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Welcome to Year 2!

It is the final term of the year... one of the busiest for Year 2!


This term, our essential question is: Are monarchs better than peasants? 


We have had a busy few weeks already looking at a range of monarchs within the Tudor times. We have enjoyed learning about King Henry VIII, especially watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb4j29AbQXQ


As well as henry VIII and his many wives, we have learnt that King Edward VI was only 9 years old when he became king. We have took part in drama to imitate the coronation and discussed how he might have felt and behaved.


We are enjoying writing letters this term. We have used royal letterheaded paper as well as create old, tatty looking paper using tea and coffee to stain to create a peasant letter. We have even sent a parcel of letters and cards to baby Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex new child.


We are really enjoying learning how to defend and attack through fencing with Mr Brooks, the PE coach. This is traditionally a sword fight that the monarchs in the Tudor times would have taken part in.



Picture 1 We wrote letters from Edward VI of his corronation
Picture 2 We then wrote letters to Edward from the peasant
Picture 3 We created a Mandir with a Ganesh
Picture 4 In PSHE we have been learning about
Picture 5 We can use fronted adverbials and past tense verbs
Picture 6 We are using coins to find totals

Leader in Me


This term, we are focusing on the values Seek First to Understand, then be Understood as well as Synergising, which link to the scripture

Love your neighbour as yourself. Mark 12:31

This means we respect people’s ideas and feelings while try to see things from their viewpoints as well as working together to support each other and also to have fun!


Growth Mindset


We are continuing to use Growth Mindset to encourage resilience and perseverance for all our children to support and further their learning. Our Collective Worship this term will support this by focussing on mental wellbeing, healthy life-style and positive relationships which links our seventh value of Sharpen the Saw. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values



Each week homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.  It will consist of spellings and a piece of English and/or Maths homework to consolidate the learning from that week or revise a skill already learnt.


In addition we would encourage you to read as often as possible with an adult for about 10 minutes.  Please remember to include a record of this reading within your reading record and if you read 5 times during the week and have your book signed for each entry, you will be awarded a housepoint.


Also remember to practise your times tables as well as the inverse division calculations for 2, 3, 5 and 10s. 


My Style homework


This half term, the project will be based on Coronations. Information to be shared in due course. Keep an eye out!

Useful Websites for additional homework ideas.
Some of the animals we saw on our trip.

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