Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us.


Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am.


Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Christmas at Kent House


Library Visit – EYFS


Library Visit – EYFS


Road Safety Workshops


Then there was light!


Harris Conference 2019


Cross Country Heroes!


Inspired by the work of Stephen Wiltshire some of our pupils have been imitating his cityscapes. Great job Ruby!


Book Fair Is Coming


Read Write Inc @ Kent House


Remembrance @ Kent House


Read Write Inc Information Session


Chartwells School Meal Parent & Pupil Survey

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2, Spring 1:
Cork & Cedar Class

Mr Lawler will be teaching Cork this year and Miss Campbell is the class teacher in Cedar Class.


Welcome to Spring 1! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring 1.


In Spring term, the PE days are on Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS1, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:15.



















Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

We will be reading a traditional African tale. Can you read another traditional tale, and compare it?

You could compare the:
Time it is set

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalise it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation


Magnificent   jealous  traditional   exotic   suspicious   outwit

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:


Maths:                                                                                   - Multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables

-Division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables (inverse of multiplication facts)


SPaG and Home reading:                                                                              

- Practise reading fluently and with expression.                                                       

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In Geography we have been learning about continents, oceans, and features such as mountains. Can you make a 3D world map using recycled materials?

In English we are reading The Leopard’s Drum. Can you write your own version of a traditional tale? Perhaps you can change elements to make it more personal!

  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.  Be creative

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. The best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

This homework will be due in on the final week of term.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.

Many thanks from the year 2 team


What are we learning?


In Literacy we will be reading “The Leopard’s Drum”, which is a traditional tale from the Asante. Themes of acceptance, tolerance and relationships will be discussed. We’ll write our own chapters, and write in-role as different characters.


In maths we will be starting by learning about time, focusing on being able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. We will then move on to Geometry for two weeks, mainly learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Finally, we will study money, focusing on calculating with pence and pounds.


In Science we are looking at healthy eating, focusing on food groups, balanced diets, nutrition, and the effects these have on our bodies.


We will be exploring contrasting landscapes looking at key human and physical features including mountains, rivers, valleys and coastlines that make up the United Kingdom.


We will be exploring the Great Fire of London, sequencing events that led to it happening and considering the lasting impact it has had on our city.


In RE we will be moving on from learning about Christianity and festivals of light, to looking at the beliefs and traditions of Islam.


In Computing this term we will be learning about data handling tools.


In art we will be learning about mark making and texture. We will explore lines and create shapes and textures, as well as observing different animal skins and furs to independently create the appearance on paper.


In Spring term (including Spring 2), we will be using a design brief to design a purposeful and appealing product.


In PSHE we will be thinking about citizenship, and how people work and live together safely and happily in communities.


In PE we will continue with Gymnastics, as well as tag-rugby.


We will learn about rock music, which originated as Rock’n’roll in the 1950s, going on to explore bands such as the Beatles and Queen.


How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children also have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Lawler or Miss Campbell, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mr Lawler and Miss Campbell