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Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a fantastic 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—Rainforest Explorers 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! Sadly there is no trip to Brazil planned but we will be visiting The Eden Project on Thursday 27th January (a letter will be sent out with further information nearer the time).

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 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.

I 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 Spring Term (although I’m sure some things will change as we go along).

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. 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) Monday 7th March. 

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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