Class 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Addis

Welcome back year 2!

I hope you all had a lovely and restful summer. I am looking forward to hearing about all your adventures. Since the summer, the school has changed dramatically. I honestly can’t believe the difference, it’s like a whole new school! We still have some areas which are still being worked on but I can’t wait for you all to see it. You will truly be amazed!

Below, I have included some key information regarding the first half term;


Numeracy lessons will be based on broadening our knowledge of place value. We will first be looking at reading and writing numbers to 100, in words and numerals. We will then move onto recognising numbers and understanding the composition of two digit and even three digit numbers. In year 2, we are aiming to keep Numeracy practical and engaging, so in some weeks I may send home numeracy games for homework.


In Literacy, we will start by focusing on traditional tales. We will explore the brilliant fables, The Frog and the Scorpion and The Ant and the Grasshopper. Within this we will write a dialogue between grasshopper's indignant sister and the cruel ant, delving deep into sentence composition and develop our storytelling skills.


In Topic lessons, we will become more familiar with surroundings of Nantwich and the British Isles. We will be using a range of equipment such as iPads, maps, atlases and globes to broaden our geographical knowledge. We will be using some great apps such as Google Earth and Pic Collage to help us complete our work.


Our Science lessons will focus on the children learning about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. Along the way, they will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.


PE will be on a Tuesday and a Friday in year 2 this half-term.  As one of our PE lessons will be held outside once a week, the children will require trainers. Trainers or pumps can be worn for indoor games such as Benchball. Later in the year, pumps or bare feet are required for gymnastics or dance. Please could you ensure that all uniform is labelled and checked regularly in case names wear away. For health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed or covered during PE lessons. 


R.E. as well as French and Phonics will be taught by Mrs Hayes on Wednesday mornings until lunch time during Miss Addis’ PPA time.


Homework, as in year 1, will be given out on a Friday and is due in by the Wednesday of the following week. In addition, spellings of keywords will be given out on a Tuesday ready for a test on the following Monday (this is a format which is used throughout the school). It is very important that the children continue to read regularly at home, as this builds up their fluency and will continue to build on their comprehension skills. Please remember to record any reading completed at home in your child/children’s reading diary.  To develop your child/children’s thirst for books, reading to your child and discussing stories develops their range of vocabulary and their love for books.


I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask. My door is always open.

I am looking forward to having a fantastic year with all your children.


Kind Regards,


Miss Addis

 Key Dates:

26th September:        Whole school European Languages Day

8th / 9th October:       Life Education bus

16th / 17th October:    Parents’ evenings

18th October:             Academy photos ( Individual and family )

19th October:             School open afternoon for parents

25th October:             Key Stage 1 football tournament

26th October:             Last day of half term

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