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Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents,


Well here we are in the children’s last term of Year 2. Doesn’t time fly? We hope you all 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—The Rainforest and enjoyed jumping on board our Year 2 plane, to travel all the way to Brazil to discover the amazing Amazon Rainforest. Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world? It is home to around 40,000 plants, 1,300 birds, 3,000 types of fish, 430 mammals and an incredible 2.5 million different insects!


It has been lovely to see some pictures and books linked to our topic already being brought into school. If you have any books at home linked to our topic of the Rainforest 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 hope you find the following information useful, and it gives you an insight into the teaching and learning that will take place in Year 2 during the Summer Term (although we are sure some things will change as we go along).


In Year 2 the children are taught by Mrs Cudmore on a Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Cowles on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Mably is our teaching assistant.


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

Monday      Homework and spellings given out. PE with Mrs Cudmore                                                           

Friday        Spelling test, maths homework returned. PE with Mrs Cowles 


Please can the children bring in a named water bottle each day and come to school dressed in their PE kits on Mondays and Fridays? As the children will be in their PE kit all day please make sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather. Your child may wear plain dark leggings or jogging bottoms on these days.


Termly Challenge                                                                                                                              

For this term’s topic homework we would like the children to design a habitat in a shoe box. First get a shoebox. Next choose a habitat. Here are some ideas:- forest, sea, polar, rainforest, desert.  Then decorate the inside of your shoebox to look like your habitat e.g. a forest habitat might have trees and leaves. After this add 3d animals (models or pictures either printed or drawn). There are lots of ideas online, just type habitat shoebox into google. Please bring into class on (or before) Thursday 10th June.


If you have any further questions or queries please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to a happy, sunny and enjoyable Summer Term.

Thank you for your continued support. It really is appreciated!


With very best wishes, 


Mrs Cudmore and Mrs Cowles (Class Teachers)
Mrs Mably (Teaching Assistant)


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