Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Burgundy class is taught by Mr Ip.

Ruby class is taught by Ms Everrett .

The fantastic teaching assistants who work across both classes are Ms Giddings.

‘London’s Burning’

Why was the Great Fire of London so catastrophic and what could be done about it?

This half-term our topic is London’s Burning. In English, we will focus on writing in role as a witness to the fire, creating a vivid description from the scene. We will then explore the text A Walk in London and will conduct our own local walk to create A Walk in Cambridge recount. In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication. In History lessons we will learn about the Great Fire of London and will begin to think like historians, asking and answering questions about historical events and using different sources to find out about why the Great Fire of London was so catastrophic and what could be done about it. We will also be designing and building moving carts for our ‘great fire’ in the final week of term. Further detail can be found on our ‘Curriculum Descriptor’. 

General Information

Book-bags should be brought into school every day: we encourage children to be as independent as possible and to remember their book-bag for themselves.

The children will go home with three new books every week: a Library book, a class reading corner book, and a guided reading book.

We hear children read in Guided Reading sessions, and individually at other times.

Children are encouraged to change their books regularly.

Our PE days

    Burgundy Class: Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)

Ruby Class: Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)

On PE days please bring your Morley PE kit to change into at school (see here for more details). A PE kit consists of T-shirt, shorts, long-sleeved top and jogging bottoms, spare socks, trainers or plimsolls.  Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please.

PE lesson pic

Children will need to bring a filled and named water bottle to school each day. The class tap is drinking water and the children are able to fill their bottles as needed.

water bottle

Homework will be set on Friday via Google Classroom, to be submitted by the following Thursday. Login details can be found in your child’s reading record. Homework will be acknowledged by the class teacher on Google Classroom.

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Curriculum information for parents Spring 1

Year 2 ARE – Writing

Year 2 ARE – Reading

Year 2 ARE – Maths 1

Year 2 ARE – Maths 2

Year 2 ARE – Science

Year 2 Spelling List

Useful tips for reading with your child

Handwriting – Letter Formation