Happy and Successful Children
Summer 2 Term
Dates for your diary:
4th June – Back to school in your new class!
25th June – School closed – INSET DAY
29th June – Sports Day
11th July – Whole school transition day (new classes for the day)
20th July – School closes for the summer holidays
This year we will be following the new curriculum through exciting topic such as ; Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Dinosaur Planet, Moon Zoom, Street Detective, Wriggle and Crawl, and Enchanted Woodland.
The Summer 2 topic is Enchanted Woodland!
To begin our topic we will be exploring ‘enchanted woodland’ through a range of traditional tales. Our science will be linked to plants and growth through the tale if Jack and the Beanstalk. Also questioning how a castle could be on a cloud and investigating how clouds are form by making our own!
As we progress through our topic the children will delve into a magical dreamland – Where the wild things are!
Art and design will play a huge part in our learning this half term as we create our own magical woodlands. The children will also be using pastels to create some Vincent van Gogh inspired artwork.
English this term will focus on:
Building up fluency in reading
Asking and answering questions about the text
Reading and understanding a range of traditional tales
Developing story writing and story language
Understand the purpose of and writing letters
Creating fact files
Developing a scientific report from our topic findings
Spellings – please could you support this through the weekly spelling homework on Tuesday’s.
Suffixes (adding less/ful/ment to the end if words)
Punctuation including commas to list in a sentence, question marks, exclamation marks and inverted comma.
Mathematics this term will focus on:
Position and direction
Measures including temperature and time
Problem solving skills
We will also be developing our knowledge of fractions of shape to create an enchanted woodland scene.
We will be sending a weekly multiplication homework home on a Tuesday. Please can you practice these at home and return the homework sheet the following Monday.
Things to Remember:
Children will receive a weekly spelling homework focussing on the high frequency and common exception words for year 2.
As part of our whole school focus on multiplication we will be expecting pupils to practice these weekly.
PE is a statutory requirement. Class 3 PE is currently every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers. Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.
Reading at Home
Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.