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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

In Year 2 you will find Mrs Stead and Mrs Costello :)

Curriculum Information

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Welcome to Year 2

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Day to day


Wednesdays and Fridays. Though please always ensure your child has their PE kit in school.  Swimming for Year 2 starts in the summer term.


Daily reading, spellings and timetables remain key priorities in weekly homework. Alongside this the children will now receive either a piece of literacy or maths homework that will be stuck into their homework books and given out on a Wednesday. This work will be expected in on the following Monday. If homework is not completed regularly children will be asked to attend homework club on a Thursday break time. Children will also be given one project per half term that will be linked to their class topic. The children will be given all half term to complete their projects and a date will be set in the last week of term when these are due in. More information about homework can be found in your child’s homework books.


Children to spend the week learning a spelling rule or set of high frequency words. Words will be given out on Mondays to practice in the week and will be tested on Fridays. Mrs Brittleton's group will be tested on the words alone but Mrs Stead's group will be asked to put their word into a sentence.

Times table challenge

On Mondays and Thursdays children will be tested on their times table challenge. They will be given 2 minuites to answer as many mixed up questions as they can on their given times table. We start with the 2s, then 5s and then 10 times tables before moving onto the 2s, 5s and 10s mixed bronze award. The children must achieve 12 or more out of 15, 3 consecutive times to move onto the next challenge. Scores will be stuck into their reading diaries and timetable sheets and worksheets will be stuck into the back of their spelling books.


Please continue to bring money in daily in purses or wallets. Fruit and milk are still given out daily.

Reading books

Please make sure reading books are in school everday

Our Autumn Topic


This term we will be looking at the historical event of The Great Fire of London. We will be looking at the events leading up to the fire and how they could have contributed to its dramatic effects.  Later on in the term we will be visiting Nantwich museum to compare The Great Fire of London to The Great Fire of Nantwich. In DT we will be making model houses and understanding how waterproof materials may have helped. We will be using our topic to write newspaper reports, diary entries and recounts.  I music we will be writing our own version of London's Burning and using percussion instruments to accompany this.

In Science we will be looking at materials and conducting experiments into which materials are best suited for their jobs.

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