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Year 2: Foxes Class

A Message from the Class Teacher

(Scroll down to see what we have been up to!)

Welcome to Fox Class!  We are a Year 2 class who enjoy learning new things, whether it be through delving onto our latest literacy book, using our maths skills to solve the latest problem solving challenge or learning through history, geography and the creative curriculum in our exciting topic work!  We hope you enjoy having a look around our website!


What will we be learning this year?

Have a look below to see what we will be up to this term!

The Leaf Men - William Joyce

We will be sharing and enjoying stories, writing instructions, poems and recounts, describing characters and settings and role playing.  We study each book for a few weeks using the book to cover as many forms of writing as possible.  Through that work we will look at things like adjectives/nouns/verbs, finger spaces, cursive handwriting, direct speech, conjunctions, exclamations and questions, punctuation, developing vocabulary and phonics/spelling.


  • Finding 10 more and less
  • Addition and subtraction to solve problems
  • Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units and the associated place value
  • Comparing numbers using more/less and using , > and = signs
  • Using inverse to check answers to problems 
  • Using coins to make values
  • Estimate and measure using CM and M


Wider Curriculum

We will be:

  • Looking at Materials, seasonal and daily weather changes and Dinosaurs.
  • Looking at Hinduism and then Christianity.
  • Designing a product using a criteria.
  • Using tools for printing
  • Creating dances.
  • Singing songs understanding pace and tempo

What you can do to help at home?

Reading is the MOST important thing you can do with your child.  We would encourage at least 3 reading sessions with an adult at home per week, if not more!  It has a HUGE impact on their progress in school!

To improve their in-depth understanding of their text, trying using these questions:

Do you see a word you know?                         Is it like a word you already know?

What would make sense/sound right?             Can you see a word inside the word?

What would you expect to see at the beginning of ...?         

Does the sentence make sense?

Where and when did the story take place?                   What happened after?

What did s/he/it look like?                                          How many ...?     

Who was s/he/it? Can you name the ...?                        Describe what happened at ...?

Where did s/he/it live?                                                Who spoke to ...?

Who are the characters in the book?                             Identify who ...?

Which is true and which is false ...?                                Can you tell me why?


We will also send home spellings for your child to learn.  Try to make this fun by playing games, singing songs, making up rhymes or silly stories and generally having fun with it! 

Some of the games you could try are:

  • Silly sentences! Can you create just one sentence with all this week’s spellings in?
  • Parent/guardian to cover the spelling word (written out large) with something and slide into view gradually… what word do you think it is? How do you know? What letters can you see that give it away?
  • Word un-jumble…pull letters out of a bag and re-arrange to spell this week’s spellings.
  • Pair up and play ‘noughts and crosses’ but with spelling words. 
  • How many times can you write your spellings in 1 minute? Can you beat your grown-up?
  • Try writing your spellings on the line with your eyes closed – who’s is the neatest?
  • Who can write their spellings the smallest and spell it correctly?
  • Who can make the letters to spell out their spellings from just paper…no scissors, glue or sellotape!
  • Create some spelling scribble art: 
  • Write your spellings in bubble writing and decorate with felt pens.
  • Write your spellings upside down, back to front, in capitals and with your opposite hand.
  • Rainbow writing. Draw a rainbow (must have 7 bands). Now write your spellings as many times as possible in each band in the right colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink).
  • Pyramid spelling for all words: 
  • Write a sentence using each word as many times as possible e.g. ‘I said that you said John was silly because he said Sam was leaving and I said that was rubbish’.


Lastly, we will send home homework once a week.  Homework will be one normal piece and one comprehension.  If you have any worries about homework, please have a chat with Miss Fitton or Miss Collins who manages the homework tasks.


Have a look below at what we have been up to in Foxes!

 We talked about why we LOVE Lydd Primary School - have a look at the lovely things that our children said!

 "I love Lydd Primary because we get challenged!"

 "I love Lydd Primary because lots of people are kind to me"


"I love Lydd Primary because we get nice challenges!"


"I love Lydd Primary because my teacher helps me with my work and that's all that matters"


"I love Lydd Primary because I love the teachers."


"I love Lydd Primary because the fun never stops!"


This is a song we have been learning in music called Kye Kye Kule!


We have been printing using different techniques...have a look at our bubblewrap dinosaurs!




We all talked about what we wanted to be when we grew up.......have a look below!





  Ice cream seller





We created pastel art from the Hindu story of Prahlad...have a look below! (We did get a bit messy though...oops!)