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Hawthorn  Key Stage 1

Year 2 Curriculum (click)- A guide on what your child needs to learn in Year 2 and how you can help.


Image Theatre

This half term, image theatre have been working with us to incorporate movement and dance into our topic. We've had a fantastic time creating animals and animal homes into a dance routine.


Topics this term

This half term our topic will focus on Into the dark. In this topic we will be looking at animal and human habitats.

In literacy, we are looking at a fiction text called 'The fox in the dark'. This is linked to our topic.




Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned on a Wednesday. The homework topic will alternate between English, maths and topic.  Homework needs to be handed in on a Wednesday- children will be reminded daily on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Any piece of work handed in after a Wednesday may not be marked.

Reading Race

Hawthorn class have a reading race track which earns them prizes. This does not need to be a school book and I ask that they read at least a page. The diary must be signed by an adult. Children need to read 15, 25, 50, 65, 75 and 100 times to get a prize.  Diaries will be checked on a Friday.

Fruit and Milk  

Fruit is provided by the government until the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1).  

If you would like your child to have milk, it can be ordered via the office.

Show and Tell

Unfortunately due to the amount of work children have to undertake in Year 2, show and tell will only happen on selected day throughout the year. Parents will be notified of the show and tell date.

PE and Games Kit

Children need their games kit on Tuesdays for outdoor sport. They need their indoor kit in school during the whole week. We are also doing team-building  activities indoors this half term every Monday. Children are welcome to wear their indoor or outdoor PE kit. Please note that earrings must be removed for PE and staff are not allowed to remove earrings for the child.

Hawthorn had to use their teamwork skills to work as a group to decide how to match animals and their foot prints. They worked really well together and were successful!