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Year 2

Summer Term 2021


Our History topic this is term is titled 'People from the Past'. We will be looking at the lives of significant individuals from the past who have contributed and affected our lives today. We will explore the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. Within this topic, we will also explore significant people in our own locality.


In English, we are going to be starting the term by writing a recount of Easter holidays. Then, we will spend a few weeks exploring traditional tales. We will use the Talk4Writing approach to help us internalise the story of Hansel and Gretel and a Baba Yaga story, using actions and drawings. The children will read, discuss, plan and write their own traditional tales. We will also work on information texts, poetry and adventure stories throughout the rest of the term.


In Maths, we will continue securing our comprehension of Multiplication and Division. We will then also work on our understanding of Fractions; we will learn how fractions are used to represent smaller pieces (or parts) of a whole.  Once secure with these key principles we will revisit and secure our understanding on Time and the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. All of the maths we teach will follow the Maths Essential programme.


IIn Science, we will cover a number of topics including habitats and food chains; the children will explore how they   provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on each other. We will   also observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and find out and describe how plants need     water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. The children will enjoy a variety of activities and     investigations to help them explore the unit in detail.


This final term will be exciting and challenging for the children and I look forward to all of their wonderful learning. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to catch me briefly before or after school or send me an email.


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Kind Regards,

Mrs Pryke.


Reception intake 2021: If you would like to request a virtual meeting with the Headteacher, please contact the office. Our video tour can be viewed on our 'About Us' section.