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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 5 Topic: Medieval Medway


Our Big Question for the term is: 'Why is Rochester Castle so important?'. We will link this to our English, History, and DT learning. We will start the term with our Hook Day and a trip to Rochester Castle 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:



Writing to inform: The Dragon Machine

We will be using this story to write our own dragon story. This will include learning and using skills focused on planning, writing a sequence of sentences coherently and prepositions.

Writing to entertain: The Magic Box

Through this poem, we will explore creative vocabulary, identifying repeating phrases and eventually write our own version of the poem.


Writing to entertain: George and the Dragon

We will be using this text to focus on dialogue and learn about inverted commas in order to use these in our own writing.     












Our Whole Class Reading texts will link to our topics in History and Science. Our key texts this term will be The Conquerors by David McKee a selection of books by the author Anthony Browne). We will also focus on enhancing our comprehension skills.                                                                        



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 be learning about finding fractions of shapes and amounts and then move on to Measurement - mass, capapcity and temperature. 

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: