Year 2



Hello everyone!


We have all made it to half term and this term seems to have been a really long one. I think the children are exhausted and looking forward to a little break. We have had so much fun this week planting up our herb gardens and finished our 'Scented Garden' topic. 

In Maths, we have been continuing to practise our strategies for adding 2 digit numbers.

We also developed our understanding of how to use those pesky full stops and capital letters for successfully and how to use an 'and' correctly to join two of our sentences together.


Below I have attached the 'knowledge organiser' for next term's topic. This shows all of the information that we will be learning including some of the tricky words and vocabulary. If you have a chance to share this with your children that would give them a head start next term!


Keep your eye on the website over the next few weeks as I will be adding more phonics games and activities as we head towards the phonic screening test next term.


As always, thank you for your continuing support.


Kind regards


Mr Tew



Good morning everyone,


I cannot believe we are getting closer to half term already. This term seems to have flown by. It has been really wonderful to get to speak to everyone this week for parent telephone consultations. Thank you all so much for your commitment and support for the education of your children. 

During our telephone consultations I made you aware of the phonics screening test which is coming up next term. To help prepare the children for this, I have added some phonics games and activities to the website as well as words to practice reading. 

The phonic screening test will ask your children to read a range of real and 'alien' (made up) words. The children simply need to read the sounds they can see in the word and blend them together even if it is not a real word. 

I hope you all enjoyed the lavender bags your children had carefully prepared for you. Our classroom smelled absolutely amazing all of last week. 

We are beginning to round up our science investigations and will be conducting some final observations on our growing plants next week. 

We also have the pyjama party to look forward to, which I am sure many of your children have told you about!!


Have a fabulous weekend

Kind regards


Mr Tew

Home Learning

2nd October 2020


Good morning everyone!


As we come to the end of another exciting week in Year 2, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you all on what we have been up to and suggest a few home learning activities to help your children.


This week we have been learning more about plants in our topic 'The Scented Garden.' 

Our herb gardens and flowers are growing nicely and we have observed some big changes in them this week.

We have learnt about cacti. What they are and where in the world they grow.

We have also learnt a bit about the Amazon Rainforest and compared it to our British Woodland.


We enjoyed another action packed Rugby session with Bianca on Wednesday (although we did get a little bit soggy!)


In Maths, our focus has been on 2d shapes and we have learnt to identify pentagons, hexagons and octagons.


I am really looking forward to Monday already! Have a lovely weekend.


Mr Tew


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Planting our herb gardens

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