Spider Class (Year 2) 2022 - 2023



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This half term in maths the children will be taught:

  • Place Value
  • Children will be able to: 
  • count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in 10's from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the value of each digit in two-digit numbers (10's, 1's)
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • Compare and order numbers from 0, up to 100; use >, ≤, ≥ and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems

Times Tables

Year 2 is where the children begin to learn their times tables and by the end of the year the children are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables -  https://ttrockstars.com/ 

The children take part in a weekly times table quiz. The first quiz is answering x10 questions within one minute. Once completed the next level is x2 and x5 questions in 2 minutes. 

The children love the weekly quiz. 

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This term we will be reading the book 'Look Up!' by Nathan Bryon

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We will be consolidating lots of previously taught skills and learning lots more new writing skills. For our final piece we will be writing a diary entry about a space flight.


We will be learning this half term too:

  • Use punctuation correctly - full stops and capital letters
  • Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
  • Use subordination (because) and coordination (and)


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Our Autumn Term Topic is Animals and thier Habitats
As well as doing lots of research, comparing and sorting we will be conducting lots of fun experiements too.
Above is a great project that you can complete for home learning. You can collect some old boxes and pictures of animals and recreate their environments. Be as creative as you like. 

Fun science activities for home*




These are  some great websites to explore and play games learning all about a range of animals and their habitats. 


To Winsford and Beyond

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In History we will be:

  • exploring the life of a significant person.
  • placing events in chronolgical order
  • ask and answer questions using both books and artefacts
  • explain how life was diiffferent in the past and how people's lives have changed



Autumn One Term PE is on a Wednesday morning and a Thursday afternoon.Please remember to send your children in a full Darnhall Primary School PE kit.

We will be practising our balance, agility and coordination skills and learning how to dodge ready to play a range of invasion games. 

Forest Schools

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This half term Forest School is on a Thursday afternoon. Don't forget to come to school in your green hoodie, joggers and with a change of footwear.


Please read your child's book every night and log onto the GoRead App just as you did last year. Remember each read earns a stamp on your child's reading worm and when their reading worm is full they can get a beautiful new book from the school vending machine. 


The link above will take you to a list of the books that are recommended for Year 2 children to read. There is a good list with a wide range of fun texts. 


Log into Oxford Owl and use your school login and password.There is a whole range of books that you can read at home together or support your child reading independently. 

Our class author this half term is Anthony Browne



We will hold a class reading competition!  Read 5 of his books, log it in Go App by the end of half term and they'll be a prize and a certificate.

Get going and get one of his books from our class author basket or visit the town library. 

Visit his website to explore more. http://www.anthonybrownebooks.com/ 





By the end of year 2 the children are expected to be able to read and spell the above common exception words. Please practise these regularly with your child. You could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in reading books. Attached is a full list that you can use to support you doing this.

The spellings will be put on the class dojo on a Monday and then the children will be tested on a Friday. Just 10 minutes practise a day will make a big difference and the children love to get 10 out of 10.


Well being websites 

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Every week we have a PHSE lesson, exploring our emotions, feelings and health. We use a programme called 'My Happy Minds' which gives children the opportunity to discuss their feelings with each other or explore them quietly through pictures and drawing. 

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Any problems don't forget you can message us on the classroom dojo. 

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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
Mr Davie Kindon, SEN Contact