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Year 2

Week Beginning 26th of September 2022

Welcome to Year 2

Worship Theme of the Week:

HARVEST Exodus 23:16 Celebrate the Festival of gathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.

Curriculum news

English: In English, we will continue to use the ‘Fabulous Foskett Family Circus’ text to plan and write our own family circus stories. There will be a big focus on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops to ensure that sentences are being formed correctly and grammatically correct.



We are continuing our focus on place value and this week we are recognising the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones) to then order and compare using vocabulary of more than and less than.

We will also practise skip counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and even 3s. Any practise of this at home would be appreciated!

Whole Class Reading 

We will be reading and using Nell and the Circus of Dreams written by Nell Gifford as our focus text. We use VIPERS to support our reading lessons as a way to ensure the children are making progress with their reading ability.

Nell and the Circus of Dreams: Gifford, Nell, Smith, Briony May: 9780192765949: Books  pdf, 1.47 MB

RE: This half term, our focus in RE is creation.

Key Information:

Harvest Festival

We warmly welcome you to the Key Stage 1 Harvest Festival worship at 9am in the church. If you are able to donate a non-perishable food item for the food bank that would be appreciated.

Parent Information Evening

We would love to see you at our Year 2 information evening on Monday 26th at either 3:30pm or 4:30pm.


Please wear P.E. kits on a Tuesday and Friday.


Please can we ask you to fill out your child’s reading journal every time you read with them at home.  The children enjoy earning raffle tickets to go in our weekly “draw” which they earn by reading to an adult at home. An adult in school reads with your child every week and will change their book if they have completed it. Alongside this, please can your child come to school everyday with their bookbag, the Rhino Readers books we send home are very expensive and if you forget to bring it in, we cannot send another home. Thank you for your support with your child’s reading.

Below is a website that you might find helpful in sourcing great texts aimed for Year 2 children. Please let us know if you read any of these stories.

Best Books for Year 2 | Ages 6-7 | The Reader Teacher


Your child will be bringing home a home learning choice sheet which we ask that you complete over the duration of the half term. Also information for My Maths and Times Table Rockstars where weekly maths tasks will be set. We will also be sending home a list of the common exception words that Year 2 children are expected to learn. We will not be testing the children on these spellings but we actively encourage children to use these words in their writing throughout the year.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to us at the gate at the end of the day.

We look forward to working with you.

Mrs Rabbets and Miss Perry

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