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Term 1

Welcome to Term 1!

We are very pleased to welcome the children into year 2 and have lots of lovely learning experiences taking place.


Key dates to remember:

School Photographs on Wednesday 15th September

Sea Shanties on Friday 8th October

Pirate Day on Wednesday 20th October



Year 2 Sea Shantie

Term 1 Reading and Writing

We cannot get enough of books! Please try to read with your child five times a week.

This term we are going to be enjoying a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Many of these will be linked to our topic 'Land Ahoy!'. 

Some of our books include:

Term 1 Maths

In maths this term, our topic 'Investigating Number Systems'. By the end of this topic children will be able to:

  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number (tens,ones)
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 using <, > and = signs
  • use place value and number facts to solve number problems


Please continue to help you child learn their division and multiplication facts for their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Term 1 Science

This term in science, we are learning about 'Animals, Including Humans' by looking at basic survival needs for animals and humans and different stages of growth. We are also learning about ways to stay healthy; including eating the right amount of different food groups and the importance of exercise.


Term 1 PE

This term, we will be having PE twice a week!

Our new PE days are on Mondays and Tuesdays so please ensure the children come in fully dressed for PE on these days.

This term's focus is on team building. We will then be moving onto ball skills and invasion games.


Term 1 Cornerstones

Land Ahoy!



We have had a very unusual visitor this week - a friendly pirate! The pirate led us on an exciting treasure hunt around the school until we found an X that marked the spot! We all got our hands dirty as we dug, dug, dug! Our eyes shone as we opened the treasure chest and discovered gold doubloons, rubies, diamonds, golden compasses and a pirate flag. Pirates always share their treasure so we each had a large chocolate coin! Ahoy me hearties! 



With out Land Ahoy! topic we will develop children’s knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates. Children use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea. We think about life at sea and the kind of characters​​​​​​


This term in music we have been playing instruments to represent different types of weather with our music teacher Mrs Fairhead.         



Year 2 Music video