Class 5 with Mrs Church
Welcome to Year 2!
This is such a short half term and we have got lots to fit in! The children are all making progress and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve before Easter. Please can you bring in shoe boxes and cereal boxes so that we can build our own castles!
Spring 2 2024
In English we will be focussing on nonfiction writing about a dragon, which the children have designed themselves. We will also be looking at traditional tales and retelling them in our own words. This half term we will look at the meaning of some different vocabulary and being set the challenge of using these in our own writing.
In maths the children will be focusing on the recall of our 2, 5- and 10-times tables. We will also be looking at the division calculations to go with these. Please can you practise these at home so that the children have a rapid recall of these facts.
We will be continuing with History this half term and answering the question ‘Why was a castle built in Beeston?’ The children will look at different types of castles as well as jobs that people had in the castles.
In Science we will be continuing to look at the properties of materials using the words transparent, opaque, flexible, rigid, strong, smooth, soft, and absorbent. We will also look at how we can change the shape of materials.
In DT we will be building our own castles. We will look at how we can join different materials together and how we can make them stable.
We will be thinking about the question ‘How do people choose right from wrong?’ We will also be looking at the Easter story.
In music we will be looking at how to play untuned instruments with varied tempo and dynamics.
In Computing we will be learning how to safely find information online and to tell an adult if something worrying or unexpected happens online.
S.M.S.C and P.S.H.E
We will be continuing with my happy mind and learning how we can use our brain to make the right choices and celebrate and appreciate other people.
We will be learning to play a range of team games to build our teamwork and listening skills. Please can children come to school in their correct PE uniform. PE days are not non-uniform days. No football shirts are allowed.
Please make sure all children have their correct PE uniform in school. No football shirts are allowed.
We have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Plain T-Shirt the colour of your child’s House (red, blue, yellow, green) - No football shirts
- Plain tracksuit bottoms (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Plain hoodie / sweatshirt (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Shorts (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Suitable trainers
Please make sure that everything is labelled clearly with their names.
Children with long hair should have it tied up please.
Maths and comprehension homework will be given out on a Wednesday and are to be handed back in by the following Monday.
Please make sure that all of your child's uniform is clearly labelled, especially their jumper and their coat as they are the items of clothing most likely to get lost! Thank you.
If you would like to speak to me, please come and have a chat with me at the end of the school day or send me an email:
Curriculum map for Spring 2
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