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Brambles Primary Academy

Year 2 Willow 


Did you know...

Raindrops that are falling to the ground from the drooping branches of willow resemble tears. That is how weeping willow got its name.

Willow trees have elongated leaves that are green on the upper side and whitish on the bottom side.

Color of the leaves changes seasonally. Leaves turn from green to yellow in the autumn. Willow is deciduous plant, which means that it sheds its leaves each winter.

Welcome to Year 2 Willow

 Welcome to Year 2!

It is the final stage of Key Stage One and we are so excited to have you here!

We have three school rules:

Be Ready

Be Respectful

Be Safe


 Miss Nelson - Class Teacher 

Mrs Juett - HLTA                       

 Miss Farook - ETA

 Miss Khan - 1:1

 Miss Kitching - 1:1

Important Information

The School Day

The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this.               It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning.

Pupils should bring to school each day:

  • Their reading book and reading record
  • A water bottle with their name on
  • Suitable clothing for the weather to ensure they are comfortable during outdoor break times
  • A packed lunch (if required)

Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm


PE days 

PE is taught on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform please click Uniform.

Please make sure your child's name in in their PE kits, school uniforms, coats, hats, scarves and gloves.  



Reading books will be given out every Friday.

Your child will receive a 'Year 2 top 50 must read book', which is a book of their own choice to promote reading for pleasure.

They will also receive a shared reader matched to their phonic reading level.

Both shared readers and top 50 books will be collected on Friday. 



At the start of each half term you will receive a homework map with curriculum activities to complete. Every Friday your child will receive a set of spellings and a maths worksheet to complement the learning in school. Homework is optional.


It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day, so please ensure your child brings a water bottle with their name on.

Key Dates

Autumn 1

Last day of half term - Friday 27th October 2023 


This half term we will be learning...



This half term we are focusing on the book Greta and the giants. We will be using different plot points in the story to write effective sentences using our basic skills and will be writing in past tense! We will be challenging ourselves to make our sentences more exciting.



In Maths this half term we are learning about place value. We will be recapping what we learnt in Year 1 and then we will be building on our mathematical knowledge. Focusing on numbers to 100, we will be recognising 10s and 1s, partitioning numbers, using place value charts and working with number lines.



As Scientists, we are studying Animals including humans. 
We will build on our prior knowledge of animals and humans from Year 1.
We will be learning about what animals and humans need to survive, offspring and growth of animals and life cycles.



Our Geography topic is Our Wonderful World.
We will be learning about our local area and the physical and human features. We will also be learning about the continents of the world as well as comparing aspects of our local area to different parts of the world.

What is the Equator? | Equator Overview | Study.com

We will be alternating between History and Geography every half term.


Art & Design

As artists we will be following Kapow! 

This half term we are focusing on formal elements of art.
4 Paths to Consider after Studying Art and Design | LCCA



We follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus in R.E.

This half term our R.E. unit of learning is 'How and why people pray'.

 Care about the planet? Make these little changes - Complete Wellbeing


In PSHE we are following the jigsaw scheme.



As Musicians, we follow the Charanga music scheme and learn how to find the pulse of a song. We do lots of singing and play along to the music. 

Along with Charanga, as a whole school each week we listen to a focused artist. This enables children to experience a broad genre of music.

Our focused artists this half term are:  


 Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our Tuesday PE session is indoors, following RealPE.

Our Wednesday session is outdoors.

Links to try at home


 Reading  - E-Library  


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds

 Phonics Games                                  Phonics Games

 Maths Games                                          Maths Videos and Games

           TT Rockstars Times Tables         


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