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Welcome to Year 2!

Fortune Class

Teacher: Miss O'Rourke

Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose

Liberty Class

Teacher: Miss Brobbey

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bomers 

Term 6 Topic: What Is So Cool About Rio?

                                        Rio ₮ ⪨Дерек.Джоуэ⪩ - TokyVideo

Our Big Question for this term is: 'What is so cool about Rio?' We will link this to our English, Geography, and Art learning. We will start the term with our Hook Day and a Samba Dance Workshop to enrich our learning on this topic.

Our P.E learning takes place Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. We will be outside as often as possible, so please make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please also ensure that hair is tied back, and that earrings are removed. 

Our Learning this term:


  Rio Carnival Parade Tickets 2025 2024 - Rio de Janeiro - Viator Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea -  UNESCO World Heritage Centre  Copacabana, cruises to Brazil | MSC Cruises

This term we will be using the film Rio to inspire our writing.


Writing to inform: Rio clips / travel brochures

We are going to write a travel guide on Rio de Janeiro.

Writing to inform: Rio themed clips 

We will be writing a persuasive letter to send Year 2 to Rio de Janeiro for our school trip. This will give us the opportunity to explore persuasive writing and write a series of coherent sentences.

Writing to inform: Rio - Tijuca National Park / Amazon Rainforest 

We will be writing an animal entry on different creatures found in Brazil for a class encyclopaedia.














Our Whole Class Reading texts this term are Mr Men and Little Miss Books, The Diary of a Killer Cat, Dread Cat and a rainforest themed story - Doris the Loris.                                                            


   Mr. Tickle: 1 (Mr. Men Classic Story Books): Amazon.co.uk: Hargreaves,  Roger: 9781405235617: Books   Little Miss Bossy (Little Miss Classic Library)   The Diary of a Killer Cat | Centre for Literacy in Primary Education    Dread Cat (Little Gems) : Rosen, Michael, O'Byrne, Nicola: Amazon.co.uk:  Books   Doris the Loris

Reading is the key to success!

Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.


We will continue our learning on Measurement - capacity and temperature and then move on to developing our understanding of Position and Direction and statistics. We will end the term by consolidating the 2, 5, and 10-times tables before delving deeper into the 3-times tables.

The children will need to use Time Tables Rockstars, which is an online app that supports the learning of times table facts.

In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that, your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher. Click on the image to start playing! 


Please see the topic web below for more information on this term's learning.


 Key ways to help your child SHINE


Having the confidence and accuracy of rapidly recalling number facts is the key to success in Maths. White Rose Maths have created a great app that allows primary aged pupils the opportunity to develop these skills in short impactful bursts. Children are given as many questions as they can answer within 1 minute. They can practise Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division through a series of progressive questions. Why not download this app onto a tablet or phone to be easily accessed? 



Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 4 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us. 


Children are encouraged to continue to practise their weekly spellings at home. These spellings will be tested each Friday. In addition, Year 2 will learn the KS1 Common Exception Words and the children are expected to be able to read and spell these words independently by the END of Year 2. 



Useful Links

Topic Web

Our Termly Topic Web outlines how the topic of the term will play into each subject. It acts to outline what will be studied across the curriculum in the term. Our current Topic Web can also be found in the attachments below: