Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Welcome to Year 2!

Dear Parents/carers
The children have quickly settled into Year 2 and they have already adapted to the new routines.
Well done to them all. We have an exciting year planned for them.

Here is this terms curriculum letter for your information and the Homework Bingo:

Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 2 - Curriculum Newsletter Autumn
Welcome back to the New Term! We hope you find this letter informative. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.
Our expectation at Mead is that every child should do the following every night:
                    15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult (please note this in the reading record and ensure their book bag is brought into school every day)
                    15 minutes practicing spellings
                    15 minutes rehearsing counting/arithmetic or times tables facts
Your child will also have the opportunity to bring a library book home to share with you. We also have the Year 2 Bingo homework to attempt each half term. All activities are based around the curriculum and experiences the children can share with you. Children do not have to attempt every activity, but instead select the activities that interests them. We hope that children will take their time with the homework and be proud of the work they produce. Then they should hand completed work into their teacher at the end of the half term. This will then be rewarded in our ‘E’ for Excellence assembly.

Spellings will be given out on Fridays starting the 20th September 2019. The children should practice their words every evening. The test will take place on Thursdays.
Year 2 will have a Great Fire of London workshop on the 27th September and will visit Harold Hill fire station during October.  (Please complete the attached consent letter for our local trips)
Showcase in classes on the 29th November at 2 o’clock.  Parental reading workshop 10th October at 8:45.
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics, which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions for what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please complete the form attached and return it to your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.
Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Rolph           Miss Gibson      Miss Smith         
Year Group leader
Madagascar                    Egypt teacher            Kenya teacher   


1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Year 2: Bang, Whoosh, Pop
Year 2: Australia VS Antarctica
Year 2
RWI/Literacy and Language
Year 2
RWI / Literacy and Language.
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read so they can be rewarded.
Your child will also bring a library book home to share. Please encourage your child to look after these books and they can be changed regularly in class. There is a charge for lost or damaged books.
For a good selection of children’s books visit your local library.
Useful web links-
Year 2
Number- Ordering and counting.
Place Value
Addition and Subtraction
Number bonds.
Year 2
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division

Please practice the counting and times tables with your children. We complete Rock Stars Maths arithmetic regularly in class. Children may take home the sheet they are on to practice. It needs to be completed in 5 minutes. This is to help their mental math’s skills.
Useful websites: (cdn have log ins)   
Year 2
Researching the great fire of London.
Espresso Coding Log in UN-student12206    Password- mead60
Year 2
Espresso Coding Log in UN-student12206    Password- mead60
Year 2-Materials
Changing materials. The properties of materials. Performs simple investigations.
Year 2-Materials
Changing materials. The properties of materials. Performs simple investigations.
You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
Year 2
The Great Fire of London.
Samuel Pepys.
The Gunpowder Plot.
Year 2
Countries and continents. Comparing different locations.

You could visit The Monument or Museum of London both have exhibitions about The Great Fire of London.
Year 2
PE with coaches
Year 2
PE with coaches
Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for Monday.
Remember to name clothing.
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Art/ Design and Technology
Year 2
Design and make a healthy Pizza.

Year 2
Artist-Anthony Frost
Year 2
New Beginnings
Year 2
Christianity. Christmas
Stories about Jesus.

If you have any suggestions you would like to make in relation to the topics we are covering please fill in the box below.


Child’s name: ___________________________              Date:________________________

Please keep the homework the children complete in the folders we have provided and return to school by Tuesday the 15th October.

Thank you for your continued support.