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Welcome to Autumn  term in Year 2!

We are looking forward to a fantastic term, filled with exciting learning and amazing educational visits around London.


Here you will be able to find out a little bit more about what the children will be learning this term. 




In Maths we will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction, and division. Your children will receive homework for mental maths as this is one part of mathematics which is extremely important. 




Your child will given a Mathletics username and password which they can use to log on in the next few weeks. Mathletics can be used to support your child's learning in class.


You can get to the web-site by  clicking the following link


Please encourage the children to use Mathletics as often as possible! It is a great learning tool and the more they use it, the more points and certificates they can gain!




Our first topic of the year is ‘A Better World’ where we will concentrate on water and how it can affect different societies around the world.

Our main topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Time Detectives’. The children will be learning about archaeology, palaeontology and geology, with a particular focus on Ancient Egypt. We will be going on a number of educational visits as part of this topic so parent volunteers will be necessary. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are willing to help out with these.

In English we will be writing a story based on the great tale of Joseph which links with our topic. We will also be going to watch a theatre production of the story, later in the term. There will also be a chance to write a report on some exciting artefacts that have been discovered in Britannia Village!



Homework and reading books.

Homework and reading at home is extremely important to help your child make as much progress as possible. The children will be given homework on Tuesday and will have until the following Monday to complete it. The homework for this term will be labelled with the expectations for each day and will be focused on Maths, spelling and handwriting. Please help your child to complete their homework each day!


The children also have a reading journal for Year 2. They can take a book home from their class book corner and when they have finished reading it they should make a comment about the book in their reading journal. They can then take a new book from the book corner. The children can only take books home if they have their book bags with them so please ensure this happens every day. The children will also take a phonics book home each Friday if they are in a phonics group. 



PE Kits. 

Our PE days are subject to change so please ensure that the children bring in their PE kits on Monday and leave them in school until Friday. If the children have an after school sports club please make sure they bring their PE kit back in the following day.


Any other questions please come and speak to us.


Chris, Rose and Gemma



Here is the Year 2 Curriculum Map. Have a look and see what we will be covering over the next few weeks!