Class Elm

Summer Term 2022

If you would like to contact Mrs Ingham directly, please use the class email address.

elm@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Welcome back for our final term in Year 2. We are really looking forward to our final term together and have lots of lovely things planned.

Below is an overview of the key learning intentions for each area of the curriculum for this term.

English –      Writing based around the book Anna Hibiscus by Atinuk

–      No nonsense Spellings  – continuation of contractions (can’t, didn’t, hasn’t), endings (ing, ed, er, est, y), possessive apostrophes, suffixes (ful, less, ly)

–      Consolidation of the year 1/ 2 common exception word lists

Maths –      Time – o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to, reading the time in 5-minute intervals

–      Measurement

–      Times tables – 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s

Science –      Growth, change and keeping healthy

–      Growing plants

–      Living things and their habitats (seashore) 

RE –      Why Church is a special place for Christians

–      Multicultural Christianity

Geography –      Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and surrounding seas
History –      Events beyond living memory – Jubilee celebrations and the life of the Queen

–      Local history study of Overton St. Helen’s Church

Art

DT

–      Drawing – field study; textiles

–      Food – preparing fruit and vegetables

–      Understanding where food comes from

Music –      Charanga: I wanna play in a band

–      Rose Queen

Computing and online safety –      Sound

–      Coding

PE –      Sports Day skills

–      Multi-skills and fundamental movements

PSHE –      What helps us grow and stay healthy?

–      How do we recognise our feelings?

 

 

Common exception words; times tables and Homework

Times tables – in class we have started to use Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) – log in details are in the front of your child’s diary.

White Rose Maths – 1-minute maths app (free to download)

Homework – Homework suggestion sheet will be sent home to give you ideas of how you can extend your child’s learning at home. This will also be available on Google classroom.

Year 1 and 2 Common exception words – keep reviewing these words and ensure your child can confidently read and write the words.

Our class novel

Over our final term together we will continue to read a range of novels. We are currently reading Daisy and the trouble with Chocolate by Kes Grey. 

PE Kits

Our PE sessions are changing to a Wednesday morning as we have secured a specialist sport’s coach to teach fundamental PE skills. Please send your child to school in PE kit on a Wednesday. Please ensure earrings are removed ready for our PE sessions and all long hair is tied back.

 Forest schools and outdoor learning

Our Forest School sessions will continue to be on a Friday (alternate weeks– weather permitting). For Forest School sessions your child needs wellies, waterproof trousers, a warm waterproof jacket, gloves and a woolly hat. Unfortunately, due to limited space in the cloakroom, Forest School kit can’t be stored at school and needs to be brought in for our sessions.

Water bottles

Please remember to provide your child with a named water bottle.

Trips

We have a number of trips organised including exploring habitats at Half Moon Bay and our annual KS1 walk to Sunderland Point. More details will follow soon.

Thank you for your continued support – By working together we can ensure the best outcomes for your child.

Mrs Ingham and Mrs Blundell