Year 2 2023 - 2024

Welcome to the Year Two Class Page 

Autumn Term


Class Teacher: Miss Croft

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Braddock


It has been an amazing start to the year and I am so proud of how well the children are adjusting to the learning in Year Two. We have started the year with some beautiful writing within English where we are using The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl as our stimulus. The children are going to create some beautiful 'Wanted' posters in an attempt to find The Enormous Crocodile.

This term, we are also going to be reading The Scarecrow's Wedding and Pumpkin Soup within our English lessons and producing both non-fiction and fiction writing. This will include writing wedding invitations, instruction writing and story writing. We also link our context lessons to our writing, too. The children have been animated, excited and inquisitive during the first few weeks where we have been learning all about firefighters and researching Samuel Pepys. This will support their learning for The Great Fire of London. The children are going to be writing a diary entry in the view of the baker on Puddling Lane.


This topic will continue after half term where we will then move our learning on to explore fire safety, landmarks in London and making our own fire engine in DT. Within Science, we have started our topic 'Uses of Everyday Materials'. We will be carrying out an investigation and linking it to our History topic of The Great Fire of London and finding out which material is most suitable for a water bucket. In 1666, they used leather buckets, we are very lucky now to have fire engines and fire hoses!


Dates this term:

Parents Evening - Thursday 23rd November 2023

Christmas Carol Service - Wednesday 13th December 2023



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St Thomas's CE Primary School
Hodnet Drive,
Ashton in Makerfield,
Wigan WN4 8PQ
Main Contact: Miss Suzanne Burgess
SEN Contact: Mrs Fairclough