Montgomerie Primary School

Every Second Counts

Welcome to Year 2 Summer Term

 

Curriculum 

This term our theme is 'Explorers' where we will be learning about Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Robert Falcon Scott. We will be finding out about their expeditions and explorations and researching information about them. Our focus for English will be based around the explorers and writing a fact file, a diary and a setting description.

Our Active Read text is 'The Boy who grew Dragons'. We will be designing our own dragons and writing an explanation text. We will practise learning sounds and words for phonics to support our reading and continue to use our knowledge of different aspects of grammar, punctuation and spelling to support our writing.

In Maths, we will practise our arithmetic skills and learn about properties of shape, length and height, position and direction, problem solving and efficient methods, time, weight, volume and temperature. We will also look at the artist Andy Warhole where we will study some of his work and then create our own artwork in his style related to the explorers.

In Science, we will be investigating plants. We will find out about the life cycle of plants, seed dispersal and how to plan and carry out a hydroponics investigation, as well as make a clay rose. We will also revisit microhabitats and food chains.

Children have access to Times Table Rockstars, Purple Mash and Spelling Shed to support the skills we have learnt in school. 

 

Reading 

Children are encouraged to read at least 5 times a week at home. Here's a list of websites that you can access for online books:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk                 www.freechildrenstories.com 

www.magicblox.com                   www.storylineonline.net 

www.stories.audible.com 

 

Reminders 

 

  • Lucky Listeners will be set each Friday. Please ensure it is signed on the back and handed in the following week.
  • Spellings will be set each Thursday with a spelling test carried out on the same day.
  • PE days are on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please remember to wear your PE kit to school, remove earrings and have long hair tied back.
  • If you need to speak me, you can contact me using our class email - curie@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk  

Miss Moss