Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents and Carers


In the autumn term, our topic is An Eye for London, during which we will be learning about London, now and in the past.  We will be visiting The London Eye where children can observe and explore our wonderful city from a birds-eye view. In Literacy, we will be looking at traditional tales, diary entries and newspaper reports which will cover The Great Fire of London.  In Numeracy, children will be covering counting, partitioning, calculating and understanding shape and measure.  We will be looking at maps and shapes in the local environment.


In the spring term, our topic is Strong and Healthy with a focus on the human body and how it functions.  We hope to visit The Natural History Museum, where the children can observe and explore the anatomy of the body. This topic will link with Science where we will be exploring animals, including humans.


In the summer term, our topic is Around the World in 60 Days where the children will have opportunities to learn about the different continents and countries around the world.  Our science topic is Variation in Plants.  A visit to the zoo will further consolidate understanding about plants and animals.


We are working on our handwriting.  Practise these patterns to help improve your fine motor skills!

Our school policy is that homework is sent home every Friday and should be returned every Wednesday, signed by parents.  You will receive a report card at the end of each term to keep you informed as to how your child is progressing at school.


PE takes place every week. Please ensure your child keeps their PE kit in school.


Please feel free to talk to us if you have any concerns or would like to visit us in class.


Yours sincerely

The Y2 team



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Selwyn primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG




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Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle