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Year 2   Mrs Milios and Mrs Vass

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Information for Parents and Carers

Spring term. Year group -   2

Topic: ‘Oceans and Seas.’


Our topic this term is Sacramental People. We will be looking at “Where is God?” Children will be learning about how God is present in creation, in our lives every day and in people around us. As part of our topic this term, children will be learning about the Seven Sacraments.

Key words: Creation, Sacraments, Symbols, Actions.



During the first half of the term, we will be focusing on traditional tales by reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children will read and analyse the story as well as plan and write their own version. Using the same text, the children will evaluate Explanation Texts before planning and writing an explanation text linked to growing beans (science cross curricular).


For the second half the term the children will read, analyse and write poetry with patterns as well as plan and write a non-chronological report.


·         Jack and the Beanstalk

·         The Lonely Beast

·         Information texts and poetry linked to oceans, seas and the Cutty Sark.


Our literacy objectives this term are to:

·         Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by listening to, discussing and expressing views about, a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry and stories.

·         Discuss and clarify the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary.

·         Develop positive attitudes towards, and stamina for, writing.

·         Evaluate their writing with the teacher and other pupils.

·         Adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role.

·         Become more familiar with, and confident in, using language in a variety of situations and for a variety of role play situations.

·         Develop ability in writing diary entries, narrative stories and instructions.


Spellings: We will focus on spelling key words correctly. Spelling tests will begin this half term and a letter will be handed out explaining how the tests will work. We will also continue with our Year 2 spelling scheme. Please support your child by looking at the suffixes –ing for present tense and –ed for past tense e.g. play – playing – played.


Handwriting: Please encourage your child to begin to join up their handwriting when completing their homework and any other forms of writing they do such as writing their key words.



Our objectives this term are to:

·         Count from 0 in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.        

·         Count on and back in 10s from any number.

·         Identify any number on the 1-100 grid, understanding that each number is a multiple of ten and some ones.                 

·         Know securely number pairs for all the numbers up to and including 20, e.g. pairs which make 15 (7+8, 6+9, 5+10, 4+11, 3+12, 2+13, 1+14, 0+15). 

·         Know different unit patterns when adding or subtracting, first when not crossing a ten and then when crossing a ten, in numbers up to 100. 

·         Add a two-digit number and tens; add two 2-digit numbers which total less than 100 by counting on in tens and ones.   

·         Count back in ones or tens or use number facts to take away, e.g. 27-3 = or 54-20 =.

·         Begin to count up to find a difference between two numbers with a small gap, e.g. 42–38. 

·         Recognise that addition and subtraction are inverse operations; use addition to check subtractions and solve missing number problems.   

o   Know 2x, 5x and 10x tables, and related division facts, e.g. saying how many 10s in 40; use x and ÷ signs correctly. 

·         Double and halve numbers up to 20

·         Understand ½, ¼, 1/3, ¾, 2/3 as fractions of quantities in a practical context; solve problems using shapes, objects, quantities.      

·         Solve simple problems in a practical context; add and subtract pence & pounds, including finding and giving change.     

·         Tell/write the time on digital/analogue clocks to ½ past, ¼ past & ¼ to the hour; draw hands on a clock face to show these times;


In addition to weekly homework, please support your child in learning their times tables. We will have weekly times tables tests this term. We will focus on the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables facts.


Topic:  Through a series of cross curricular activities, the children will build their knowledge of oceans and seas around the world. They will begin to understand the different environments these represent and how they affect life on land as well as at sea. We will visit the Cutty Sark and link it to our writing work at school.

Reading with your child:

Please read with your child every day at home and record that you have read, in your child’s reading diary. If your child is reading a chapter book, they will be asked to read a specific number of pages only (per week) instead of the whole book. This is to ensure that the children are given enough time to discuss and fully understand their text. However, they are allowed to take a book from the class library and return/change it when they have finished.

PE -  Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days, your child will need to wear their PE kits.


English – Literacy homework will be sent home on Tuesdays. Please return on Fridays.

                New spellings will be sent home on Tuesdays. Spelling test will be delivered the following week.

Maths – Maths homework will be sent home on Fridays. Please return on Tuesdays.        

Please do not hesitate to see us after school if you need any help or if you have any questions.

Mrs Milios and Mrs Vass