Year 2 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the start of the Summer Term! We hope that you all had a great holiday and feel rested and ready for the term ahead. We will be covering:


Narrative Immersion – All of our learning will be linked to the book ‘The True Story of the Little Pigs’ by Jon Scieszka. Children will be ‘immersed’ in the story through drama based activities in order to create purposeful writing outcomes. We will be making cross curricular links by learning about materials in Science, maps and keys in Geography and designing and constructing model houses in DT. We will be exploring the themes of ‘fairy tales’, ‘perceptions’ and ‘persuasion’.


Reading and library books – Reading and library books will be changed weekly, so please ensure your child brings their books and planner to school every day. Children earn extra homework points if an adult signs their planner to say that they have read at home. Just 5 minutes reading with your child per day can make all the difference!


R.E – We will learn about different stages of life, such as birth and marriage, and how they are celebrated.

PE – It is very important that children’s P.E kits are in school. Please make sure all their clothes and belongings have their names inside.


Homework – from the Homework Grid will continue to be collected in on a Friday. Please help your child to complete their homework and hand it in each week in order to reach their point target.


Numeracy – We will be deepening pupils’ understanding of the National Curriculum’s Year 2 objectives through games, puzzles, real life problems and investigations:


·        Count in steps of 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s
·        Recognise place value in two-digit numbers
·        Compare and order numbers up to 100 using <, > and =
·        Recall and use addition/subtraction facts to 20
·        Add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers
·        Know 2×, 5× and 10× tables, including recognising odd & even numbers
·        Calculate mathematical statements using x and ÷ symbols
·        Recognise, find, name and write 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of size, shape or quantity
·        Measure and compare length/height in (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml).
·        Combine amounts of money to make a value, including using £ and p symbols
·        Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, including drawing clocks
·        Describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes, including number of sides and symmetry
·        Interpret and construct simple tables, tally charts and pictograms


SATS – We will be completing the SAT tests with the children this term, so attendance over the next few weeks is of vital importance. The children will be unaware that they are completing SAT tests as they will be carried out in our usual literacy and numeracy lessons. We do not want the children to be worried about the tests as they are just part of our pupil assessment to inform future teaching.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask myself or Mrs Park.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Gaskell and Mrs Park

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