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Year 2 Newsletter

Terms 1 + 2


Welcome back to the children, we hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays. Your child is now in Year 2 and will be taught by Mrs Jackson (Tuesday to Friday), Mrs Rodenhurst on a Monday and Mrs Gumbeer on a Friday afternoon. Our classroom support adults will be Mrs Belchin, Mrs Sambridge and Mrs Herbert.


Year 2 will be learning about lots of exciting things, our topic this term is The Jungle. We will be learning about the locations, weather and geographic features of jungles, all through a variety of fun and creative activities.


Our vision is to…

• Create challenging but realistic learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.

• Encourage children’s natural curiosity about the world around them and interest in historical and geographical events.

• Provide children with opportunities to express themselves and promote creativity.

• Motivate children though unique experiences.

• Place no limits on where our learning can go, through child led learning and answering any questions that arise along the way.



Story writing - with a focus on using simple punctuation and story problems and solutions.

Grammar focus
1. Learn how to use punctuation correctly, including capital letters, full stops, question or exclamation marks.

2. Learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.

Information texts

This unit will focus on comparing books to information texts before researching and creating their own information pages on a pet.

Grammar focus
1. Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, e.g. adjectives to describe nouns.

2. Learn how to use punctuation correctly, incl. capital letters, full stops, question or exclamation marks.

3. Learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.


Children will read and enjoy poems with repeating patterns. Then write some of their own about what you see when walking to school, focussing on using fantastic adjectives. Look at patterns in songs by learning, singing, writing and performing rounds.

Grammar focus
1. Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, e.g. adjectives to describe nouns.

2. Use and understand grammar terminology.





























Week 12





Place Value





Number: Addition and Subtraction



Measurement: Money



Number: Multiplication and Division



During the Autumn Term children will be learning about Animals, including Humans.

The children will:

- Study life cycles

- Build understanding that exercise makes the heart work harder and that it is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle

- Find out about healthy lunch box foods before designing and sharing their own snack.



The children will find out about the locations, climates, weather, plants, animals and human uses of a number of beautiful and diverse jungle forests.



The children will be looking at how to keep safe on the internet and exploring different programmes involving simple coding.



The children will be exploring descriptive sounds and arrangements.



The children will learn about Judaism and what the Torah is and why it is important for Jews. They will then explore the Festivals of Light Hannukah/Incarnation.


Design &Technology

The children will learn how to prepare fruit and vegetables for a healthy snack. This will link to their science learning and provide a deeper understanding towards healthy lifestyle choices.



The children will be studying the work of artist Henri Roussea. They will learn about the life of Henri Roussea, explore and use the skills and techniques used by Henri Rousseau and use their imaginations and skills to paint their own pieces of art.



The theme for PSHE is ‘Being Me in My World’. The children will be reflecting on how to make others feel welcome, how to make our school community a better place, thinking about everyone’s right to learn, caring about other people’s feelings and how to work successfully, with others.


P.E. – coordination and balance

PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays but it is helpful to have PE kits in school at all times. Please remember to take your child’s earrings out on PE days and fasten up any long hair/long fringes with soft hair bands, no clips please. Parent’s of girls - remember to include a pair of socks if your child wears tights. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings they will be excluded from PE for health and safety reasons. Please ensure all clothing (particularly sweatshirts and cardigans) PE kits and footwear is clearly labelled.



Daily reading of about ten minutes to an adult and five minutes looking at weekly spellings for their spelling test on Wednesday mornings.

Please sign the Reading Record book each night when your child has read, indicating pages read. A comment on how your child read or any difficulties they might be having would be very helpful.

Homework will be given on Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday. All homework activities will be Maths, English or topic related.



KS1 are planning to visit ‘The Jungle Parc’ during the Autumn term. More information will be sent out to parents/carers as soon as dates are finalised.



Our library time is on Friday afternoons. Children can take out a maximum of two books and keep them for two weeks. Please encourage your child to read their library books and return both books regularly.



Celebration assembly will continue to be held on Thursday afternoons and Singing assemblies on alternate Fridays, please refer to our assembly schedule in our school entrance for our assembly themes.



I would like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your child’s needs and progress. Two evenings are to be held, 17th and 18th of October. However, if you wish to discuss your child before this, or at any time, you are welcome to make an appointment.



Mrs Jackson and Mrs Rodenhurst