Year 2 Classes


Welcome to Fox & Deer Classes

Your teachers are:

Fox - Mr Kieran Mead and Mrs Dawn Stiby (student teacher)

Deer - Miss Isabel Thomas

Your teaching assistants are:

Fox - Mrs Nic Dutton 

Deer - Mrs Hayley Towler

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Foxes’ and Deers’ class page! In Foxes, Mr Mead and Mrs Stiby are our class teachers and our teaching assistants is Mrs Dutton. In Deers, our class teacher is Miss Thomas and our teaching assistant is Mrs Towler.

We are so excited for the next year and we have so many exciting things planned. Please check this page for any updates and events. Our PE days for Term will be ... Every Thursday afternoon you will eith have Mrs McCormic teaching you art or Mrs Symons/ Mrs Brown teaching Religious Education and PSHE. Please make sure your child has a forest school kit with waterproofs and wellies for any Forest School activities. 

This Term's Learning:

Welcome to Year 2 everyone, we are so excited for this year and we can't wait to watch you all grow this year. That is why our first unit of work will be all about growing. Our first unit is called 'How Will I Grow?' and is built around the theme of Acceptance and kindness.' We will be working together this term to build our very own 'Garden of Hope' and we will be getting our green fingers ready. Our key text for the first 4 weeks will be, 'The Secret Sky Garden' by Linda Sarah. The Secret Sky Garden is about a young girl called Funni who lives in a boring town full of rubbish and derelict buildings. She decided to plant and grow her very own garden to help cheer her up.


We will be studying this book closely in English and we will be using lots of 'book talk' to help us re-build our confidence and stamina with our writing. Within maths, we will be looking at place value, we will briefly recap numbers to 50 before moving onto numbers up to 100. We will be focusing on Science and PSHE for this unit. In Science, we will be observing how seeds mature into bulbs and plants and investigating the perfect conditions for growth. In PSHE we will be looking at our dreams and goals for the year and how to work together to achieve this and work together to plant our 'Garden of Hope'. In Art, we will be developing our observational drawing skills and explore tones and shades of flower petals. Within music, we will be creating wind chimes to help us think about pitch and we will be looking at how music makes us feel. 


Home learning:

This Term's home learning project:

Weekly phonics focus:

Please see Goggle Classroom every week for what sounds we are looking at each week so you can suppourt this at home. Please make sure you login and access this unless you have informed the office that you are unable to access the interent/ a device at home. We will be starting the Year recapping our Phase 5 sounds and we will learn 4 common expcetion words a week. More details on Google Classroom, your child will be giving their login for this in September. 

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Reading at home:

Please ensure you are hearing you child read at least 5 times a week. You can change your books every Tuesday but please esnure you are re-reading the books to build fluency. When your child has read, please comment in their record and initial the reading incentive card on the back page. Please make sure you are reading both the school book they are given and the book they are assigned on Bug Club. When your child reads 30 times, they will receive a certificate, 50 times a bookmark and 100 times, they will be able to choose a special book from Mrs Haydon's office.

Please make sure you are using the VIPERS reading stems to ask questions to your child at home. 


The Oxford Owl website has lots of free ebooks which are banded to your child's level so please use these too. You will need to create a free account.

Here are some ideas of questions you could ask your child whilst reading:

Maths at home:

Please continue to use Numbots at home to build fluency. 

Key Dates:

02.09.21- 2021-2022 Academic year starts

02.09.21 and 03.09.21- INSET Days- school closed to children. 

06.09.21- Children start Year 2. 

13.09.21- Roald Dahl's birthday.

Useful Websites and apps:

Events and photos of our learning:

See all of our exciting learning below.

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