Swing Gate Infant School and Nursery

** Welcome to the Spring Term **

Welcome to Foxes Class (Year 2) 


Mrs Hier

Teaching Assistants:


Mrs Batstone

Mrs Holmes

Learning Support Assistant:

Mr Coverdale


Welcome to the Spring Term in Foxes Class 

Welcome back!

We hope you all enjoyed the break.
Our theme this half term is ‘The Victorians’. Much of our learning will be linked to what
life was like for Victorian children. The children will also learn about Victorians who lived
in Berkhamsted.

In science, they will learn about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and hygiene.
They will also carry out an investigation about forces.
In English, the children will focus on character in stories. Our model text is Jack and the
Beanstalk. Following our ‘Talk for Writing’ program, they will start by reciting the story
and plotting it onto a story map. The children will then have the opportunity to write an
innovated version and then their own conquering the monster stories. In Year 2, we
encourage the children to use key ideas from the model text as a stimulus for writing
whilst developing their writing voice through the use of their own ideas.
In mathematics, all topics will be introduced using the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA)
approach. This involves introducing children to concepts using a wide range of concrete
objects and pictorial representations as well as abstract calculations and problems. We
will begin by revisiting and building on the children’s knowledge of division and will then
look at statistics.

We look forward to a happy, active and inspiring half term!

The Year 2 Team


Year 2 Spring Class Letter

Year 2 Spring Homework Grid



Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2LJ

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