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Welcome to Year 2's class web page. Here you will be able to find the latest information about what Year 2 are currently learning.

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Our new topic is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'.

We are starting this new topic with a trip to Kenilworth castle. We will learn about what it was like to live in a castle and why they were built. We will investigate which material will break a castle wall, learn lots of new vocabulary linked to castles, draw them using a drawing program and write about our trip.

Next is Rapunzel and her tower. What happens in the story, can we retell the story and can we find what all the different characters say. We will investigate towers around the world and find the one that is the tallest. In maths we will see who can build the tallest tower and practise our measuring skills.

Our next book will be Anthony Browne's 'The Tunnel'. What are tunnels used for and who builds them? We will learn about animals who use tunnels and how tunnels were used to escape in World War Two.

Finally we will focus on the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and bridges. We will write a letter complaining about the Troll and his bad behaviour and investigate where, how and why bridges are built.

Have a go at three of our homework activities linked to this topic. See the sheet in your homework book.

Reading Books

All children have a reading book and most children also have a library book. These are changed every week. Reading books will be changed when we hear a child read and if we feel they are ready for a new book. Year 2's library session is on a Monday. Children need to bring their library book in every week to get it changed.

It is important to hear your child read at home and to share books and talk about what they have read. Ask questions as you are reading.

For example - What do you think happens next? Who is your favourite character and why? Did you like this story? What was your favourite bit?

Link to Homework Booklet

Homework books are given out every Wednesday with new work to complete.  This should be returned the following Monday.

Year 2 children need to be reading their reading book everyday and practising the spellings ready for their test on a Wednesday. 

They also need to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Have a go at some of the topic based homeworks. Find the ideas in your homework book.

Children will have a piece of maths or literacy homework to complete once a week.

Teaching staff: Miss Stoyles, Mrs Evans, Mrs McGarry, Mrs Grant, Mrs Thorne.


Pictures from our Kenilworth Castle trip.

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 The arrow slit windows.

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Inside the keep.

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Two different types of castle buildings.

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Two different types of windows.

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Research link: Use these links to find out more about castles.

Information about Kenilworth Castle.