The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

01233 614660

Cherry (Year 2)


Welcome to the Spring Term


Mrs Wood, Mrs Pestridge, Miss Spring and Mr Bull would like to welcome you to our Cherry Class page.


Over the next term we are going to be investigating our big question 'Why did the Great Fire of London spread so quickly?'


In English, our text will be ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Wood and ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ by Kate Cunningham. We will be writing statements, questions, exclamations and commands. We will continue to improve our sentences using subordination (because) and expanded noun phrases.


In Maths, we will be covering multiplication and division. Our focus will be the 2, 5 and 10 times table. This will include repeated addition, arrays, sharing and grouping. It is extremely important that your children regularly practice these to support their learning.


Our Connected Learning incorporates Science, History, Art, DT and Music. In Term 3 we will be studying the works of different artists and creating our own work. We will also study everyday materials, using these to build a machine.
Our in-depth study will focus on The Great Fire of London in which we will investigate why the fire spread so quickly.
In ICT, we will focus on collecting, understanding and representing data. Our PE learning this term will help children to improve their core strength using the apparatus. In RE, we will be answering the big question ‘What is the good news that Jesus brings?’ focusing on Bible Stories. This term’s Music lessons will concentrate on making a tune to describe the events of the Great Fire of London.


Accelerated Reader

Your child's book will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday if they have finished the text. Your child will then complete an online Accelerated Reader quiz which comprises of 5 or 10 questions linked to the book they have completed.  Your child’s score will be recorded in their reading record, we may ask them to re-read their book if we feel they would benefit from exploring the text again.


Times Table Rockstars

Your child has a log on for Times Tables Rockstars (this can be found in their orange reading record). They can also revise their times tables using Hit the Button, written or verbal practice. We are focusing on 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


Don’t forget to keep an eye on Seesaw as we will continue to post learning, set challenges, and communicate with you all on the platform. 


Although there is no formal home learning in Year 2, we would appreciate you reading daily with your child and practising the spellings and times tables as this will have an impact with their confidence in lessons. We will also set termly challenges linked to our Connected Learning.


Children are provided with all log in information in the their reading records for Seesaw, Accelerated Reader and Times Tables Rockstars.


Please contact the office (on 01233 614660 or email on ) if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to talk. The children also have their reading records which you can write notes in to communicate with us.

Year 2 Home Learning

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