Year 2 – Welcome to the Spring Term

12th January 2017

Dear Parents / Carers,

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. Firstly, we would like to say a very big thank you again for the generous presents you gave us at the end of last term!  We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Spring Term.

Attached is a curriculum overview for this term – outlining the areas covered in each subject.

Further reminders:

  • P.E. lessons will continue to take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. However, it is advisable to keep kits in school in case of non-timetabled sessions.  We aim to go outside as much as possible so children will need their trainers.
  • Maths cards also need to be practised regularly at home and then brought in every Tuesday to be tested.
  • Spelling tests will take place on a Friday morning, as usual, so please make sure spelling books come into school every Friday.
  • Throughout the year, we encourage children to bring in a water bottle which should be taken home each evening.  Please note that bottles must contain water only, not juice, to comply with our healthy eating policy.

As usual, please feel free to come in and see us before or after school with any questions, concerns or information.  Thank you again for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Nina Smith, Sarah Day and Ursula Anderson


Year 2: SPRING TERM 2017





Information Texts
Traditional Tales from Other Cultures
Fantasy Stories
The senses
Humorous Poems
Types of punctuation
Extending sentences
Fronted Adverbials
Descriptive Vocabulary

Reading and analysing texts of different genres.
Writing in different  genres/styles
Hot seating and role play
Practising writing skills
Read Write IncGuided Reading









Number – multiplication, place value and fractions
2D and 3D shapes
Data Handling
Measures – weight, capacity and time

Mental and written calculations
Arrays and grouping
Methods of calculation
Investigating and problem solving
Word problems
Practical tasks



 Animals, including Humans:
Healthy animals

Making predictions
Reasoning and designing investigations
Sorting, observing and drawing conclusions
Posters/ explanations



Starting Research
Word processing
Using the internet

Reviewing, editing and presenting work
Using the Internet to conduct searches to support investigations and research




Contrasting Locations



Looking at a variety of maps
Map reading skills
Comparing and contrasting




Great Fire of London



Questioning and research
Using different historical sources
Exploring Samuel Pepys’ diary
Explanations and comparisons




Exploring Pitch



Composition and accompaniments
Using instruments
Listening to music