Welcome to Year 2


Welcome to Year 2 and the Summer Term 

MrRosell Hughes, Miss Wilson and Miss Hooker are the class teachers in Year 2. Mrs Coates (Learning support) will be working across both classes.  

Summer Term: Hope 

This summer term in Y2, we are exploring the theme of HOPE, both as a personal feeling that supports us, especially in difficult times, and as our shared hope for the world we want to live in.  

Our Summer Bookshelf:

  • Dear Greenpeace by Simon James
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Little Red by Bethan Woollvin
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Zaha Hadid by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
  • Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
  • The Grotlyn by Benji Davies

Starting with the picture book, ‘Dear Greenpeace, we will be learning about the special Blue Whale displayed in the Natural History Museum and why she was named Hope. Using a range of traditional tales, we will be looking at how the characters in the stories overcome challenges for a happy ending and then writing our own narratives – maybe with a little twist! In our chapter book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie never gives up hope of getting a golden ticket – there might be a few golden tickets (and some chocolate) being given out this term in Y2 too! The little girl in our book, ‘Lubna and the Pebble’, is a refugee child who uses a pebble to bring comfort. She passes on both the pebble and the feeling of hope, and we will explore how we can support others and spread hope with kindness. Inspired by the series of books ‘Little People Big Dreams’ we will be sharing our hopes for our own futures and what we would like to be when we grow up, producing our own little book later in the term.  

We are hoping that the sun will shine so that we can take our learning outside as much as possible: in Forest School, learning about plants in Science and especially for our Alice in Wonderland tea party, plus lots of other opportunities from Art to Geography. 

Important Information  

School reading books will be changed weekly at the start and end of the week. 

We are timetabled to have PE every Tuesday and Friday, but please have both your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day, as plans may change! 

Home Learning and Spellings are sent home on a Wednesday, due for the following Monday. 

Keep up with our summer learning adventures on Twitter,  so please visit our blog or follow us on Twitter @GorseyY2 to keep up to date with everything we get up to! 

Gorsey Year 2