Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and enjoyed the beautiful weather! Class 2 had an absolutely brilliant Spring Term and I can’t wait to get stuck into our learning this term, we have so much to look forward to!

In MATHS, we will start by working on Fractions, this will involve fractions of shapes and amounts. We will then move on to Geometry looking at position and direction. This will allow us lots of opportunities to get outside and give clear directions to each other using accurate vocabulary.

In ENGLISH, we will be using ‘Reptiles’ by Angela Royston as our key text. We will be thinking about our use of capital letters and sentence types to make our writing more interesting. A big focus this half term will be on conjunctions to join ideas together and explore longer and shorter sentences. As always the use of high-quality vocabulary will run through our English lessons. The children will be given plenty of opportunities to use the text as model, invent their own non-chronological reports and discuss their work with their peers and adults.

In SCIENCE, we will be learning about different types of materials, this will involve exploring their properties and uses.

In HISTORY, we will be exploring how transport has changed over time. We will use timelines and create small group projects to focus on the history of aeroplanes and trains.

In GEOGRAPHY, we will be learning about Animals and their habitats. We will be exploring how different animals have adapted to their environment in order to survive. We deepen our knowledge and understanding by using world maps to locate and name continents and oceans.

In PSHE, I will give the children plenty of opportunity for reflection and open discussions as we continue to create a safe space for talking in our class. Our lessons will focus on ‘living in the wider world’ which will be split into 3 different areas: our community, looking after our environment and the importance of money.

PE – Our PE sessions this half term will be on Thursdays (Mrs Meek) and Fridays (Mr Jacobson). Please come into school in your PE kits on these days.

READING – We will benchmark on a regular basis, complete whole class reading activities and have an individual read on a weekly basis. Please record any reading completed at home in the reading record.

SPELLINGS I will update spelling lists within the reading records on Mondays. We will test for these spellings the following Monday.

If the children complete any home learning related to our topics, I am more than happy for them to bring their work in to share with the rest of the class. I am always happy to talk about your child’s learning and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me through the office or write a note in the reading records.

Best Wishes,

Miss Ross

This Year’s Curriculum

Loddiswell Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.