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Term 4 (Spring 2)


Our next two Maths units this year will be: Shape and Addition and Subtraction of Two Digit Numbers (2). In Year 2 we follow the NCETM Curriculum Map. More information on this can be found here: NCETM Curriculum Map

Pupils will also undertake Mastering Number sessions four times a week with their class teacher. These sessions focus on subitising, numerical composition and some addition and subtraction facts. 


In Writing, pupils will begin by looking at Edward Lear's The Owl & The Pussycat. We will be looking at the original text through an updated copy of the text with illustrations from Charlotte Voake. Children explore the themes of the poem, write in role as the characters, create fictitious interviews, create lists of items they can take on their honeymoon and eventually innovate upon the poem to create their own versions.

Following this, we will look at Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, which is always a favourite amongst our pupils. To begin with, children write their own promises on lily pads to float in their class pond and record a simple explanation of a process of change they are familiar with. Children go on to re-enact sections of the story and consider the thoughts of the characters at certain points. This is in preparation for them to plan and write their own version of the narrative using characters of their choice (who also meet a grizzly ending!). Using information from the text children also create an explanation text in leaflet form to outline the stages in the lifecycle of a frog.


Little Wandle (Phonics & Spelling)

Pupils will continue the Little Wandle Year 2 Spelling scheme. Those that require further phonics teaching will recap gaps in their phonic knowledge instead.

Below shows the spelling rules we will cover this term, as well as our 'prickly spellings' and homophones we will teach.


We will also continue the Little Wandle reading groups which will run 3 times a week. TheseBig Cat for Little Wandle Fluency: Levels 1 to 10 Complete Set sessions will focus on decoding, prosody and comprehension. At the end of the week, pupils will bring home the book they have been reading to share with those at home. Home reading should be an opportunity for your child to show you the skills they have learnt in their Reading sessions that week.

Many pupils will now be reading books from the Little Wandle Fluency scheme - longer chapter books which stretch our pupils knowledge of vocabulary and extend their weekly 'reading miles'. These books are a perfect stepping stone which build on the previous scheme used whilst preparing our pupils for reading longer books in KS2.


Our Geography topic this term is Islands and our key question is – Is it better to live on an island than the mainland?. Pupils will learn about the features of an island whilst also looking at the positives and negative aspects of living on an island. The topic will begin with pupils designing their own islands and gradually adapting these through the term as the needs of their 'inhabitants' change. Pupils will need to consider how to feed, entertain and educate the people who will on their island. Pupils will also look at Brownsea Island as a case study and we will visit the island later in the term.

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In Science, we are continuing our Living Things and Their Habitats topic which began last half term. Through this topic pupils will answer the key question – “Why do organisms live where they do?” Pupils will draw comparisons between different living organisms and learn key vocabulary such as ecosystem, habitat, environment and ecology. They will work scientifically to classify and record their finding. They will also investigate how conditions affect the number and type of organisms that live in an area.



In DT, pupils will XXXXXXXXXXX



Religion & Worldviews

In our R&W topic this term, we will focus on XXXXXXXXXXX and answer the question “XXXXXXXXXXX?”



In PSHE our topic is XXXXXXXXXXXX. Through this topic pupils will ......



This term our PE days are:






On these days can your child please come to school wearing their PE kit.


Our PE focusses for the term are XXXXXXX and XXXXXXX