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

Our topic for this term is…

During this term we will explore and learn about different habitats both in our locality and in the wider world. We will look at the geographical landscapes in England and Kenya and we will also learn the names of the capital cities of the countries which make up the United Kingdom.

In English we will be focusing on narrative writing and exploring traditional African tales, from a range of Africa countries. We will be using, The Leopard’s Drum, An Asante tale from West Africa by Jessica Souhami as our focus text.

Topic web Autumn 2- Year 2

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


When the children are settled back into this term, we will use class dojo to set some maths 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 every day. 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. As the windows and doors will largely remain open at school to ensure good ventilation, you may wish to ensure your child has lots of layers to keep warm as the temperature begins to drop.

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 and Forest School

Forest school will be on Monday afternoons for year 2. When they are going to forest school, the children should come to school in outdoor PE kit and bring extra forest school layers and 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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