Year 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Nicholas

Mrs Coote

Welcome to the Otters class page!

Welcome to Year 2. We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to our first term in Year 2.

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Our topic for the Autumn term is 'Fire and Ice'

Our PE days are Monday and Friday.

. Our topic is the Great Fire of London and we will be taking part in some exciting historical investigations.

We will also be learning:

Maths- place value, number recognition, addition and subtraction, money, reasoning and problem solving,

Science- everyday materials

RE- Harvest, stories from the Bible. belonging and Christmas

PE- invasion games, gymnastics

ICT- online safety, effective searching, creating pictures and making music

Creative- design and make a Tudor building, collage and silhouette pictures, baking bread, making old paper, Christmas crafts, Nativity

History and Geography- Great Fire of London, Samuel Peyps diary, fire safety then and now, Guy Fawkes, and Bonfire Night, WW1 celebrations

Trips- Pantomime (17th December), Hope Journey at Kelsall church (12th December)  



This week the children been set MyMaths homework online. We have been learning how to add and subtract using the tens and ones method. Please see the 'How Can I Help my Child?' tab if you would like to see how we have introduced this strategy. No column addition or subtraction please!

Please can we encourage everyone to read at home as much as possible and record each time in the children's reading record. It is essential that the children read as much as possible to develop their fluency, thank you. The children receive a red sticker if they have read everyday (with it written in the reading records) in between each guided read.

Our homework menu for the autumn term can be found below.

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We love to read! Our favourite time of the day is storytime. During this time we share lots of different stories; beautiful picture books, more challenging chapter books, classic stories and some of our teacher's favourites from when they were children!

Here are some of our favourites:

  • A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
  • The Twits (Roald Dahl)
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardobe (C. S. Lewis)
  • The Four Seasons of Brambly Hedge (Jill Barklem)
  • The Hodgeheg (Dick King Smith)
  • The Minpins (Roald Dahl)
  • The Adventures of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)

Please have a look at our homework menu to see our recommended reading list for each term, here is the full list:

Autumn Spring Summer

Funny Bones (Janet and Allen Alhberg)

Mr Wolf's Pancakes (Jane Fernley)

George’s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl)

Meerkat Mail (Emily Gravett)

Not Now, Bernard (David McKee)

The Bear and the Piano (David Litchfield)

The Day the Crayons Quit (Oliver Jeffers)

Mrs Wobble the Waitress (Allan Alhberg)

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me (Roald Dahl)

Mr Majeika (Humphrey Carpenter)

The Enchanted Wood (Enid Blyton)

The Adventures of Captain Underpants  (Dav Pilkey)

Traction Man (Mini Grey)

Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown)


The Flower (John Light)

James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)

The Incredible Book Eating Boy  (Oliver Jeffers)

Quest (Aaron Becker)

The Storm Whale (Benji Davies)

The Last Wolf (Mini Grey)t





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