Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Ronald

Dr Holmes



Welcome to our autumn term! We are very excited to welcome our new children after what has hoped to have been a relaxing summer. Our main priority this half term is getting to know each other and settling the children into new routines. We have lots of interesting topics planned and a school trip to look forward to.


In our English lessons, we are starting with the book Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson. We are sure you are going to love this story and the adventures of Tabitha and Timothy. Our class reading book will be The Troll by Julia Donaldson. Children will have daily spelling and phonics lessons as well as handwriting and letter formation.


In our maths lessons, we will be starting with some work on time before moving onto Place value - learning how to partition in different ways and consolidating number bonds. We do ask that children use Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots at home to help support with this - please see your class teaher if you have any problems with this. 


In science, we will be learning about seeds and plants. In Geography, we will be learning about The United Kingdom and focussing on Northern Ireland and The Giant's Causeway. Later in the term our History topic will be Flight and in particular, the life of Amelia Earhart.


We will have two PE lessons a week. Our indoor session is dance and outside we will be learning some throwing and catching techniques and incorporating them into games.


Reading is our main form of homework in Year 2 and we expect children to read at least four times a week. We have daily reading lessons and will continue with a weekly written comprehension. Children will be sent home with two reading books – a reading book matched to their phonic ability and a library book. Please continue to record the reading books using the Boom Reader App.

This year we will continue to focus on positivity as a whole school.  Each week there will be an exciting new theme, a focus quote and a song!  Watch out for the school newsletter to find out more!

If you need to speak to us for any reason please let the office know or use the year 2 email address:


Teachers Mrs Ronald and Mrs Holmes

TAs Mrs Smithies and  Mrs Thompson


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Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett
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