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Spring Term

Spring 2 


This half term we were delighted to welcome all Year 2 back into school. We have enjoyed our learning around the book Meerkat Mail Emily Gravett and written our own journey tales.


We enjoyed celebrating World book together by dressing up in our pyjamas to celebrate our favourite books and talking about our favourite authors.


Also this half term we had a special Rainbow Day in memory of Julie Mott a member of our Governing Body. As part of our day we enjoyed discussing what makes us special and how to be unique and different. We read the story of Elma to stimulate discussion.


It was lovely to see all the hard work the children have put in at home for our Lockdown Gallery and the different artistic interpretations of the brief Nature v Machines. We can’t wait to share the Lockdown Gallery with our community.

This half term our topic has been ‘The Circle of Life’. The children have been working really hard at home and at school.


In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division. The children found out that multiplication is commutative but division is not. They have enjoyed sharing their understanding through drawing pictures and arrays to solve problems.


In English, we have looked at the story ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross. We discussed the characters’ thoughts and feelings and wrote an alternative ending to the story. The children have also been developing their knowledge and understanding of writing explanations, looking particularly at the features of these text types and how to set them out correctly. Our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling learning has focused on recapping the different word classes and adding suffixes.

We have created some beautiful pictures of sunflowers inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting. The children enjoyed researching the life of this talented artist. We have also used our observational skills to draw pictures of different breeds of chicken. We have used perseverance to add detail and show the textures of their feathers.


As scientists this half term, we have been learning about life cycles. The children have looked at how plants and animals change as they grow. They have learnt to label parts of a plant and to understand their function.