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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

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Welcome to Year 2!

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In Year 2,  you will find our Class Teacher Miss Thomas and our fantastic Teaching assistant Mrs Cashmore (Mon-Thurs).

Hello everybody, a very warm welcome to Year 2's class page!


School will start for Year Two at 8:50am and will finish at 3:10pm. 

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Our Spring Topic is:


We will be looking at the expeditions of Ernest Shackleton and Christopher Columbus and comparing the two. In our topic learning, we will also be identifying and naming the world's 7 continents and 5 oceans, mapping and navigating using a compass, and exploring expedition items. 

Ernest Shackleton: A Model of Mental Toughness - AQR International

Voyages of Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia

I have attached our class topic web below so that you can see all the exciting things we will be learning about this term.


Our literacy this term will be inspired by 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey. Our writing outcome will be to write a letter persuading others to save trees. We will then move on to read 'Grandad's Secret Giant' by David Litchfield. Image of The Last WolfGrandad's Secret Giant: Amazon.co.uk: Litchfield, David: 9781847808479:  Books



In science this term, we will be learning all about animals including humans. This will be a focus for Year 2 in science week. We will also explore plants in the Summer term. Animals including humans topic | Ks2 science, Science life cycles, Life  cycles

The best plants for London gardens: colourful flowers to keep your outside  space blooming until autumn | Homes and Property | Evening Standard

Day to day


PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing appropriate PE kit on these two days. 

Forest school

Forest school will continue every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing appropriate forest school clothes and that they bring a warm coat, waterproof clothing and wellies. 


In Year 2, children will receive either a piece of literacy or maths homework that will be posted on Seesaw every Friday. This work will be expected in on the following Friday. You can find your child's login detail at the back of their reading diaries. If there are any quieries about how to access seesaw using these codes, please do not hesitate to ask me at the start or end of the school day. 


Children to spend the week learning a spelling rule or set of high frequency words. Words will be given out on Spelling Shed on a Fridays to practice in the week and will be tested on the following Friday.


Please ensure your child brings snack money in a named, sealed envelope at the start of the week with their snack money in. Free fruit will still be available daily in KS1. 

Reading books

Please make sure reading books and diaries are brought in school everday and are kept safely inside their plastic wallets. Take time to make sure you are enjoying a range of texts with your children. Reading is encouraged as mush as possible to help your child reach the GOLD award on our class reading chart. 

Below is a list of Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words.

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