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Welcome to Year 2

Easter & Pentecost Terms 2023



Dear Parents,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter.

We are very excited about our learning for the next two terms.  The title of our learning is 'Fight for your Rights'.  We will be discovering how significant people fought for their, and our rights, and how significant events have shaped our history.  More details are available on our class newsletter.

During the weeks of May, all Year 2 children will participate in the end of KS1 assessments for reading, maths and writing. These assessments will be carried out in a caring, encouraging environment that best suits the need of each child. They are not designed to cause worry for either your child or yourself. Please do ask if you require further information or make an appointment so we can talk these through.      


If you have any questions, please come to the classroom at the end of the school day. Alternatively, if you have any concerns of a more delicate nature, please make an appointment with me so we can talk these through.

                                                                               Mrs Breen and Mrs Spier

A Few Things I would like to highlight:

  • SWIMMING! We will be swimming on the following Mondays: 17th April, 24th April, 15th May, 22nd May. Please can children bring the following into school each swimming day: suitable swim wear, a towel, a swimming hat if needed, a suitable coat for the weather conditions. Girls wearing tights may find it easier to bring socks to change into after swimming. We would appreciate that earrings and watches are left at home on these days.  Thank you in advance for your patience if we are late returning to school for the 3pm end of day collection.
  • Term 6 PE will require normal St.Thomas’ PE kit.
  • Homework will be given out on Fridays and expected in the following Friday.  Each week children will receive spellings and either written work or maths calculations.
  • Children are encouraged to read daily at home, reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Reading is to be recorded in their reading record. Reading books will be changed weekly or more often on request. We have changed some children's reading day, as we are not in school on Monday afternoons.  Your child's reading day is detailed on the front of their reading record.



Monday 1st and 8th May: Bank Holiday, school closed.

Friday 12th May: various activities to celebrate the coronation. Non-school uniform (ref, white and blue).

Friday 26th May: RE celebration at 2:45pm in Year 2 classroom.  All welcome.

Friday 26th May: End of Term 5.

Tuesday 6th June: Start of Term 6.

Thursday 15th June: Year 2 class assembly at 9:00am in school hall.  All welcome.

Friday 21st July: End of Term 6.



WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday 2nd March. We dressed as a character from our favourite book and shared our book choice with the class.

To celebrate World Book Day, we wrote our own Black Hat Mystery Story Book and shared our stories with our friends.

SAFER INTERNET DAY on Wednesday 8th February: We looked at our use of the internet as a class. We picked our top two uses each. Gaming was the most popular reason for using the internet.

We read Digiduck's Famous Friend and discussed what information about ourselves we should and should not share online.

RE CELEBRATION on Wednesday 1st February to celebrate our learning of the Good News of Christ

We acted out Jesus Feeding The 5000.

We acted out Jesus Healing the Paralysed Man

We acted out Jesus Healing the Ten Lepers

8th, 13th, 14th December: Our School Nativity featuring Year 2 in NO ROOM AT THE INN

Wednesday 14th December: Our School Christmas Lunch and Festive Hats

Friday 9th December: Open Afternoon, making puppets with our parents for DT

Week commencing 14th November: Anti-Bullying Week themed REACH OUT

Wednesday 12th October: RE CELEBRATION on CHOSEN PEOPLE

Abraham and Sarah


Daniel in the Lions' Den