Welcome back to Term Five

Year 2 – Fir Class

Class Information

Year 2 Class Teacher (and KS1 Lead): Mrs Holden

Year 2 Higher Level Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kelley

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horton kirby pupils exploring foods from around the world
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Welcome to Fir Class (Year 2)

In Fir class, we work as a team. We use Kagan’s strategies to support each other and to further our understanding of our learning. This means we can be seen walking around to music and when the music stops we will be sharing our ideas. We may also be seen working with a shoulder partner or a face partner to really discuss and solve a problem. 

Year 2 has the job of performing the Christmas play. We are able to develop our acting skills and show our parents a play that we have worked hard, as a team, to perform.

In Year 2, we have a superhero reward chart. The idea is to work your way along the chart from ‘Ready to Fly’ to ‘Superhero Status’. If you get to the end, you receive a certificate and gift to take home.

We look forward to welcoming you into Fir Class!

children showing their artwork from horton kirby cofe primary school art
children showing their artwork from horton kirby cofe primary school art
children showing their artwork from horton kirby cofe primary school art


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

Fir Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Our learning this year will be based on the topics below and will change accordingly each term. Parents will receive a Topic Web and ‘Did You Know’ at the start of each term informing them about what the children will be learning. This will also be available below to download.

Term 5 Parent Letter

At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, we have introduced ‘100 Things Before I Leave Horton Kirby Primary’, this helps to give children the opportunity to tick off big items throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities Year 2 get to complete include: 

#16 Build a shelter in Forest School
#19 Try new foods
#34 Attend a book fair
#35 Meet a real author on World Book Day
#55 Build a snowman (if lucky enough to get snow!)
#60 Go on an autumn walk (at Westminster Fields)
#62 Grow flowers
#65 Take part in pancake races
#76 Enjoy a meal with parents for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
#78 Go on a coach
#92 Experience workshops (African drumming and Mental Wellbeing)

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages

Home Learning

Please try to read with your child regularly. Homework is weekly spellings, using our Spelling Shed website. There will also be the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables to learn as the year goes on. You will also be given a password for Times Tables Rockstars where your child can practice these tables through challenges and games.

Home Learning Ideas (Term One - Muck, Mess and Mixtures)
Home Learning Ideas (Term Two - Memory Box)

Useful Parent Resources in Year 2

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.