Year 2 - Ms Steele and Ms Rickards

Welcome Back!

This term we will be exploring The Great Fire of London!

In English we will be focusing on our story writing. We will be trying to write in more detail and make our writing more interesting to read. To do this we will be adding adjectives and adverbs to our work.

We will be writing poetry about fire. We will think about using adjective to describe what it looks like and how it moves.

We will start to look at non-fiction writing and write our own facts about the fire.

We will be reading every day and answering questions about what we have read. This half term we will continue to focus on finding answers in the writing.

In Math this half term we will be;

  • Looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Tell the time to the nearest hour and ½ hour
  • Begin to use multiplication and division
  • Find ½ and ¼ of shapes and numbers

We will also be solving problems in all of these areas.

In history we will be finding out how the fire started and what it was like in London in 1666. We will compare London now with what it was like all those years ago. Look at the Knowledge Organiser in homework books for more detail on what we will be learning.

 In our D.T. work we will be making our own bread. We will be tasting different types of bread and coming up with a recipe of our own.

 In science we will be learning about different materials and how they are used to make different things. We will find out how materials can be changed by squashing or stretching.


We will be learning about staying safe on the internet. We will be using Purple Mash to help us. There password is in their homework books so you can have a look at home.


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 not start until after Christmas.


Lily is the Ambassador for the week starting 2nd December.

Important dates this half term:

15th Nov- Jack and the Beanstalk at Oldham Colosseum

22nd Nov- Visit Stalybridge Fire Station 

10th Dec- Red Riding Hood Christmas performance - 2pm and 5.30pm

18th Dec- Christmas Crafternoon

20th Dec- Christmas party

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.