Welcome to 2TA


– PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please make sure your child has their PE kit on these days.

– Maths Rocket & Spellings are tested on Fridays

-Reading Books can be changed daily- please have them ready at the beginning of the day

-Homework – Topic Homework half termly

-Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Purple Mash– please log in and use


Topic- The Great Fire of London

Learning all about The Great Fire of London, we used Now Press Play to go back in time and explore London in 1666. Finding out when, where, how and why the Great Fire happened we have sequenced the events, recorded how people felt and looked at how London changed.

King Charles II created new laws after The Great Fire- Do you know what they were?

The Great Fire Of London



  1. The Great Fire of London happened between 2-5 September in 1666.
  2. The fire began in a bakery in Pudding Lane.
  3. Before the fire began, there had been a drought in London that lasted for 10 months, so the city was very dry.
  4. In 1666, lots of people had houses made from wood and straw which burned easily. Houses were also built very close together.
  5. We know what happened during the fire because people back then wrote about it in letters and newspapers – for instance, Samuel Pepys wrote about it in his diary.


Art and Design Technology

The Art Exhibition features fantastic examples of our colour mixing work with paint. By producing a colour wheel and experimenting with different paint techniques we were able to create a fiery background for our house silhouettes. After looking at Tudor houses, we used mixed media- paper, cardboard and hay to replicate the houses in 1666.

In Design Technology, we have explored a variety of breads from around the world. After the visual exploration, we tasted each bread describing the texture and explored food vocabulary we could use. Then, we produced 2 design ideas for bread rolls before we developed them into a final idea. Next, we each shaped our bread roll and added some tasty ingredients. Finally, it was time to eat and enjoy! They tasted crunchy and delicious!!



Maths- Place Value

We have been:

  • Reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals and words
  • Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forwards and backwards
  • Recognising the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number (tens and ones)
  • Ordering and comparing numbers 0-100 (most/ least)     [greater than > / less than < equal to =]
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems


Science- Everyday Materials

Our topic this half term has been Materials. Over the past few weeks pupils have explored the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. We compared and investigated the properties of different materials; including whether they are waterproof and how easily they can be shaped by bending, squashing or twisting.


Computing- We Are Astronauts

In this unit we have been learning how to use a computer programme called Scratch to solve lots of problems and program a sprite to move around the screen.

Here’s what we’ve been doing each week:

1 Planning instructions and trying them out.

2 Working out how to get from the Earth to the Moon – and then on to Mars!

3 Using Scratch to program our spaceships.

4 Writing a program in Scratch.

5 Debugging it.

6 Moving our sprite (rocket) from the Earth to the Moon – and then on to Mars!

Check back for updates and letters.


Year 2 – Newsletter – Autumn 1


Year 2 – Homework – Autumn 1