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Year 2 - Cherry Class

Welcome to Cherry class

Teachers: Mrs Stow and Mrs Bowley

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Haupt

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Term 6

Thank you for all your help and support with your child's learning this year. We have had a wonderful year so far and we are looking forward to term 6.



This term we will be reading the book The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch, we will be focusing on problems within a story and how they are solved. The children will be learning how to use similes to create interesting sentences and using all the skill taught over the year to write their own stories.



Although SATs are over, we are still working hard to ensure your child reaches their full potential. This term we will be focusing on applying all the learning we have done this year to solve a variety of exciting problems.



Our topic is The Seaside, we will be looking at changes throughout history. We will hopefully be experimenting with levers and mechanisms. It would be really valuable if you could visit the beach with your child and explore and see what 'treasures' you can find.

Term 5

In maths we will be continuing to grapple with the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication), we will be using the inverse to check our answers. Also we will be continuing to practice our times tables so we can recall them quickly. We will be unpicking SATs style questions so all children feel comfortable and confident in how to answer these style of questions.


In writing we will be using The Rascally Cake and Pumpkin Soup to inspire our writing. We will be looking at instructions and what features they include before we have a go at writing our own. Later in the term will be writing our own stories inspired by Pumpkin Soup.


This term we will be learning about plants and growing in Science. We will be looking at seeds and how they differ, also we will be planting seeds and observing the changes that happen.


In topic we will be looking at the history of chocolate. We will be sampling different chocolate and describing it. We will be exploring the chocolate using all of our senses.Also we looking at the packaging and how this invites us to eat it. We will be designing our own chocolate bars and packaging.


This term we will be doing our SATs. We will be doing them throughout May. We will aim to make this a positive experience for your child and make it as stress free as possible. It would be really helpful if you could practice SATs style questions at home to help build your child's confidence. Also it would be really helpful if you practiced the times tables at home. Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please see your child's class teacher.


Term 4

This term we will be exploring and learning about the Great Fire of London. This will be our topic through out

the curriculum. We are all looking forward to embarking on this learning together.


In literacy will we be focusing on using a range of punctuation correctly, suffixes and expanded noun phrases. We will also be learning about the differences and importance of commands, questions and statements and how we can use these effectively in our writing.


In maths we will be deepening our understanding of the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) and how we can use them in a variety of different situations. We will also be focusing on partitioning numbers to show the value of each digit. We will also be thinking about money and how to make varying amounts using coins and notes.




Thank you to all parents that attended our Year 2 SATs preparation meeting. We hope you found it helpful. For those who were unable to attend here is some key information...

During May your child will take a series of assessments known as SATs, they SATs consist of two maths papers, two reading papers, a spelling paper and a grammar paper.



Your child will sit two maths papers, one arithmetic paper which focusing on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The second paper is a reasoning paper and this focuses on the application of the four operations to a range of problem based questions.



Your child will sit one short answer paper, this will involve your child reading several short passages of a story and answering questions after each passage. The other paper is a longer task paper, this is likely to consist of a separate text and answer booklet. The text is more lengthy and requires the children to read the entire text before answering any questions. 

All texts will be set at a gold level. 



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar papers are split into two papers. The spelling paper will consist of a passage with missing words, the passage will be read to your child and your child will be required to fill in the missing words, spelling as many correctly as they can.

The grammar paper will ask a series of questions based around varying grammar skills such as verbs, nouns, adverbs, commas, capital letters, full stops, tense, expanded noun phrases and many more.



We would like to remind you that although the SATs are an important assessment tool we will endeavour to make it a stress free experience for your child, therefore we will not be giving any exact dates when these tests will be happening.


If you would like any more information you can visit the below link to the government website.






Year Two Common Exception Words


Below is a list of the year two common exception words. It would be helpful if you could practice reading and spelling them with our child.


door, floor, poor, because, find, kind, mind, behind, child, children, wild, climb, most, only, both, old, cold, gold, every, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful,

after, fast, last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, hour,

improve, sure, sugar, eye, could, should, would, who, whole, any, many, clothes, busy, people, water, again, half, money, parents, christmas, everybody, even