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Year 2 Information for Families

Dear Year 2!


It’s almost the end of the first half term – I hope you have all made something for your school teachers to say thank you!

October is Black History Month in the UK and we at Wanstead Church School are marking Black History Month by recognising and valuing the inspirational individuals and events that have shaped the black generation in the United Kingdom. During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also those who contribute to and help our society today. The aims of Black History Month are to:

 • Promote knowledge of black history, culture, and heritage

• Share information on positive black contributions to British society

We would like the children to choose ONE creative homework task (for example a poster of one of the sportsmen/sportswomen) and prepare it and bring it into school for our Black History Month.

The due date is Tuesday 17th October 2023.

Black History Month (Here are some information below)


This half-term in Science we are learning about living things and non-living things and how they are adapted to their habitats.

In Geography, we are going global and learning about the different countries e.g. (Kampong Ayer, UK), and their continents, and practicing locating them on maps, globes, and in atlases.

We are looking forward to practicing and expanding and researching skills in art as we explore drawing, sketching, and evaluating a range of inspiring pieces of art.

This half term in English, our Talk for Writing text is The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers. 

Dear Year2,

This half term, the children will read the story ‘The Enormous Crocodile.’  They will write character and setting descriptions, make predictions based on what has been learned in English so far, and retell the main events from the story. They will also use their wonderful imagination to write their chapters.
By this point in Year 2, children should be confidently writing sentences independently and punctuating them correctly. We will be encouraging children to use a range of conjunctions to extend their sentences (and, but, so, because, when, if) as well as using carefully chosen verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Children must apply what they have learned in Phonics so don’t forget to keep practicing those spellings at home!