Year 2 2017 - 2018

Miss Simms

Miss Simms

Mrs Wilkinson



Welcome back Year 2!  

We’re now into our final half term of year 2! The year is flying by so quickly! We have a very busy half term with lots of exciting things to look forward to. We will be joining up with Wheelock school for our 'It's a knock out' day, going on our residential trip to Castleton, practising for our end of year assembly and much more. 

This term our topic is 'Castles’’. We will be learning about different types of castles, looking at the materials used to make them, thinking about why they were built, researching some castles, finding out about who lived in a castle, writing our own castle stories and even visiting a castle when we go on our residential  to Castleton.  


PE kits

The children need to have a PE kit in school at the start of each half term. This can remain in school and will be sent home at the end of the half term to be washed. PE lessons take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Water bottles

Every child has access to fresh drinking water throughout the day. Please ensure that your son or daughter has a water bottle in school. This will be sent home every Friday to be washed and refilled with water for Monday.


Book bags

Your child needs to have their book bag in school everyday.  They will change their reading books every week on a specific day when they have guided reading.  Regular reading at home will ensure that your child makes good progress. Each week your child will have a 'Reading Focus' stuck into their diary. These contain suggestions to help you develop you child's comprehension skills.



In Year 2 the children will have spellings to learn.  New words are sent home every Monday in the children's home school link books and the children will have a spelling test on Friday morning. 



At the of KS1, year 2 children are required to sit the SATs tests. These have to be done during May. This year the KS1 SATs will take place on the week commencing 21st May. We would encourage you not to book any holidays during May (unless they are in the May half term). The SATs are done as informally as possible and we don't tend to tell the children they are taking SATs. Instead, we refer to any assessments in year 2 as 'quizzes'. This helps the children to feel more relaxed. We will do a range of 'quizzes' through out the year so as the children are familiar with the format and feel at ease when they are taking the SATs in May.


Summer term homework

The Summer Term homework grid has now been uplaoded to our website page under the tab 'Homework'. There is also one in your child's diary. The children need to complete enough homework in the term to gain 12 points.  There will be a homework exhibition at the end of the term and an opportunity for you to view the pieces of work completed by the classes. The dates for the submission of homework and the exhibition are on the homework grid and on the school calendar.


Thank you for your support.

Miss Simms and Mrs Wilkinson
















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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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