PE will be on a Thursday, please ensure your child has their PE kit for this day. 

Welcome to Year 2 Otters

Our  library day is Friday. Please bring your books back on this day so you can choose another to take home!

       Our star of the week is...



for being an excellent role model and always trying his best.

Our topic this term will be London . We will be looking at the stories of Paddington before moving to famous London landmarks and the Great Fire of London This theme will be followed through in our literacy work and our afternoon focuses. We will also be making our own Landmarks.  

Welcome back; I hope you’ve had an enjoyable Summer holiday. My name is Miss Vine, class teacher for Year Two Otters. Teaching the creative curriculum this half term will be Mrs Cameron, Mr Simons along with myself. Miss Thompson and Miss Cameron will also be supporting the learning of the children.

This term our topic is London. We will looking at the fiction texts and short clips of Paddington. We will orally retell and sequence the story and we are going on to write our own description of Paddington before moving on to look at the Great Fire of London and famous landmarks in London. 

Our science focus for the first half term is Animals including Humans we will be exploring what a balanced diet is and making our healthy lunch boxes and eat well plates. We will also be looking at how germs spread and how we can keep ourselves clean.  

Our sentence level work this half term in Literacy will be based around adjectives, adverbs and how we can extend our sentences by using conjunctions. We will be using a range of adjectives in our writing to describe Paddington and his friends in the story. 

 In Numeracy this half term we will be focusing on Place Value. We will revisit 10 more and 10 less of numbers up to 100, before looking at how many tens and ones there are in different two digit numbers. The children will also be practicing their time table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will practice these daily and you could help by encouraging these at home. Questions asked at random times are best!


Bug Club is a new website which has been introduced throughout school for reading. Your child now has a login so that they can access a variety of books at home. There are quizzes at the end of the story to test their understanding and activities which can be completed as they are reading the story. 


How you can support your child at home

  • All children are given a book bag which needs to come into school every day. It is a good place to keep reading and spelling books and any homework
  • Reading needs to only be ten minutes each day and should be a fun and relaxing time. Don't worry about reading the whole book in one go; talk about the pictures and use different voices. 
  • Encouraging your child to learn the 2 , 5 and 10 times table in a fun way. 
  • Practice the different ways which you can make 10 and 20 e.g. 8+2 11+9.

Important Information

  • PE kits needed on a Thursday
  • Reading books changed daily
  • Numeracy homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday
  • Weekly spellings sent out on a Friday for testing the following Friday


Miss Vine, Miss Thompson and Miss Cameron