Summer Term 2023
Welcome to summer term in Year 2. Here you will find all the information you’ll need for the summer term.
Please continue to encourage your child to walk up the steps from the KS1 playground by themselves in the morning as this really helps them develop their independence and self-help skills. We will be at the top of the steps to greet them. If you need to let us know about any changes to collection arrangements please email us or use the small whiteboards on the outside of the classroom window.
Our first novel this term is A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. We are sure that the children will love this traditional tale about Paddington. Our second novel that we will enjoy is called The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. This is a story about a boy called Tomas who finds an unusual fruit in his grandad’s garden. What will hatch from it..?Reading will continue to be an important part of our day with weekly guided reading sessions and reading comprehension lessons alongside individual reading throughout the week. Please continue to read at home as much as possible and talk about and enjoy books with others. Reading books will not be changed daily – it is crucial to fully understand the texts so re-reading them is really important, especially for children taking book quizzes. Please bring your reading book and reading diaries to school every day. This is to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. Our library day is Friday.
As writers, we will be writing our own finding stories, inspired by The Magic Brush, and quest stories, inspired by The Sleeping Prince. We will also write some non-fiction work linked to our topic Magnificent Monarchs. We will continue to reinforce our ‘every time’ toolkit for writing; these are the things we need to remember to do every time we write (to use punctuation, finger spaces, neat handwriting and to spell common words correctly.)
As mathematicians, we will be learning about fractions, time, statistics and position and direction. Keep an eye on our home learning page for things you can do at home to support your child’s learning in maths.
We will be starting the term with our new history topic, Magnificent Monarchs. We will be learning about the British monarchy and learn how to order monarchs on a timeline. We will look at portraits of different monarchs as well as their residencies. Our other projects this term include Portraits and Poses, Cut, Stitch and Join, Animal Survival and Push and Pull.
Keep an eye out on this page for an update regarding our summer term trip linked to our project Magnificent Monarchs.
Our PE lessons will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please make sure PE kits are in school ready (including joggers and jumpers for outside activities) and please make sure water bottles are in school everyday too. Please also ensure all belongings are labelled with your child’s name. During the summer term, we will be doing athletics and cricket.
Please check the Home Learning section of our website every Friday so your child can practise their spellings and mental maths ready for the test the following Friday. Don’t forget to also have a look at the class blog, where photos and learning are uploaded each week.
Please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, messages or anything to celebrate. It’s great to hear from you.
Miss Knight and Mrs Clark