Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Fortune Class                                 Liberty Class

Teacher: Mrs Bradshaw                                        Teacher: Miss Brobbey

Teaching Assistant: Ms Roose                               Teaching Assistants: Mrs Roddie

                                                                                                             Mrs Stevens

What to expect this term...

Term 1

In English, we will begin by writing an alternative traditional tale using the story 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'. We will then be moving to 'George's Marvellous Medicine' for the rest of the term. There will be a focus on writing character profiles and instruction writing. Children will also be given Spelling Shed logins, which is an online resource to support them with their spellings at home. These spellings will be tested each week.

In Maths, the main focus will be on securing children's number and place value knowledge. We will be introducing the children to Times Tables Rock stars, which is a resource children can access online, at home to help support them with their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.


Our Big Question for the term is 'Is plastic the best material?', which links to both our Science topic 'Uses of everyday materials' and our Curriculum topic 'Toys from the past'.

Please see the topic web below for more information.

Children will be expected to read at least 4 times a the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.

Homework will be uploaded on to Edmodo each week, so please ensure that you have signed up to your class page.

P.E will be every Wednesday, so make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please make sure earrings are not worn, if your child is not confident with taking them out.

Year 2 Term 1 Topic Web

How can you support your child?


Please ensure you are regularly accessing the online resource 'Times Tables Rock stars'. In Year 2, we focus on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and this resource is a fun way to support this. The children are able to collect coins as they complete questions correctly and use these coins to change the appearance of their avatars. It is expected by the END of Year 2, that your child knows the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher.



Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, at least 5 times each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us. 



Please ensure that you are regularly accessing the online resource Spelling Shed. Each week there will be new spellings for your child to practise in fun, different ways. There will be weekly spelling tests on the phonemes that have been set each week. There will also be an extra set of spellings running alongside the weekly ones, which we will NOT be testing weekly. These spellings will be the Year 2 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 2. If you lose/forget your login or have any queries, please see the class teacher. 




Homework is set weekly each Friday on Edmodo. You do not need to print off your child's work and to bring into school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded online. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.

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