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Welcome to 2KO



Welcome to Year 2


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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter



Class: Year 2KO and Year 2CH

Date: Summer 1st half term 2018


General Information / Upcoming Events

Key Stage 1 SATS during the month of May.  In Key Stage 1 the various SATS papers may be undertaken by the children at any time during the month, unlike Key Stage 2 they are not completed in one week.



The final set of spellings to learn will be W/c 30.4.18.  The Year 2 spelling curriculum has now been covered.  The focus will be on consolidating spelling patterns in school through writing and grammar tasks.

Please note that there will be no comprehension homework during the SATS period.

Reading Books

Please ensure that individual reading books and reading record books are in your child’s school bag every day.



Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Fiction – letters, creative writing

Non-fiction – information texts and booklets  

Phonics – revision of Year 2 curriculum


Time, measurement (length and mass), place value and number operations: revision of methods and concepts


Basic needs of animals, including humans and simple food chains


What happened at the Ascension and Pentecost? 

When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?


Creating pictures


Geography – Let’s go to the Arctic



Striking and fielding games


Singing, playing and improvising (friendship songs)










What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Reading – individual reading books














On going




Please see Homework section










The book and reading record book should be in your child’s school bag every day.




How can parents help?

During the SATS period we are always mindful of the age and maturity of the children in Year 2.  We want each child to be in a good position to show their true potential.  You can best support us, and your child, by ensuring that they get plenty of sleep during the SATS period and that they adopt a positive ‘can do’ attitude.  As always, thank you for your much valued support.  


Useful links to support learning



Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Karen Ollerenshaw and Miss Clare Huby