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Year 2 - Northern Lights (Aurora)



Teacher: Mrs Sheridan

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Scarborough-Mace, Mrs Brawn, Miss Williams 

Trainee Teacher: Miss Fordham

PE Day: Tuesday & Wednesday (please come to school in your PE Kit). Ensure the correct PE uniform is followed, which consists of a black t-shirt and black shorts/joggers/leggings and suitable footwear. A black hoody/sweatshirt is advisable for outdoor sessions. 

Spelling Test Day: Spellings will be set weekly and tested on a Friday. 

Times Tables: Times Tables Rockstars is tested three times a week. We are currently focusing on 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Home Learning: Rockstars tasks will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday (more details to follow ). There will also be a half-termly project set that is linked to the current topic.

Reading: Our school expectation is that reading books are read a minimum of three times a week. Please ensure that you record in the record book everytime you listen to your child at home.  Books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. 

Tapestry: This will continue to be used as a primary means of communication. This needs to be checked on a daily basis to ensure you are up to date with key information. This is also your route for sending any messages directly to the class teacher. Evidence of learning will continue to be posted on a daily basis, along with suggestions of ways you could continue to support your child at home. 


Autumn Term Topic:  Bright Sparks

This topic will have a  focus on the Human Body & Electricity in Science, Using Maps in Geography and The Romans in History. 

We will also be learning about Christmas in preparation for the Christmas Nativity in December.

Spring Term Topic: . To Infinity and Beyond

This topic will have a focus on Electricity in Science,  The British Isles & Cape Town in Geography and The Tudors in History.

Summer Term Topic: Rumble in the Jungle!

This topic will have a focus on Living things in their Environments and Plants in Science, Northern Europe in Geography and Powerful Voices in History.


Useful websites to access


The following websites are either free to use or require a password which will be sent home or via Marvellous Me.


  • Pobble365 - A different picture each day to inspire discussion, vocabulary  and writing 
  • Accelerated Reader Reading book quizzes
  • Oxford OwlImage result for accelerated reader
  • SuperMovers Literacy - Get moving to the Super Movers' beat and learning all about spelling and homophones in this fun Live Lesson.
  • Writing and Performing Poetry - This Live Lesson explores the theme of 'change' and includes reading, performance and critical analysis of similes and metaphors. 


Wider Curriculum



  • BBC History - The Story of Britain - Short animated films showing the story of Britain from the Mesolithic Stone Age through to Magna Carta. These short films are from the original BBC series, The Story of Britain. 
  • Tuntimo - Welcome to Tuntimo!
    This Black history platform has been designed for children aged 5-11 years old. We want to tell you about notable Black figures and periods that have made history. 


Art and Design

  • Art for Kids Hub - How to Draw
    Here is where you'll find every single on of our how to draw lessons! It's a massive drawing library! You'll find lessons for young and old kids. You'll find everything from how to draw cupcakes to how to draw sharks. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a marker and follow along with us.
  • BBC Teach - Art and Design - Artist Emma Majury demonstrates some basic artistic techniques in the realms of drawing, painting, photography, printing, collage, and sculpture.Sing Up -



  • Dance Mat Typing - Dance Mat Typing is a  fun way to practise touch typing. There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expScratchert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.
  • Scratch Coding - Booklet available to download below
  • Online Safety - Videos and activities to support keeping safe online


Religious Education

How about a virtual trip!


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