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Welcome to Year 2, Chestnut. Our class teacher is Mrs Inwood, who is supported by Miss Leetham and Miss Smith.

Please come and speak to any member of the Year 2 team if you have any queries, we're also contactable through Class Dojo.

Reading Records

Each child will be given an Accelerated Reader book to read in school and at home, so please ensure your child brings their book to school every day. Once they had read their book, they will take a comprehension quiz on the iPad to review their learning. It would be beneficial to your child, if you ask questions throughout the book to ensure they are understanding what they have read. Once the quiz has been taken, they will change their book. Please sign your child's reading records and write comments daily, which will be checked every morning. It is recommended that a Year 2 child reads for 20 minutes a day.


Weekly homework will be given, which will usually consist of their weekly spellings/phonics, Maths and English tasks. We will give the homework out on Thursdays and it needs to be returned by Wednesdays. If your child brings in their homework on time, they will receive dojos. However, if it is not handed in on time then your child will be required to stay in on Thursdays to complete the homework. Homework is beneficial as it allows your child to recap their learning and we can check their understanding.

PE Kits

Our school PE kit consists of blue/black shorts, a white t-shirt/polo shirt and plimsolls/trainers. In the winter, they may wear blue/black jogging bottoms and a blue/black jumper.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day as we may do extra activities throughout the week.

T Topic

Our Topic for Spring is the Rainforest. We will explore where in the world Rainforests are and why, the animals can be found there, the different layers and the effects of deforestation.

Our Topic for Autumn is the Great Fire of London. We will explore the origins of the fire and how London has changed since. Please view our Curriculum Map below for more information.