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The children have been busy capturing their own learning this week. Lots of learning through continuous provision linked to the Great Fire of London

Topaz Class’ Spring 1 overview  


Welcome back! I hope you managed to have a lovely Christmas break! Thank you so much for all my lovely, thoughtful gifts, they were very much appreciated. We had a great first full term in Year 2, the children all settled well and adapted to our Year 2 curriculum well. We are now heading into our next term which is called 'London's Burning'. I think the children will be enthused and engaged with the exciting historical event we will be focusing our learning around. Please see below for an outline of our term.

London’s Burning


We will be focusing on our sentence structure. The children will be writing for different purposes and using a range of language choices. We will be focusing on applying spelling rules taught in phonics, moving away from spelling phonetically.

We will be writing for different purposes, diary entries, stories, poems.



We are continuing to recap phase 5 words. The children need to focus on applying their phonetic knowledge to their reading and writing.



We will be mainly focusing on multiplication and division this term. This will be from a maths mastery approach, building on fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills. We will begin with making and exploring equal groups, then moving on to doubles and arrays and then unpicking the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables before grouping, sharing, and dividing.



Our topic is London’s burning, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London 1666, making comparisons between the fire services then and now and the historical timeline leading to the Great Fire.

We will be looking at maps, and where London is relation to the rest of the UK.


RE: We will be exploring the question ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’



Home learning:

This term I will begin sending home 10 spellings per week, these words are linked to the phase 5 phonic teaching we will be doing in class. Spellings will be set on spelling shed as usual,  however I will also be sending them home in a spelling book, please return the spelling book for the quiz on a Friday.


The children will be given a home work grid for this half term, linking to our topic and to the learning being taught in school. There are 6 activities to choose from but only 3 need to be submitted. (1 activity every 2 weeks) I will send home a homework book with the homework grid stuck in. Please return the book when home work has been completed.


Please continue to read at home regularly and ensure reading diaries are in school every day. I check and sign these daily and use these as contact books.


If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Ms Cooke 

Christingle making to celebrate advent 2021

Astro dome adventures

Our fun day in the forest- 8th October 2021

Reading and phonics workshop

We have been super busy learning in lots of different ways over the last 3 weeks! Here are some of our pictures

Please find the topic web for Year 2, which outlines the learning we will be covering this term.

Thank you for all those who attended the 'meet the teacher' meeting today either in school or via zoom. We did have quite a few technical difficulties, however I have attached the power point for your perusal



Welcome back to school and to Topaz class! It only feels like yesterday that we were sitting in Year one together. I am extremely happy to have moved up to Year two together and I know that Mrs Adams and Mrs Dedman are too. We had a slightly disrupted year last year; with the second lock down over winter; however you all made me so proud and we are now through to the other side and hopefully we now have the chance to spend a full school year in the classroom together! 


The whole class came bounding into school on Thursday; brave, confident and definitely taller. We have already had a great few days and I am looking forward to exploring our topic 'I'm an alien...get me outta here' in detail and using various learning styles. 


Please find my 'Welcome to Year 2' letter below. 


Ms Cooke 

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