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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 2 Class 6

The team in Class 6 are:

Class Teacher:  Miss Taylor

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gavin, Miss Hall and Mrs Berry.

Our Topic for Summer 2 is 'Beachcombers'.

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 Our Topic for Summer 2 is 'Beachcombers'.

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber!

Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out.

Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their micro-habitats.

Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading… What’s your favourite book about the seashore?

Then invent your own amazing rock pool resident!  What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature!

Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Splish, splash! Let’s get beachcombing...


During this topic, we will be reading a range of children’s stories around the seaside. Some of these include the famous story written by Julia Donaldson ‘The Snail and The Whale’.

We will also be using non-fiction books to find out about the seaside.

The Snail and the Whale : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel:  Books  Seaside Poems: Bennett, Jill, Sharratt, Nick: 9780192763273:  BooksSeaside Holidays (Ways Into History): Hewitt, Sally:  9781445109640: Books



We will be recapping certain areas/topics in Maths that have been highlighted as an area of focus after completing Year 2 SATs test in May.

Areas of focus could include number and place value, addition and subtraction, money, 2D & 3D shapes, position and direction, fractions, mass including weight, height and length.

Foundation Subjects:

Science: This half term in Science we will be learning about different animals and their different habitats. We will also be sorting and classifying things according to whether they are dead, alive or never been alive.

Geography: We will be looking at coastal features and how the seaside has changed from the past.

RE: The children will be learning about ‘How should we care for others and the world and why does this matter?’

PE: Athletics and practising for Sports day. PE will be on a Thursday afternoon. All children must have an indoor PE kit in school - t-shirt, shorts, trousers, pumps or trainers. If the weather starts to get better/warmer, we may start doing our PE lessons outside therefore children must have an outdoor kit too including trainers.

Music: We are continuing to follow our Charanga scheme for Music and this half term we will be covering the unit ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’.

PSHE: We will continue to use our new PSHE curriculum ‘SCARF’ and our main focus will be ‘Being My Best’.

Art and Design: We will looking at examples of seascapes and creating our own.

Design Technology:  Making a sea creature puppet (Punch and Judy) Textiles.

Computing: We will be continuing to use our ‘Purple Mash’ programme to learn about ‘Presenting Ideas’.


At the beginning of every topic we send out a list of ideas for possible homework projects for your child to do at home. We do not expect you to complete them all. They are just suggestions for you to choose the ones you think your child might like. 

We will send out some spellings for you to practise at home. These will be sent out on a Friday. The spellings will link to the phonics sounds that we have been learning that week. The children will have their test every Friday, also. 

It is very important to encourage your child to read as much as they can at home. Reading is the foundation to a lot of learning and helps your child to achieve the expected levels in Year 2.

Important Days/Dates

  • Wednesday - Library and tuck shop. 
  • Thursday - PE (PE kits needed each week)
  • Friday - Spelling Test.