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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

13 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

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Information and Reminders.

CCAs begin on Monday 16th January. Everyone should now have registered for their chosen CCAs. Should you have any queries, please contact Mr Noel Wallace (

Don’t forget our Primary Academic Review Evenings taking place on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th January from 5pm to 8pm. Information on how to make an appointment was sent out earlier this week. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you did not receive this.

January and February are usually the coldest months of the year in Shanghai. Please make sure your child comes to school every day wearing their winter uniform, and with appropriate layers to equip them for the playground.


Upcoming dates

Monday 16th January – CCAs begin

Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th January – Primary Academic Review Evenings, 5pm to 8pm

Sunday 22nd January - Chinese New Year Temple Fair

Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Celebration Week

Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Dress-Up Day

Friday 27th January – School closed for Chinese New Year holiday

Monday 6th February – First day of school

Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week


Star of the Week

2A - Joseph – A great start to a new term.

2B -  Clement - Good work on fractions.

2C -  Lily - Settling well into Year 2C



We will continue our work on The Cat Who Wanted to go Home. A story about a cat who finds himself in a hot air balloon travelling from France to England. How will he ever get back to his owner?

Learning objectives covered 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
  • To consider what they will write before beginning by: planning writing or saying their ideas



We will continue our work on Fractions. The main focus will be fractions of number. Our Learning objectives covered will include:

  • To recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½
  • To write simple fractions
  • Write simple fraction statements involving the fraction ½ such as 1/2 of 6 = 3
  • Write simple fraction statements involving the fractions 1/4, 2/4 or 3/4,  such as 1/4 of 8 = 2
  • Write simple fraction statements involving the fractions 1/3  such as 1/3 of 6 = 2



Our next topic will be From A to B. It is hard to imagine life without wheels. With no cars, trains, buses or bikes. Every day people all over the world make different types of journeys - on land, on sea and in the air. To make these we have invented lots of different ways of getting from A-B.

As geographers we find out:

  • How we travel
  • How to make and design maps to record our journeys
  • How we travel to different countries
  • Types of travel around the world