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HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAY - lots of activities for children can be found under "Parents > Useful information" on this website *** First day of the Autumn term Wednesday 5 September


dragonfly logo iconYear 2

Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Information

The class teachers are:

Mrs Hill (2H) and Miss Page (2P) 

Our teaching assistants are:

Mrs Dunn (Mon-Wed) & Mrs Mably (Thurs - Fri)
Mrs Jaberansari (Mon-Tue) & Mrs Edmunds (Wed- Fri)

Mrs Mingay (Mon-Wed)

Context for Learning

Our context for learning this half term is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. The children will be visiting Cardiff Castle to find out about what daily life was like and how they defended the castle from invaders. Following this, the children will be making catapults and investigating which materials are effective in knocking down castle walls.

We will also be looking at famous towers from around the world and investigating how tall we can build a tower using sugar cubes. The children will reading and writing about 'The Great Escape' and learning how the prisoners built tunnels to escape from captivity. 


At the end of our context, we will be building bridges out of different types of biscuits and measuring the weight that each bridge can hold.

Please see the sheet below for learning ideas that your children can do at home.

Please ensure that your child has navy blue PE kit (shorts and t-shirt)and trainers/plimsolls available at all times as sessions could take place at anytime throughout the week.

Children have snack every day. Please ensure that you pay £1.20 per week.
If you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Lakeside Primary Snack Account'.

If you would like to pay in advance, the amount for this half term is £7.20. The total for the spring term is £13.20.

Please see the class teachers if you are in arrears and need to know the new total due.



To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations


In maths, we will be continuing the 'Big Maths' work have been doing in year 1, with weekly 'learn it'  test. So please help your child to learn the 'learn its' sent home.  We will be learning our times tables and putting our knowledge into practise, solving problems. Please see the link below for the skills we cover in Year 2.

The children will be sent home with spellings to learn each week and tested on a Wednesday. Please help your child to learn the words sent home and revisit them during the week.

Homework and Reading Folders
Homework folders and Reading folders should be returned every Wednesday.
Please ensure that they are returned every week. 



BBC Bitesize
IXL Year Two Maths

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