Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 2

Summer Term


Year 2 Newsletter Summer 2


We cannot believe that this term is our last term in Y2. We have a busy term planned ahead of us with lots of fun activities.  The children will also prepare for their transition to Year 3 by meeting their new teacher and spending a day in their new classrooms.


Last half term:

Last term we started work on telling the time to half past and o clock. We were impressed with how much the children had remembered from Year 1. In Art, we had some beautiful printing work inspired by William Morris! Our forest visits with Lottie have come to an end but they were a wonderful way to enhance our science work on habitats. 


Coming up this term:

In English this term, we will be using Pattan’s Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar to inspire our writing. The children will continue to apply the different writing features that they have been taught throughout the year.  We will be writing diaries, setting descriptions and stories inspired by this text. We will also continue to consolidate the different spelling patterns that we have learnt this year, particularly focusing on the different rules adding different suffixes to root words. You can help your child with recalling the strategies for adding suffixes with the rhyme ‘Is there a letter we need to swap? Is there a letter to double or drop?’

We have been learning how to tell the time in maths and are working on telling the time to the nearest five minutes on an analogue clock. Continuing to practise this at home would be really helpful. Following this, we will be learning about statistics and position and direction as well as continuing to practise all of our arithmetic skills.

Our whole class reader for this term is Oliver and the Seawigs and the children have already started to make some links between this book and The Creakers, which we read before Christmas. In reading lessons, we will be continuing to focus on our inference and retrieval skills.

In history, the children will be learning about an important local event that took place but we do not want to give you too much information about this because we will be visiting Horsforth museum to learn more about it. We do not want to tell you or the children too much about this and tell them all the information before the trip, but we’re sure they’ll be able to tell you lots about it in a few weeks’ time!

In geography, we will build on from the map work we completed in Year 1 and sketch our own maps of the school grounds. We will also learn more about the compass rose, which links nicely to our maths work too.  In PE, will be preparing for sports day. Our DT plans for this term are very exciting as we will be learning to bake bread and complete some sewing. We are aware that there are allergies in school and we will contact parents individually about this. If you have any health concerns about this, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important Reminders:

Children should have a named water bottle in school daily.

Please keep reading with your child – it really does make a difference.


Key Dates:

Thursday 4th July Visit to Horsforth Museum (more information to follow)

Monday 8th July Sports Day

Wednesday 10th July End of year celebration event parents invited for 2.15pm

W/b 8th July: Healthy Living Week