Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 2

Summer Term


Year 2 Newsletter Summer 1

Coming up this term:

Welcome back to the Summer Term of Year 2. We hope you all had a lovely Easter break!

Our new English text is The Princess and the White Bear King by Tanya Batt. The children will begin by working towards writing a persuasive letter to the king to persuade him to choose their crown.

In Maths, our focus for the first two weeks is money. This will then be followed by fractions and time. To enhance our Science lessons on habitats, micro habits and food chains, the children will be visiting the forest with Lottie. In DT, we will be learning how to use wheels and axles and the children will research, design and create amphibious vehicles for our community. This means that the vehicles can go both on land and in water. We will use some of our ILT sessions to create these and discuss where on the learning line we are whilst creating these.

Our geography work this term will follow on from our previous work on Kampong Ayer and we will be comparing and contrasting more features with Horsforth, for example the weather. In PSHE, children will be thinking about how to stay safe and manage risk and in RE our focus is looking after our world. In PE Sessions we will focus on dodging and team building skills.


Important Reminders

In line with the new behaviour policy, Y2 will not be sending home green frog stamps anymore.

We will be having Forest School sessions with Lottie on Tuesday. We will be alternating these but please ensure your child has appropriate footwear ready for these visits. Children will not be allowed to visit the forest if they do not have suitable clothing and footwear. They must have long trousers and sleeves to be covered. This is to ensure that we are following our risk assessment. Many thanks for your support with this.


PE days still remain on Tuesdays and Wednesday.

Please continue to support your child’s rapid recall of Maths facts by using TT Rockstars and the Whiterose 1 minute app.



Key Dates

We will be hosting our Parent / Child Reading sessions on these dates. We will send information out about this on Parent mail so you can sign up to which session you wish to attend. 


Wed 8th May 9am

Thurs 9th May 2.45pm

Fri 10th May 9am