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Year 2 Parents:  School receives money for every free school meal child that attends so please apply for Free School Meals for September. If your application is successful your child will be given a FREE PE kit, you will get free meals next school year and, most importantly, the school will receive an extra ££££££ of funding. We would encourage all parents to look at the link below to see if you are entitled to free meals, even if your child is currently getting a school meal because they are in Reception or KS 1. So, please speak to Ms Doyle or complete the form that has been emailed to you. 

Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.

Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT: Say Cheese! ICT and computing

  • In ICT & Computing, we WIll be finding out:
    • How to handle photographic equipment
    • About techniques for taking successful photos
    • About photography as a profession
    • How to download save, edit and print out photos
    • How to publish photos on the internet to share them with others
    • About ways to stay safe online
    • How to write and debug a simple computer program or algorithm
  • In INTERNATIONAL, we WIll be finding out:
    • How the internet allows us to find out more about the lives of children in different countries and make comparisons with our own

Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT: I'm Alive Living things

The Big Picture

How do we know that you are alive but a fire is dead? A fire can move and grow. We can even ‘feed’ a fire with fuel to make it spread!  There are many ways of finding out what is alive and what is dead, as you will discover!


    We will know:

    • The features of the school environment and some of the things that live there.

    We will be able to:

    • Sort living things into groups

    We will know:

    • The names of continents and oceans.
    • The weather and climate of locations.

    We will be able to:

    • Locate places on a variety of maps.
  • In ICT :

    We will know:

    • The applications of computing in everyday life.

    We will be able to:

    • Work with a range of simple tools.
  • In Maths and English, we WIll be finding out:


    • +1, +10 and +20 to numbers quickly and mentally.
    • 2, 5 and 10 times table.
    • Counting and calculating with money.
    • Measuring using a ruler.
    • Tell the time on an analogue clock (including half past and quarter past) 


    • Nouns, verbs, adjctives and adverbs.
    • Capital letters and full stops.
    • Capital letters for names and places.
    • Writing diaries and making an animal information book
  • important dates:
    • Wednesday 15th November : Parents’ Evening 2:30 – 5:30pm
    • Wednesday 29th November:  Trip to London Zoo - We will be looking for volunteers to join us.
    • Monday 4th  - Thursday 7th  December: End of Autumn Term Tests (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Monday 11th -  Thursday 14th  December: Teacher Assessments  (Years 1-6)
    • Thursday 14th December : Trip to see “The Nutcracker” – Watermans Theatre.
    • Friday 15th December : Exit Point 2.00pm We will be publishing some animal fact books this week. PARENTS please come along to hear our fact files and see our lovely work.  Prepare to be bombarded with baffling facts!  
    • Friday 15th December: Clubs end  for Autumn 2
    • Monday 18th December: KS1 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal – NO PARENTS
    • Tuesday 19th December: KS1 Christmas Show for Parents 9.00 – 9.30am
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term. All children start back today.

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday

Home learning

1. We send home a Spelling/ Grammar task eachThursday. Please look at the timetable in your child’s Spelling/Grammar book.This has to come in the following Tuesday.

2. Please read every day at home together. Please record it in the diary so we can praise the children for their homelearning.

3. We are learning about animals. Your job this half term is to create a fact file about one of your favourite animals. It can be a poster/ leaflet/ little book or even a presentation. Include some ‘little known facts!’.

You can bring this any time until the end of November.

Spellings: Keep practising your spellings each week in your spelling booklet. Most of you are doing really well! 

  • practice your phonics 
  • remember your Times Tables Challenges
  • read every day
  • practice your number counting and the number bonds for 10, 20 and 100

Dominoes: keep playing with your dominoes! Have a great idea for a game? Tell us about it and teach the class in explore time on Friday!

Cards: Playing card games is a great way to keep your mindactive. It helps with maths too! 


Things to remember

P.E is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.

    Can You Help?

    Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

    Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

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