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Welcome to 2 Mars!


Summer Term 2019




We do hope you have all had a fantastic Easter holiday and are ready for the term ahead...


Our topic this term is 'People from the Past'. We will be looking at the lives of significant individuals from the past and the impact that they had. During the second half of the term we will be asking the children to research an important person and find out key facts about them. The pupils can then come in to school dressed as this person and share the information with the rest of the class. As part of this topic, we will also use our design and technology skills to make salt dough models of an important person from the past.


In English, we are going to be starting the term by writing all about our Easter holidays. Then, we’ll spend a few weeks exploring humorous poetry. We will use the Talk4Writing approach to help us internalise the poems by using actions and drawings. The children will read, discuss, plan and write their own poems. We’ll aim to make our poems funny, encouraging our audiences to laugh out loud through our expressive and engaging performances!  


In maths, we will start the term learning to tell the time to 15-minute intervals and then, for some, to five-minute intervals. We will then move on to shape where we will be learning to name properties of both 2D and 3D shapes. Before the end of term, we will become more familiar with money; learning how to identify all coins, adding and subtracting money and giving change. 


In science, the children will continue to learn about plants now that the chicks have flown the nest! During summer 2, we will learn about habitats; 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 enjoy a variety of activities and investigations to help the children explore the unit in detail.


Please look out for communication later this half term about our summer term school trips. We’re sure this final term will be exciting and challenging for the children and we look forward to all of the wonderful learning they will be doing.


If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to catch the teaching team briefly before or after school, or make an appointment via the office.


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Kind Regards,


The Year 2 Teaching Team


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