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Autumn Term

Hello and welcome to Year 2 everybody.


I hope you are all looking forward to the Autumn term which, hopefully, we will get to enjoy without any “interruptions”!  We have some really exciting things to study so here is a brief overview of what you can look forward to finding out about this term.


In Maths we’ll be starting with Place Value before moving onto Addition and Subtraction and then, after half term, we will be looking at Multiplication and Money. 


A couple of weeks of poetry will start us off in English, after which we’ll be writing instructions on how to make wattle and daub – this links with our topic on the Great Fire of London. After half term will be writing our own versions of a traditional tale and we should be able to squeeze in some letter writing. Given the time of year we may even be able to write a letter to the big man in red himself; no not Jurgen Klopp, Santa Claus! 


As I said, our topic in the first half of this term will be The Great Fire of London followed after half term by something called Frozen!  It’s OK boys, it’s about ice and explorers (in particular Ernest Shakelton), not the movie, so just let it go. Our Great Fire topic will also inform Science as we’ll be investigating the different properties of materials and looking at why London burned so easily in 1666. Don’t worry, no real buildings will be harmed during these lessons.


Making silhouettes of the Great Fire and putting our instructions into action to make wattle and daub houses will occupy Art and D&T. We will also be developing our ICT skills to make a Frozen scrapbook.


In RE we will be covering the Creation and Incarnation, or the birth of Jesus.   


PE will be on a Monday afternoon. On these days, the children come to school in their PE kit.  It would be helpful if earrings could be removed before school on these days, thank you.  Also, please remember that all long hair must be tied up.


We’ll be taking a trip to the zoo in Spanish and using a song called Ha, Ha, Ha as the stepping off point for our music lessons.


Reading is the foundation of all learning (even Maths!) so please read as often as you can at home with your child; it will really benefit them.  You do not have to only read story books - magazines, comics, webpages, recipes and instructions all count.  Anytime you spend with your child on this will be greatly appreciated, thank you.


I look forward to getting to know you all and having some fun whilst we learn.


Mr Hawthorne


Useful terminology and guides


Please use the reading cards below to help you support your child with reading. They can even use them to ask you a question about the text!

Games & Activities to keep you moving


There are lots of ideas here which can be completed indoors or out.

Fancy doing something extra?