Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Welcome Message

Welcome to Class Two


I hope you have all had a wonderful Summer and that the children will be returning to school well-rested and ready to learn. 


Our focus for the first few weeks of term will be getting the children settled into our new routines and to the way of working in Year 2. 


In maths this term, we will begin by learning about place value and then move on to addition and subtraction. In English, we will be working thematically and exploring fiction and non-fiction texts about exploration and adventure as well as writing our own adventure stories. 


Although we will be working hard at core subjects, our curriculum will remain broad and balanced. Our topic for Autumn is Exploration, we will be finding out about famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Ernest Shackleton and Neil Armstrong. 


Our Science topic is materials, we will be looking at what different materials are used for and why. This will include practical investigations using different materials. 


Our PE focus will be invasion games with a focus on football skills.  Sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and will take place outside unless absolutely necessary. Where indoor sessions are required these will take place in the hall with windows open to ensure the space is well ventilated.


In computing, we will begin looking at algorithms using our new Discovery coding software.


For the first half time, homework will be limited to spelling, reading and numbots. On Fridays, reading records will be checked and new spellings will be sent home.  


 We encourage children to read as often as possible at home to an adult, as this will be a great support to the development of their literacy skills. Children who read regularly at home make more rapid progress in all subjects. We have a “three times a week” reading challenge in our class to encourage reading at home. Children who read three times will receive a dojo and those who read five or more times will receive a super reader certificate and three dojos.


 If you have any questions, please send me a message on See Saw, or contact the office to arrange an appointment.


Mrs J. Tyson


Welcome to Appleby Primary School