Class Elm

Summer Term 2023

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

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 traditional tale Aladdin

–      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 –      Fractions – halves, thirds, quarters, unit fractions and non-unit fractions

–      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
Geography –      Fieldwork and map skills
History –      Events beyond living memory – Coronation celebrations and the life of the King

–      Local history study of Morecambe Prom



–      Drawing – field study; textiles

–      Food – preparing fruit and vegetables

–      Understanding where food comes from

Music –      Ukulele lessons – please practise frequently between each lesson

–      Rose Queen

Computing and online safety –      Coding
PE –      Sports Day skills

–      Gymnastics

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 has 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 Marv and the Dino Attack by Alex Falase-Koya. We were introduced to this new author through the Brilliant Book Awards and are really enjoying these adventure stories.   

PE Kits

Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday and Thursday morning. Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit on these days. 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 and a waterproof jacket. 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.


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 Miss Patton