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Year 2: Spiders

Welcome to the Spiders!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Spider grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Spider class are Miss Locke and Mrs Jones. We love teaching the Spiders and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our Christian value for this term is Service in the Community.

Living a life of service is about keeping your eyes open and looking out for ways to make others smile.


Jesus was called the ‘servant king’; his mission was to serve God and to serve all those people he met, through his teaching, his example and the way he led his life.

The Bible teaches us that we should all serve those in need, whoever they are, and ‘go the extra mile’ to put ourselves out for someone else’s benefit.

Who are the unsung heroes who serve us? Who are they at school and at home? How do you serve others?

We look forward to receiving your hand of service, to show how you have demonstrated an understanding of service at home.


“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.” (Millard Fuller)



*Our Learning for this term*

We are so excited to be learning about The Great Fire of London!


This term our topic is The Great Fire of London. For our Wow Day, we are going to be writing a recipe and baking bread!


In History, we will be following on from our exciting Great Fire workshop to learn about how the fire started, how it spread and how firefighting equipment has changed. The children will create their own lapbook, adding facts and knowledge they learn each lesson.


We will also be thinking about the Great Fire of London in Art, by creating foil and block prints of Tudor houses, focusing on the artists Paul Carney and Andy McKenzie.


We are continuing to develop our scientific skills by examining how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals. We will explore different food chains and how these differ across different habitats.


In RE this term, the children will be thinking about our value of Service by discussing the enquiry questions What does it mean to make sacrifices? What does it mean to live in hope?

The children will think about the symbolism behind eggs, pancakes and hot cross buns at Easter.

real PE

In PE, the children will continue to develop their fundamental movement skills through the teaching of gymnastics, exploring, balance, flight, travel and rotation.


We are continuing to use Charanga for our Music lessons this term, where the children will appraise a range of Reggae music and learn a song using glockenspiels.


We will continue to embed internet safety through Computing, where the children will use devices to access Natterhub and to research the Great Fire of London.


In PSHE, we are going to be learning all about money; the children will explore the differences between ‘wants and needs’ and learn the importance of looking after money safely. 


We will begin the term with some topic-based writing around the Great Fire of London. The children will write a recipe for bread, create a poem focusing on their senses and write a diary entry based on the book Vlad and the Great Fire of London. We will also be continuing to develop our writing through the Talk for Writing text ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’. The children will create their own ‘Tale of Fear’ by creating their own character and writing a story about them overcoming a fear. They will explore language and vocabulary to create interesting character and setting descriptions, including alliteration and rule of three sentences.


We will continue to send spellings home on a Friday for children to learn. The common exception words included this term will be: class, grass, pass, plant, bath, path, any, many, busy, move, prove.


This term we fill be focusing on finishing our unit on shape by naming 2d and 3d shapes and identifying their properties. The children will complete a unit on fractions, including finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 of a shape or an amount. We will also complete a unit on mass and measure, where the children will learn to read scales to measure length, volume or weight. We will be continuing to embed addition/subtraction skills and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables throughout our learning.


Home Learning Ideas

• Create some vegetable printing artwork at home

• Have a go at making some bread!

• Build your own Tudor house using junk modelling

• Research some facts about the Great Fire of London


Useful information:

PE days:

Glowworms is on a  Monday and Tuesday

Spiders is on Monday and Thursday

Dragonflies is on Monday and Wednesday

The PE uniform is white t-shirt and navy or black leggings/joggers and a navy or black jumper, trainers or plimsolls.


Reading practice books will be changed on a Monday and reading for pleasure books once a week.

Please ensure reading practise books and reading diaries are brought back to school every day.


Important dates:

20th Feb – Wow Day – wear a fiery colour for our Great Fire of London day.

2nd March – World Book Day

13th March – Marvellous Me Monday!

17th March – Comic Relief

29th March – Easter Service at St Faith’s Church

Year 2 SATs presentation for parents/carers 2023

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