Class 2 2019 - 2020

Miss Addis

4th September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely and restful summer. I am looking forward to hearing about all your adventures.


Below, I have included some key information regarding the first half term in year 2:


Numeracy lessons will be based on broadening our knowledge of place value. We will first be looking at reading and writing numbers to 100; in words and numerals. We will then move onto recognising numbers and understanding the composition of two digit and three-digit numbers. In Year 2, we are aiming to keep Numeracy practical and engaging, so in some weeks I may send home numeracy games for homework.


Our Literacy focus will be animal based this half term, as this links well with our first sceince topic. Firstly, we will be reading, Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. Then we will be exploring traditional tales of some the brilliant fables, for example, The Frog and the Scorpion and The Ant and the Grasshopper.


In Topic lessons, we will become more familiar with surroundings of Nantwich and the British Isles. We will be using a range of equipment such as iPads, maps, atlases and globes to broaden our geographical knowledge. We will be using some great apps such as Google Earth and Pic Collage to help us complete our work.


Our Science lessons will focus on the children learning about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. Along the way, they will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.


PE will be on a Wednesday and a Friday this half-term.  We will be having PE on the first day back so please bring your PE kits. PE lessons will be held outside once a week, the children will require to wear trainers for these lessons. Trainers or pumps can be worn for indoor PE lessons such as Benchball. Later in the year, pumps or bare feet are required for gymnastics or dance. Please could you ensure that all uniform is labelled and checked regularly in case names wear away. For health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed or covered during PE lessons. 


For this half term, Miss Addis’ PPA time will be on Tuesday afternoons. During this time Mrs Hayes will be teaching Year 2.


Homework, as in Year 1, will be given out on a Friday and is due in by the Wednesday of the following week. This year, spelling key words will be linked to handwriting and class literacy work. Handwriting books will go home on a Wednesday with spelling words inside, and need to be back in school for the following Wednesday with the spelling words complete. A letter and more guidance of about this will be handed out on Wednesday.


It is very important that the children continue to read regularly at home, as this builds up their fluency and will continue to build on their comprehension skills. Please remember to record any reading completed at home in your child/children’s reading diary.  To develop your child/children’s thirst for books, reading to your child and discussing stories develops their range of vocabulary and their love for books.


I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask. My door is always open.


I am looking forward to having a fantastic year with all your children.


Kind Regards,

Miss Addis


Key Dates:

25th September: Whole school European Languages Day

11th / 14th October: Life Education bus

21st / 22nd October:  Parents’ evenings

24th October:  Key Stage 1 football tournament

25th October:  Last day of half term


Below, are some suggested websites for fun maths games that link to the Year 2 curriculum. Please note that these are not hyperlinks. Just copy the link and paste into your web browser. Enjoy!   (We are working at level 2)





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