Year 2S 2016 - 2017

Miss Smith


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Covering her maternity will be Miss McCormack


'We Love, Learn and Live like Jesus'

Spring Term 2017:

We have now begun the spring term which as always is a busy and an exciting term! Below you will find some information as to what we will be studying this term. I hope it helps.

Mrs. Claro and Miss McCormack


R.E: During this term we will be looking at; Books, Thanksgiving and Opportunities. Now that we have established the Collective worship planning, this term we will give the children the opportunity to plan at home. The child will then have the opportunity to lead this act of worship the following day. Please keep an eye out for our letter that will give you more information and dates.


Writing: This term, we will continue to develop our writing and move onto using our joins. As always, we are focusing on using a range of punctuation within our writing. We will be using; Classic Poetry such as The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear, Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton and exploring non Chronological reports as we look at Neil Armstrong (Linking with our History). After half term we will Look at Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole (History Link) then move onto Traditional tales and tales from other cultures.

Reading: When reading with your child it would be a great help if you could stop and ask questions throughout and at the end.


As part of the new curriculum it is expected that children know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables we worked on these last term and children should now be fluent with the knowledge of their tables. Last term we explored how to work out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations. Along with this we focused on fractions and constantly recapped over place value. This term we will develop that further by including more word problems and open ended tasks. We will also explore measure, time and money.

Remember, some of the ways in which we teach may be different from what you did in school so if you are ever unsure or would like to discuss any of the methods please feel free to come and see us after school, we always happy to help.‚Äč

Date for your diary: We will have a year two maths workshop in the hall for parents on Friday 20th January. This will give you the opportunity to see how your children are taught and will give plenty of ideas for games and activities you could complete at home. J

Science: During this term we will explore the topic, ‘Materials.’ We will complete this as a science week making the use of microscopes and practical investigations. After half term we will look at Animals including humans.’

Foundation Subjects

P.E: PE will take place every Wednesday with year 2 and we will cover gymnastics in the hall. Our second session will take place on a Friday and that will be games outside. As the cold weather creeps in please remember the children can bring in tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

History: For History the children will be looking at Lives of significant individuals- national/ international achievements e.g. Neil Armstrong.

Music: We use a scheme called Charanga.  

Design and Technology: The children will have the opportunity to design and make their own hand puppets. From this they will work in groups to retell the Easter story.

Computing: Each week the children will have a chance to use a range of technology such as: Ipads and Laptops. Children will research significant people such as Neil Armstrong, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, linking with their history/English topic.

Art: In Art the children will look at a range of different skills using a variety of materials. To link in with our Science topic, children will have the opportunity to create art from natural materials, inspired by the work of Anthony Gormley. 

Homework: Please read as much as possible at home, when reading it would be beneficial to stop and ask questions throughout and at the end of the book. Please ensure books are in daily. This term children will receive writing and math's homework in a file. As I am aware many parents work shifts or children attend out of school clubs this file will be given out at the beginning of every half term for you to work through when the time fits around your busy schedules. Once your child has completed a sheet they can put it in our homework tray in class. 

Behaviour: Year two use the class behaviour system, ‘Class Dojo’ the children will be rewarded points for good work and behaviour. At the end of the week the child with the most points receives a prize. To look at this it is available at you will need a username and password to log on. (If you have lost this please do not hesitate to ask for a new one) Additional to this, house points will be given out, these points will be collected in at the end of the school week for our whole school assembly in the hall. I will also give our two certificates to children in the class; this could be for good work or behaviour.



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St Edmunds & St Thomas' Primary School

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