Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well here we are in the children’s last term of Year 2. Doesn’t time fly? I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and the children are raring to go! This term promises to be a busy one! The children are already getting excited about their new topic ‘Castles and Dragons’ and it has been lovely to see some pictures and books of castles already being brought into school. If you have any books at home linked to our topic we would love you to send them in so that we can share them with the class. We promise to take good care of them until the end of our topic.

We begin our topic by exploring the question ‘Why were castles first built in England and what were they like? We will spend our story time sessions listening to a range of non-fiction books about castles and begin with the chapter book ‘The Battle of Hastings’ by Gillian Clement. We are also hoping to visit Restormel Castle this term to explore the remains of a Motte and Bailey Castle. Did you know that this was the first type of castle to be built in England after William the Conqueror became King of England in 1066?

To support our science work for this half term please can you send in a baby and toddler photo of your child by Friday 13th May. Alternatively, you may like to share your photos on google classroom or email them to me via homelearning@stminver.org.

Here is an outline of the things that happen every week:

Monday - Homework and spellings are given out. Visit to the library to choose a new book.     

Wednesday - PE with Mr Rickard and music with Mrs Couch.                                                 

Friday - Active mile, spelling test, maths homework returned. PE with Mrs Cudmore. 

Please can the children bring in a named water bottle each day. Please remember to send your child's PE kit into school in a named carrier bag ready for their PE lessons on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Don’t forget to send your child to school wearing their trainers and jogging bottoms on a Friday ready for our active mile in the morning.

Termly Challenge                                                                                                                                Each term we would like the children to contribute towards the class topic. This term we would like the children to use recycled materials to make either a castle or dragon. It would be nice to have these in just after half term, (or earlier if you would prefer). Thank you!

We hope you will find this information useful. If you have any further questions or queries then please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to a happy and enjoyable year in Year 2!

Thank you for your support.

With very best wishes,


Mrs Cudmore (Class Teacher)

Mrs Mably (Teaching Assistant)


St Minver School
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