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Summer 2 IPC PROJECT: We are what we eat

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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 basic parts of the body and say which is associated with each sense
    • the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
    • the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
  • In Geography:

    We will know

    • the names and locations of the world's seven continents and five oceans, and the countries of the UK (in relation to where food is grown and exported from)
    • seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas (in relation to foods grown and eaten around the world) 
  • In Technology:

    We will be able

    • to plan and design a healthy meal, and its packaging. 
  • In History:

    We will know

    • about food during WW2 and learn about why food was rationed. 
  • In Art:

    We will know

    • about artists like Guiseppe Archimbolo and Carl Warner and we will experiement with making pictures with real objects. 
  • In Maths and English:


    • continuing to ‘master’ addition and subtraction using vertical method
    • learning about the inverse with mulitiplication and division
    • learning to tell the time to the closest 5 minutes 
    • learning to subtract mentally 
    • measuring length using mm,cm and m


    We will be able to 

    • write stories based on The Tortoise’s Dream. 
    • Write instructions based on How to make apple pie and see the world

    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 4th June - Year 2 to start visiting KS2 playground​
    • Friday 8th June- Whole school mufti day for the Summer and Eid Fair - Pay a pound or bring an unwanted gift, something you would wish to win yourself. Thank you! (Summer and Eid Fair is on 6th July.)
    • Monday 11thJune - Firefighter Ruth visiting Year 2 and 5 – learning about safety 
    • Tuesday 12thJune - Green Dragon Friends (PTA) will be meeting in the studio at 3.15pm on Tuesday 12th June to plan and prepare for the Summer and Eid Fair. Everyone is invited – even if you are not currently a member of the GDF. It’s a great way to meet other parents / carers. Children welcome too. Thank you!
    • Friday 6th July - GDF Summer and Eid Fair
    • 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

We will give each child a ‘food diary’ to complete for a week on Friday 16thJune. We will challenge children to have a healthy week and get them to share their diaries! 

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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