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Picture 1 Miss Leech - Guillemot Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Hay - Sparrow Class Teacher

Image result for summer sunshineWelcome to Year 2!

Summer term 2017!



Welcome back to the Summer term, we have many exciting opportunities planned to support the children and their learning. In school, the Summer term is a very busy time in year 2.


The children in year 2 will be preparing for the end of Key Stage 1 assessments (SATs) and there will be a Parents information workshop taking place on Tuesday 25th April 3.30-4.30pm or alternatively 5.30-6.30pm.

At this meeting, the staff in year 2 will explain the assessment process and give parents information about how you can support your child during this time. The support which you give your child at home by completing homework is key to supporting them with their learning at school, thank you to all those parents who are doing this.

Now that the weather is warming up, please can parents ensure that their child has a water bottle in school every day.


As we reach the final term of this academic year , reading, writing and maths continue to be a key area of focus for us. We want our children at Nightingale to develop all the skills they will need in order to face the world of tomorrow. Our curriculum has been developed from the National Curriculum 2014.


It offers exciting opportunities for developing children's subject specific skills and knowledge and also important opportunities for helping children to recognise links between curriculum subjects. This helps children to make connections between prior knowledge and new information and experiences, and also offers opportunities to apply and embed skills in meaningful and purposeful contexts.


Key dates for Summer Term 2017


Parents information workshop about end of Key Stage 1 assessments (SATs)

Tuesday 25th April 2017

3.30pm- 4.30pm or alternatively


We look forward to seeing you all.


Birds of Prey visit- Wednesday 26th April 2017

Please send in your slip if you haven't already done so- Thank you.



What are we learning about this half term?

Please have a look at our Topic web above as there is key information on it.



Our maths work will include:

Image result for learning about mathsNumber – Multiplication and division: We will be continuing to investigate counting in 2’s. 5’s and 10’s and begin to solve problem applying multiplication and division skills using materials, arrays, repeated addition and mental methods.

Measurements: We will be investigating length, height and mass using different units of measurement as well as comparing different types of measurements. We will as be consolidating our skills on telling the time.


We have a few reminders to help things to run smoothly.

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day which is filled only with water. Please do not put the bottle in book bags as they may leak and each class has a plastic box which they children can place their bottle in first thing in the morning.


Please make sure that your children do not use the outside equipment before or after school.


Physical Education

All children must have a P.E. kit in school and all uniform must be clearly labelled including coats and jumpers. Sparrow and Guillemot class have PE on a Wednesday






Sparrow and Guillemot both have library on a Wednesday.