Year 2

Hello and welcome back! We hope you’re well rested and ready for this busy half term leading up to Christmas!
The classroom door will be open at 8.55am and will close for school to begin at 9.00am. Please ensure your children arrive on time each day so they can have a speedy, focused start to learning.

This half term, we will be continuing with our topic of “Fire & Fantasy”. We will continue to learn about the Great Fire of London with a focus on how it changed London. In Geography, we will be comparing London to Swillington. In Art, we’ll be using the Great Fire of London as a stimulus for paintings and sculptures and, in DT, we’ll get into character of the bakers and make our own products.

In Literacy, we are writing diary entries from the perspective of Samuel Pepys and Thomas Farriner (the baker). We will then create our own Christmas inspired pieces.

In Maths  Year 2 will be:

  • Counting in 10s from any number
  • Recalling addition and subtraction facts within 20

In Science,  Year 2 will be continuing their materials topic.

Year 2 will:

  • find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Class Teachers

Year 2 Teacher
Miss C Gibson

Support Teachers
Mrs J Wood

Important Dates

Parent sessions this year will take place on:
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 26th June


Friday 10th November
Key skills parent morning

Thursday 7th December
PM – F2/KS1 Christmas peformance
AM – KS2  Christmas performance

Friday 8th December
AM – F2/KS1 Christmas peformance
PM – KS2  Christmas performance

Monday 11th December
Carol service

Thursday 14th December
KS1 Christmas Party – PM

Friday 15th December
Break up for Christmas

Tuesday 2nd January
Training day

Wednesday 3rd January
Back to school

Class Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Monday and Tuesday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information

Library day: Wednesday

Reading Books Information

Book change: Thursday/Friday

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.

In Year 2, spellings will be sent home in your child’s reading record on a Monday or Tuesday and tested the following Monday.

All spellings can also be found on the class pages on the website.


To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website:

If you are having trouble downloading the documents, you can download pdf reader here.