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Welcome to Bullfinches!

Mr Welch here! I'm so glad to be teaching in Year 2 this year, its going to be a busy time for us all so this website will be a useful place to help to keep you  and your child organised.

Your new planner!

In Bullfinches we have loved looking at all the useful new pages of your planner. Remember to practise those spellings. We will have a spelling test on Monday before lunch and new words will be given out too. You can keep up to date on your child's prgress as the tests are done in the planner too.

Please practise throughout the week using the Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check way. There are details in the and handy videos on YouTube for how to do this.

Also keep track of your reading with your child in the spaces provided. We will check this as often as possible and sign it. We will also write any comments we need to share.

This Term

Autumn Term 2016

Children return to school - Tuesday 6 September 2016

Half Term - Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2016

Term Ends - Tuesday 20 December 2016 (12.10 collection time)


PE is on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has a clean Pe kit for that day including t-shirt, shorts, trainers and socks (espeically important).


We will be looking heavily at narritive/story writing this year, out first story is Grandad's Island. As an alternative to a bedtime story, try asking your child to tell you the story of Grandad's Island.


This half term we will be focussing on the properties of a number and partitioning and the four operations ( addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

History and Geography

As part of our Rocking Rio topic we are focusing on the history of the Olympics: from a month ago to over two thousand years ago.

In geography this term we are focussing on map skills, thinking about directions of a compass and  learning how to read maps in the context of our school, Ancient Greece and Rio de Janeiro


The children will learn about the  germination process of some common plants. We will also be planting and monitoring the growth of bulbs and seeds.


This term the children are focussing on using a computer for themselves and using the LEXIA reading program to practise reading and phonics on the computer.

Art and Design

We will be mixing colour to create full colour wheels of complimentary colours.

We shall also be exploring tints, tones and shades within independent work to develop our brushing skills.


We will be investigating the    celebration of harvest.

Looking at how and why it is  celebrated in the United Kingdom and organising our own assembly to mark the occasion.



If you have any questions at all please come and see my after school or on the playground before the day begins.

Wishing you a lovely Autumn term, Mr Welch


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