Summer Term in Y2

Summer Term in Y2

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the summer term. It’s a busy time in school and the children will be taking their end of Key Stage 1 assessments in Reading, Writing and Maths from Monday 14th May.

Below is an outline of the work we will be covering during this term.

Numeracy  Topics will include the following :

Count up to 100 objects by grouping them and counting in tens, fives or twos; explain what each digit in a two-digit number represents, including numbers where 0 is a place holder; partition two-digit numbers in different ways, including into multiples of 10 and 1

Know the 2x & 10x table moving on to the 5x table. Derive the division facts which relate to these.

Add or subtract mentally a one-digit number or a multiple of 10 to or from any two-digit number; use practical and informal written methods to add and subtract two-digit numbers

Solve word problems involving multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Use the symbols                         , -, , and to record and interpret number sentences involving all four operations; calculate the value of an unknown in a number sentence (e.g. 2 6, 30- 24)

Use units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days) and know the relationships between them; read the time to the quarter hour; identify time intervals, including those that cross the hour

Visualise common 2-D shapes and 3-D solids; identify shapes from pictures of them in different positions and orientations; sort, make and describe shapes, referring to their properties.

Work in Science and Geography will relate to Maths through graphs and tables as well as the use of directional language.

Maths Homework: Continue with Mathletics



Poetry: Similies and adjectives. Short creative & descriptive writing using poetic imagery. Riddles.

Non fiction:  Information texts based on ‘Going to the Seaside’. Reports and recounts across the curriculum

Fiction:  Fantasy, magical and adventure stories


Geography We are studying ‘Sheffield, Our Environment.’ This is a topic where the children can use and apply fieldwork skills. The children are learning about maps and the language of position and direction including the points of the compass, angles as a measurement of turn and grid references. They will look at plan views of places and make maps and plans. They will look at the features of our local area and how we can improve our environment.

After half term our topic will be ‘Going to the Seaside.’ Children will have the opportunity to apply their Geography enquiry and fieldwork skills in finding out what it was like to live by the sea and work on the trawler boats in the past when they visit the Grimsby Fishing Museum.  Our trip to the museum and Cleethorpes will be on Wednesday 27th June. An information letter regarding the details of our trip will be sent out.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Please provide your child with shorts, a t – shirt, jogging bottoms, sweatshirt and trainers. As part of Health and Safety Regulations children are asked not to wear jewellery during P.E.


The Science topics for this term will be ‘ Plants and animals in the local environment   and ‘Health and Growth.’ The children will learn more about our needs as living things and how we can keep ourselves safe and care for our health. They will enjoy finding out about living things in our school grounds. They will make measurements in cm and m. They will suggest questions to investigate relating to ourselves and other living things and, with help, present results in block graphs, making simple interpretations of these.


R.E. will cover ‘Eastertide’ in our first half term. The children will hear the stories of the risen Jesus. They will learn about the coming of the Holy Spirit and Pentecost in our second topic ‘The Church is Born.’


ICT will focus on two areas:

–  ‘Exploring LOGO, Shapes and Patterns’ Through the use of a travelling turtle on screen, the children will learn the language of position, direction and angle as a measurement of turn. They will learn to control the turtle to draw shapes by entering programme commands.

–  ‘Questions and Answers’ The children will be learning to enter information into a database and to apply this skill to answering a question.


In DT this term the children will be investigating ‘Making Pizzas,’ learning and demonstrating knowledge of a balance diet. They will have the opportunity to cook their pizzas in school.


Art This term our topic is based on 3 – D Clay Sculpture based on themes from ‘Going to the Seaside.


In Music the children will be exploring pitch, pulse and rhythm through the topics ‘Rain Rain Go Away’ (Timbre, tempo, dynamics)  and ‘Sounds Interesting’ (exploring sound).

Thanks to you all for your support so far this year. Please do not hesitate to ask if there’s anything further I can do to help or inform.

Ms Devitt



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