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Y2 – Grey Class

A big 'Welcome to Grey Class' from Mr Bowman, Mrs Praest and Mrs Clayton!

We are very excited about the fantastic curriculum which lies ahead of us for this year and all of the exciting topics we will cover.

We begin with the autumn term by immersing ourselves in the wild world of plants, animals and insects to discover how they grow and where they can be found. Our selection of fantastic stories allows us to practice our narrative writing and begin to cover the grammatical features of the Year 2 curriculum. We also develop our geographical understanding of maps and countries outside of the United Kingdom.

Moving into the spring we switch to having a historical focus, in particular castles! We find out about some of the most interesting people from different times including the crazy Henry VIII and Elizabeth I! We also look at the properties of different materials, building on what we learnt in Year 1.

In the summer term we begin to work on the understanding of physical geographical features, in particular the coast line and beaches, and following the lives of Victorian children and why life was so dangerous for them.

Throughout the year we continue to develop our maths skills, in particular securing written methods for the four operations and continuous work on number including fractions. We love reading in Year 2 and encourage the children to read every day, with the expectation that their reading record is signed five times a week.

We will also have our exciting Topic Launch mornings which we would encourage parents to come into class to help, as well as exciting trips including visiting the Tower of London and our Science Investigation mornings.

PE is on Thursday and we recommend that children bring their PE kit into school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. Homework will be set on a Friday and will consist of a weekly Maths task reflecting the learning for that week and another task chosen from the selection of 10 homework tasks on the homework sheet page. This can be found on the reverse of the Topic Maps which have been sent home separately. Alongside this we will be setting daily stage reading, weekly times table practice, and weekly spellings.

As we move through the year if there is anything at all we can help you with, or any concerns you have please feel free talk to us at the beginning or end of the day!

Best wishes,

Mr Bowman, Mrs Praest and Mrs Clayton (Year 2 Team)