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Year 2

Welcome to Class 2!

In the Summer Term Class 2’s topic will be “When a Knight won his spurs.” We will be learning about castles and finding out how and why they were built.  We will discover what life was like in a castle and learn about some of the important people who stayed at local castles.  We will also visit Aydon castle and make our own castles in class.

In English this term we will be reading Meerkat Mail, Ananse and the box of Stories, The Min Pins and a range of books by Julia Donaldson.  We will use the books to support our writing of reports, letters, plays and stories.

Please read with your child as often as you can (ideally at least three times a week). Please record what they have read in their Reading Record. We will also write in it every time we hear them read.

Our spellings this term will focus on high frequency words that we may read or write often in year 2. Spellings will be sent home every Friday and tested on the following Friday.

In Maths we will be learning about

  • Measurements – Mass, Capacity, Temperature and Time,
  • Position and Direction
  • We will also use what we know about addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to help us problem solve and work through maths investigations.

Your child will receive maths homework every Friday, which relates to the work he/she has studied over the week. Please ensure it is handed in by the following Friday.



Artist Sally Madge worked with Year 2 in December 2017

Children in Year 2 took part in a candlelit Sankta Lucia service at Hexham Abbey

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Firefighters Visit as part of Fire of London Topic

Gateshead trip to learn about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Bridges Drawing Workshop at The Baltic

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