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Year 2

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Mr Branskey's Email Address:

Autumn Term



We are looking forward to an exciting autumn term with you all. Please read the brief overview below this telling you what we will be doing in each subject. 


As always, you can continue to contact us through our class emails which are at the top of the page. Our emails will continue to be monitored on week days during the term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Messages can always be sent via the blue organiser and any brief messages at drop off or collection times are welcome. Any urgent messages should be phoned through to the office.


Many thanks,

Mrs Markham and Mr Branskey



2M and 2B will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday this half term.


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will doing PE outside as much as possible so can you please make sure your child is suitable clothed e.g. navy jogging pants. The focus will be cricket and working on our athletic skills whilst participating in a range of activities. 



Please can you carefully label your child's jumpers/cardigans with their names. We do try to make sure any misplaced clothing gets back to the right child and we appreciate it when parents ask about any lost property.  


In maths we will be focusing on 


We will start the term off by reading a selection of fairy tales and then we will retell the story of "The Papaya that Spoke." Our focus will be on capital letters, full stops and letter formation. 


Our topic this term is Animals and Humans.


The children have been given either one or two reading books and one book for shared reading with an adult. They will change these books once a week.

Please continue to read with your child as often as possible and write a brief message recording this in the blue organiser on the righthand side. We are always happy to hear about anything they are reading from home as well. 

Any teachers who read with your child will also write a comment there about how your child is progressing with their reading. 


This half term, our focus will be on The Great Fire of London and we have organised an exciting trip to Staircase House in Stockport on the Tuesday 3rd October. 


In RE, we will be learning about stories from the Bible and why they are special to Christians. 


The children will be looking at fire engines from the past to the present day and exploring the chassis mechanism used on vehicles. The children will investigate the differences between a fixed or moving axle and learn how they enable a vehicle to move.

Then using junk modelling materials we will create our own vehicles with a chassis mechanism to put out fires. 


We will continue to focus on Year 2 Common Exception Words, playing some memory games to see which spellings we can remember and then we will practise writing them into sentences. We will then start to learn about homophones and suffixes.

Tricky Words

We are still focusing on a range of Year 1 and Year 2 tricky words. The children will be reading these words and applying them in their writing. See attached document for the different words.

Autumn term curricular leaflet

SMART eSafety Rules Posters