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Term 1 Ben's Magic Telescope

Welcome to Year 2. We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday. Your Year 2 team are;

Mrs Bickell, Mrs Batcup, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Couchman and Mrs Jacobs.


Our topic this term, is based on the book ‘Ben’s Magic Telescope’ by Brian Patten. This is a wonderful book based on looking closely at the environment that we live in, through the use of a telescope. The children will be making their own telescopes and using them throughout the term to explore the school environment. This will link to our Science work which is based on finding living things in their habitats. We will be taking our telescopes outside to look carefully at where creatures and plants are found in the school grounds. Using our eyes, we will be studying how animals are suited to their environments and how they are part of the ‘food chain’. Using non-fiction books, the children will then find out facts about the different creatures, they found, to create their own Information texts about minibeasts. Beware; the gory bits will be included!

This term we have Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow. Confirmation of dates will follow as soon as possible.

Please see the topic web for further details about the topic.

For your information, both classes will have P.E. on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Please could you ensure that your child comes dressed in their P.E. kit on these days.

Your child should have brought their Reading Record book home along with a book they have chosen from the bookshelf. We would encourage you to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in the Reading Record book along with any comments or questions you may have about your child’s reading. In the front of the book, there are helpful hints and guidance on questions you can ask your child, while reading with them. Please take the time to read and use just one or two of the questions each time your child reads with you. Reading Record books need to be in school every day so that we may add to it when reading with your child.


Maths and Spelling homework will be on a weekly basis. This will come home on a Friday and is due back in on the next Wednesday, via DB Primary. Please ensure your child’s homework is in on time, as if it is late, it may not be marked.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to see a member of the Year 2 team.

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