Year 2 Summer Curriculum
Welcome back to the final term in Year 2 and the Pre-Prep.
It has been a great privilege to see your children progress through these very formative years.
We will all be working hard to end the year in superb style with the Summer Show and Sports Day as well as the Year 2 Camp.
Topics this Term
Our topics for the term are ‘Kenya’ and ‘Habitats’. Our topics will cover elements of Geography, Science, Computing and Design Technology and will involve a variety of activities, including an exciting visit to Longleat Safari Park, where we will be finding about native African animals.
After half-term we have planned two short discrete topics; ‘King Arthur’ (including a visit to Glastonbury) and ‘Electricity’.
If you have any books or interesting items at home linked to these topic areas, please feel free to bring them in to share with the class.
We also welcome any extra ‘research’ the children do and will readily share these achievements with the class!
In English the children will continue to consolidate their knowledge and use of phonics, spellings and basic punctuation. Library day will remain on Wednesdays and gradually the children will be introduced to the Prep School library in readiness for Year 3.
In Mathematics we will consolidate addition and subtraction facts; extend place value to one thousand, as well as gaining further experience of multiplication and division, initially through practical activities, and also continue to practice the times tables. We will also be learning about capacity, time and money.
PE and Games
This term PE and Games will continue to take place on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. It is important that your child has their full kit in school for both lessons, and on any days where they participate in a sports hobby.
We will also endeavor to take the children swimming in any warm weather that presents itself!
Please ensure that their swimming kit is in a separate swim bag together with a pair of flip flops or similar for them to walk to and from the pool. The girls require a swim hat and all children need to have a rash vest to protect them from the sun.
All kit should be clearly named. We would also appreciate that swimming kit sent home to dry is returned the next day.
Please let us know if your child requires any swimming aids.
French with Madame Harvey and Music with Mr Dayus-Jones will continue to take place on a weekly basis.
Forest school will continue on Thursday mornings.
As a part of the children’s transition to the Prep School they will be spending a few playtimes and also taking part in some Games lessons with Year 3 children, in addition to attending some Prep assemblies and lunches.
Dates for your Diary!
- Visit to Longleat Safari Park – Friday 11 May
- Year 2 Overnight Camp – Friday 29 June
- Sports Day – Thursday 5 July
Thank you for your invaluable support with your child’s reading and Maths homework.
Reading books will continue to be sent home every day except Wednesday. Mathematics Targets will be sent home on Thursday and reviewed the following Wednesday. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of each week and tested on the following Monday.
“Thank you all for your continued support. We hope your child enjoys their final term in the Pre-Prep. ”
- Yours sincerely, Mrs Tory Kittow and Miss Nickie Reed