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Year 2 Week Ahead Information

05 May 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 2

  • Year 2 create some wonderful buildings

Information and Reminders

Now that the weather is becoming warmer, children should wear their summer uniform. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.

Please note that IB and IGCSE exams are taking place and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support.

Please take a look down the Year 2 corridor, we have been amazed at the amount of hard-work and creativity that has gone into making the different buildings from around the world. Thank you

STEAM Day - The theme for the upcoming STEAM day (Thursday 18 May) will be recycling. Please bring in clean, safe recyclable materials (plastic, cardboard, paper) for construction on the day.

Year 2 Assembly dates:

2C’s  Assembly - will be held on Thursday 25th May

2A’s Assembly - will be held on Thursday 1st June


Upcoming dates

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am

Friday 12th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Saturday 13th May – Dads and Kids Campout

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Tuesday 23rd May – Stage and Screen Performance; 6.00pm; Auditorium

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mums; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Thursday 25th May – 2C Class Assembly

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed

Thursday 1st June – 2A Class Assembly

Wednesday 7th June – Parent Workshop – Transitions: 3rd Culture Kids with Olivia’s Place; 9.30am

Wednesday 7th June – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Friday 9th June – CCAs finish today

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day

Thursday 22nd June – Primary Year in Review Assembly; Sports Hall B; 9.00am and End of Year Class Parties

Friday 23rd June – Last day of School Year; students finish at 12pm


Star of the Week

2A – Robert Mcphee for improved effort.

2B – Mika for a great piece of persuasive writing. 

2C- Amal Al Obayah for settling in well to her new class.  



Next week in English we will read ‘The man who walked between the towers’ by Mordicai Gernstein.

Reading Key Objectives:

Develop pleasure in reading, vocabulary and understanding by discussing their favourite words and phrases.

Understand books they listen to by: making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

Understand books they listen to by: predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.

To become increasing familiar with and retell a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales.

Writing Key Objectives:

Use commas to separate items in a list.

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.

Learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.



To recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½

To write simple fractions.

Write simple fraction statements involving the fraction 1/2 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



Next week in topic we will continue our work on Buildings. As Scientists we will continue to look at the properties of the materials and think about why these would be suitable for different purposes. Using our geography skills we will look at different houses around the world and suggest why the features of the house are useful in that country or climate. We will ask the children to think about houses in their own country, are there any differences compared to their Shanghai house? As Artists we will begin to look at applique pictures and how these are created.