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Year 2



Mrs Loynds, Mrs Joshua and Miss Tait.


Important Dates


Sports day - Friday 21st June

Transition day - TBC

Bug dress up day - TBC

Last day of term - Friday 19th July



This half-term, our topic will be:


Our Wonderful World!


In our English lessons we will continue using adjectives in our work to add more detail when describing as well as suffixes, adverbs and conjunctions. This half-term we will be spending lots of time practising our hand-writing, so please take some time to work on letter formation at home, if ever you have a moment! We shall be looking at lots of non-fiction books to help us find facts about different habitats and animals. This will help us to write our own non-chronological report. For ourTalk4Writing we will be focusing on a fiction bug book, so that we can write our own adventure stories based along that theme. This text will be send home for the children to learn and practise, as well as the work we shall be doing in class. Towards the end of half term we will be looking at the effects our actions have on the world, focusing on plastic pollution and how we can try and take action to stop it. The children will be writing letters using persuasive language and taking part in a debate too.



In Maths, we will be consolidating our addition, subtraction, multiplication and dividing skills whilst also continuing to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also be recapping all of the things we have done so far in Mathematics, to ensure that we are secure with our knowledge, as well as looking at position and directions.


In D&T we will be designing and making our own bugs out of egg cartons.


It’s going to be a very busy, but fun last half-term! Let’s make the most of our last little bit of time in Year 2!!!


If you want to have a go at some other creative homework tasks, there are some ideas below:


🌟 Create your own junk model bug/animal

🌟 Create a mini box for a habitat we have looked at

🌟 Bring in some pictures of wonderful places you have been 

🌟 Draw a picture of somewhere amazing you would like to visit in the World

🌟 Create a poster about climate change/plastic pollution/carbon footprint

🌟 Write a fact file about an animal 

🌟 Write a fact file about somewhere unusual in the World

🌟 Think of a campaign idea for how we can stop plastic pollution


Make sure you bring anything you do at home in to school so we can share your success and celebrate your efforts!





A few reminders and things you may need to know:


  • Please bring a water bottle into school every day – make sure these are kept upright with the lids on tight when you bring them into school as we tend to have a lot of leaks if not! Please don’t put them into your red reading bags!


  • Reading books and reading records should be brought into school every day too. In Year 2, it is the children’s’ responsibility to change their own reading book when needed. Class teachers will hear the children read on a weekly basis as part of group guided reading session and will change book levels when appropriate. Please can we ask that children read with an adult at home every day and engage in lots of discussion about whatever book they are reading. This is really important to help children further improve their comprehension skills.


  • PE Days are a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure that children have their full PE Kit in school on these days. Children who have their ears pierced need to have earrings removed on these days.


  • Spellings will be tested weekly. The children will bring home a list of spellings for the half-term during the first two weeks. Please help children to learn their spellings whenever possible.


  • Mathletics – The children will all be given a log on to use Mathletics whenever they like at home. Class teachers will ensure that appropriate work is available on Mathletics in order to consolidate the learning we have been doing at school.


  • Other than regular reading, spelling and Mathletics – no other formal homework tasks will be set. If children would like to explore our topic in more detail, then we have suggested some different learning opportunities below. Please feel free to bring any completed tasks into school so we can share and celebrate them!

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.