Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Year 2! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and the children are looking forward to starting their first term in Year 2. I know that I’m really excited to be teaching your lovely children full time this year and can’t wait to get started. Hopefully the information below will give you an insight into some of the things we will be learning during the Autumn Term, although I’m sure some things will change as we go along. 

We begin the term with a ‘Friendship Fortnight’ which will focus on getting to know each other, settling into our new classroom and establishing new routines before starting our main topic for this half term entitled ‘Here and There with Paddington Bear’. During this topic we find out about the many adventures of Paddington Bear and explore the magnificent city of London. If you have any books at home linked to our topic we would love for 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 term. 

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 - Spelling test, maths homework returned. PE with Mrs Cudmore. 

Please can the children bring in a named water bottle each day and come to school dressed in their PE kits on Wednesdays 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

Each term we would like the children to contribute towards the class topic. This term we would like them to begin researching The Great Fire of London at home.  They can present this information in any way they wish, e.g. make a poster, create a book, use the Book Creator App on the iPad, email us etc. It would be nice to have these in just  after half term. Thank you for your support!

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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