Year 2 - Ms Steele and Ms Rickards

Welcome Back!

This term we will be exploring an Arctic Adventure!

In English we will be finding out about polar bears. We will be reading and writing facts about them. We will then be using these facts to write a report about to teach others about polar bears too.

We will also be reading and writing stories about ‘The Great Explorer’. As we read the story we imagine we are the explorer.

We will be reading every day and answering questions about what we have read. This half term we will be focusing on working out the answer from the clues in the text.

This half term we will be creating tally charts and pictograms, some based on the Arctic. We will be looking at the fractions, ½ , ¼, and 1/3 . We are going to look again at time. We can tell the time to the nearest hour and half hour, we will now look at the nearest quarter of an hour. We will be exploring position and direction. Can we give instructions for partners to follow? We will spend a lot of time working on addition and subtraction using a number line. At the end of this half term we will all be able to use this technique.

Our topic this half term is ‘Arctic Adventure’ We will be using this topic to find out about lots of different aspects of geography and science.

In geography we will be looking at lots of different types of maps and finding out about the Arctic. We will find out what it is like there and how life is different for the people who live there.

In science we will look at habitats locally and around the world. This will include looking at the different types of animals that live in the Arctic. We will look at their habitats and how they live and survive in such a cold place. We will also be finding out about freezing and melting.

In our DT work we will be creating our own moving pictures. We will make sliders, levers and pop ups. We will share these pictures with Year 1 to teach them about the Arctic.

In our music lessons we will be learning a rock song called ‘I want to be in a band’. We will listen to different rock songs and find the rhythm.


PE will be on a Monday and Thursday. All children will need a t-shirt shorts and pumps for these sessions.

Our trip to the fire station

Year 2's

Photo Gallery!

Times Table Rockstars Week

Wheels of Steele won their battle against the Cool Corcorans.

We had a great time on Roald Dahl day. 


Our homework is set weekly on Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday mornings. You can expect to receive 1 piece of homework every week, Literacy or Maths. Ms Rickards runs a homework club on a Thursday, for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.

Our reading books should be read as often as possible and brought into school every morning. As little as 5 minutes a night can help your child so much!

 Other Information

PE this term is on Monday and Thursday. Please remember, your PE kit should be in school all week.

Forest school will be on a Wednesday. Children will have forest school every other week.



Important dates this half term:

23rd Jan- National Handwriting Day

27th Jan- Border Moves dance workshop 

11th Feb- Safer Internet Day


Times Table Rock Star!

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Times Tables Rock Stars! 

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Have a look at the website Oxford Owl at home with your child. If you sign up for free, there are hundreds of free ebooks for your child to read which are directly from our school reading scheme.