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Jeffers (Year 2)

Welcome to Brazil Class

Our topic for Summer 2 is:

Where can we go for a great day out?






During this topic we will be looking at what the children enjoy doing and what makes a great day out.



In English we will be looking at traditional tales, retelling the stories and changing them to make our own versions. This includes seeing at how stories are structured by looking at a story mountain and trying to use all the things we have learnt this year in our writing. We will also be looking at how to write different types of sentences within our writing. Additionally we will be replying to our pen pals letters that have finally returned to us. As well as all of this we will be looking at poetry – this includes rhyming poems, adverb poems and list poems.




We will be focussing on the spelling patterns that the children will be bringing home as spellings. As well as any sounds the children are struggling with. Please continue to practise these at home ready for the spelling test on a Wednesday morning. Results of their spellings will be stuck into their home diaries on Thursday. This half term there will be a big focus on our common exception words so please do as much practise as possible on these words.






This half term we will be revisiting everything we have learnt this year and revisiting some areas that we are still unsure on, such as time, money, measurement and times tables. Any extra support you can give at home in these areas would be much appreciated.



Children will be taught to:

· Use different mediums to create observational drawings.

· Using shadows to create art.

· Research a famous artist and how we can recreate their paintings.



This term we will carry on looking at different animals and animals that we may see in different places around the world and in our country. We are also lucky enough to be having a visitor coming to school to show us some different animals we may have never heard of before. We will also carry on looking after our plants and seeing how they grow over time.  Additionally we will be focusing on recycling and why we need to recycle different materials.




As well as looking at different animals from different countries, we will be looking at how different countries spend their daily lives and how their environment may change how they spend their days out.



As well as looking at traditional tales and discuss where and when they were written. We will be researching how people used to spend their days out and how our days out and entertainment may have changed throughout the years.




During PE this half term, we will be focusing on striking and fielding sports. To do this we will have a big focus on throwing and catching as these are key skills to lots of sports and games. Therefore the children will develop improved hand-eye coordination through ball play and various activities.



Music will be covered by Mrs Powell-Thomas on Monday afternoons.





Children will continue to bring a reading book home every night. Please sign and date the reading diary as you hear your child read.  Reading has a great impact on your child’s learning therefore we recommend little and often as being the key to reading success.

Each time your child reads at home, he/she is entered into our class reading raffle which is selected at random on Friday afternoons. We will check reading diaries every morning but if you have a question or concern about your child’s reading please come and see us.

Even if your child has not had time to read at home, please make sure you bring their book and diary in each day as this means we can read with them in school.




Forest School will be every other Friday as Year 1 and 2 are sharing weeks with Early Years/Pre-school classes throughout the whole Summer. This half term, Brazil and Germany will be having forest school on the following dates:

Friday 15th June 2018

Friday 29th June 2018

Friday 13th July 2018

Please make sure their forest school clothes are in on those dates. This includes wellies that can be left in school as long as they are named.




Brazil Class will still be doing P.E. on Wednesdays. PE Kit is needed in school every day as this may change depending on weather and other circumstances. These are best left in school on your child’s peg.





It is very important for your child to stay hydrated during the day. Therefore we are asking for children to bring in their own named bottle to have in the classroom. Due to hygiene reasons we will no longer be keeping cups in class therefore it is very important that you bring in a water bottle as there are no water fountains in school.



The children’s home learning this half term is a series of different activities. Please see separate home learning sheet. Your child is welcome to complete as many activities as they would like, but must complete at least two. It’s lovely for the children to share their home learning in school. We will share home learning during show and tell on Friday afternoon.

Show and tell is for homework and special events (e.g. gymnastic award, trophies, new baby, etc). We are asking that the children do not bring toys into school as this is against school policy and we do not want them to get lost or damaged at school.










Home Learning Activities - Summer 2

Classes: Brazil and Germany Topic Focus - Where can we go for a great day out?


Date due: Friday 20th July 2018 (or any time before)



Create a poster or booklet of some of the common exception words you find tricky to try to remember them.


Research one place in the world (country/city/town) and try to convince the rest of the class that they should go here for a day out.



Use recycled materials to create a person we could have as a recycling mascot. Be ready to explain how you made it and why you think he should be our recycling mascot.



Create your own marble maze and write a set of instructions on how to solve it.





Create a moving roller coaster ride or slide to create our own class theme park.





Write a recount of a day out you have been on recently or one you can remember.


Create a fact file of how we could look after our environment.



Draw a picture of the best place you could go for a day out (real or make believe) and write a setting description.


Teacher’s Feedback

Please try to do at least two of the above. Share your home learning with us! Bring items, pictures or photos into school and we will share them during show and tell on Friday afternoons. All home learning is celebrated with the class and put on display. Happy home learning!


Reading at home for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1