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Year Two


Welcome to Madrid Class.




This term our class topic is called 

Wonderful World

We will be learning all about the continents and oceans, animals that live in the world and the different climates around the globe.

We also have a treat in store!


Plenty to do, lots to learn and memories to make.


If you have anything that is related to our topic please bring it in to share with us. Remember to put your name on it first.





What we have been doing in English


Our class reader is The World according to Humphrey, a story all about a hamster who .lives in a classroom and gets up to all sorts of adventures.

We have started planning our own story about Humphrey and imagining what he might do if he lived in our school.





This is a big focus as it is very important that we form all our letters correctly, the right way round and the correct size. We do handwriting practice every week and will be starting to learn how to join up letters. 



To help with handwriting it would be very useful if you could help your child practise writing the alphabet in both upper and lower case.

They could also practise putting a list of words into alphabetical order, including some that start with the same letter. In year 2, the children need to know and use the letter names as well as the sounds they make.


At all time please make sure your child is holding their pencil correctly, using the tripod hold - thumb and index finger holding the pencil and the other fingers supporting under the pencil.




What we have been doing in Maths:


Over the past two weeks we have been revising our knowledge of two digit numbers, place value and counting in 2s and 10s.

We have also used the greater than and less than signs to show the values of numbers and to compare them. We will now be looking at estimating where numbers go on a number line and then starting to use all this knowledge to help us with addition and subtraction problems.


 The 2x, 5x and 10x tables are essential in Year 2 and need to be learnt off by heart. 


We are happy to chat to you if you would like to know more about how to support your child in maths.













In Y2 we learn spelling rules that can be applied to writing. We are currently revising our knowledge of the alphabet, vowels and consonants and all the speech sounds that the letters make. There are also words that do not follow a spelling rule and we will be focusing on those in our Friday spelling lessons. 


When spelling words to your child please use the letter names and not the speech sounds.











It is very important that your child reads to someone at home every day. As well as being able to read words they need to understand what they have read, so please talk to them about their book to develop comprehension skills. This is very important if they are going to become an excellent reader.  


In Y2 the children choose their own reading book. Making a good choice of book and giving a reason for that choice is a excellent skill to develop. If their book needs changing then please remind them to change it when they come into school in the morning and then put it in the red box at the front of the class so we can make a note of the book they have chosen.


Forest School starts on Tuesday 18th September.

To help get ready, below is the list of clothes that need to be brought in for Forest School.


Long sleeved top or t-shirt.

Long sleeved jumper - no hoodies as these can catch on the tree branches.

Long trousers.

Wellies or sturdy walking shoes. No trainers.


Even when the weather is warm and dry we still need to wear long sleeved tops or t-shirts, long sleeved jumpers or sweatshirts and long trousers. These protect our arms and legs from scratches and stings. 


 Forest School clothes should remain in school throughout the term, in a named bag that will hang on a peg. 

No Forest School clothes = no Forest School!








Don't forget that if there is anything that you need to know please come and ask us. 


Mrs Treacher teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings.

Mrs Barnett teaches on Thursday afternoons and Fridays. Mrs Bishop is with us all week.



Mrs Treacher, Mrs Barnett and Mrs Bishop