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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Raising Aspirations’

Kestrel – Miss Squibbs (Year 2)

Welcome to Kestrel Class

This page is intended to give you an overview of the routines in Year 2, together with useful information. We will also post photographs and examples of work throughout the year. We hope that you will find it useful.


Teaching Team

Class Teacher: Miss Squibbs

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams



This Term's Learning Expedition

Our topic this term is 'Lost in the woods'. See our curriculum map in the link below to find out how we will be involving all curriculum areas.



Our PE day is currently Tuesday. However please make sure your child has their P.E. kits in every day in case of timetable changes. Could all clothing be clearly named also to avoid anything getting lost. 




The children will be expected to read at least 3 times at home during the week. Please could you write in the name of the book and pages read and sign this in your child’s reading log. I will be collecting these in every Monday to monitor reading of the previous week. It is important that your child practises their reading at home to ensure they

make good progress.


Spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis to reinforce spelling patterns and strategies introduced throughout the week during phonic sessions. Please could you encourage your

child to practise these at home.


Times tables should be practised throughout the week as the children will be tested on these

in their maths lessons throughout the week. This should be ongoing so please try to practise

them with your child at any possible opportunity.


Reading, Spelling and Times Tables will be the main priority for your child’s homework.

Other pieces of homework may be sent home on occasions but this will not be every week and will not always be a written piece. Privilege time will be awarded on a Friday afternoon to

children who complete all homework.

Thursday 14th September

In English we have been learning how to write character descriptions. We made our own story maps to help with the description of the main character of the fawn from 'Lost in the Woods'. We will then use these to help us to write our own character descriptions.


In Maths we have been learning about place value. To help us to compare numbers, we played a dice game with a friend. Every time we made the largest number we won a point. We started with 2 digit numbers and then moved on to 3 digit numbers. We talked about the best strategies to use to help us win. 

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Tuesday 12th September 

Kestrel Class enjoyed their first PE lesson with our new sports coach, Mr Pigden. 

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Friday 8th September


After an enjoyable Summer break, the children are back, refreshed and ready to learn!

We have enjoyed sharing some of the children's homework projects on our topic, 'Lost in the woods'. 


In Maths, we have been thinking about number and place value. We have been exploring all the different types of Maths equipment and finding different ways to represent two digit numbers.