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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 2 Class 5

The team in Class 5 are:

Class Teacher: Miss Jones 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Graham, Mrs Berry and Mrs Fitton



Our Topic is Wriggle and Crawl


This half term the children will be writing various genres some of which are; lists and leaflets, instructions, reviews and information books, poetry and stories

– Use sentences with different forms

- Use all KS1 punctuation

- Look at the deeper understanding of texts


We are going to have a big focus on children's handwriting and the spelling of common exception words. It is important that children are learning their spellings at home throughout the week and this could be a good opportunity for children to practice their handwriting.



To help motivate children within this topic, we will be looking at various non-fiction texts on mini beasts and stories based around insects.

We are encouraging children to read at home


This half term the children will be focusing on various aspects of mathematics.

· number and place value

· Addition and subtraction

· Measures - capacity, volume and temperature

· Fractions

· Geometry - position and direction

· Geometry - 2D and 3D shapes


Art and Design Technology

The art and DT focus for this half term will be around making mini beast homes and creating detailed drawings of the different insects.



Children will be learning how to write algorithms and how to find mistakes in these. They will then be programming equipment to move the way they have designed



This half term the children will be looking at the habitats of different mini beasts and identifying what a mini beast needs to survive. They will also be carrying out fair tests and experiments


Religious Education

During this term the children will be learning about the symbols used in different religions.



Please ensure children have a PE kit in school for a Thursday afternoon, we will be practising cricket and tennis skills



Children will be following the scheme of Charanga where they will be learning how to sing various songs and play glockenspiels along to the rhythm of the music.