Year 2

Year 2 News


Hello and welcome to Year 2.


This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Llwynog, this means ‘Foxes Class’ in Welsh.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 14th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.


The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Jackson

Miss Regan, Miss Dillon and Miss Williams


Our week in school and things to remember:

Friday – PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though, just in case.

We won’t be doing Forest School this term but there will be opportunities to go outside so we suggest that the children bring a pair of wellies to keep in school.

Friday – Reading books will be sent home and any other suitable homework. Please return both on Monday. Reading books will be changed on the day your child reads. If their book is not in school it may not be changed.


What are we learning about this term?

Our literacy lessons this year will begin with us reading ‘Merkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett.

We will use this book as inspiration write postcards. We will then move onto writing a report about Meerkats. We will find out about deserts and some mapping skills. After that we will read ‘The Great Green Forest’ by Paul Gereghty. We will find out about rainforests and how humans use them. We will produce posters to encourage people to look after rainforests. We will develop maths, geography, art and ICT skills along the way.


Learning at home

Reading at home is very important. We ask you to read with your child as often as you can. The school reading book will be sent home for the weekend. We ask that you fill in the reading record. The reading record has some lovely activities in them that you are welcome to do with your child. If your child reads anything other than their school book we would love to hear about that too. There will be other homework sent home when it is relevant.


Important dates this term

Thursday 14th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Wednesday 20th September- Famous Artist Day

Friday 22nd September- NSPCC on-line safety meeting for parents at 3:15pm- film and snacks for children

Friday 29th September- Healthy Living Day

Friday 6th October– Harvest festival at church- time tbc

Tuesday 17th October/Wednesday 18th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm

Wednesday 25th October- Autumn disco Infants 4:30-5:30pm; juniors 6pm- 7pm


Coffee mornings

Tuesday 24th October Year 5; Thursday 26th October Year 6

Tuesday 7th November Year 4; Thursday 9th November Year 3

Tuesday 14th November Year 1; Thursday 16th November Year 2


Friday 1st December- Christmas fair


Christmas Concerts

Monday 11th December- Nursery and Reception- Morning performance only

Tuesday 12th December- Year 1 and 2 afternoon and evening performance

Wednesday 13th December- Key Stage 2 performance (afternoon and evening)

Thursday 14th December- Key Stage 2 performance (evening)



If you would like to download a printable version of this information, please click on the link below

Year 2 Autumn term overview