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Welcome to Year 2 Class page


 Tuesday 8th January 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                     

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Our new topic is called Street Detectives

Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!

This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists.

At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.



Recounts, captions, nursery rhymes, instructions, adverts, diary writing


Changes within living memory, significant people, places and events in the local area

Art and Design

Famous local artists, portraits, views from the local area


Photo stories, algorithms


Selecting tools and materials, baking, sign making, designing buildings


Fieldwork in the local area, human and physical features, using and making maps with keys, looking at aerial images


Time, data handling


Belonging to a community, improving the local area


Identifying and comparing everyday materials, identifying plants in the local area


Good News

Children have PE every Tuesday and Friday. A full PE kit MUST be in school at all times; yellow t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.  This half term, the children will take part in Football (Manchester City), team building skills (Commando Joe) and Multi skills (Sports Development).


Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be back in on the following Tuesday. Spellings will be stuck in homework diaries for this half term and the children will be tested every Friday.

Help your child prepare for their project:

Become street detectives and explore your local community. Why not visit a local museum to see what the local area was like in days gone by? You could also look up at the roofs of local buildings to spot interesting carvings and chimney shapes. Alternatively, read the book A Street Through Time by Steve Noon together to see how one street has changed over thousands of years.


The following websites will be useful this year:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/   - Maths, English and Science

http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Hit%20the%20button%20v9.swf   – type in HIT THE BUTTON, multiplication and division, doubling and halving

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2    - all the skills children learn in Year 2

http://www.mad4maths.com/   - times tables, measuring and telling the time.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html   - Maths, English and Science

We appreciate your co-operation, as we feel it’s important that both home and school work together in order to give your child the best possible education.

Also, if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, we are available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school.

Just a reminder, Wednesday 14th November at 9.00 is our celebratory assembly for our Land Ahoy topic. Hope to see you there!

Many thanks,

Miss Humphreys






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