Year 2 2018 - 2019

Miss Smith

Mrs McHale

Mrs Heywood

Welcome back to the Summer term!


Welcome back to the Summer term. We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break and have come back ready to learn more new and exciting things!


Topic - Green Fingers and Outdoor Adventures 

This term, our focus will be on Science. The topic 'Green Fingers and Outdoor Adventures' will focus on plants. The children will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, as well as finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy, while learning about seasonal change. The children will also learn about Animals, including Humans. They will learn that animals, including humans have offspring that grow into adults. They will describe the basic needs of animals, including humans for survival (water, food and air) and describe the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of diffferent types of food and hygiene for humans. 

Throughout English lessons, the children will look at movement and plant poems and write their own. We will read 'The Papaya that spoke', 'The Greedy Man' and 'Oliver's Vegetables' sequencing and retelling the story, writing letters, writing a newspaper report and writing a factfile all about plants. During class reads the children will focus on the following books and answer questions and complete activities linked to these books:

The Tiny Seed (Eric Carle)

The Great Kapok Tree (Lynee Cherry) 

The Tin Forest (Helen Wood) 

The Enchanted Wood (Enid Blyton) 

Within foundation subjects, the children will think about the Big Question 'Where does our food come from?' They will learn atlas skills to find different places on a map. The children will look Arcimboldo Fruit Pictures in art and design their own art work and in music, they will explore sounds in the outdoors. 


We hope this topic will take the children outdoors a lot. We plan to be in the forest area doing lots of fun exploring and exciting activities and also in the alotment planting different seeds and bulbs. Therefore, we ask that you bring a change of clothing into school for your child, including old trainers or wellies for the children to wear. 


Maths Outdoors

Take a look how we have been using the outdoors already to help with our pictograms in maths. 



Homework will continue to be set on Thursdays and due in the following Tuesday. We will read with your child weekly, please ensure your child brings their reading book and record in every day so we can record when we read with them and let you know what our focus has been.

We are very proud of how much our class read at home and are looking forward to this continuing; a minimum of ten minutes a day is enough to promote good literacy and hopefully a love of reading that will stay with them. For our part, we will continue to try and change all home reading books once a week.. We ask that you do continue to read the books sent home from school, alongside your books at home. 

PE will continue to be on a Wednesday and Thursday so children will need their full PE kit, including pumps, not footbal boots.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continue support.

Miss Smith, Mrs Heywood and Mrs McHale 






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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794