Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
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Growing Together in God

Our theme for this half term is The Mighty Titanic!


What will we be learning?

Learning Log:

Thank you for your support in completing the Learning Logs. We had great fun presenting them in class. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be returned to school after the holiday. 


This Half Term...

In science, we are looking at different investigations relating to The Titanic.

  • What does the 'tip of the iceberg' mean?
  • Can we make an iceberg?
  • Why did the Titanic first?
  • Why did communication fail during the disaster?
  • What is morse code?
  • Why is the Titanic rusty?

In theme, we will be questioning...

  • What do we already know about the Titanic and what can we work out from pictures?
  • What was so special about the Titanic and what was life on board like?
  • Why and how did the 'unsinkable' Titanic sink?
  • How should be show the sinking of the Titanic?
  • Why weren't more people saved from the Titanic? 
  • How did they stop a disaster like the Titanic happening again?

In RE (Jesus, friend to everyone), we will be questioning...

  • What is a miracle?
  • Why are these stories important?
  • Why did Jesus welcome everyone?
  • I wonder how it felt to meet Jesus?
  • What did Jesus want us to learn from his behaviour?
  • What do these stories reveal about Jesus?


  • English – set on Tuesday to be returned by Friday.
  • Maths – set on Friday to be returned by Monday.
  • Spelling - sent home and tested the following Wednesday

Please ensure that your child completes all of their homework.  It is school policy that children must stay in at break or for a few minutes lunch to complete it if not brought in on time.


Children should bring their reading book home from school every day.

Please endeavour to read daily with your child and to make a note of what you have read in their Reading Record. We are currently encouraging and rewarding the children to read at home. Please feel free to note in the reading record any books/comics etc that the children are reading at home. 


What you can do to help...


Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables.  By the end of Year 2, children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts.  It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school. 

If you have access to the Internet, a Google search for ‘maths games’ is always a fun idea!  Please also try to work with your child on telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes (o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter too- tricky!).

Your child has received a sticker in their reading record with details of their Sumdog log in on it.  This means that they can log in at home to complete lots of fun maths challenges and compete with other children!

Click here to access TT Rockstars!



It is important to read a variety of texts with your child.  This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets.  This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing. 

It would also help if you could talk to your child about what they have been learning, as this will help their speech and language development and consolidate classroom learning.


Please continue to work on the list of Common Exception Words that the children need to know how to read and spell by the end of Year 2. Some different ideas for practising these could include; cover and say, rainbow spellings (using different colours to write the words), how many times can you write the word in 1 minute, hangman etc. 


Please see the Early Reading and Phonics section of the school website for further support.

Year 2 curriculum 

Below are the end of year objectives for Year 2 from the National Curriculum in reading, writing and Maths. This forms the basis of our planning to ensure the children access a broad and balanced curriculum.