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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 2 - Cherry Class

The learner of the week is...

For his fantastic work in maths this week.

He has been able to work out change and solve 2 step word problems! Keep up the great work.


We have been using our number bonds to 10 to work out number bonds to 100. We than put them into part, part, whole models and bar models. 
Well done to our winners of the PTA Bonfire colouring competition!

This week we have begun our new topic in maths, Money!

Below is a great game to reinforce what we have learnt in school this week.
Money is an important topic to practise at home. Use real money to practise recognising different coins and notes; and creating different amounts. Next week we will be learning how to work out change. It would be great if you could practise this at home too.

We have enjoyed playing ‘Obb and Bob’, a fun reading game. It helps us to remember all of our phonetic sounds. (See image below if you need a reminder!)
This term, we have spent a lot of time reading and writing words containing each of these graphemes. Please support your child by checking they can read all of these sounds and refer back to them when writing. (The rhymes will ensure correct pronunciation and aid memory). This will hugely support their spelling when writing. 

The learner of the week is...


For his concentration and focus this week. You have been listening carefully and participated in our lessons well this week!

The Book Trust’s recommended books for 6-8 year olds. Some slightly longer more challenging books. Many are available to order online from the library, which is free for children.

The Wicked Witch’s Song

Today we made magical, foaming potions!

We learnt a poem called The Wicked Witch’s Song By Clare Bevan and then wrote our own poems in the same style. 

Wicked Witch’s Song

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The Wicked Witch’s Song

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The learner of the week is...

For putting 100% effort into everything he has done this week. You have worked so hard and achieved so much! Keep up the fantastic work!

As part of our DT learning, today we made cars with working wheels and axels. It was very fiddly so we all had to persevere. We were all successful and had lots of fun too!
We have LOVED making and writing our own diaries in the role of Rapunzel. (Not the Rapunzel you may know from the traditional tale... our book has a twist!)

Well done to our learner of the week!

You have impressed us so much with your valuable contributions and hard work this week!

Welcome to term 2!

Please see below this terms newsletter and home work.

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Thank you Cherry Class for such a great first term! You have all worked so hard and should be feeling very proud of yourselves! Have a wonderful week and I’ll look forward to seeing you ready for Term 2. 

The learner of the term is.....

We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard and have achieved so much! 

Today we have been learning about maps, routes and compasses! Ask us about the 4 compass points and why we have to create routes!

The learner of the week is...

for her perseverance and determination with her learning this week. She has worked incredibly hard with her reading and writing! Well done!

Don’t forget that homework books are due on Monday. 
Remember to read everyday! We have talked a lot in school about how practising is the best way to improve. Please try to use BugClub so I can see how you are getting on. The Bug questions help with comprehension skills we are learning in school such has making predictions and inferences. It also exposes your child to range of genres and themes, as well as different language features. Please let me know if you are finding the reading books too easy or difficult.

The learner of the week is....


For her fabulous writing this week and being an all round superstar!

Today you child will bring home some phonics sheets for you to keep. They may be helpful to read alongside reading books. Remembering these alternative ways of spelling a sound will help them to improve both their reading and spelling. You may also like to refer to them when writing at home. 

Please see below all the sounds your child needs to know with an accompanying rhyme to aid memory.

We have had lots of fun playing on Karate cats today; practising important reading and writing skills. Free to play from home too; without the need for login details.

For showing all of our school values and being an all round superstar, our learner of the week is...

This term we have loved spending time on the forest school! In science we have been learning how animals are suited to their habitats. We have also been thinking about how to protect and look after our local wildlife.
Try these reading games!

For his fabulous progress in reading; the learner of the week is.....

In maths this week we have been counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s both forwards and backwards. Don’t forget to keep practising! It is important to help us learn our times tables. 

The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Well done to our learner of the week! For his fantastic work in maths and always trying his best!

We have been using this song to help us learn about the 7 continents of the world.

Take a look at our whole class piece of art!

*Dont forget to wear PE kits to school every Wednesday*

This term our Topic is 'Our World'.

In English this week we have listened to Louis Armstrong's 'What a wonderful world' and then wrote our own verses in this style. 

Listen to some of our wonderful work!

What a wonderful world

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David Attenborough - Wonderful World - BBC

The learner of the week is...

For making a great start to the school year. She is always ready to learn and tries her best. Sophie has written a brilliant ‘Guide to Earth’ this week and has been a great friend to everyone in Cherry Class.

We have had a great start to the year and it has been lovely to see everyone and we are looking forward to a great ahead. 
Please see below this terms homework. 

Welcome Back! We can’t wait to see you all again and are excited to be back in school together.

We are really looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!


Please remember to use the Cherry email if you have any questions to ask or information to give us - we will reply as promptly as possible.

We will be sending reading books home on Fridays; however, I will also continue to monitor reading on BugClub too. On a Friday your child will choose 2/3 books to take home for the week; these will then need to be returned the following Friday. Please be assured that reading books will ‘quarantined’ before they are use the home. 

Home learning will be set next week and is to be completed through the term. It is due on Monday 19th October. Each day children are expected to do a short reading and maths activity at home. It is vital to practise these keys skills every day to help your child to make good progress. This may include Mathletics, BugClub, practising the year 2 spellings or 30/60 Club practise (addition and subtraction/times tables). Further ideas can be found on our class page on the school website.


PE will be on Wednesdays and children need to come to school in their PE kits. As we move towards Autumn it will be important for children to wear dark tracksuit trousers and their school jumper to stay warm. Trainers will also be more practical and comfortable to wear all day. Earrings need to be taken out or covered at home.  Please ensure that any clothing and belongings brought into school are clearly labelled including water bottles, lunch boxes, book bags, all items in their PE kit, school uniform and coats. Please ensure your child brings a filled water bottle into school every day.


Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great year ahead. Don’t forget to check our class page on the school website.                                         

Miss Hallett & Mrs Smart