Welcome to Willow!


Miss Bermingham is our teacher with Mrs O'Malley and Mrs Payne as our teaching assistants.
There are currently 15 children in Year 2.


We all enjoyed our first topic and I am very proud of their class assembly on Florence Nightingale! This half term our focus is all things Jungle Fever. The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Read our class text is ‘Flying Lemurs’ by Zehra Hicks, in which the children use ‘Talk For Writing’ to recreate the narrative using all their new SPaG knowledge.
  • Following our class trip, the children will write an informative recount of their special day out.
  • In Maths, we will be using our new understanding of number to explore new ways to support addition and subtraction. Mrs Rice will continue to teach topic maths of money.
  • During humanities; the children will be working together to locate jungles around the world and begin to describe them using new vocabulary. They will develop an awareness of tropical, mangrove and cloud forests and use this to compare with British woodlands.
  • In RE, Willow will be exploring; why does Christmas matter to Christians?
  • Throughout Art and Design Technology the children will be building on their evaluating skills when they produce a shoebox habitat and animal jungle mask.
  • Finally in science, our focus is all about animals in their natural habitats. The children will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive; and use this to identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and justify.

All of this will hopefully be achieved, before we begin to countdown to our Christmas celebrations.

Dates for the Diary:

  • Pudsey Visit – 7th November
  • Remembrance Service – 9th November
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park – 20th November
  • Last Swimming Lesson – 26th November

Just a quick reminder:

  • PE kit to be in school on a Thursday
  • Maths Games can be changed on a Friday
  • Spelling Tests on a Monday
  • Swimming is on a Monday
  • Water bottles, clearly labelled and filled with just water

www.educationcity.com continues to be an engaging resource for the classes learning, any opportunities to play alongside and support your children would be much appreciated.

Once again, my door is open to support yourself and the children. I am looking forward to a fulfilled first Autumn Term together.


Miss B