Toucan - Year 2 - Miss Hall

Welcome to Year 2!

Keep checking on our learning journey with Miss Hall throughout the year.

PE is on a Monday. Please make sure you have full PE kit, which consists of: shorts, t-shirt, trainers or pumps and jogging/tracksuit bottoms during winter times. We also participate in the daily mile each afternoon so having appropriate footwear in school throughout the week is ideal.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle every day. We also provide children with a piece of fruit each day.

Homework goes out on a Friday and is due back the following Friday. Your child cannot get 'Learner of the Week' if they haven't brought it back! If your child's homework is brought back on time, they will receive 5 DOJOs for determination.

Within the class, children are rewarded with dojo points for a variety of things which reflect the school's learning behaviours; Independence, Determination, Pride, Respect, Curiosity and Resilience. The highest point scorer will receive a prize from 'The Friday Prize Pot'.

In the Toucan Class, we are passionate about all our learning! One way we can really improve our learning at home is by reading. Please ensure your child is listened to at least once a week. Each child has a set reading day, check with Miss Hall if you have forgotten your child's reading day. It is important that their reading book and reading record is in school on this day to ensure it can be changed and that their stickers can be updated (records need to be signed if your child has read).

If your child's reading book needs changing, just let Miss Hall know.

We also participate in one hour of reading each morning and two guided reading sessions per week.

Your child can read any books/ texts at home alongside school reading books and these can be written in the reading diaries too! We encourage this to ensure our children love what they read!

If you have any questions about your child's progress or learning, please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Hall.

Home Learning during School Closure due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Please see below for your child/children's home learning.

Y2 Home Learning

Spring 1 Term

Our topic for Spring 1 is 'Street Detectives'.

Maths: Making equal groups, multiplication using arrays, the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Dividing (sharing) into equal groups.

Literacy: Making predictions, story writing, non chronological reports, recounts, letter writing.

Science: Animals, including humans. Weather and effect on human/animals/plants.

PE: Outdoor adventures.

PSHE: People who help and support us in our community, how we can improve and look after our local community


Our Y2 Medium Term Plan - Spring 1 2019/20 for this half term is available to download.

The Y2 Spring 1 2019/20 Book List is also available to download.

Autumn 2 Term

Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Beat, Band and Boogie'.

Maths: Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s. Problem solving and reasoning. Subtract 2 digit numbers.

Literacy: Adventure story - Paddington. Newspaper reports.

PE: Teddy bear & Pencil rolls. Create remember and perform simple sequences.

R.E: The Christmas Story. The Three Wise Men.


Our Y2 Medium Term Plan - Autumn 2 2019/20 for this half term is available to download.

Autumn 1 Term

Our topics for Autumn 1 are 'Tunnels, Turrets and Towers' and 'Wriggle and Crawl'.

Maths: Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s. Add and subtract 1s. 10 more/10 less.

Literacy: Sentence writing. Look and discuss poetry about minibeasts. Non-chronological reports.

Guided Reading: The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Poetry - There's a worm at the bottom of the garden

Computing: Using software to draw a castle - label and print. Rewrite the hungry caterpillar using Microsoft Word.


Our Y2 Medium Term Plan - Autumn 1 2019/20 for this half term is available to download.

Our Autumn 1 Learning

To engage in our new topic 'Wriggle and Crawl' the Year 2's conducted a minibeast hunt in the castle's ground. We used lots of different equipment to discover the lots of creepy crawlies.