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

Maple (Year 2)

Welcome to the Spring Term


Miss Mullen, Mrs Dodsworth and Mrs Mitchell would like to welcome you to our Maple Class page.


Over the next term we are going to be investigating our big question 'How can we look after our environment and community?' 'If you go down to the woods today…what will you find?' We will be using this question to investigate Ashford as our local community and how we can care for our environment around us.


In English, our text will be ‘The Lost Wolf’ by Mini Grey. We will be concentrating on writing a letter of persuasion about endangered species, saving trees and the environment around us.  We will link this to our Connected Learning and to the community around our school.


In Maths, we will be covering measurement. Our focus will be measurement of length, weight and time.  This will include describing, recording and comparing different units of measurement. We will develop and recognise language relating to time. Please continue to practice your child’s times tables.


Our Connected Learning incorporates Science, History, Art, DT and Music. In Term 5 we will be studying our local community.  We will be looking at the physical and human features of our local area. In Science, we will continue exploring plants, living things and their habitats.  In ICT, we will be exploring programming and the need to use precise instructions.  Our PE learning this term will involve simple sequence work, speed, direction and striking and fielding games. In RE, we will be answering the big question ‘Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?’.


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.

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