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Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week Beginning 11th November

Just a reminder Parent's evenings are this week on Tuesday and Thursday!

Literacy: We will be continuing to learn the story 'The Bear and the Piano' and will be creating our own character descriptions. 


Maths: We will be continuing to learn about the link between addition and subtraction and solving missing number problems. 


Reading: We will be continuing to read 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me' and answering questions about the texts. 


Topic: We are continuing with our Beat, Band, Boogie topic. This week we will be developing our artistic skills, focussing on perspective. The children will revisit colour-mixing, using a blending technique with oil pastels to achieve their desired shades. These skills will be combined to imitate an illustration from our model text, which we are using in literacy, The Bear and the Piano.



Week Beginning 4th November 


Literacy: We will be learning a new story called 'The Bear and the Piano'. We will be learning about the structure of a finding tale and writing our own finding tale.


Maths: This week we will be making the link between addition and subtraction and looking at how to find the answers to missing number questions.


Reading: The children will begin reading our new text 'The giraffe and the Pelly and me' by Roald Dahl and will be showing their understanding of what they are reading by answering questions. 


Topic: We will be starting our new topic Beat, Band, Boogie which is a music topic! We will be listening to lots of different genres of music and learning about different instruments. 

Congratulations to our confident learners this week!























Week Beginning 21st October 


Literacy: This week we using all the knowledge we have learnt to write letters to our parents persuading them to attend the fireworks night.


Maths: We will be continuing to subtract two digit numbers using dienes to support us.


Reading: We will be continuing to use the skills we have been learning to answer inference and retrieval questions. 


Topic: We will be rounding off our Muck, Mess and Mixture topic by refining our sketching skills. 


Reminder: On Wednesday it is visit the classroom day at the Infant school. We would love for you to come in after school to look at your children's books and showcase all the learning we have done this half term. 







Individual photos are being taken this week as follows:


Wednesday - Froghopper and Honeybee

Thursday - Millipede and Dragonfly


Please make sure your child is in full school uniform (including a jumper) on the right day.

Thank you!


Week Beginning 14th October


Literacy: This week we will be continuing to look at the features of persuasive writing and will be learning the format of letter writing. 


Maths: This week we will be looking at subtraction and using the dienes to help us find strategies to subtract two digit numbers.


Reading: The children will be reading the story 'The fox and the Star' by Coralie Bickford-Smith and using the pictures to help us make inferences. 


Topic: This week we will looking at the artist Carl Warner and creating our own fruit art. 


Year 2 Information Presentation

Handwriting Formation

A video to help with letter formation.

Year 2 Information


There is a KS1 assessment information session being held in the learning hub (the old children's centre) on Thursday 10th of October from 2-3pm. Come along to find out Year 2, what the end of year expectations are and how we deliver the KS1 SATS. Any questions please ask your child's teacher. 



Week Beginning 7th October


Literacy: This week we will continue to learn our persuasive text by 'Pink Crayon' and be learning about rhetorical questions and bossy verbs. 


Maths: We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of addition and will be adding together numbers using different mental stragegies as well as using concrete materials. 


Reading: We will be reading the story Tabby McTab and will be developing our comprehension by answering questions about the text. 


Topic: Continuing forward with our Muck, Mess and Mixtures topic we will be creating our own artwork on the ipads and continuing to participating in a science investigation about bubbles. 



Week Beginning 30th September


Literacy: This week we will be leaning a new text about 'Pink Crayon' and will be exploring persuasive writing. We will also be leanring about commands, statements and questions. 


Maths: We will be exploring number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 this week and will be applying this knowledge when adding two numbers together. 


Reading: We wil continue to read the story Frog and Toad and will be answering inference and retrieval questions about what we have read. 


Topic: This week we will be looking at the artist Henri Matisse and creating our own art inspired by him. We will be creating our own piece of Autumn art using leaves, twigs and other items we can find in the Woodlands. 

International Day of Older Persons


On 1st October it is 'International Day of Older Persons'. To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.






The weather is changing and Winter is approaching. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies and spare socks for the woodlands every Friday (these can be left at school). Please also make sure they come to school with a rain coat everyday. Mr Jackson will be taking the children into the woodlands, come rain or shine so they need to be prepared!

Thank you for your support with this.

Week Beginning 23.9.19


Literacy: This week we will be planning and writing our very own fantasy stories.


Maths: We will continue to learn about place value and numbers to 100.


Reading: We will be continuing to broaden our vocabulary and practise making inference from the texts we are reading.


Topic: This week we will be continuing our Muck, Mess and Mixtures topic by looking at the art of Kandinsky and creating our own string paintings. 


Book Donations


We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. 

Spelling Books


Your child will have brought home a green spelling book. This is to be used to practise their spellings at home and should be brought back to school every Thursday for their spelling quiz. Their new spellings will then be stuck into the book and handed back out on a Friday. We appreciate your support with practising your spellings at home! Any questions please ask a member of the Year 2 team. 

Week Beginning 16.9.19


Literacy: This week the children will learning the tools they can use when writing settings and will be writing their own setting descriptions.


Maths: We will continue to learn about place value and numbers to 100. 


Reading: We will be reading 'Frog and Toad Together' and will be learning how to retrieve information from the text.


Topic: We will be learning about the artist Robert Delaunay and creating some art work in a similar style. 

Messy Morning


On Thursday 12th September the Year 2's will be kicking off their Muck, Mess and Mixtures topic by having a Messy Morning. This will involve exploring all kinds of messy materials and taking part in art activities. Could you please send your child to school in old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. They will also need to bring with them their PE kit to change into for the afternoon. 




Week Beginning 9.9.19


Literacy: We will start to learn a fantasy tale and be focusing on key features of writing a setting. 


Maths: We will be practicing our knowledge of place value and learning to read and write the numbers to 100.


Reading: We will be reading 'Frog and Toad' stories and answering questions to show our understanding of the text.


Topic: Our first topic is called Muck, Mess and Mixtures and we will be exploring lots of different art materials and creating a range of artwork.


Welcome to Year 2


We hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing holiday and are looking forward to starting Year 2. 


This year PE days for Year 2 will be on a Tuesday and a Friday so please could you send your child to school dressed in their PE kit these days. We also ask that long hair is tied up and that all earrings are removed for the safety of the children.


Each Friday we will be heading up to the junior school for our morning lessons and will be using the cooking and music room. We will also be heading to the schools woodlands so we ask that your child could bring a pair of named wellies into school. The Year 2's will be going to the juniors in all weathers so we also ask you send your child to school each week with a waterproof jacket.


We willl be sending out reading books which will be changed on Tuesday and Fridays. Please send your child to school each day with their reading book and record so it can be checked by the teacher. 


If you have any questions please come and speak to your child's class teacher! 


The Year 2 Team



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