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Year 2 NH


We hope that you have all had a happy Summer and are ready for a busy and fruitful year.  We will be working very hard on developing the children’s independence and appreciate your support in this. Although this year will be challenging for the children we will ensure that the children are happy, motivated and really enjoy coming to school. We will try to make everything as fun as possible. Just after Christmas we will be holding a meeting specifically for SATS.


Staff- As you are aware Mrs Holland is the class teacher for 2PH and Mrs Hudson for 2NH.

Reading- Reading books are changed on Mondays. Please try to read with your child daily as it makes such a difference to their learning. The children will be getting certificates for reading regularly at home.


Spellings- These will be given out for the half term next week. Children will be informally tested on these spellings on a Friday.


Topic- Our topic this term is ”Healthy Humans” with a big focus on Food. If the children have any books or artefacts related to the topic they are welcome to bring them in for us to share during the half term. Please ensure that everything is clearly labelled so that we can return things to their owners! We are sending a copy home of our topic web and in the next few weeks more information will be available on our class pages on the website.


Equipment- In Year 2 the children are allowed to bring in their own pencil cases to use in some lessons. This is entirely voluntary and can be kept in their trays or they can bring them in daily. We are planning to do more outdoor activities so we would like the children to have a pair of wellies and some old trousers or joggers to keep in school. Please put them in a labelled bag.


Homework- This is given out on Fridays and needs to be returned to school by the following Wednesday am.   In line with the School Homework Policy English and Maths tasks will be sent home alternate weeks. Each half term there will be a project to complete.


P.E. – Please ensure that the children have their P.E kits in school at all times. P.E will be on Tuesdays.


Water and snacks- It is important that the children have their own named water bottle in school. We will try our best that the children bring it home each night in order for it to be refilled. The children are provided with fresh fruit or raisins each day at break time.


If you have any concerns or queries at any time do not hesitate to write us a note or come and see us.  You can also send us an email via the school office. We’re extremely approachable and believe that working together we will achieve the best for your child. The best times to see us is after school.


Thank you for your support.

Mrs Hudson

In Year 2 we are encouraging the children to read more at home. This can be school reading scheme books or books from home. When the children have read 10, 20, 30, 50 and 100 books they will receive a certificate. The children move their own name up our reading ladder when they have read at home. Please write in your child's reading diary to show that they have read at home and your child will be able to move up our reading ladder.

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So far this half term, we have been very lucky to have a visit from Nurse Kate, who came into school to talk to us about what it means to keep healthy and the ways in which we can keep healthy. We had lots of questions for her and some interesting stories about when we had needed medical attention. Nurse Kate talked to us about the importance of hand washing and how having immunisations can help us to stay healthy.


In English we have been trying different fruits linked to a book called Oscar's Fruit Salad, we learnt how to use adjectives to describe the nouns, which in this case was the fruit. 

In our topic lesson we made our own fruit kebabs and then wrote instructions using imperative (bossy) verbs.


In Maths we are learning about the place value of each digit in a 2 digit number. We are using dienes equipment to help us to understand this.

What an exciting half term we have been having. It started off with an exciting visit to Eccleshall Fire Station where we got to explore the station and the fire engine - thank you to the Fire fighters who showed us around. Throughout our topic we have learnt lots about The Great Fire of London and even had the chance to make some box models of houses in 1666. 

Of course, our Nativity has been a big focus this half term, all of the children worked incredibly hard to learn their lines and the words to the songs, so well done everybody!

Each child has been given their login for Spelling Shed, I have stuck this on the front of their reading diary.

Spelling Shed is a fun way to practise spellings, I have allocated the Y1/2 common exception words to each child's account so that they can practise these in an interesting way at home. You can also download the Spelling Shed app for tablets. Each week the children's spellings for that week should appear on their account, these have been set to appear on a Friday and be available for 7 days, then the next set should appear. I have named the spellings with the date of the 'check' to try and make this simpler.  If this does not happen, please come and speak to me- thanks!


Common exception words for Y1 and Y2. These are the words that the children will need to know how to spell by the end of Year 2.