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Year 2 2017 - 2018

Mrs Caldecott

Mrs Harland

Mrs Robinson

Welcome to the Year 2 Dream Team!


Welcome back after the Easter holidays! We hope you had a great rest and are ready and raring to go for this new and exciting term! This term we are going on our residential to Foxhowl. Your teachers are Mrs Caldecott (Wednesday-Friday) and Mrs Harland (Monday-Tuesday) J


Your child will have PE every Wednesday and Thursday. Children will need a named kit in school at all times. We send home kit each half term to get washed. If your child is unable to take part in PE for medical reasons please let us know so we can plan an alternative PE activity for them.

Homework, Spellings and Reading

Homework will be sent home on Fridays. Each week we will send home a Learning Log task and a piece of Numeracy. Homework is due back by Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home every Friday in the back of the spelling book. Please practice with your child over the weekend. We will test spellings every Friday. Please make sure that the spelling book is back in school ready for the test the following Friday. Please do not write in the spelling book.

Please read with your child as often as possible, every day if you can. Please write a comment in the yellow diary eg. Did they enjoy it? How well are they blending? Could they retell the story? Could they discuss the character’s behaviour?

Children that read once or twice a week will get one or two raffle tickets each week. This will then go into a class draw to win a £10 amazon voucher at the end of every term J

The more practice your child gets, the quicker your child will become fluent. Your child will change their reading book every week independently and we will read with them at least once a week independently or in a guided reading group. Please keep the reading book and yellow reading diary in their book bag and send it in every day.



This term children will be going on a visit to Chester Zoo.

Our new topic will focus on

Comparing the human and physical features of Delamere forest to the rainforest. In topic we will Identify human and physical features of Delamere Forest and locate it on a map. We will be describe features of Delamere Forest by looking at photographs and labelling features of Delamere Forest on a map of the area (station, road, lake, footpath etc.). We will also make a poster advertising Delamere Forest using key geographical terms (station, road, lake, footpath etc.).


In English we will be continuing to learn through a talk for writing approach. We will be reading Storm Whale by Benji Davies. This is a gentle, atmospheric father and son tale which will take the children on an adventure! Next we will be reading ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward relating to our Fun in the Forest topic. This is an enchanting and atmospheric book which will grab the children’s attention. Finally we will be focusing on

‘Jack and the baked Beanstalk’ by Colin Stimpson. We will be developing the skills of drafting, proof reading and editing. In reading we will teach the children how to retrieve information, infer and deduce.


In Maths we will continue counting forwards and backward in 2s, 5s and 10s up to and across 100. We will continue to learn about the value of each digit in 2 and 3 digit numbers. We will learn the value of coins and their equivalent values. We will learn how to double and half numbers up to 20 and beyond. We will recognise and find fractions of different objects and shapes. We will be describing position, direction and movement. We will begin to learn multiplication and division through grouping/sharing objects and using pictoral representations. We will recognise 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. We will use and apply our understanding of multiplication and division in one step problems. We will revisit measure (capacity, length and mass) in practical activities.

In Science our topic is plants, children will name and identify different types of trees as well as how plants grow and how different external factors can affect the development of a plant. Children will learn to name and describe the purpose of parts of a plant. They will understand that plants spread their seeds to reproduce and that there are different types of trees some are evergreen and some are deciduous. Children will continue to examine seasonal change and how the weather and temperature have changed during this part of the year.

In DT children will be making Forest dioramas and then writing descriptions of their settings. In Art children, will be examining Forest Art Linked to Andy Goldsworthy. Children will also be creating art work using the natural surroundings.


In RE children will be comparing the Christian faith to Judaism. Children will be looking at the Star of David and what the symbol represents. Finally children will also be looking at different places of worship. This term we will be expanding our learning by using critical thinking in P4C (philosophy for children) children will generate their own philosophical questions and discuss their thoughts and opinions.

In P.E we will be developing a variety of skills for different invasion games. Children will continue to learn sequence for a dance which will have a tribal theme.

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