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Hello and welcome to our new Year 2 classes!


In Year 2 we are: Pine Class with Miss Allen, who is helped by Mrs Gratrick and Miss Mathurin, and Cedar Class with Mrs Furnell (KS1 Phase Leader) who is helped by Mrs Davey and  Miss Macarty.


Our painting for this term is Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau, and our topic is ‘the Rainforest’ which will have us learning about rainforests all around the world, continents and oceans.

Year 2 is an important year in KS1 because it is when we sit the end of Key Stage 1 tests (SATs).


At this stage of the year, the children will be working on place value and addition and subtraction in Maths. We will also be extending our writing by using a variety of sentence openers and interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs.


We are focussing on our spellings this year and will be bringing home spellings to learn that we will then test weekly.


Pine class PE: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cedar class PE: Mondays and Fridays.

Homework due in on Wednesdays.

Spellings tested on Wednesdays.

More About Year 2...

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Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:


•- Read with your child every day and ensure their reading diary is signed.

•- Ensure homework is completed

•- Practise the 2s, 3s, 5s and 10 times tables, with your child reciting “1 times 2 is 2”.

•-Practise weekly spellings so they are ready for the test on Wednesday mornings.

•- Ensure that your child comes to school in correct uniform and with correct PE Kit.


If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Furnell or Miss Allen on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are very excited to start the new Autumn term in Year 2!

How You Can Help

Year 2


May – Year 2 SATs assessments.

Key Dates...

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