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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2-2017/18

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.


During the Autumn Term our topic will be a Geography focus which is titled 'Why do we like to be beside the seaside?' Our topic requires us to compare our local area to that of a contrasting locality and this year we will be comparing suburban Worsley to the shorelines and sand dunes of Formby. This topic links very nicely into Year 2 taking a trip to Formby Point which we will be doing on Thursday 28th September. During our visit we will be carrying out shoreline investigation activities and also spotting (fingers crossed!) some red squirrels on a squirrel hunt. A letter with all the details of our trip will be sent home during the first week back in September. Our topic also provides vast opportunities for writing and we will be using texts such as The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and Scaredy Squirrel as a basis for our English work.


Important Information

* Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. Homework will be predominately Maths and will link directly to the work that the children have been completing in class that week.

* Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. It is crucial in Year 2 that your children learn their spellings in order for them to reach end of year expectations. Lists of all Year 1/2 spellings can be found at the bottom of this page.

* P.E. lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday. If your child wears earrings they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions.

* Reading books need to be in school every day. Your child will read of specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions.


We are very much looking forward to working with your child during their time in Year 2.

Mrs Sharrock and Mrs Gibson





A power point to help with Cursive letter formation.

Maths Workshop-Guide for Parents.