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Spring Term 1

This Spring Term in English we will be learning about traditional tales. Our first story will be Rapunzel. The children will be learning how to use story language, settings, characters and plot in their own stories. A range of fairy tales and other traditional stories will be read to the children during story time.

Practising spellings daily at home will help your child to meet the Year 2 expectations for spelling and grammar. The child should read the word carefully, cover it, write it and then check their writing. If they made a mistake they should rub it out and try the same process again.


Spring Term 2

In Spring 2 we will devote some weeks to learn and write about our local Geography.  




In our Spelling and Punctuation lessons we will cover noun phrases, commas, exclamation marks, apostrophes, questions as well as reviewing the basic aspects of punctuation taught in year 1 and 2. 

When your child writes, encourage them to use capital letters for names, places, days, months and at the beginning of every sentence. Also use either a full stop, an exclamation mark or a question mark at the end of every sentence. 



Spring Term 1


In Maths in the Spring Term children will learn 2D and 3D shapes. They are learning their names, how many vertices (corners), edges and faces. We will be recognising shapes in everyday objects. Encourage your children to recognise a toothpaste tub is a cylinder and a medicine box is a cuboid will help them consolidate this learning.

We will continue with Cracking Timetables weekly. The children get very excited when they move up a level and get a certificate. Practising timetables at home helps as the minimum expectation for the end of year 2 is that the children count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.


Spring Term 2

After the Easter holidays we will learn about fractions, measurement  and how to read scales.

For SATS children need to recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity;  write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.


Regarding Measurement, the children must choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels; compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =; recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value; find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money; solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change; compare and sequence intervals of time; tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. Children also have to know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.




In Art we will continue to learn about primary colours, colour mixing and Abstract Art linked to shapes. Our next artists will be Jackson Pollock.

For Design and Technology we will be looking at structures and will build Rapunzel’s tower.



In ICT we will look at pictograms, block graphs and using a branching database to separate items in categories, just like the one above.



Homework is a great opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. Homework sheets are linked to the learning that has happened that week in class. The child should attempt and present the homework as neatly as they would do in their books during lessons. Time should be taken with presentation and checking over their work for mistakes. Homework should be completed in pencil so children can make changes in their work.


As the weather gets sunnier please remember to label your child’s jumpers and coats. If you would like to use a sharpie for that, come and see one of the teachers or LSA and we will happily lent you one.