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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

17 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

  • Year 2 learn about length

Information and Reminders.

School photos – Next week we will be having individual and class photos during the school day. Please can all children be dressed in the correct winter uniform for their photographs. For consistency, girls should wear either black tights or black socks for their photograph.

2A – Wednesday 22nd March

2B – Tuesday 21st March

2C - Tuesday 21st March

Drop Everything and Read – Students will need to bring a book to school every day next week, which they will take with them to every lesson. On hearing a bell or whistle, they must stop what they are doing and pick up the book and read.  

Book Swap – If you have any unwanted books at home that you are willing to donate, you may bring them into school and your child can swap them for another book on Thursday or Friday of next week.

Book Fair – we will have external vendors in school from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th March selling a range of books. Students will have an opportunity to make a wish list of books they like, which they can bring home to show you, before purchasing any.


Upcoming dates

Tuesday 21st March – 2B and 2C Class Photos

Wednesday 22nd March – 2A Class Photos

Wednesday 22nd March – last day to bring in books for Book Swap

Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March – 8.30am to 4.00pm: Book Fair; The Hive

Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th March – Book Swap

Friday 24th March – last day of CCAs

Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production – tickets available to purchase now

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

Tuesday 28th March – People of the Past Exit Point

Friday 31st March – Last day of term

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins


Star of the Week.

2A – Kelly for outstanding work on maths using length.

2B - Chevy for reading at school and at home every day. 

2C – Lenaig for consistently setting the standard for excellent behaviour and marvellous manners.



Next week in English we will study the play The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. We will begin the week by introducing Shakespeare and finding out what he was famous for and the different plays he wrote. Our focus will then be on the story Twelfth Night. We will look at the characters from the play and discuss their actions in the story. We will look at scenes from the story and in small groups act out the different parts, retelling the story and discuss what might happen next. In the story the main characters are pretending to be someone else, with this focus we will look at different disguises and create masks for a character.



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

  • Recall and use addition facts within 20
  • Derive addition facts within 100
  • Understand why addition is commutative
  • Add a two-digit number and ones using concrete objects (base 10 blocks, numicon), pictorial

representations (an empty number line, partitioning, etc.), and mentally (using number bonds)

  • Add a two-digit number and tens using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally
  • Add two two-digit numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally
  • Add three 1 digit numbers using concrete objects (base 10 blocks, numicon), pictorial

representations (an empty number line, partitioning, etc.), and mentally (using number bonds)

Please note, when working out addition calculations we will follow the school’s calculation policy.



As Historians we will continue to develop our understanding of the chronological order of historical events. We will look at people from the past who have tried to improve equality.

We will look at our international backgrounds and research people such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Ghandi and Emmeline Pankhurst.