Year 2

Year 2

Year 1 and Year 2 visit to Heaves Farm

IMG_4690In June Year 1 and 2 went on an excellent trip to Heaves farm. It was really fun because we got to hold chicks, stroke lambs, watch a sheepdog working and we saw a calf that was only 2 days old. It was great seeing all the animals.

Poppie Pike and Leo Oxley



Monday 9th January 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy New year to you all. I hope you had a good Christmas and enjoyed the festive period. The children have all been speaking with excitement about their break and I’m really pleased that they have come back ready for another busy term. I’m really proud of the class for their achievements last term and I’m sure we’re now going to have another exciting term full of learning.

This term, we have 2 exciting topics:

  • The Famous Five – This exciting history based topic focusses on 5 key events/people that have created some significant parts of history. This begins with The Great Fire of London, and includes learning about Samuel Pepys and the importance of his diary writing. We will then look at The First Moon Landing and learn about Neil Armstrong and finally we will compare the explorations of Neil Armstrong with the explorations of Christopher Columbus. As you can see, we have a lot to learn in the first half term, and we will be sharing this learning during the last week of this half term in a class assembly – more details to follow.
  • Neighbourhood Watch – This topic focusses on the local area and is a great chance for children to learn about Sedbergh as it is today and as it was in the past. Expect some homework relating to this in the second half term.


Our English lessons will often be linked to our topics, however there will be continuous learning of grammar. We will be focussing on non-fiction texts including information texts and diaries which link to our topic work. As always, any opportunities for your child to write at home will be extremely useful to them.


To help your child’s reading, it is important that they are encouraged to read at least 5 times a week at home. Please can you continue to record in their reading diaries so that we can have an on-going record of your child’s progress. Your child will be able to change their school reading book on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, however if it needs changing at a different time we will do our best to get it changed. Even if it doesn’t need changing, please could you ensure your child brings their book to school every day so that they are prepared to read to an adult. We are really keen for the children to get as many opportunities to read at school as possible, so if you do have any spare time and would like to come in and help out with reading we would be really pleased to welcome you. Please also remember our doors are open from 3.10pm on a Friday afternoon so if you would like to pop along early and come in to read with your child you are more than welcome.


We will continue this year learning all areas of maths in chunks throughout the year. New to this term, we will be introducing ‘Learn Its’ which are key mathematical number facts based on addition and multiplication. These will be taught in short sessions throughout the week with a challenge on a Friday. The idea of the challenge is that the children are competing with themselves and trying to improve on their own score each week. I’m sure all the children will accept the challenge and make great progress during the following terms.


PE will be on Tuesdays and usually Wednesdays; this will include some lessons outside. Please can you continue to ensure your child has their PE kit in school throughout the week, as there may be a need for it on a day that doesn’t normally include PE. PE kit include: Shorts and a T-shirt for inside. Trainers, jogging bottoms and a jumper are needed for outside.

If you have some spare time and would like to help out in the classroom or in other areas of the school, please come and see me as we always value help from parents. Likewise, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me or call the school office.

Many thanks for your continued support and involvement in your child’s learning.

Mr Neal Banner

Click on this link to see our Curriculum Map for the whole of Year 2.