Curriculum Notes Year 2 Summer 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the last term at Little Sutton Primary School for this academic year.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter holiday. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Summer term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included. 

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.  

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Summer term.

English

Literacy lessons and group reading sessions to continue. These group reading sessions will involve practise SATs papers during the first half term.  

Development of events and description of setting in own story writing.

Newspaper articles.

Poetry.

Instructional Writing.

A focus on SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) as the SATs tests approach.

Numeracy

Money and Time (Real life problems)

Word problems relating to the four number operations.

Statistics

Measurement (e.g. mass, length and capacity)

Geometry (shapes)

Using positional and directional language.

+   –   x   ¸  calculations (please note we are focussing on making connections)

Science

Plants

Animals including humans

ICT

Exploring algorithms

We are Zoologists

Importance of e-safety

Geography

Mapping and use of compass directions

Art / Design Technology

Drawing and painting using a range of medium

History

World War 2

R.E.

Being reflective.                                   Appreciating beauty.   

Being silent & attentive.                       Being imaginative and explorative.

P.E.

Taught during PPA

Outdoor games. Reinforcing strike, field and catch skills in cricket.

Music

Experimenting, creating and selecting sounds to compose music.

Reading

Home reading books can be changed at least twice weekly.

Children also have the opportunity to borrow books from the school library. Continued use of reading diary by parents and teachers to record when the child is reading and how they are progressing.

Homework

All homework is given out on Wednesdays and due in the following Wednesday.

Equipment needed

General classroom equipment. Pencil, sharpener, rubber, crayons.

P.E kit & pumps – please ensure that all belongings are clearly named and in school all week.

SATs

The Statutory Key Stage One Assessments in Reading, SPaG and Maths are completed in May (week commencing 20th May). Please avoid this month for family holidays or appointments. Please ensure your children have an early night, have a good breakfast and arrive at school promptly in the morning. The assessments are marked by the teachers in school and are externally moderated. Teacher assessment judgements will be reported to parents in July. We want this time as stress-free for the children as possible, so please just treat this time as a normal week.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date. 

Class information 

On a Friday afternoon, while the Y2 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of Spanish and one hour of PE.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Mrs C Hawkes & Mr A Williams