Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back after the Summer holiday, we hope you had a lovely break and are looking forward to an exciting  term!

Our topic this half term is Fire and Ice. We will focus our first half term on ‘fire’ and will learn about The Great Fire of London. Our second half term will focus on ‘ice’ and we will learn about chilly habitats, climates and the animals that live there. We will also enjoy a trip to Dudley Zoo on Thursday 3rd November. 


Important Dates

Friday 3rd November – trip to Dudley Zoo


Curriculum Subjects Focus

English                  We will be retelling the story of ‘Rainbow Bird’ and focusing on a text called ‘Penguin and Pinecone’. We will learn to use a variety of features as well as enhancing our grammatical terminology.

Maths                   Maths lessons will focus on place value, counting in steps of 2,3,5 and 10, telling the time to quarter past and quarter to, finding fractions of shapes and numbers and adding and subtracting numbers.

Science                 We will be learning about what plants need to stay healthy in the first half term. In the second half term we will learn about animals and their habitats.

PE                           The focus this half term will be games and developing our throwing, catching and kicking skills.

The Arts               Year  2 will be sketching their own landscapes based on Pudding Lane.

                                In Art we will also be commenting on the work of Artists, such as Bob Ross.

Humanities         In History we will focus on The Gunpowder Plot and the causes and consequences of The Great Fire Of London.

ICT                          We will be using a programme on the iPads called Daisy Dino to develop our programming skills.


Reading: Reading books are sent home each day, please spend 10minutes each day reading with your child and complete their log whenever you hear your child read. The children are encourage to change their reading book each morning, if they need to. 


Spellings:  Spellings are issued each half term. They include a list of the words that will be tested each week for that half term and also include a practise sheet. If you misplace the spellings, they are on the class website for you to download.


PE:  Our PE session this half term will be on Thursday and Friday (subject to occasional change) please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with them and that it is all named.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 2 team.

Miss Hunter – Class Teacher

Miss Pullinger – Class Teacher

Miss Hodgetts , Mrs Smith , Mr Hipkiss , Miss Pearson Miss Edge and Miss Guest - Support Staff

  • Highfields Primary School
  • Beeches Road
  • Rowley Regis
  • West Midlands
  • B65 0DA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 559 1037
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