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Summer 1 IPC PROJECT: Flowers and Insects

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Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

  • In Science:

    We will know:

    • The parts of a flower
    • What plants need to grow
    • Different types of insects
    • How different insects live
    • The different parts of an insect

    We will be able to:

    • Conduct simple investigations
  • In Art:

    We will be able to

    • Create scientific drawings of plants and animals.
  • In Maths and English:


    • naming different shapes – triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon
    • solving word problems with money
    • telling the time (to the nearest 15 minutes)
    • keep practising 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. (maybe 3s as well!) 


    •  We will be able to:

    • write a story with insect characters (based on The Ant and the Grasshopper)
    • write an information page

    We will include these things in our writing:

    • Noun phrases (adjective + noun)
    • Writing using commas in a list
    • Starting sentences in different ways
    • Using different sentence types in our writing
  • Message for Parents

    Year 2 Parents:  School receives money for every free school meal child that attends so please apply for Free School Meals for September. If your application is successful your child will be given a FREE PE kit, you will get free meals next school year and, most importantly, the school will receive an extra ££££££ of funding. We would encourage all parents to look at the link below to see if you are entitled to free meals, even if your child is currently getting a school meal because they are in Reception or KS 1. So, please speak to our office staff or complete the form that has been emailed to you. 

    Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.

    • Monday 16th April School and clubs re-start
    • Tuesday 24th April - Class Photographs
    • Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday (school is closed for everyone)
    • Friday 18th May - Sphinx 2 Class Assembly  
    • Friday 25th May - Break up for Half Term      
    • Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June Half-Term Holiday
    • Monday 4th June - Year 2 to start visiting KS2 playground
    • Friday 6th July - GDF Summer Fair
    • Friday 13th July - Years 1-3 / Years 4-6 Sports’ Day
    • Monday 16th July - Parents’ evening 3:30 – 5:00
    • Tuesday 17th July - Meet the new teacher 3:30 – 5:00
    • Friday 20th July - Last day of term, break up 2:00 pm

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday

Home learning

1. We send home a Spelling/ Grammar task each Thursday.

2. Please read every day at home together. Please record it in the diary so we can praise the children for their home learning.

  • practice your phonics 
  • remember your Times Tables Challenges
  • read every day
  • practice your number counting and the number bonds for 10, 20 and 100

3. We are learning about people who lived in the past. Your project challenge this half term is to make a poster about someone who you admire who lived in the past. (Some of you have already done this!)  

4. Spellings: Keep practising your spellings each week in your spelling booklet. Most of you are doing really well! Tests are every FRIDAY. 

Dominoes: keep playing with your dominoes! Have a great idea for a game? Tell us about it and teach the class in explore time on Friday!

Cards: Playing card games is a great way to keep your mind active. It helps with maths too! 

Things to remember

PE is on Monday and Wednesdays.

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in this days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.

    Can You Help?

    Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

    Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

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