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Year 2 - Mrs Birrell

The Year 2 classes would like to invite you to their class assembly on Wednesday, 20th November at 9am.
The class assembly will be held in your child’s classroom where the children will proudly show you their work environment and talk about their learning.
Please wait in the hall after drop off and you will be collected after registration and taken to your child’s classroom.
We hope to see many of you there!
Cherry and Maple



Welcome to Mrs Birrell's Year 2 Class



In Year Two, children are able to progress in their independence and their level of responsibility is increased and they are expected to be excellent role models for other children across the school. Our goal is to inspire the children to continue to grow in their love of learning, through building on key skills such as their resilience, determination, curiosity, ambition and problem solving.


Autumn 2019


Fire! Fire!


As mathematicians we will focus on place value, and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division along with money and time.


As readers we will be looking at Journey by Aaron Becker, The Tin Forest and The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward along with non-fiction books about The Great Fire of London.


As writers we will be using our imagination to write stories about our topic books using nouns, adjectives and verbs.


As handwriters our practice will introduce us to cursive letter formation.


As spellers we will focus on spelling most common words correctly.


As scientists we will investigate the properties and uses of everyday materials.


As historians we will uncover what happened during The Great Fire of London.


As geographers we will locate London and the route of The Great Fire of London on a map.


How can you help?


  • Read all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Can you talk about the books? What is your favourite part? Why?
  • Write stories.
  • Make sentences with the word packet words.
  • Spell the word packet words
  • Read and write numbers in words as well as digits.
  • Tell the time – o’clock, half-past, quarter past and quarter to. How many minutes in an hour, half an hour? How many hours in a day?
  • Use money –which coins can you recognise?  How much do you have? Can you add some coins together? How much change will you get?
  • Say the days of the week in order. Can you start with a different day each time? Can you spell the days correctly?
  • Say the months of the year in order. How many months are there? Which is your favourite and why? Can you spell the months correctly?
  • Discuss the weather and the changing seasons.
  • Find out about The Great Fire of London.
  • Be inclusive, respectful, ambitious, resilient and curious


Please ask us for help and always share any work that you do at home.


Many thanks for your support.
Mrs Dalston and Mrs Birrell.  

Phase 5 Sound Mat

Year 2 common exception words

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