepy crawlies and planting flowers. The focus for this topic will be understanding the importance of habitats for both plants and animals. We will discover the difference between herbivores and carnivores whilst, exploring various living things. During the topic we will explore the terms alive, never been alive or dead and establish the importance of food chains and the need for the right environment for survival.


Our class reader is Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. This book will be used in English, Art and Guided Reading therefore, acquiring a copy is highly recommended. In English we will be using the book to learn about Sunny’s travels and write some letters of our own similar to Sunny’s.


PE will be every Wednesday. Children will need both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school all week as we might take advantage of the lovely weather when it arises. Forest School with Mr Kirtley will be every Thursday so please make sure you have your wellies and outdoor clothing for some fun and adventures. 


On the 12th September we will be going to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. Please look out for more information about this trip on this page.   


***Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due back on the following Wednesday****

The children will also be given a list of spellings on Friday which will be tested the following Friday morning.


I will keep this page updated with key dates, photographs and events for Year 2.   


Please do not hesitate to pop in and chat to me in the morning or after school if you want to know about how your child is settling in or have any concerns.


Miss Chakanetsa smiley