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Wednesday 12th April 2023


Hello Class 2, welcome back to the school for our final term! I am excited to hear about the lovely things you have done over half term as we celebrated Easter in the sunshine! As always, we have a very busy half term and there is lots to look forward to including the Infant Music Festival and out King's Coronation party at the beginning of May. 


Here is an overview of our learning over the next few weeks: 

English - The Last Wolf

Maths - Fractions / Time 

Science - Living Things and Our Environment - What do plants need?

History - Invasion - How did families survive the Blitz? 

DT - Wheels and Axels - Emergency Vehicles 

PE - Athletics 

Music - Friendship Song  

Computing - Information Technology - Creating Media 

PSHE - Health and Wellbeing 

RE - The Church - Why is the Church a special place for Christians? 


Take a look in the folder above (Summer) to view our knowledge organisers for the next few weeks! smiley

Monday 27th February 2023 


Welcome back to school Class 2! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful February half term and I look forward to hearing about all of the things you have done or places you have visited with your families and friends! smiley


Here is an overview of our learning over the next few weeks: 

English - Major Glad, Major Dizzy 

Maths - Measurement - Length and Height / Mass, Capacity and Temperature 

Science - Materials - Why is there no such thing as a paper umbrella?

Geography - Biomes - Would you prefer to live in a hot or cold desert? 

Art - 3D and Sculpture - Clay Houses 

PE - Games

Music - Zootime 

Computing - Programming - Robot Algorithms 

PSHE - Living in the Wider World 

RE - Easter - How do symbols help us understand the Easter story? 


I hope you are looking forward to another busy and exciting half term! If you have any questions at all, please just let me know! 


Miss Hill smiley

Wednesday 4th January 2023


Welcome back Class 2! I hope you have enjoyed a lovely, enjoyable Christmas holiday with your families and are looking forward to the term ahead. We have lots of new and exciting topics that we will be exploring and learning about over the next few weeks. 


In science, we will begin our topic on materials and their properties and in history we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London. Our shine bright experience for history this half term will be a visit to Weaver Hall - more details to follow! 


A reminder that our PE day is now a Wednesday and not a Thursday. 


You will be able to find our knowledge organisers for this half term in the folders above! 


Miss Hill smiley

Monday 31st October 2022


Hello Class 2!


I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely, restful holiday and are ready for another exciting (and busy!) half term. You will find your knowledge organisers in the folder above as well as our Y2 curriculum map which outlines our learning over the next few weeks. We will soon begin our preparations for the KS1 Nativity which I know you are all very much looking forward to! 


A few reminders for this half term:

  • PE will continue to be on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure you come into school wearing your PE kit on this day. 
  • Reading should be recorded daily in your yellow reading records. There is a link at the top of this page with suggested/recommended age-appropiate reading books. 
  • Homework will be sent home on Tuesdays and due the following Monday (including spellings).


I am excited to hear about all of the wonderful things you have done over half term!


Miss Hill smiley

Monday 5th September 2022


Hello Class 2,


Welcome back to school! I am so excited for the next year and know that you will enjoy all of the fun and interesting topics that we will be learning about! Here are a few notices and reminders: 

  • PE will be on a Thursday afternoon this half term. Children are to come into school wearing their PE kits on their PE day.
  • Lunch and toast orders will be taken in the morning as the children arrive at school. Packed lunches and water bottles can be kept on the trolley outside the classroom. Fruit will be provided daily during afternoon playtime. 
  • The children will receive x1 maths and x1 English homework on a Tuesday and this will be due the following Monday. Children can hand their homework in at any time during the week once it is completed. There is a basket outside the classroom for finished homework.
  • Spellings will be sent home at the start of this half term in and we will have a short spelling quiz each Monday. 
  • We will practice our times tables daily in school. By the end of Year 2, the children should be able to recall their 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables in any order as well as identify related division facts.  
  • Please record your reading daily in your reading records. Myself and Mrs Marshall will check through these weekly. 


I have attached our curriculum map at the top of this page which will outlines our learning over the next year. I am super excited to see you all this week and hear about your wonderful summer holidays! 


Miss Hill smiley