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Year 2 - Miss Writer


Welcome to Miss Writer's Year 2 class page.


Kew Gardens Class Trip

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The Year 2 children enjoyed a class trip to Kew Gardens. It was a beautiful day and we have some lovely memories and we learnt lots of interesting facts. We even got to see some of the amazing glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly! Here are some pictures from our trip.

New Year Homework Goals

This January all the children set a goal to get 10 out of 10 with their spelling and maths.  Please help them to achieve this!




Children will be given homework every Friday which needs to be returned by the following Friday.  Please encourage them to get this done over the weekend to establish good practices.  Please remind the children they can do as much Mathletics as they like (in addition to any set tasks given).


Weekly maths and spelling test

The children will have a mental maths and spelling test every Friday. 


Mental Maths Test

Times tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10.


Year 2 Common Exception Words.



Homework Books and Sheets.

KS1 Maths SATs Buster Book:  Please finish and revise.

KS1 English Comprehension Book: 

KS1 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book:  

Mathletics:  Keep working your hardest!  We will be checking the scores and who is earning gold certificates.


Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words.  

All children should know how to spell these words.



  • Children return for summer term on Monday, 3rd June. 



  • Sports Day  - Tuesday, 2nd July
  • Year 2 Liturgy - Friday, 5th July 
  • School Fete - Saturday, 6th July
  • Class trip, Kew Garden - 
  • Last day of term 2pm - Friday, 19th July 

Clubs this term (3:30 - 4:30)

French - Tuesday

Multi-sports - Tuesday 

Chelsea football 



Children are selected for each club randomly.  If your child is selected, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, your child has not been selected.  Please pay for all clubs via the online payment system - the school no longer accepts cash.

The Eco Squad (Gaizka, Emilia, Hezekiah and Isabella) will be speaking with the school council very soon to discuss some ideas they have for small but meaningful changes we can make in school.

What we are doing this term



In English we will continue to learn about traditional fairy tales and writing our own stories.  Our primary focus this term is comprehension of texts, interpreting information from fiction and non-fiction books and group and independent reading.  We will continue to work focus on poetry and learning poems by heart.  In addition to non-fiction writing, using the correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.  We will be including persuasive letter writing and reports.


In maths we will be reviewing everything learnt last term.   The children will have a continued focus on solving real life problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will also continue to work on one and two part word problems, data handling via interpreting bar charts, pictograms, Carroll diagrams and Venn diagrams and a revision of shape, money and measurements.


Children will spend time revising SATs based questions in preparation for the May SATS.

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Out topic this term is spread the word, rules and treasures.


The children have been absolutely fascinated learning about Hinduism and the many different deities that form the religion.  Do you know who these gods and goddesses are?



Prayers we say in class


Morning Prayer


Before Lunch Prayer

Bless us O Lord as we sit together.

Bless the food we eat today.

Bless the hands that made the food.

Bless us O Lord.



Before Home Prayer

God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.




In science we have started our topic of plants.  Last term we carried out an experiment to see which seeds would grow the quickest:  seeds grown directly in soil, or seeds that we germinated first and then planted in soil.  We will continue to grow and nurture these as well as taking down our observations over time, scientific drawings and showing the results to our experiment.  Through this, we will focus on the life cycle of a plant, plants in the local environments and their basic needs to survive. 


In ICT we will be learning how to create our own PowerPoint presentation in order to present information to the class.


This term, we are learning about relationships, changes and living in the wider world.

Cursive Handwriting

The children have been doing a great job starting cursive handwriting.  Watch this video to see how the children have been learning to form their letters.  Remember to start on the line and lead in and lead out!


This term we will be exploring textiles.  We will design a floral motif and look at various ways to print our designs onto fabric.

Fabric Patterns

The children will be designing and creating their own pattern to manufacture their custom made fabric!  They will use this to make a pencil case.


The children will continue to participate in the lesson using French language as often as possible. This term the main topics are: my family, in the classroom and the seaside. We will consolidate and develop our knowledge of French vocabulary, while doing interactive and play activities. We will focus on learning coherent sentences to express an idea; recognise and recopy written words and short phrases.

Home Reading

The children have reading books and should be reading for about 10-20 minutes a day.  Please encourage them to read by making it part of their daily routine.  It is really helpful to question them about what they have read to check their understanding. 


School Reading

The children will be read with once a week.  This may be in a guided reading session where we will discuss a story and ask questions about the text, for example: why an author may have chosen to use certain language or write in a particular style, to make predictions and inferences.  We also ask the children to make links to other books they are reading at home.  In addition, the children will read every other week in a one on one setting and change their home reading book.


Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.

Class roles

Rose and Jayson - school council representatives.   Chair Person - Cara, Vice Chair Person - Diego and Secretary - Sitara.