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We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term. The children are excited to continue their journey to develop new skills as well as applying the skills they have learnt so far.

The Summer term is always a crucial time for children in Year 2 to ensure they continue to make progress in their learning and we need your support to ensure they are meeting our expectations of learning. This will greatly support us with our judgments and transition to Year 3 over the coming months.

Our topic for this term is ‘Blast from the past!’ As part of this theme, children will develop their drawing skills inspired by the renowned illustrator Quentin Blake and design their Pac-Man pillow!

In Maths, the children will be learning to identify, describe and sort the properties of 2-D and 3D shapes. They will also identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid] children will also learn how to solve simple subtractions.

In English, children will be writing instructions linked to Road Dahl classics The BFG and George’s Marvellous Medicine. Children will be encouraged to apply features of a narrative including a range of suffixes (-er, est, -ful, -ly –less) to write narratives. Also, they will learn to write different versions of classic tales from the 70s and 80s, such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Hungry Lion, Jim and the beanstalk and The Paper Bag Princess.

Throughout the term, children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Friday and new spellings will be given out on Mondays

Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills. Additional homework will also be given to ensure children are consolidating their learning in the classroom at home such as phonics and writing.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Children need to wear their PE kits from home and children in Year 2 will have P.E on Mondays. Please ensure that children wear the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days.

Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there plenty of PE clothes that were disposed at the end of the Spring term and we are aware how expensive it is!

In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, please see your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

We have much to be excited about for the Summer Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.

Mr Sandhi – Class 5 Miss Devi – Class 6

Miss George, Mrs Payton and Mrs Warner – Year 2 support