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Welcome to our class page!


We are a Year 2 class and our teachers are Mrs Potter (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Tomlinson (Thursday, Friday). We also have Miss Roberts with us, who is training to become a teacher. 


Messages from Mrs Potter and Mrs Tomlinson


The children are continuing to impress us with their attitude to their work, as well as coping with Year 2 routines.  Our 'Who will we meet in our Time Machine' topic has already taken us back to 1916 - the year Roald Dahl was born; and 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.  The children have produced some great work linking into both Roald Dahl and our class book The BFG, and the Moon landing.  This week our Time Machine has jumped further back in time to 1820, the year Florence Nightingale was born.  


As part of our Design Technology work, the children have designed their own rockets.  If you have any plastic bottles / yoghurt pots / toilet roll tubes / egg cartons etc that we could use for modelling, please send them in, as over the next week or so the children will be making their rocket design.


As part of our Florence Nightingale topic, we would be grateful to hear from any family members who are nurses, or involved with nursing.  We would love for you to come into school to tell the children about your job, so that they can further appreciate the significance of Florence Nightingale's work. If you are able to help, please speak to either of us at home time.


Many thanks for your support, 


Mrs Potter & Mrs Tomlinson




Our topic this term is:


Who will we meet in our Time Machine?


This term we will zoom back in time to find out about famous people in history. We will be learning about well-known authors, scientists, sportspeople, explorers, inventors and also finding out about important events in the past. Keep checking our class page to see where our Time Machine takes us next!


Our current class book is:


The BFG by Roald Dahl


Useful information about our timetable:

We do PE on Wednesdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor).

Spelling tests are on Wednesday.


Reading – please read at home with your child as often as you can.

MyMaths homework is set fortnightly.

Please support your child with Spelling practise and learning Times Tables.

Use the following link to help with your Times tables


Information about Year 2 Spellings:

In Year 2, most children will be practising spelling words which are taken from the statutory list of words that they are expected to be able to spell by the end of the year.  We have broken this list down into half term lists of 30 words, 10 of which are selected each week at random for our spelling test.  Although this list may seem overwhelming at first, please bear in mind that there are fewer words to learn throughout the half term (compared to 10 new words a week in Year 1), meaning that there are lots of opportunities for children to practise and be tested on each word.

We don’t expect children to learn all of them at once! We suggest you choose 5 words each week and practise them thoroughly (ideas are included in the Spelling List booklet).  While it is unlikely that those 5 words will come up in the next test, what we will hopefully begin to see is an improvement in spelling test scores over the half term, and more importantly, children will be remembering to use correct spelling in their work!  If you require further information please do not hesitate to ask us.


Key diary dates:


Thursday 25 October - Break up for half term

Friday 26 October – INSET - school closed to pupils

Monday 30 October – Return to school

Monday 12 November – School photographer - Individual photographs

Wednesday 28 November – Tuesday 4 December – Book Fair

Friday 21 December – Break up for Christmas


Look at what we have been doing:


We had lots of fun when we made our own rocket explosion by adding some mints to a bottle of cola!  We made some great predictions as to what we thought would happen and it was very exciting to watch! 


Our topic question this term is: Who will we meet in our Time Machine?  Over the holidays we thought about what our own time machine would look like... have a look at our creations!