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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Cherry - Y2

Class Teacher:

Mrs Hennah and Mrs Meikle


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Penny


Welcome to Cherry Class.


What a fantastic first half term in Year 2 you have had! The children have settled into Cherry Class very well. We have lots to look forward to over the next half term!


               Our topic for this half term is called 'Flying High'


The children will learn about inventions and the many types of flying machines designed and created through the years. We will learn about The Wright Brothers, who created the first aeroplane.


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Year 2 have the privileged job of performing the Schools Christmas Play! We will be beginning rehearsals shortly after we return to school after the half term break.

Our play is called 'Hooray in a Manger' and is being performed throughout the week beginning the 9th December.


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Our second LORIC theme for the year is Ollie Organisation. The children will be taught in class as well as in the key stage assemblies each Wednesday.


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Your planner and reading book must be in school everyday.


Our Topic: Flying High


(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)



PE Sessions:

Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE - Thursday



Tuesday afternoon



The children are heard read twice a week in school. Once during a group guided reading session and the other individually by the class teacher or teaching assistant.

It is really important that your child reads at home every day and the planner is signed accordingly. Reading frequently has a huge positive effect on a child's reading development.



Homework is given out once a week on a Thursday and is due back in the following Tuesday. Each week, there is an English and a Maths task. The homework is a reflection of what the children have been taught that week and is a chance to practise and enhance their learning.



In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write. The children review or learn a new sound  (phoneme and grapheme) each day and also practise writing this sound on its own and in words.

We do handwriting practise every afternoon for ten minutes. The children have differentiated spellings each week with the spelling test being on a Friday morning.


  If you have any questions, please just ask or write in your child's planner.