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We continue to be amazed at how well the children have settled, well done to all our fab pupils. As restrictions lift nationally, the academy will also look to 'ease' some areas. This will be done in a careful and progamatic way. We will not put pupils and staff at risk. The academy will remain vigilant, and we ask that parents do the same and support us to continue to get things back on 'an even keel'. As the children are settled, we will now be implementing the LA and national guidance on absence and lateness......thank you for your support in getting the children to school and on time, it helps them to settle in the morning and helps us to support their learning.
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Church of England Community Academy

Year 2



                                                                          Sheet A - Mr Whittle & Miss Dromey's groups

                                                                          Sheet B - Miss Devereux & Miss Wong's groups








Back to school!



Welcome back everybody. We will be continuing with our topic: The Secret Garden.


In reading, we will be starting a book called 'The Selfish Giant'. We will be using this book to help us write poems.

04.01.21 The home learning tab is updated with lesson materials that are being used in school. Please click the home learning icon and then 'Spring' to access.

Upcoming Topic: Land Ahoy

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a sailor’s life for me. Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world, just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag.  How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck, then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure. There’s land ahead. Let’s get this ship to port.

Our Books this half term will be:

  • Survivors: The Night the Titanic Sunk;
  • The Antlered Ship;
  • Pirate Cruncher;
  • Rhythm of the Rain
  • Story of the Titanic;


We will be writing:

  • A diary focusing on description and dramatic events onboard the Titanic
  • Setting description focusing on developing fear in the reader- in an underwater setting.
  • A character description - description of of the pirate character based on our Pirate book.

New class book: The Hunter

Our first book is 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty. This book explores the issue of hunting, focusing specifically on elephants being hunted for their tusks.


We will also be reading the non-fiction text called 'African Animals' to help us gain a better understanding of different creatures that live in Africa.


Upcoming Topic: Muck, Mess & Mixtures

Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make?


New class book: The Fire Cat

Today, we started our new class book called: 'The Fire Cat'. The book is set at the same time the Great Fire of London started. We are also using a second book to help develop our knowledge of the events.

Key vocabulary so far: plague, population, bustling


Accelerated Reader

Your child should have taken home a letter about our brand new reading software. Their login information was included on this letter. Please use the 'Accelerated Reader' icon above to access the Accelerated Reader login screen. Happy quizzing!



Spelling information for the first Autumn half term was sent out on Friday. You can also access this document using the 'Spelling' icon above.


Our next class read is: 'Small in the City'

Our next shared class reading is a book called 'Small in the City' by Sydney Smith. We love this book because it can be interpreted so many different ways, providing endless chances to discuss each part of the story.


Our first class read is: 'The Promise'

Our first shared class reading is a book called 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies. This story shows the changes that occur in a sad and miserable city. The city goes from misery to joy because of a kept promise.


Our first topic is: Street Detectives

In this topic, we will be learning about different places within our local area. We will also be exploring other world cities and looking at a key historical event: The Great Fire of London.

04.9.20 Welcome to Year 2