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Year 2 - Squirrels

Welcome to Year 2 - Squirrels!



Miss Reynolds is our class teacher.

Mrs Negus and Miss Hansford are our TA's.





Term 2 - Fire!




In Term 2, we will be finding out all about the Great Fire of London. We will be learning about how the fire started, where it spread and what we can learn from these terrible events. We will find out about Samuel Pepys and the importance of his diary. In English, we will be reading Toby and the Great Fire of London, a new text which is based on a boy who finds himself in the middle of the chaos of the Great Fire.

Of course Term 2 is also a very busy term as we prepare for Christmas. We will be rehearsing our nativity production as well as learning about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. During the last 3 weeks of term we will be using the book Mog's Christmas Calamity in English.

Science is also very important during this term and we will be finding out about materials and learning lots of great scientific vocabulary so listen out for your children impressing you with their knowledge!


Term 1 - Healthy eating


Welcome to Squirrel class 2019-2020. In Term 1, Squirrels class will be learning about how to keep ourselves healthy. We will look at exercise, healthy eating and hygiene. We will be using the cookery corner a lot over the term and in Art will be learning about Archimboldo. 


We will be using the Supertato series to start off our topic. This book will hopefully capture the children's imagination and help to produce some fantastic art work and English writing. Towards the end of the term we will be focussing on Anne Fine's 'The Diary of a Killer Cat' to develop the children's English skills.




PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday – please remember that earrings have to be removed for PE. Please ensure that their entire PE kit is named, including shoes. 



Also remember to bring in a water bottle every day - even in the winter! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and learn.


Reading is a massive focus in Year 2 so please ensure your child's book is in daily and that you sign their contact book whenever you read at home. Reading books are needed in school daily. 



Homework is set on a Monday and due in on Friday of that week. Please help your child to complete their homework and ensure it is in on time. If you have any questions about homework please speak to me after school or write a note in your child's contact book. If you have helped a lot with your child's homework or think they are unsure about the task please feel free to write a comment on the homework itself.


Children will recieve spellings on Monday which are tested on Friday. These follow spelling patterns and are learnt throughout the week at school. These spelling patterns will help the children to spell new and unknown words. Practising these words at home will really help your child to do well with their English writing at school. Please make sure the yellow spelling book is back in school for Friday ready for the next weeks spellings. 


Term 1: Healthy Me Topic Overview

Term 1 Newsletter

Suggested Reading for Year 2

High Frequency Word List

Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Word List

Term 2: Fire! Topic Overview

Other useful websites:



Daily Ten website.



Full of maths games.



English and Maths games.



Full of Maths websites to help revise at home.



A brilliant quick paced game to help revise number bonds and times tables.



A super revision website for adding and subtracting money.



A fantastic resource for practising the weekly spellings. 



Mathletics website.



Spellodrome website.




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