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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

02 December 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

  • Year 2 are busy working hard

Information and Reminders.

Thank you very much for making sure your children are coming to school with the appropriate uniform for the colder days. It has been lovely to see the Year 2 students looking after their gloves, scarves and coats and making sure they keep them safe in their lockers if they don’t need them.

The Infant Christmas Show is fast approaching and we are all very excited to share our exciting production ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ with you all on the 12th and 13th December. We will need all costumes in school by 7th December at the latest.

On the 14th December, we will be hosting a Primary School Reading Workshop. It will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about how to share books with your children, ask appropriate and challenging questions and, most importantly, make reading a fun and accessible part of your daily family lives. There will be separate workshops for different age groups and there will be opportunities to ask any questions you may have to our teaching staff. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Wednesday 14th December. 

This week your child has received their Topic homework, this is a longer project and should be returned to school on Monday 12th December.


Upcoming dates

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Carol Concert

Friday 9th December – CCAs finish today

Monday 12th December – Infants Christmas Show (Matinee) – 1.30pm

Tuesday 13th December - Infants Christmas Show – 6pm

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

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Christmas themed STEAM Day

Thursday 15th December – Early Years and Primary Christmas Parties

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

Monday 9th January – First day of spring term


Stars of the Week

2A - Sarah for improved maths skills.

2B - Chevy for great use of verbs and past tense.

2C - Tymon for working hard to improve his reading and writing skills.



This week we will look at the story Threadbear by Mick Inkpen, a story about a bear who has lost his squeak. Our Learning Objectives will include:

  • How to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify;
  • Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks;
  • To write the missing verbs;
  • To use the correct tense;
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for story writing.



EAL - focus s and t

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

Mrs Scrymgeour - Phase 4/5  focus - ay

Mr Lowe - Phase 5 focus - ou



In maths this week we will continue our work on Division. The Learning Objectives covered will include:

  • To use a variety of language to describe division
  • Recall and use division facts for the 2 times table
  • Recall and use division facts for the 5 times table
  • Recall and use division facts for the 10 times table
  • Understand that division is not commutative
  • To create mathematical statements for division



This week in our topic The Magic Toymaker we will design and create and our own toys using different board games as a stimulus. We will look at board games and how they are played. We will then start to create our own, thinking about different ways we can make the game exciting. What questions could you use? Will there be any consequences? How will you win the game? We will then evaluate our board games offering suggestions to each other; can we make improvements to our games?