Year 2 - Amethyst

Super Starter – Outdoor learning environment creation

Marvellous Middle Interview Percy the Park keeper  

Fabulous Finish – Harvest Festival at St James’ Church 22nd October 11:00am


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to Year 2! I hope you all had a lovely summer break and your children are ready for a fun packed school year at Cherhill. I’d like to thank you all for the kind words and thoughtful gifts that myself and Mrs Vowden received at the end of July. We thoroughly enjoyed teaching this class as Year 1s and are thrilled to be taking them into Year 2 for another fun packed and challenging year.


This term our topic is called ‘Percy the Park Keeper...’ Our topic will be based on the geography of the local landscape. We will also be making links with other subjects as well. Please see the topic web for more information. 


Changes to the learning environment and reminders

Over the summer holidays we have worked very hard to ensure that the learning environment remains challenging for the children as they enter the Year 2 curriculum. The Key Stage 1 team will be developing an Outdoor Learning environment that runs alongside both classrooms on the Football field. This will be shared with Sapphire class. We will set up activities each morning for our children to use in lesson time so we kindly ask you to not allow your children to play with the resources first thing in the morning and at the end of the school day. This also applies to the forest school area which is situated at the top of Emerald class play area. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots. The lost property bin was over flowing at the end of last term with a huge amount of unclaimed items. Forest school learning will continue in Year 2 so please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing for these days in a carrier bag. This will now happen on a Friday afternoon and begins on Friday 6th September.


Home Learning

It is very important that your child completes their home learning. If they are unable to do so, please pop in and speak to one of the adults in the class or jot a note in your child’s contact book. The timetable for home learning is as follows:






Reading and words to learn (due in on Wednesday)


Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Maths (due in the following Monday)

Home learning will begin the first full week back Monday 9th September 2019




Reading at home

Reading at home is going to be a big focus this year in Year 2. We would like the children to read to an adult at least 5 times a week. Can we remind you that this doesn’t have to just be their school reading book; it could be a book from home, a magazine or a board game that includes following instructions. Please make sure you jot down in your child’s monkey book when you read together. We do keep a log of how many times your child reads at home.


Good to be Green

 ‘Good to be Green' time will now be on a Thursday afternoon. Children are allowed to bring a toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the wooden trunk underneath the interactive board. Please can we remind you that toys on other days are not permitted in school.


Healthy snacks

Fruit and vegetables will still be given to children this year as part of the Government scheme. The children will be able to choose a piece of fruit or vegetables to eat for their morning snack. If you still wish to provide your child each morning with a healthy snack, this is fine.



Weather permitting the children will have outdoor PE sessions this term. Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named. PE will begin on 9th September.  



I hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see us or look at our class page on the school website.


Kind regards

Miss Catlin