Year 2

Welcome To The Summer Term!

Welcome back to all of the parents  and children of Year 1!  I hope that you all had a relaxing Easter holiday and are ready for another exciting term.

At the heart of our RE learning this term:

Spread the Word: We will learn that the gift of the Holy Sprit helps us to spread the Good News of Jesus’ love for everyone.

Rules: We will explore the importance of following rules and the reasons for their importance. We will think about how we show that we are sorry for the times when we have not done the right thing.

Treasures: We will learn that there are treasures to be found everywhere we look. We can show how we treasure our world.

Other Faith: Islam We will discover that Muslims are followers of the religion of Islam. We will learn about how Muslims pray and why prayer is an important part of their religion.

I Am Who I Am’ continues to be our whole school theme this term. Our class theme is ‘Choose Courage Over Fear: How will you let your spirit grow this term?’  We will plants seeds of knowledge throughout this term and watch them bloom as we get closer and closer to the summer.

Year 2 will enjoy planting a range of vegetables in our garden as part of our science topic on growing. We are hoping that with lots of love and care, these vegetables will grow so that we can harvest them for us to use in a cous cous salad. We will develop our cutting, peeling and chopping skills in our design and technology lessons.

During history lessons, we will set sail on a journey of discovery as we learn about the Titanic and the events that led to it sinking in 1912.

In geography, we will be completing a local study of Clifton. We will need to conduct some field work as we venture out and about in our local area to look at human and physical features. We will enjoy a visit to Clifton Flower Park as part of this learning.

Our art skills will be developed as we learn about the artist Stephen Wiltshire. Stephen is a contemporary artist who is well known for drawing cityscapes.  The children will be inspired by his work and will take inspiration from this as they draw their own landscapes of Clifton.

Our PE lessons this term will focus on Gymnastics with Mrs Bathgate, Sports Day preparation and swimming after half term.

Our English lessons will be full of exciting opportunities as we write newspaper reports on the sinking of the Titanic, character descriptions linked to Fantastic Mr Fox and explore eco issues around Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish.

During weekly visits to the computer lab we will learn how to program simple games using Run Marco.

Maths lessons will be packed full of daily problem solving and reasoning challenges linked to fractions, time, statistics, position and direction,  capacity and temperature. Maths Scrapbook homework will continue to be sent home each fortnight.

This term is going to be packed full of adventures and lots of exciting opportunities and learning. We can’t wait to get started!


Ways To Help At Home!

Homework: Spellings will be sent home each week and will be tested on Thursday. There will now be 2 spelling lists to choose from. The orange list will be words that may need revisiting and the green list will be more challenging spellings. The children may choose which list they learn for their spelling test.

Handwriting: The children will continue to take home a handwriting book. Please encourage them to form all letters correctly with a pencil. New letters will be given each Thursday.

Reading: All children will continue to use a reading record, phonetically decodable book and library book. Please listen to your child read their decodable book for at least 10 minutes everyday and write a comment in the reading record.

Children should bring in their reading books everyday. We have weekly whole class guided reading sessions and volunteers who listen to the children read.

Uniform: Please ensure all your children’s clothes are labelled with their name. This helps us to reunite clothes with the correct child!

Key Dates


KS1 Disco: 30th April

Bank Holiday: 6th May

Mass: 9th May 9:30am

Sports Day: 22nd May

INSET Day: 24th May

Class Photos: 6th June

Open Afternoon: 26th June

INSET Day: 5th July

Family Picnic: 11th July

Last Day: 26th July