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Sunny Bank Primary School

Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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Year 2

Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3!

This term we will be travelling back in time to learn about the evacuation of Lenny Levi during WW2. We will use the story of The Lion and the Unicorn to help us write narratives such as; poems, lists, descriptions, diaries, letters and stories. 


In Maths, we will continue and consolidate our learning of multiplication and division before moving on to money. If you have any coins at home now would be a great time to explore what they look like, their value and how to make amounts in different ways. Due to debit cards and cashless systems children have often have very little experience of handling money. 


In Science, we will be heading outside to identify micro habitats within our school, investigating living and non-living objects as well as learning about what plants and animals need to survive. 


In Topic we will be researching, designing and making homes for the future. 


Thank you to all the children and their families who have already brought in a 'Passport to learning' project. We can't wait to see what you discover outside of school this term! 


As always, we look forward to seeing how the children progress and develop this term! 


The Year Two Team! 


WOW! What a busy term that was! 

We packed so much in that it is hard to remember all that we have covered. We started the term remembering the fallen soldiers and showed our respects during a Remembrance service. In Literacy, we continued to learn about the war when we studied War Game- following the journey of four brave lads who signed up for WW1. As Christmas approached we moved onto the Grinch and thought about the true meaning of Christmas! 

Throughout the term we have been so impressed by the children's motivation and determination to produce such high quality writing whether it be; letters, diaries, narrative or recounts. 

In Maths we studied shapes and their properties before moving on to multiplication. 

In Topic we learnt about the life of Mary Seacole and compared her work to that of Florence Nightingale. We discussed how the two women were treated and remembered. 

In Science, we explored materials and carried out investigations to test their properties.

We hope you all enjoy a well deserved break and would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas! 


Welcome back to Term 2... and what an exciting term we have in store! 


We will be learning about two significant historical events at the beginning of the term- The Gunpowder Plot and Remembrance Day. 

In Literacy we will follow the lives of four young lads who bravely sign up to fight for their country in World War 1. 

In Maths we have a range of topics to cover including subtraction and shape. 

In Topic we will explore the life of Mary Seacole and discover how she helped others despite not always being treated fairly herself. 

As the term draws to an end the excitement will build further as we read The Grinch and prepare for our end of term carol concert. 

As always we look forward to seeing the amazing effort and motivation that you always show towards your learning! 




Well done for reaching the end of Term 1! 


We have been impressed by how well you have adapted to the new routines and expectations of Year 2. 

You have enjoyed moving your pegs up for flexing your Minster Muscles and we are particularly proud of the way you have embraced TTRS and Accelerated Reader. 


We would like to wish you all a fun packed half term with your friends and families and look forward to seeing you all back and fully recharged ready for Term 2. 




Welcome to Year 2! 


We hope you have had a wonderful summer enjoying time with your family and making precious memories. 

We are looking forward to getting to know you and finding out what you enjoy, your hobbies and how you learn best! 

We will be studying the story of Hansel and Gretel in Literacy, the number system in Maths and why Eastchurch is such an important part of the history of flight in our country. 

We will be building on the phonics knowledge you have already developed using the Monster Phonics scheme which you will also be able to access at home. 

Each week you will be asked to learn your times tables ready for a multiplication test every Wednesday. Times Tables Rockstars is a fantastic way to practise! In Year 2, it is really important that you read at home 5 times each week. Most of you are now on AR so this will allow you to quiz at least 3 times a week. 


Look out for the the welcome letter that will be coming home in Week 1 which will explain the Year 2 expectations in more detail. 


We all look forward to a wonderful year! 


Miss Phillips, Miss Pleace, Miss Hawkins

and the rest of the Year 2 team 


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