Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy

Class 6 with Mrs Shoesmith


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 non-fiction writing about a dragon, which the children have created 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 looking at recognising that some materials can change shape by applying a force. We will also be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.





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.



In RE the children will be recalling the main events from the Easter story from the Bible, they will explain how Christian's celebrate Easter and why it is important to them. The children will also consider how they can choose to make the right choices over the wrong ones and what, or who may influence this. 


In music we will continue to look at how to play untuned instruments with varied tempo and dynamics.


In Computing we will be learning how to sort information using a database. They will be using technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.




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.


In our indoor PE sessions, we will continue to develop gymnastic skills and form straight, zigzag and curving pathways. In our outdoor sessions we will focus on targets games and learn how to throw a ball under arm, how to kick a ball with accuracy and how to strike a ball with a racket.

Please make sure all children have their correct PE uniform in school. No football shirts are allowed.

We have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays



PE Uniform: 

  • 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



Uniform Reminder!

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

Click here for more information about the subjects being taught this half term