Year 2 – Nichols Class


Welcome to Nichols Class – Year  2

Mrs Smith
Class Teacher
Nichols Class – Year 2
Mrs Summers
Class Teacher
Nichols Class – Year 2

Class Teacher: Mrs Smith and Mrs Summers
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sharp

For the first week and a half of the new academic year we, alongside the rest of the school, will be studying Here We Are, a beautiful picture book by Oliver Jeffers. We hope that this will give the children an opportunity to readjust to being in school and to really take the time to dive deep into a wonderful book.

After this, our topic for the rest of the term is…

What was the Titanic made out of?

During this topic, we will spend a lot of time looking at the disastrous journey made by the Titanic and to learn about the varying experiences of those on board. We will look carefully at the materials used in the Titanic and also used to make other boats and we will even design our own boats!

In English we will be using a range of non-fiction books, and some fiction stories explaining what life may have been like aboard. We will be focusing on writing to inform by writing letters, recounts and reports.

In addition to this, we will spend some time learning about our class namesake, Grace Nichols, and sharing some of her poems.

In Maths we will be revisiting many familiar areas of the curriculum and we will be learning how to tell the time.

Please find below an overview of our curriculum for this term.

Topic web Autumn 1- Year 2


When the children are settled back into school life, we will use class dojo to set some maths homework and spelling practice.  

The most important thing you can do at home with your child is to share books together. Please hear your child read at least five times each week and continue to read more challenging stories to your children. Reading at home doesn’t just have to be reading from the colour banded books, it could be anything appropriate that your child is interested in. Developing a love of reading is key.


Please remember that every child needs to bring a water bottle to school. This will remain in school and be washed and filled daily. Wellies should also be in school every day.

As the weather gets cooler and wetter, please ensure that your child has a coat in school.

PE lessons will be on Mondays (if not at forest school) and Fridays (all children).  Due to new procedures to keep everyone safe, children should come to school in outdoor PE kit when they have PE.  

Forest school will be on Monday afternoons for year 2. The class will be split and the children will either go in terms 1,3 and 5 or terms 2,4 and 6. – information to follow. When they are going to forest school, the children should come to school in forest school clothing, and bring waterproofs.

Please ensure that all items of property that come to school are clearly labelled with your child’s name. 

Please do let us know if you have any questions at all. Due to current restrictions, please try and use class dojo for communications or contact the school office to arrange a phone call or meeting. 

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