Year 2 2018 - 2019

Mr Redmond

Mrs McHale

Mrs Heywood

Welcome to year 2!


Hello and welcome to your first term in year 2! We hope you have had an adventerous, exciting and wonderful break and are ready for some new adventures in our amazing St John Fisher school. 


Topic - Africa

We will begin our new adventure on the desert planes and thick jungles of Africa, where we will meet local people, learn about their culture and find new and exciting animals. While in Africa we will have to teach the locals about our home, by learning about the United Kingdom and the countries within, aswell as being able to navigate ourselves across the oceans and continents of our world. 

Using this new knowledge we will learn how to write diariy entries so we can remember the different life we experienced in Africa and the life the local people experience everyday. We will learn new writing techniques such as adjectives and conjunctions to make our writing exciting and interesting. 

We will be using our research on the animals of Africa to build of Science knowledge and create our very own food chain where we will learn about predators, prey, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be looking at their habitats and why these habitats meet their needs. 

Using our exciting topic we will have some interesting foundation subkect lessons, such as looking at the different kind of music people sing in Africa, creating paper plate snakes and making a stensil painting of trees and animals. 


We hope this topic will take the children outdoors a lot. We plan to be in the forest area doing lots of fun exploring and exciting activities and also in the alotment planting different seeds and bulbs. Therefore, we ask that you bring a change of clothing into school for your child, including old trainers or wellies for the children to wear.   



Homework will be set on a Friday which will consist of reading, spelling and timestables. Our children can access BUG CLUB at home and should continue to read every night for 10 minutes. Reading at home is very important for children to develop their learning across all subjects and as a school are very proud of how much reading our children do at home and are looking forward to this continuing as we encourage the children to enter new worlds and meet new and interesting characters.

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 continued support and we look forward to seeing you over the year.

Mr Redmond and Mrs Heywood





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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794