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Homelinks Year 2

                                            Our new Theme topic is:

Splish, Splash, Splosh!

  Week beginning: 6th May 2019

Here are some areas we shall be looking at in class this week that you could try at home...


In English, we are reading the story, The Water Princess: It tells the story of Gie Gie, a little girl who has to walk a long way each day to get safe water for her family. We have discussed how different Gie Gie’s life is so very different to ours. Share the story via the above link with your child and discuss their thoughts on the book so far.

Sometimes grammatical jargon can be confusing… Especially when you are trying to help your child at home. Here is a link highlighting the grammar taught in KS1, I hope that it helps!


Please visit: for information on the Key Stage 1 SATs which will be administered in May.


This week in Theme we are looking at the River Thames and how it has been used throughout history. Can you investigate another famous river in the world? What is it called? Where is it? What is it used for? Has this use changed throughout history?


Question of the Week

I am looking at a selection of 2D shapes. In total the shapes have 12 sides all together. What shapes could I be looking at?


This week we are investigating whether all body parts grow as we grow older, however is it just our age that that determines how big our body parts are? It would be interesting for your child to look at the heights of different family members to see if there is a relationship. Can your child predict how tall they will be when they are older?


Year 2’s library days are as follows:

2KT – Monday

2GM – Tuesday

2HW – Wednesday

We will be visiting the library every other week on our allocated days and during this period in the alternating weeks; we will be reading for pleasure in the classroom. If it is easier for you to keep track of, once your child has read and enjoyed their book, they can keep it in their classroom drawer.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 23rd May – School closed for polling station

Friday 24th May – End of half term

Monday 3rd June – Back to school

Thursday 13th June – Year 2 trip to Bournemouth – Children to be in school for 8am

Wednesday 12th June – Sports Day and whole school picnic

Friday 21st June – PTA mufti day

Friday 28th June – PTA mufti day and Summer Fair

Monday 1st July – Wednesday 3rd July – Transition days

Wednesday 10th July – Year 2 assembly for parents

Friday 12th July – Year 2 camping

Thursday 18th July – Year 2 and 3 PTA disco

Friday 19th July – Last day of term. 1.15pm finish