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Brambles Primary Academy

Year 2 Beech

Did you know...

Beech trees can survive for over 400 years.

Beech trees bloom in spring, from April to May, shortly after leaves appear. Flowers are pollinated by the wind. 

Beech bark is extremely thin and scars easily. Since the beech tree has such delicate bark, it is easy for people to carve into it.

Welcome to Year 2 Beech

 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 Cardus - Class Teacher  

     Other adults you may see in the classroom are Miss Kausar, Mrs Foster-McBride
and Miss Khan (SCITT)

                                Miss Plucker will also be teaching you on a Friday afternoon.                    

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 Wednesday and Thursday.

 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. 


 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.

This half term we will be learning...


Guided Reading 

We have Guided Reading or Phonics daily. This half term, in Guided Reading, we will be reading the book The Great Fire of London. 

In the depths of the night on 2nd September 1666, something stirred that was about to change London forever... The Great Fire of London is, to this day, one of the most tragic events to scar the city. But how did it start? How was it stopped? And how did the people of London survive, recover and change their lives - and the city - for the better?'

 The Great Fire of London: Anniversary Edition of the Great Fire of 1666 ...



In English, we will be reading 'The owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson and we will be writing our own animal afraid of... story. 

'A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents..'

 Later on in the half-term, we will be writing diary entries using the The Great Fire of London as a basis for our writing. 

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson - Darsy Books | Owl ...



As Mathematicians this half term, we will be building on our knowledge from year 1 with length and height with cm and metre. Towards the end of Spring 2 we will be looking at mass, capacity and temperature.


Our Science topic this half term is 'Animals including humans'.

Children will revisit this unit from Autumn 1 and we will be following on from our learning about life cycles and how animals and humans grow by learning about health and hygiene. We will be learning about the impact of exercise and a healthy diet on our bodies and why it is important to keep clean. 

A Health Habit is a Health Behavior That - JamariecAcosta


 This half-term we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London. In this unit, we will be learning where and when The Great Fire of London happened, the events leading up to the fire and exploring the impact it had on London and the United Kingdom. 

Best events to commemorate the Great Fire of London

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


Design and Technology 

In DT this half term we will be looking at a balanced diet in food technology. 
What is an Eatwell Plate | Eating Well Guide | Twinkl



We follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus in R.E.

This half-term we will be exploring beginnings and endings and the Easter story. 

Must-Do Easter Activities for Kids


Our topic this half term is  'Healthy me'. 



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.

Each week we will also have a focused artist that we will listen to and learn about in the classroom.



 As Athletes, we have an afternoon of PE every week on a Wednesday and Thursday.  Our indoor PE sessions is gymnastics and our outdoor session is duel, win, lose.

Children Playing with Ball Catch Throw Boy Girl KS1 Illustration - Twinkl

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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