Year 2 2017 - 2018

Miss Smith

Mrs McHale

Mrs Heywood

Happy New Year!


Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you had a relaxing and restful Christmas break and have come back ready to learn.


Topic - Focus Weeks

We will start this year with some focus topics, the first being other Religions. In year 2, we will cover Judaism and we will learn about Shabbat (Saturday, the holy day) and a special bread they eat called Challah Bread. The following week will be Science week. In Science week, we will look at living and non living things and Habitats. We will have a fun practical week exploring the school ground looking for living and non living things. Then we will focus on our forest area habitat and hunt for some animals/insects that live there. We will learn why they live there and what is there that will help keep them alive. 


Topic - Jack and the flum flum tree

After our special focus weeks, we will begin our topic for this term which will be a book called Jack and the flum flum tree by Julia Donaldson. We will go on an adventure with Jack and his crew to fecth the flum flum fruit to cure Granny's moozles. Will they get the flum flum fruit? What problems might they face? Will Granny ever be cured? During this topic, we will learn about islands, inlcuding the UK and its four countries. We will write reports, instructions and poems based on the book, aswell as learning about the history of Transport, especially boats. The children will have lots of opportunities for design and technology, including making a boat, tatsing fruit and making porridge!



Homework will continue to be set on Thursdays and due in the following Tuesday. We will read with your child weekly, please ensure your child brings their reading book and record in every day so we can record when we read with them and let you know what our focus has been.

We are very proud of how much our class read at home and are looking forward to this continuing; a minimum of ten minutes a day is enough to promote good literacy and hopefully a love of reading that will stay with them. For our part, we will continue to try and change all home reading books once a week.. We ask that you do continue to read the books sent home from school, alongside your books at home. 

PE will continue to be on a Wednesday and Thursday so children will need their full PE kit, including pumps, not footbal boots.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continue support.

Miss Smith, Mrs Heywood and Mrs McHale 






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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794