Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 2


Mrs Woodman (Monday-Wednesday)

Miss Sandy (Thursday-Friday)

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Gaynor, Miss Elliot, Mrs Patel, Miss Wilson, Mrs Allen

Our topic this half term is:

Toy Story

‘Toy Story’ will be our topic this half term. We’ll be watching the film and using it as a stimulus for much of our early writing activities. We will also be exploring and making hand puppets.

Weekly Spellings

Here are the spelling lists for Year 2. There will be weekly tests on a Friday:

Children should also be able to read and write the Common Exception Words by the end of Year 2. Please find a full list of these here:

Termly Letters


We will begin by using the film ‘Toy Story’ as a stimulus for writing activities. After that, we’ll be reading ‘Traction Man’ and finally will use the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright to inspire our own poems.


This half term we are learning about materials and their uses. The children will be working scientifically to identify the materials objects are made from and their properties to make them suitable.   The children will be exploring how the shapes of solid objects made by some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching and recording results in a table.

This half term PE will take place on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please send your children in wearing their PE kits on these days.

There will be Forest School every Friday this half term. Please ensure your child has named boots in school, long sleeves and clothes appropriate for the weather. Children can wear their uniform, but please ensure arms and legs are covered.

Maths Games

Topmarks is a website with lots of good games children can play to hep them with their maths. Hit the Button is a great one for times tables.

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Times Table Rock Stars is also up and running. All children will receive a username and log in.

Take a look at our photos!