Black History Month

October is Black History Month and we have lots of activities planned in school to help the children find out more about Black History and the achievements of black people in Britain.

Have a look at these websites to find out more:

Find information about our curriculum below. Further information can be found within the School Handbook and the Year Pages.

In year 2 the themes are:

  • Autumn 1:   Scented Garden
  • Autumn 2:   Street Detectives
  • Spring 1:      Muck, Mess and Mixtures
  • Spring 2:      Wriggle and Crawl
  • Summer 1:   Land Ahoy!
  • Summer 2:   Beachcombers

Themes are selected to maximise curriculum coverage across the year.

tealYear 1 Curriculum Map

tangeloYear 2 topic map


At Chapel End Infants we use the Read, Write Inc programme (RWI) to teach reading. This is  a phonics based programme that has been used successfully in many schools and features in the Government report ‘Reading by Six’. The programme was introduced into school in September 2011 and we have seen significant improvements in children’s reading attainment since its introduction.  It helps children enormously if they can practise their reading at home as well as in school. Parent workshops are offered to give parents an opportunity to see how the programme works and to give ideas on working with children at home. There is a parent letter and a phonic sounds Powerpoint below this article that I hope you will find helpful in understanding how the programme works and how to support your child at home.

RWI phonic sounds
This PowerPoint slide show will help you if you want to practise the sounds with your child at home.

Pronunciation Video
This video demonstrates the correct way to say the sounds.

Remote learning

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, there may be times in the near future, when the school will need to provide remote learning for individuals, groups or the whole school. Remote learning information will be emailed to parents, so please make sure your email address is correct. Information will also be provided by Google Classrooms and via our website:

Please use the email address below if you have any difficulties accessing remote learning.

If it is difficult for you or your family to access remote learning, due to wifi problems, or limited access to an appropriate device, please email the school on the appropriate email address below and we will provide a paper pack for you.