Class 2 – Summer Term

‘Plants, People and Places’


During the first half of the summer term we will be improving our arithmetic skills in terms of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as finding fractions and applying our well established arithmetic skills to problems involving money and measures. We will be revisiting most other areas covered this year such as: shape, time, data handling and using place value to solve problems. There are many websites to help practice skills: topmarks homework help, teaching time, teaching measures and also the booster packs and games on My Maths. You can help your child by: Counting up in 2s,5s,10s from 0, counting on and back in 10s and 1s from any 2 digit number, telling the time (on a clock face) and adding and subtracting using money.


We will be covering a range of genres from narratives to instructions to information texts. Our information texts will help our readers to find out about Congleton and Bears. We will write letters and postcards based on ‘The Little Hen and the Great War’ and ‘Flo of the Somme’. During the second half term we will complete a narrative unit around stories from other cultures and write poems.


In school your child will read at least once a week and will complete regular reading comprehensions. Please read together at home and ask at the school office about ‘Munch and Crunch Reading Bunch’ morning reading in school.


We will continue to follow the Year 2 Spellings guidance and phase 5 and 6 phonics . alongside the Year 2 spelling requirements, which include; homophones, plurals, apostrophes for possession and omission) and adding common suffixes.


We will be exploring plants and humans and what they need to grow and survive. Our studies will involve practical activities such as growing plants and also observing a range of plants using microscopes. We will be investigating and measuring our physical skills and also learning about how to eat healthily.

History/ Geography

We will be exploring local geography and comparing our country with countries around the world. We will use aerial maps and create maps (with keys) of routes to local areas.  During history lessons pupils will find out about significant national events linked to our local area- Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, World War 1 and the  Industrial revolution 

Art and DT

We will be developing a range of art and DT skills during the Summer term. We will take the theme of the Congleton Bears and look at how various bears have been sculpted. In art we will design World Cup Shirts.


Will be a central part to our studies. During our study of Congleton we will create bar charts/ Pie charts to demonstrate the types of shops in the main street. We will be programing online turtle and debugging programs to ensure they run.


PE sessions will focus developing our team game skills for the first half term then move onto improving athletics skills during the second half term . One session of PE will be taught by Ministry of Sport.


We are completing a unit of work called ‘ Zoo time’ which involves listening to music, responding to pieces and creating our own music.


Our focus this term will be around building our resilience, being able to support ourselves and each other. We will also be talking to members of our family about their memories of Congleton which will support our understanding of our local community


Pupils will be given the opportunity to explore Judaism beliefs and ways of life including the ten commandments and Shabbat.


During May our Year 2 pupils will complete their National Assessments (SATS). There are Reading and Maths test papers with writing being moderated from pieces of work completed in class. There is also an optional spelling and grammar paper. Pupils complete these tests in small groups and the results are used to support teacher assessment at the end of KS1.