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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

In Year 2 the team is Miss Bassett, Mrs Smith, Miss Downing, Mrs Reucroft, Mrs Tancell and Mrs Hanham. We are looking forward to a very fun term together in Year 2! 


Our Term 5 topic is all about comparing life in the UK with life in Kenya. This will be a science and geography based topic. Please see below for our topic web and our knowledge organiser for this term, which is a geography based knowledge organiser. 

Key Information


This term, the teachers will have PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) for one half day a week. In term 5, this will be on a Thursday afternoon. The children will have a PE session run by the Sports Coaches and a Forest session with Mr Welti. Children may like to bring a change of shoes or welly boots to wear on Thursday afternoons for Forest sessions. 


Children in Key Stage 1 have a piece of fruit/vegetable every day at morning break. Children also have the option of having a carton of milk. If you would like your child to have milk, please see the school office. Children not having milk have access to their water bottles. We find that lots of our Year 2s have growing spurts and get extra hungry! If your child would prefer fruit/vegetable from home as a snack, then they may also bring that in to eat during this time.




In term 5 our PE days are Wednesday (PE in the hall during the morning) and Thursday (PE with the Sports Coaches). Please wear your PE uniform on these days children! We will still be making the most of as much time being active as we can right across the week. 



The children’s reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday after they have read them at home with you two or three times (depending on the reading colour book your child is on). When you have shared the book with your child please write ‘finished’ in their reading record book, and then book will be changed. We ask the children to put their bookbag in the box on the carpet if it needs to be changed. As the rest of the school, we expect children to read at least 5 times per week, and to record this in their reading record diary.


We are very grateful of offers to read with children in school, so if you are able to come and help, please let one of us know. We really appreciate your offers of help!


At the front and back of the children’s reading records there is a list of keywords. These are excellent lists to practise reading at home so that your child can recognise these common words instantly by sight. Once your child can confidently read them, it is then a fantastic list of words that you might like to practise spelling with your child too.