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Summer Term Learning

Week beginning 13th July
This week we will finish off our science work focusing on the seven life processes. In maths we will be completing some capacity challenges. Our man focus this week will be a weaving project. We will be learning about different types of weaving. Initially we will use paper and then natural materials. We will end by weaving a paper plate flower.
This week we will also showcase our learning for the school and our parents in our class assembly. We think everyone will be impressed by our films and green screening.
Books will be collected in this week ready to be passed on to our new teachers but please continue to read your own books or visit the library.

Week beginning 4th July
This week we will be having a science week. We will focus on how we know things are alive, mini beast and animal habitats, omnivores, carnivores and herbivores. We will also be going on our school trip to Normanby Hall where we will be participating in pond dipping and animal identification.

Week beginning 29th June
This week in English we will continue to work on setting description. We will be writing postcards from the main character in the story. We will also learn about homophones in grammar lessons.
In maths we will be describing 2D and 3D shape, continuing on column addition and revisiting one more than and ten more than for the year 1 children.
We will be working hard on our DT projects this week. Our task is to design and make a fruit monster or animal to tempt children to eat more fruit and vegetables. We will learn how to chop, grate, slice and squeeze fruit and vegetables. We will also learn the importance of food hygiene.
Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Join us each morning for our reading sessions.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss with your child what they have been learning about in DT.
  • Spend some looking at the schools calculation policy in order to support your child column addition.


Week beginning 22nd June
This week in English we will be starting a new unit of work based on the story Meerkat Mail. We will be looking at setting description. This will also allow us to revisit our geography work about Africa.
In maths we will be starting column addition. Initially we will add two digit numbers together without exchanging and then moving onto numbers that need to use exchanging. Remember to look at our calculations policy if you would like to support your child with this at home.
In the afternoons we will be starting our DT work about healthy foods. We will be investigating the difference between fruit and vegetables.
Remember that it is our sports day on Tuesday.

Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Join us each morning for our reading sessions.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss with your child what they have been learning about in DT.
  • Spend some looking at the schools calculation policy in order to support your child column addition.

Week Beginning 15th June
This week in English we will complete the unit on explanation texts and writing. We have found this a very challenging unit but have made great progress. This week we will demonstrate all what we have learnt through some independent writing. We will also be learning how to use noun phrase to produce a slogan for a chocolate bar.
In maths we will be working on money and looking at pounds and pence and the value of each amount. It is going to be great fun wearing our money hats!
In the afternoons we will continue to develop our PE skills, finish filming our clips and adding pictures to our videos. We continue to be inspires by the work of David Hockney producing our own Ipad art.

Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Join us each morning for our reading sessions.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss with your child what they have been learning about in art.
  • Spend some time making different amounts of money.


Week beginning 8th June
In English this week we will continue our work on explanation texts. We will be focusing on writing our own flow charts. In phonics we will be ensuring that the children are confident in sounding out both real and nonsense words.
In maths we will be adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We will also be looking at money and problem solving.
In the afternoons we will continue our work about David Hockney and we will make a class collage. Keep watching our class page and we will share our pictures with you.

Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Jon us each morning for our reading sessions.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss with your child what they have been learning about in art.
  • Spend some time making different amounts of money.


Week beginning 1st June
This week in English we will start a new unit of work called 'Does Chocolate Grow On Trees?' We will participate in lots of speaking and listening activities based around this question and we will be retrieving information from the text.
In maths we will be doubling, halving and using our number bond knowledge to add numbers together. Then in the second half of the week we will be estimating and measuring in meters and centimetre's. Lastly we will revisit analogue and digital time, trying to tell the time to the nearest five minutes.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our art topic this week. We will be focusing on the work of David Hockney. We will be looking at and evaluating his photo montages and collages and then we will be using ICT to create our own montages and collages in a similar style.
Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Spend some time learning to tell the time. Revisit o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past and when confident with this move onto telling the time to the nearest five minutes.
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Jon us each morning for our reading sessions.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss with your child what they have been learning about in art.
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Week beginning 18th May
This week in English we will be revisiting capital letters and punctuation marks. We will be revisiting our handwriting joins and the formation of capital letters. Then we will learn about imperative/bossy verbs.
In maths we will be using our knowledge to calculate how much money we raised form our charity day. We will use the scales from the office to ensure our calculations are correct. We will also be rounding to the nearest 10 and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
In creative curriculum we will look at the life cycle of a bean and dissect a bean. In computing we will continue our work on videoing and filming clips.

Ways to help you child at home this week
  • Spend some time learning to tell the time. Revisit o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.
  • Read with you child at last 3 times a week.
  • Help your child (Y2) to complete their homework in their learning log.
  • Support your child in learning their spellings.
  • Discuss the life cycles of plants



Week beginning 11th May
This week in English we will continue our long narrative unit. This week we will focus on the different purposes of writing. This will involve writing an argument looking at the points of views of two characters.
In maths we will continue our word problems with a particular focus on multiplication and division problems. The children will use the strategies that they have learnt over the few weeks to solve the problems in a different context.
In our creative curriculum work we will start our science focus. This will begin with labelling parts of plants. Then we will dissect flower and look closer at the different structures. We will record our dissection using photographs and labels. At the end of the week we will investigate germination. The children will revisit their previous learning about making predictions.
Ways to help your child at home this week
  • Go for a walk and name the different flowering plants that you find.
  • Read at home at least three times a week.
  • Join us each morning to share books and develop a love of reading.
  • Spend some time making different money amounts with coins
  • Ensure that you learn your spellings each week.

    Week beginning 4th May

    On Tuesday we will be having a enterprise activity day. Initially we will have a workshop about the general election and how our country is democratic and what this means. We will then work in teams to present charity fund raising ideas. Next we will have a ballot to decide on the best ideas. After lunch we will have to cost our final ideas and decide how to advertise the idea and promote the events.
    In Literacy we will continue our longer narratives work. We really enjoyed the 'The Whole Truth' story. This week we will be reading 'Penny Dreadful and the Rat' and then summarising the key events.
    In maths we will continue with multiplication and division this week using our knowledge to solve work problems. We will revisit money, doubling and 10 more than/10 less than in our mental starters.
    Our creative curriculum work will look at food miles and the disadvantages and advantages of buying from other countries.
    Ways to help your child at home this week
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  • Spend some time looking at food labels and then locating the foods country of origin on a map/globe.
  • Read at home at east three times a week.
  • Join us each morning to share books and develop a love of reading.
  • Help your child to learn their 2's,5's and 10 times tables.
  • Spend some time making different money mounts with coins.
  • Join us for our class inspire on Thursday 7th May at 1.20pm

Week beginning 27th April
In literacy we are starting a new unit of work on longer narratives called 'Muddles and Mishaps'. We will begin to read 'The Whole Truth' by Joanna Nadin. this week we will be exploring the characters in depth using lots of different drama techniques such as role play and freeze framing.
In maths we will be looking at division using grouping. We will look at the inverse multiplication calculation. during our mental starters we will revise 3D shape, number sequences and multiplication facts.
In our creative curriculum work we will continue using Atlas's to locate the 7 continents of the world and name countries in Europe and Africa. Then we will be comparing a day in the life of a child in Lesotho to our own lives. In our computing lessons we will be making short films.

Ways to help help your child at home this week
  • Spend some time looking at the globe or an atlas identifying the different countries in Europe.
  • Read at home at east three times a week.
  • Join us each morning to share books and develop a love of reading.
  • Help your child to learn their 2's,5's and 10 times tables.
  • Discuss the properties of 3D shapes.

    Week beginning 20th April
    We will continue our poetry unit called 'Taking A closer Look' with a focus on performing the poems for others.
    In maths we will be data handling and finding missing numbers in calculations.
    This week is the start of our geography work. We will be learning about the seven continents of the world, the oceans around the world and why countries are hotter near the equator.
    Ways to help your child at home this week
  • Spend some time looking at the globe or an atlas identifying the different continents.
  • Read at home at east three times a week.
  • Join us each morning to share books and develop a love of reading.
  • Help your child to learn their 2's,5's and 10 times tables.

Week beginning 13th April
In literacy we are starting a poetry unit called 'Taking A Closer Look'. We will be reading springtime poetry by Grace Nichols and other poets. We will be exploring the imagery created by the poet and the descriptive language used.


In maths we are learning to tell the time with both an analogue and digital clock. We will also be recording information in tables and on a block graph and pictograph.

In computing we are learning about simple programs to control objects on the screen and writing our own simple algorithms.

Ways to help your child at home this week
  • Read with your child at home at least three times a week.
  • Join us each morning for our shared reading sessions.
  • Spend some time helping your child to learn o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past times.
  • Have some fun on the 'Hour of code' website.
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