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Welcome to the Summer Term!


During the Summer term we will have a “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside” theme. We will learn about what the seaside was like in the past, and compare it with the present day. 

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Literacy We will begin by revising earlier work on how to write stories.  We will look at settings, characters and plot.  Comprehension will be our focus in reading.  We will also continue to deepen our knowledge of various grammar terms and the use of them. We will explore poetry and write our own poems.  We will read a variety of texts linked to our topic work, and use these to inspire our own writing.



Numeracy We will continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, and use this to support the recall of both multiplication and division facts linked to the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  The children will be adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers in a variety of contexts, learning about money and problem solving.   We are going to develop our measurement skills, with a particular focus on capacity and temperature.  We are going to be working on telling the time and solving problems involving time.  We will continue to develop our reasoning skills throughout the term. 



Science Our science topics this term are:- 

plant variation and how plants are suited to their environment.

identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.

experiencing different types of scientific enquiry.

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In PE we will be developing our performance in gymnastics and practising our athletic skills. We will be using various devices to research and present information as part of our Computing sessions.  In music, we will be learning some seaside songs and will use various instruments to accompany them. We will also be doing some cooking, with a focus on healthy eating.  We will be exploring symbols which are important to Christians and Jews.


Our SMSC theme this term is “Relationships”.  Year 2 have P.E. on MONDAYS.  Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school at all times (including plimsolls), and ensure that they don’t wear any earrings on these days.  Spellings will be given out each Monday, and need to be learnt for the following Monday. Homework will be sent home on Friday, to be returned each week on Wednesday. 

We will continue to change our library books weekly, usually on a Friday.



Hopefully the weather will be getting warmer.  Please make sure your child has a bottle of water and a sunhat.