Welcome back to the new school year, we hope the children are well and are looking forward to Year 2 at Palmers Cross. The children appear to be settling in well and are enthusiastic to make a start of their new learning! We have a fantastic topic this term called ‘Up, Up and Away’ and we cannot wait to start learning about famous explorers and the continents they have travelled to.

Children in Year 2 will receive regular maths and English homework and creative homework will continue be given out half-termly throughout the year.

Phonics will initially be class based this year, with three groups within the class. Children will receive spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing at least one reading comprehension on a weekly basis will continue. Questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book and are to be completed when the book is finished.

PE sessions for Class 2 will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.

We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your child has a fantastic time in Year 2. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us.Thank you for your continued support.

Miss A Lewis
Year 2 Class Teacher


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February 2020

We have been having fun exploring different tints and shades in our art learning by making a tribal flag for our tribe teams. We painted tribal symbols that we thought represented us.

We have been investigating whether the tallest people always have the biggest feet. They chose to use a metre stick and measure in cm.

January 2020

Class 2 have been tasting the food that Baloo has found them from the jungle for their topic learning this week. We had some sour faces!


Class 2 have taken part in some exciting bush tucker trials as part of their topic inspiration day, ready to start their Rumble in the Jungle learning!


November 2019

Class 2 had a brilliant time during their bike ability ‘go ride’ sessions. They started by using their balancing skills to travel on the bikes and moved on to pedalling without any stabilisers, some of us even for the first time. Well done!


Class 2 have had an amazing time visiting RAF Cosford for our Up Up and Away topic. We watched the 4d cinema, made parachutes and tested them!