Mrs Cathcart


Year 2


Mrs Cathcart

Spring Term 2018


The summer term will be a busy one in Class Two. The children have had a great year so far and are making good progress.  This term the Year Two children will be taking the SAT tests in literacy and numeracy during May. Please do lots of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division practice at home if you can! We make all tests as low key as possible, and the children just treat them as part of the school day.  An overall judgement in literacy and numeracy will be made by the class teacher at the end of term for all children in the class.

In literacy, we will be looking at information texts and finding out how they differ from fiction.  We will be designing posters, writing letters etc. connected to this.  We will also be looking at information texts for our science topic on “Ourselves”.

We will be studying the Romans as part of our history topic work and will be arranging an educational visit linked to this theme.

Our numeracy work will focus on problem solving.  We will be using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve word problems.  The children are encouraged to be as independent as possible, but given support when necessary.

The children will continue to bring home homework on Fridays.  This includes spellings.  Homework should be returned by the Thursday of the following week.

As the weather improves, we hope to be doing more P.E. lessons outside so children will need pumps or trainers, and may bring tracksuit bottoms for colder days if they wish.  Please make sure that all items of P.E. kit are named.  School jumpers should also be named as far more go missing in the summer term! The children will take part in a  Sports Day, weather permitting.

Once again, many thanks for your help with reading and with homework.  Please hear your child read as often as possible and discuss their book with them to develop their understanding. It really does make a huge difference to the children when they have your support.

Please feel free to come and discuss any issues with me as they arise.  Here’s hoping for some good weather!

There is a great deal to do in this short term, but we hope to have some fun along the way. We will be working with Class 3 to produce a musical play entitled Pirates Versus Mermaids.  Further details to come!

Appleby Primary School follows the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and the National Curriculum Letters and Sounds programme for Phonics.

Pleases feel free to come in and see me if you have any questions.