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Entry Point:  We will be having a tea party and pretend to be people from the past in our classes

Exit Point: We are having a second tea party on Thursday 14th February. Children need to dress up as someone that we have been learning about in class. Parents – you are invited – feel free to dress up too! Please let us know if you are willing to bake a cake for the occasion. 

Class Trip: We are going on a trip to the National portrait gallery. We will be studying different portraits of famous people. We will need volunteers to help us with our learning. Date TBC.


    We will know:

    • about what life was like at different times in the past
    • about the lives of famous people like Samuel Pepys, Freida Kahlo, Marie Curie and Martin Luther King.

    We will be able to:

    • place significant events on a timeline
    • use different sources to find out information
  • ART

    We will know:

    • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making links to their own work. 

    We will be able to:

    • use a range of different materials and resources to create self-portraits

    We will be able to:

    •        design a new invention that will make our lives easier.


    We will know:

    • about the the idea of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ and what it means. 

  • maths
    • finding a fraction of an amount eg half of 22 = 11 
    • solve word problems 
    • be able to spot a line of symmetry in a 2D shape
    • Solve word problems about money – giving change from £1
    • Continue a number sequence eg 1,4,7,10… what next?
  • English
    •  Apostrophes for possession – Sami’s socks, Leena’s bag, Joshua’s globe. 
    • using conjunctions to make compound sentences 

    but    and   so   because

    • Writing diary entries – we will be reading Samuel Pepys’ diary
    • Writing a story in the first person

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: writing simple sentences, using question marks and creating extended noun phrases.        

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • Message for Parents

    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 our office staff 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.

    • Monday 24th December – Friday 4thJanuary : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8thJanuary: Start of the Spring term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 8th January : Year 5 (Phoenix 2) Swimming starts
    • Monday 14th January: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 15th January : Closing date for Reception Applications
    • Tuesday 15th January : Education Governors Meeting
    • Thursday 17th January : Year 6 Trip to The National History Museum
    • Monday 21st January : Height and weight checks – Reception and Year 6
    • Thursday 31st January : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Tuesday 5th February : Year 4 trip to The Science Museum
    • Tuesday 12th February : Strategic Development Governors Meeting
    • Friday 15th February :Chinese New Year
    • Monday 18th  - Friday 22nd February : Half Term Holiday
    • Monday 25th  February : School reopens for staff and children
    • Tuesday 5th March : Full Governing Body meeting 
    • Wednesday 6th March School closing @2.00pm today
    • Wednesday 6th March : Parents’ Evening 2.30 – 5.00pm
    • Thursday 7th March : Parents’ Evening 3.40 – 6.00pm 
    • Thursday 7th March : World Book Day
    • Wednesday 13th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 1) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 2) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of swimming
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of clubs
    • Monday 1st April : E-Safety Workshop for children
    • Monday 1st April : Club registration – open online via Parentpay from 10am
    • Monday 8th-  Friday 22nd April : Easter Holidays
    • Tuesday 23rd April : INSET day – school closed for children
    • Wednesday 24th April : School reopens for children 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday

Project Homelearning: 

We are learning about people who lived in the past. Your project challenge this half term is to make a poster/powerpoint about someone who you admire who lived in the past. 

Phonics / Spelling: Children from Year 2 will be given a phonics and spelling book and will be asked to complete specific sections of this each week.

Mathletics: Every child has a username and password for the Mathletics website. Class teachers will allocate between one and three tasks per week for each child to complete. This will either be linked to current class learning or the child’s personal targets. Usernames and passwords should be written in every child’s reading journal but can be requested from the school office if they are lost / forgotten.

Things to remember

PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in this 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 into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

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