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Yr 2 - Wonderful Willows

Welcome to Wonderful Willows!

Important Dates


Trip to the Snowdome: 5th December


KS1 Christmas Performance: 10th/ 11th  December


Christmas Craft Day: 18th December


Christmas Jumper Day: 13th December

Autumn 2



In literacy we will be looking at ‘Non chronological reports through our topic of ‘Life in the Freezer’.  We will consider the features of non-fiction texts and will be producing our own reports about Polar Bears.  We are still working on our literacy Non-negotiable of being able to spell all high frequency words correctly and making sure we are forming all letters correctly in our handwriting.  Please support your child with any un-highlighted words sent home as spellings.   



Year 2 will be focusing on mental calculations and will be trying to improve their fluency in recalling number facts to 10 and 20.  Please support your child with their Superhero Maths sheets and by asking them questions such as:- What do I add to 13 to make 20?  How much change would I get from 20p if I spent 5p?



Through our topic work will be looking at the basic needs of humans and animals.  We will be thinking about life-cycles, food chains and what we need in order to survive. Our big question is…

Could a Polar Bear Survive in the desert? 


Perfect P.E kit

Black shorts/ leggings/ jogging bottoms, White T-Shirt

Plimsolls/ trainers                 P.E.  Tuesdays/ Thursdays


After Christmas we will be starting our swimming lessons on Mondays.  Please ensure they have a full swimsuit/ tight swim shorts (no pockets) in time for January.

Welcome back to Autumn 1!

Please feel free to email me with any questions


Thank you, Miss Lee




One of the most important ways to support your child is by listening to them read.  Please find time to read with your child at home, 3 times a week. Diaries will be checked and RED TED stars given each Friday.  I will be also handing out some bookmarks for your child's reading book band.  These have questions you can ask whilst reading to support your child's comprehension skills.  



This half term our literacy learning will be based around the text, ‘The Pirates Next Door’.  We will be writing our own pirate stories based on the text, concentrating on our writing targets; ensuring we are using capital letters and full stops more consistently and using adjectives to describe nouns.  In spelling we will be focusing on adding suffixes –ing and –ed, as well as recapping some of our phonics sounds to help our spelling.  The spelling sheets for common exception words will be placed in the back of your child’s diary in the next week.  Please help them practice 5 of these words a week to support their independent writing and spelling.


We will be starting the year looking at the place value of numbers to 100.  We will be looking at ways to draw representations of numbers and be able to identify the number of tens and ones a number has.  This will support our thinking when moving into addition and subtraction later in the term.  We will also be developing our arithmetic skills. 

TT rockstars will be launched in year 2.  This will support us with our times tables.  Keep an eye out for the password in the back of diaries.


Superhero Maths will continue, weekly.  Keep practising those fast recall of facts for homework!

Topic/ Science

Our topic and science learning this half term will focus on Pirates.  We will be looking into ‘floating and sinking’, as well as looking at maps and the coastline of Britain.  We will also be researching famous Pirates.  In computing, we will be learning to programme; looking at how we can control and make things move.

Don't forget to sign up to Marvellous Me!


We will be using the App to commmunicate with you about your child's day- their acheivements and how much they SPARKLE!  Please see me if you need another unique join code for your child.


The children have really enjoyed receiving badges and sharing them directly with you, on your phone or computer.




Making 10

Making 20