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Welcome to the Giraffe Class









Welcome to Giraffe class with Miss Hughes, Mrs. Jarvis and Miss Dyson. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y2 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites.

Please click here to download the Y2 Topic Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y2 Maths Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y2 Writing Standards 


 Autumn Term 

Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘At the shops.’ Below are some of the books we will be looking at during this topic.

In English we will learning all about the different sentence types by starting to ask questions about our class animal and gather information to write a short fact file all about great white sharks. We will also be writing a recount of our trip to Morrison’s to learn more about food production and the different parts of the supermarket. Our narrative writing will be focussed around the traditional tale of the Gingerbread man when the children will start to write a missing poster.

In maths we will learning about place value and consolidating some of our learning from year 1, alongside an introduction to addition and subtraction strategies.

In science we will be learning all about living things and their habitats and in history will will research changes in living memory. During our R.E sessions we will look at what makes a place sacred and in computing we will develop our knowledge of robot algorithms. Our RSHE lessons will develop the children’s knowledge about how to make a happy school, their local community and how to stay safe from online. This half term we will have fun with music as the children learn all about timbre and rhythm whilst developing their awareness of different musical genres.

Please click here to look at the Year 2 Medium Term Planning for Autumn 1


Our topic for Autumn 2 is called ‘It all started on Pudding Lane’ which focusses around our history topic of 'The Great fire of London'. Below are some of the books we will be looking at during this topic.

In English we will develop our literacy skills to write instructions, letters,  explanations and poetry.

In maths we will learning about addition and subtraction and understanding money.

We will start to look at the local area in geography and continue to learn more about the Great fire of London in our history unit of work. During our PSHCE unit we will be focussing on the topic of anti-bullying and developing our understanding of online safety and keeping our personal information safe. We will also complete an artist study on Andy Warhol and develop our own pop art style artwork focussed on Samuel Pepys.

The MTP for Autumn 2 will be added at half term. 


Important Information

Our P.E days will be Tuesday afternoon & Friday morning. Please make sure your P.E kit is in school on these days and labelled with your name and class.

Please make sure your planner is in school every day so we are able to tell your grown-ups about your school learning and what you can be working on at home.

Children’s books will be swapped after they have read them three times. Please ensure that you write in the children’s planners so that I am able to swap them as soon as they need to be. 

Spellings will be tested every Friday morning.


Dates for your diary

w/c 19th September - Recycling week 

w/c 3rd October - Black history month begins

Poetry day – 6th October

Diwali- 24th October

Autumn 1- craft afternoon 17th October 

Friday 9th December - showcase - 2:15pm

Friday 9th December - Christmas Sing - 2:30pm

Friday 9th December - Christmas Jumper/ lunch Day - all day 


Home Learning

Each half term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the new challenges for you to try. 

Other home learning activities for Autumn are

Counting in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Practising your Year 2 spellings.

Practise the year 2 common exception words.

Practising adding and subtracting any 2 digit numbers.

Practise using your multiplication and division facts.


Useful Websites

White Rose Maths

Top marks

BBC bitesize

Phonics play

Oxford reading tree