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Mr Avis

assisted by Jemma & Rosemary


  • Book bags with reading records and reading books must be in school each day. 

  • Water bottles must be in school each day.

  • Homework is set on a Wednesday and must be uploaded on Google Classroom by Monday.

  • Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday and results recorded in reading records. 

  • On PE days (Thursday and Fridays), children attend school in their PE kit.



The most important thing every Year 2 must make sure they do is read to an adult every night. You need to be able to read well in order to succeed in all subjects we study at school - there's even a lot of reading in maths. Discuss your reading book using the comprehension skills questions in your reading record. Reading records should be brought to school every day. 



Homework is set on Google Classroom on Wednesdays and should be completed in your homework book, which stays at home. A photo of it must be uploaded by the following Monday morning. Each week you will be set two spellings tasks. The spellings word must be learnt for the tests that take place each Wednesday. Maths activities will be assigned on Mathletics. 


Telling the Time

Year 2s are expected to be able to read the time. While there is some time in the curriculum for doing this, learning to tell the time really requires constant practice at home. Try to make sure you can tell the time by half-term! 


Year 2 have PE on Thursdays and Fridays and must arrive to school in their kits. They will be learning netball this term. 


Our Wonderful World is the topic for this term. Within it, we'll look at Earth's diversity, exploring its geographical features. We'll practise using atlases to help us learn about the continents and oceans. 


Our first topic is Everyday Materials, in which we'll consider the different properties various materials have that make them suitable for certain uses. 


We've been reading and discussing Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, learning new vocabulary, sequencing its events, looking at its features, making predictions and making inferences. 


Our first text this year is Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen. Through this text, we'll learn a range of spelling, grammar and punctuation skills that will be applied to a range written work. 


Throughout the first half of this term, we'll be covering the Year 1 content that was not  taught within school in the following order:

Numbers to 40, Addition and Subtraction Word Problems, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Numbers to 100, Time, Money, Volume and Capacity, Mass

and finally Space. 


As I've already mentioned, it's really important that you make sure your child knows how to read the time using an analogue clock.

Click here for Maths Methods Handbook

Boutcher Church of England Primary School | 93 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BW | 020 7237 2149