Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • Ask us any question

    We can help with any query about your move abroad or just help put your mind at ease about schooling here

    VSE primary header

  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Our Teachers are all well qualified and highly experienced in what they do, they tend to stay with us for years too

    academic excel

  • Making Student Leadership Count

    We give students the opportunities they need to lead

    global family

  • Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom

    "There is more in you than you think"

    learning environments

  • We are Truly International

    With 60 nationalities represented at our school we are rich in cultural diversity

    primary hero

  • Visit Our School

    Our friendly team will meet you at your convenience and take you on a tour of the school, the classes and introduce our people


  • Inside our school

    Keep up to date with our news and connect with each other

    primary meet and greet

  • Community Connections

    View our calendar and connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


  • Successful Students

    Students at our school are caring, respectful and understand what it takes to succeed.

    IB Hero

Year 2 Week Ahead Information

03 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

  • Year 2 learn about People of the Past

Information and Reminders.

Thank you to all our parents for your support in ensuring our students wear the correct uniform to school.

You will have received a message on Class Dojo earlier this week about our Year 2, People of the Past dress up day which will take place on Friday the 10th March. Year 2 are looking forward to seeing all the different costumes.

Shakespeare Week is approaching, taking place the week beginning 20th March. On Friday 24th March, we will be having a Shakespeare Dress-Up Day, when students can dress up as a character from a Shakespeare play or Tudor dress.

During the week, each year group will be learning a particular Shakespeare play, which has been adapted for their understanding. The students will also take part in a range of different Shakespeare themed activities during the week.

Thank you as always for your support.


Upcoming dates

Friday 10th March - People from the Past dress up day

Wednesday 15th March - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 16th March – Sarah Brennan, author visit

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos

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

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Star of the Week.

2A - Riley - for great teamwork skills

2B - Olivia - for a great work writing about Florence Nightingale

2C- Vikram - for a great description of Florence Nightingale



Next week in English we will continue to look at a variety of genres linked to Florence Nightingale. 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 2D and 3D shapes. Our Learning Objectives covered will include:
  • To identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and lines of symmetry in a vertical line.
  • To identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.
  • To identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]
  • To compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.
  • To find lines of symmetry in shapes.
  • To understand reflective symmetry.



We will continue our work on People of the Past which we have linked closely to our English work. Next week as historians we will learn about different rulers from around the world, finding out about the qualities they had. We will discuss what makes a good ruler and think about the skills that person would need to have.

We will end the week by thinking about ourselves and the type of ruler we would be, what things would we encourage, what would we change?