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Willow Tree Primary School | Leach Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 4LZ

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Welcome to Year 2!


Teacher: Mrs Paris

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Yates and Miss Curran


What are we learning about?

Literacy – The books that we are studying during this term are Toys in Space and Toby and the Great Fire of London.

Topic - We have a History focus: The Great Fire of London.

Science -  We will be learning about animals. This includes a trip to Chester Zoo!

Maths – We will be working on division, multiplication and statistics/data.

PE -  The first half term will focus on ball skills and after half term we will change to dance.

RE – Our topic is: How do I know I'm being good? We will also look at the story of the Good Samaritan, and finally how and why we celebrate Christmas.

SPaG – We will be learning about sentence structure, question marks, and contractions.

Computing – We will be learning about staying safe online.


Challenge: Read at home every night with your parents and get your reading record signed. Can you do it?! 


Don’t forget to look out for postcards home to let you know when your child has done exceptionally well at school.


Thank you very much for your support with the pirate dioramas! We have a display up in the Key Stage 1 area and they all look fabulous!



SATS will take place for Year 2 children in 2P and 1/2R during May 2018. Booster sessions will be starting from March.

PE – Please ensure that PE kits are always kept in school. PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. PE days are Monday and Wednesday. For outdoor PE, you can also bring your trainers.

Water bottles – Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.

Homework – Homework will be given out every Friday. Check the inside front cover to see what the required work each week is. Homework is due in on Wednesdays.

Snack – Children will have free milk and fruit every morning at playtime or they may wish to occasionally purchase food from the snack shop when available.

Readers – Home readers will be changed regularly. Please ensure that you write a comment in the log each time you read with your child. Children benefit from reading 4-5 times a week with an adult at home, please do this if you can. Your child will also bring home a library book that will be changed once a week.

Times tables - We will have a times table challenge each week, with a test on Friday. We will be learning them in the following order: 2x, 10x, 5x, 3x. A certificate will be rewarded when they know each table.

Spellings will now be completed at school, Monday to Thursday, then tested on Friday.

Reading Club will take place on Monday and Friday at lunchtime.


Look at us in our beautiful Christmas jumpers!

On the 19th January, our parents were invited to join us for part of the morning. We made some beautiful artwork and had lots of fun!

We have been learning about Midsummer Night's Dream during Shakespeare week.

We had lots of fun in the snow!

We dressed up as Shakespearean characters for World Book Day!

The children wore beautiful Easter bonnets for our annual Easter bonnet parade. Look at our creative designs!

Handy Links

Here are some links for your children to explore at home:

Over the holidays, please keep reading with your children! Also, please remember to return your child's PE kit when we come back to school. Thank you!

Dates for the Diary

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