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Year 2 - Cedar

Spring Term 2024


Happy New Year and welcome back to a new term in Cedar Class. We are looking forward to a very exciting term and can’t wait to share some of our musical and dancing talents with you, later this term.   We will send a letter later in the term to give you more information about this!  That’s not all, we have some wonderful topics that will engage and excite the children too!  This is some of what we will be learning about this term.



We love reading and will be reading every day - choosing our own books, sharing stories and reading in lots of our lessons. We will be continuing to develop our phonics knowledge and learn to apply this to our spellings.

We are starting with developing our comprehension skills by looking at some Fairy tales.  We will use a learning technique known as VIPERS that will teach the children to look at different styles of questions, such as prediction and retrieval.  After that we will be sharing The Monster Crisp-Guzzler by Malorie Blackman. 


‘At her new school, Mira discovers she has a very unusual teacher - a teacher who turns into a real-life dragon when she eats crisps! This comes in very handy when the class run into trouble on a school trip to the seaside...


We will be using this chapter book to develop our reading and writing skills:- focusing on punctuation including hyphens and apostrophes; word recognition and using our phonics, new vocabulary and understanding what we have read; and sentence formation including extending sentences. 

Please support your child by reading as often as you can with them at home.



In our Maths lessons, we are going to be explore a range of strands such as place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. We will be improving our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills throughout our lessons. Every morning, when the children come in, they will complete our Morning Maths to improve, and consolidate, their key mathematical basic skills such as counting, adding, subtracting and the 2x, 5x and 10x table.

Please support your child learning their times tables and use TTRS on a regular basis.  Working hard on this now will greatly help them in the future.




We will be exploring animals including humans and learning what we all need to survive.



Our new unit is all about word processing and learning to touch type. Please encourage your child to practice this at home on a computer or laptop.



In art this term, we shall be exploring the human form by looking at sculptures and drawing the skull.



Geography this term is based upon food and is linked to our Science unit.  The children will explore the journey of food by looking at the shops/supermarkets in the local area and explore why some animals are reared for food.




The children will be listening and appraising orchestral music this term.  They will be developing their own composition. 



This term we are developing our hand skills to help us dribble and throw and catch a ball.  We will also continue to develop our dance skills this term, working with Mr Glenn.



We are exploring ‘Who is Muslim and what do they believe.’ We will be finding out about Muslim way of life, their beliefs and the children will develop thoughtful ideas and viewpoints of their own about the religion and will explore some spiritual questions. 



In our PSHE unit, we are looking at being able to recognise ways to deal with feeling and behaviours associated with bullying.



This term, the children will be learning to say 10 musical instruments in French.  They will learn which prefix to use and why.


We are very excited about our new learning and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Please keep an eye on our school twitter page for more updates of our year 2 adventures. 


Mrs Allen and Mrs Foulkes