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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

10 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

  • Year 2 dress up as People from the Past

Information and Reminders

In the Early Years and Primary school, we are encouraging all of our students to look super smart in their uniforms and would really like your help to ensure this.

Please could you make sure your child has a school cardigan or jumper to wear in the colder weather and avoid using non-school items, as children will be asked to remove these. Also, girls should wear black tights to keep warm and avoid wearing leggings. If your child wants to wear extra layers to keep warm in the colder weather, please ensure these are in keeping with the school uniform colours.

As it is still cold, all children should bring a warm coat to school so they can go outside at break and lunchtimes.

Shakespeare Week  - Monday 20th March - Year 2 will be studying the play Twelfth Night.


Upcoming dates

Wednesday 15th March - 9.00am to 9.45am - Primary Workshop; The Hive; How to approach the topic of sex and relationship education at home, and what we cover in the Primary school

Wednesday 15th March  - 9.45am to 10.30am - Early Years workshop; Sports Hall A; Maths through play and creative learning

Thursday 16th March – Sarah Brennan, author visit

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos

Friday 24th March – Shakespeare Dress-Up Day

Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong for sessions with each Year Group

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Star of the Week.

2A - Marlijne - for a great homework presentation

2B – Stefano - for being polite and using his manners

2C - Moira - for writing an interesting diary entry as Florence Nightingale



Next week in English we will continue to link our reading with our topic People From the Past - Christopher Columbus. Our Learning Objectives covered will include:

Reading Key Objectives:

  • Understand books they listen to by: predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Participate in discussion about books that are read to them taking turns and listening to what others say

Writing Key Objectives:

  • Learn how to use sentences with different forms:  Statement, question, exclamation, command
  • Write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower-case letters
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils
  • Learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify:  e.g. the blue butterfly
  • Writing for different purposes including, a diary entry, description and poetry.



Next week in maths we will revisit our work on Length. Our Learning Objectives covered will include:

  • To choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm)
  • Measuring length to the nearest appropriate unit using rulers, measuring tape, metre sticks.
  • To solve problems involving comparing measures of length.
  • Choose appropriate units to measure a given distance
  • Measure a given distance choosing the appropriate equipment
  • Estimate a given distance
  • Compare and order lengths using >, < and =



As historians we will continue our work on People From The Past; we will look at the Explorer Marco Polo and his journey to China, and the objects he discovered.

We will then be blasting up to space and using a range of sources to find out about the astronaut Neil Armstrong. As a whole class we will discuss the impact that explorers have had on discovering the world around us. Is there any where left to discover?