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This term in Class 2 our Spring topic is called, ‘Deep in the Jungle’

During this topic we will learn about the many animals and plants that can be found in the Rainforest. We will also think about why the forest is home to so many different creatures.

In Science we will be creating a habitat for an animal to live in using a range of materials. We will also explore our school garden. 

Children will become Rainforest protectors when we create posters and videos to help the WWF raise awareness of the animals that are losing their homes .

This topic will also allow children to improve art skills by using a range of media to create rainforest animals.



Children will continue to build on number facts such as bonds to 10,20 and 100.

We will also focus on mental and written methods to solve a range of questions.

Children will become more independent learners when using knowledge of shapes and giving directions.

Homework will continue online to support learning in lessons.



Children will continue to build on phonics knowledge , reading comprehension and writing in Read, Write, Inc lessons. Groups will continue to be assessed and changed when children are ready.

Each week children have a handwriting session  where they will begin to learn how to write letters that can  eventually be joined. 

Children will also have daily  lessons teaching spelling rules, word choices, tenses and punctuation. These lessons are short and snappy and will include a variety of activities. 

Children will begin to become more independent readers and writers including writing fiction and non-fiction linked to our topic.

Reading passports will continue to be sent out every 4 weeks. Remember children can collect up to three stickers per week for reading at home.  When a passport is complete please return to school so your child can be  entered in the book raffle.


Our Autumn term topic is called : Changing Transport : Then and Now

This is a history based topic  exploring the changes in transport throughout history, looking at  vehicles which interest the children and how they haved changed and developed over time. In science we will be exploring everyday materials and their uses. We will be enjoying a school trip to the Rotherham Transport museum on Wednesday 28th September, including a journey around our locality on a vintage bus!  We will also be learning about steam engines and the inventors who developed them.


Read, Write Inc. will continue in class two and will be delivered by Mrs Ellison,  Mrs Hanley and Mrs Angel. Miss Parkin will have a language and literacy group witch helps children consolidate, develop and apply the reading and writing skills learned in Read Write Inc.

How you could help your child

In Key Stage One it is vital that your child becomes confident to blend and read words and sentences. Year 2 children should complete the Reading Passports by reading regularly at home and changing their book in school. Ask them questions about the stories, for example why do you think that character did that?  What do you think about the ending of this story, how could we change it to make it better?

When your child is writing to  ask them to say the sentence out loud to you before they write, encourage them to use the speed sounds from Rea Write Inc when spelling words as well as practising the spellings of high frequency words.




Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • To find and recall number bonds to 10 or 20.
  • To be able to add and subtract  1 or more mentally.
  • To read , write, count and say numbers to 20 or 100.
  • Shape and shape sorting

We use a scheme called Abacus for maths. This gives the children access to  interactive games online at home which helps them to practise their learning in different ways.  There are also videos for parents and carers to watch which will be updated regularly to help you to understand methods  we teach in school so that you can support your child.


Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Acting Head of School: Mrs. D. Hudson 


St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

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