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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

11 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

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Information and Reminders.

All students are should now be wearing their winter uniform. If you need any additional uniform items, they are available now in our uniform shop.

On P.E. days your child should arrive at school wearing their school uniform, then change into P.E clothes, then change back into school uniform.

As the temperature is now changing and the days are becoming colder, please could you ensure that your child has a coat or a suitable winter jacket in school.


Upcoming dates

Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training

Tuesday 15th November - David Greenberg author visit – 6pm fun session for all the family

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton

Monday 12th December – Infants Christmas Performance – 1.30pm

Tuesday 13th December - Infants Christmas Performance – 6pm

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning – Reading – 9am to 10.30am

Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)


Stars of the Week

2A – Marlijne - For creative writing in her acrostic poem.

2B – Kostya - For great use of homophones in his writing.

2C – Jiwoo - For taking an active role in whole class tasks.



This week we will continue to read A Hug for Humphrey by Steve Smallman. There is a new toy in the bedroom. He is called Humphrey, he is small, soft and stripy with a big squidgy tummy.

But what sort of toy is he, and what can he do? Our Learning Objectives will include:

  • Learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
  • Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by: writing for different purposes- story writing



EAL- focus r and h

Mrs Eichorn - Phase 3-To learn and spell cvcc words

Mrs Scrymgeour - Phase 4/5  focus- ph

Mr Lowe - Phase 5 focus- wh



In maths this week our focus will be Telling the Time. The Learning Objectives covered will include:

  • Know that there are 60 minutes in one hour
  • Know that there are 24 hours in one day
  • Tell the time using quarter past/to the hour on an analogue clock
  • Write the time using quarter past/to the hour on an analogue clock
  • Tell the time to five minute intervals on an analogue clock
  • Write the time to five minute intervals on an analogue clock
  • Draw the hands on a clock face to show times to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour



This week in our topic The Magic Toymaker we will continue to focus on Science. As scientists we will look at how different toys can move. This could include push, pull, wind, solar or electronic. We will look at how toy cars move on different material and compare the distance and speed they travel. We will create electrical circuits to get a greater understanding of how some of our favourite toys work.