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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Summer 2 2022

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to what will be your child’s final half term in Key Stage 1!  We hope you have had a restful time with your family and your child is ready for their final learning journey with us before moving up to Key Stage 2. 

School starts on Tuesday 7th June.

As always, the children will be reminded of our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty and they will continue to earn dojo points for good behaviour, attitudes and effort.

Staffing in Year 2 is:
Mrs May - Class Teacher 
Mrs Ali – HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Maqsood - Special Support Assistant

Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday. Your child can expect to receive homework for practising spelling patterns/common exception words (you will find these in their RWI Spelling Log Book), reading and maths. By now, your child should be more fluent with multiplication facts and the corresponding division facts.  Daily practice will  help them to retain these facts quickly. Continue to look out for online homework through and don’t forget they can also choose their own activities through Purple Mash and TT Rockstars.  You can find links to all of the above in the websites star. Parental support at home is vital in helping your child to progress with their reading and complete their homework successfully.  


Key Dates

Geography local walk 10th June

Moving up day 30th June

Sports Day 5th July

PE will continue to be on a Monday afternoon so please make sure your child comes to school in their full P.E kit. Please also ensure that earrings are removed or covered with plasters from home on this day. The correct PE uniform is: yellow PE shirt, school green sweatshirt/cardigan, black PE shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers.


Our topic this half term is ‘Buckets and Spades’.  Please support your child to learn the information from the knowledge organiser.



In English we will be looking at features of explanation texts and finding out about processes that happen at the seaside. Later, we will work towards writing our own seaside poem.  We will continue to use the Talk 4 Writing approach of imitate, innovate and invent. Whole Class Reading will continue to take place every day.  This gives the children chance to  learn new vocabulary and understand a variety of texts.  We will continue to look at spelling patterns and rules during RWI Spelling sessions and develop our oracy skills through the Voice 21 project. 



In Maths (including 5 a day), will continue to practise the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 x tables so that we know these off by heart including the division facts within these.  Remember, if you know your 2 times tables then you can use this to learn your 4 times tables.  It would be beneficial for these to be practised at home or when you are out and about. This half term we will be learning about volume as well as revisiting previous learning.


For science, we will be looking at ‘Chemistry: Materials’.  This will involve identifying and comparing everyday materials to investigate how suitable they are for particular uses.  These will include wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard.  We will also be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed. 



During our Buckets and Spades topic, the children will be learning about textile artists who were inspired by coastal views as well as discovering what it was like to go to the seaside many years ago.  They will also compare how seaside trips to Blackpool have changed over the years.



During PSHE, we will be focusing on economic wellbeing.  This will support the children to understand what money is, how to make choices about saving and spending money, and also how to look after it. 

As always, we hope your child has an amazing half term being the best that they can be.

Stay healthy, safe and happy! 

From all the Year 2 team: Mrs May, Mrs Ali and Mrs Maqsood