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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.





Please make sure you bring in your reading books and reading records everyday to school.

Mums and Dads/Carers,the children in our school love to read and would really like to show you all,how good they really are! 

Please could you listen to them read every evening after school, Mrs Cross and Mrs Malone just love to give out dojo's for all your hard work. frown




This week we are looking at explanation texts...Being in a Circus. 






Books 2C will be reading in class this year are:

Autumn-   1 -The Circus Is Coming To Town

Autumn -  2- Let’s Celebrate 

Spring -    1 -The Stories People Tell 

Spring -    2 -Seeing the Light 

Summer - 1 Time Travelers 

Summer - 2 Lets Go On Holiday Traditional tales (with a twist) : The Paper bag Princess Robert Munsch Cinderella Rapunzel – compare to Tangled Welcome to the Circus Sean Callery Clown School – Paul Ship



Working Scientifically

Y2C will be looking at life processes of plants,animals and their habitats.

While exploring and comparing differences of living,dead and things that have never been alive, they will have to  identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials. They will be observing and using equipment to gather and record any data to help them with their investigations. 

P. E.

Indoor P.E. 



Outdoor P.E.


Form lower-case letters to the correct size relative to one another. Start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined. Write cap letters/digits of correct size/orientation/relationship to one another & to lower case letters. Use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters. 

Phonics/ Spellings







Y2C will be taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and specking chants and rhymes,play musical instruments while listening with concentration to a range of high- quality live and recorded music.

The children should develop an understanding of musical structures and reproducing sounds from memory.