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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 2


Mice Hedgehogs
Miss Walker

Miss Fraser (Team Leader)

Welcome to Year Two 2019-2020

In Year Two you will find the Hedgehogs and Mice classes taught by Miss Fraser (Team Leader) and Miss Walker.  You will also find happy, engaged and motivated learners who are a credit to our wonderful school!

In Year Two our PE days are Monday and Friday.  Please leave your PE kit in school during the week.  The children also need trainers when going on the adventure playground.  Other equipment needed includes: a pencil case, water bottle, and fruit.

The children are busy building their independence, and, as a result, should come into school by themselves and organise their equipment.  It is important that the children are in school for 8.55am as our learning begins straight away.

Each day the children will take part in a reading session, phonics, English and Maths lesson.  In addition to this they will also have geography lessons, history, PE, computing, RE, Science, spellings, PHSE and music.  The children will be encouraged to run the daily mile each day and will also attend three whole school assemblies per week.

Spring Term One
This term our topic is Australia.  The children will use map skills to find major cities in Australia, as well as learn similiarities and differences between Australia and UK.  We will be looking at the weather and comparing this to Thame as well as keeping updated on the news of the bush fires.  In PE we will update our cricket skills leading to playing The Ashes at the end of the term! In English we will focus on Possum Magic and the children will be creating factfiles on Australian animals.



It is really important to read with your child as often as possible.  Your child should have the opportunity to change their school reading books twice a week - please encourage your child to do this - which allows them to read the book a few times in order to gain confidence and fluency. As you are reading it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next.   At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and reasons why. Please fill in your child's Reading Diary once you have read with them - if they have their reading diary signed three times in a week then they will help their class to earn a class reward!

If you would like to help with reading in school then please see Miss Fraser.  Afternoons are best for this if possible.

Please see quality books to read at home: https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/e9/cb/pie-corbett-yr2-1393273.pdf

Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text. The children write with a cursive, joined - up script and will practise their gross and fine motor skills daily to improve their handwriting.  

Year 2 Topic Web Spring 1 2020 

To view the English objectives that we will be cover this year, please click on the link below.

Year 2 English Objectives

Maths                                                                                                                      Throughout the year we will cover; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction and data handling (now called statistics). 

We are currently working on multiplication and division and the link between these two concepts.  The children are learning how to multiply using arrays and divide by sharing.