Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for the new term.
This term our topic is ‘Carnival of the Animals’. We will be learning about different animals and their
habitats around the globe. This will help us to name and locate the world’s continents using maps, atlases
and globes. In English we will be learning how to write instructions, letters and recounts. In Maths we will
be learning multiplication, division, fractions and measuring height, weight, volume and time.
The expectation is that all children will hand in 6 pieces of topic homework between now and the end of
the Spring Term. They can choose the tasks that appeal to them and are welcome to add their own ideas to
the grid they bring home. We appreciate your help and support in encouraging and working with your
children to complete the tasks. Hopefully they will prove fun and not too time consuming. Please do let me
know if you have any questions. At school children will be taught a spelling pattern/rule each week, they
will have the opportunity to practise these spellings in school time.
It is an expectation that children are read with regularly at home (both reading themselves and being read
to). Please record when whole books are finished in your child’s reading diary. Reading is the most
important thing you can do at home.
Maths homework is changing across the whole school this term. Please see the letter for details.
Good knowledge of times tables makes Maths a lot easier for pupils so please encourage your children to
make good use of Times Tables Rockstars.
PE will continue to be on Monday, please try to ensure your child has the correct kit with them so they can
take part. Year 2 will be swimming this term on a Tuesday morning, so will also need to bring their
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
Nethercote Class Teacher
Cycle B September 2019 – July 2020
Cycle A September 2018 – July 2019