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What makes a history maker?

This term our enquiry question is "What makes a history maker?" Our subject focus is History. Through this question we will learn about significant people and events.  In Science we will also be thinking about what humans, imcluding animals, need to survive.  We will be learning about the importance of exercise and eating the right amount of different foods. We will learn about how to look after ourselves and the importance of hygiene.


Year 2 Perform The Tunnel, by Anthony Browne


In Maths we have recently been learning about Money. We learnt how to recognise the different coins and notes, add amounts of money together, and set each other challenges of finding different ways to make amounts of money with a range of coins! Before Christmas we looked at developing our knowledge of addition and subtraction.


In Year 2 we love books!  The first text we looked at this term is Little Red by Bethan Woollvin.  We have used Talk for Writing to retell the story and are now writing our own narratives - traditional tales with a twist! In the Autumn term we found out lots about Rosa Parks when we were learning to write a diary entry, and also about the Great Fire of London when we wrote newspaper reports!

Other Curriculum Learning

We have done so much learning in all our other curriculum subjects as well - take a look!


Our PE Days are Monday and Friday. Full school PE kit needs to be work into school on both of these days. Monday we will be outside doing Football, and Friday will be in the hall with the Dance teacher. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Trainers/Wellies - At Layer-de-la-Haye we are an "All-Weather" school. This mean that unless deemed unsafe we will be outside at playtimes even if it is raining. Please make sure that your child has a change of shoes (and socks!) or wellies in school for days when it is very wet.


Reading - In Year 2 pupils should be reading daily (4-5 a week). Pupils will bring home multiple books each week. This will include a book to share together, and a book that is either phonetically decodable, or an "Accelerated Reader" (AR) book that they can quiz on when they have finished it. Please record how your child is reading at home as this will help us to support their needs further. We ask the children to hand in their reading folders/book bags on a Thursday with the reading record inside. We will then change the books as needed and hand them back out on Friday. Pupils who have an AR book will be able to change their books as soon as they have passed the quiz each time.

Times Tables - We would like to see each child log in and use the learning tool Times Tables Rockstars for upwards of 20-25 minutes a week. This will help them to develop their knowledge and speed of recall. We regularly check the childrens scores and set their tables challenges accordingly. 

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