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St Nicholas CE Primary School

Year 2: Beech Tree

Spring 2


Hi All,

Welcome back and I hope that you have had a great break over half term and that you have had many different adventures.

We have an exciting term ahead of us and our in our geography topic we will learn about different areas of the globe before making comparisons between areas of the UK and areas of Brazil.

In science this term we will be learning about animals including humans which will involve us looking at life cycles and understanding what we need to grow.

PE this term will be on a Monday and Tuesday this term so please can you ensure that you have the correct PE kit.

For enrichment this term the children will be completing a DT project based on wheels and axels.

I hope you have a great term, and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Mr Platt

Home Challenges 2021-22 


Hi Team, 


I have created this list of activities for children to complete when they are unable to come into school for a period of time. There are 5 days worth of activities. For each day there is one maths activity, a literacy activity and an afternoon activity. 


It would be great to see the children's work and celebrate their successes with them by uploading pictures to the children's individual portfolio on Dojo. 


Please let me know if there is anything that you need. 


Mr Platt


Week 1







Warm up - Using the 'Hit the Button' game can you practise your number bonds up to 20, using a mixture of the addition and subtraction games in the up to 20 box. Can you beat your top score each day? 


Daily Maths - Please find the worksheet and teaching video on Dojo each evening for the next day. 





Weekly Spelling Words - Please check class Dojo for the spelling words for the week. 

 Reading comprehension

Read the text and answer the questions. 


Remember to find the answers.  

Coordinating conjunctions


Take a look at the link above and work through the resources. 


Complete Activity 1

Activity 2 

Activity 3: Write your own sentences using a range of conjunctions.

Proof reading.


Read the sentences and correct them with the correct punctuation.  

The very hungry caterpillar. 


Watch the story of the very hungry caterpillar and draw a story map to identify the key parts of the story and write down key words and phrases. 

Write the  story map of the very hungry caterpillar to re-write the story in your own words. 




Using a similar story structure change the character and the foods that they eat. 



Find out about Samuel Pepys and create a poster with some key information. 



Les Animaux




Create a portrait of Samuel Pepys.




Research and create a poster about Shabbat. 


When is it? 

What happens? 

Are there any important features?  





Scratch Junior 

Scratch Junior Activities.


Using the links above try out one of the Scratch Jr Projects from the list. 




Spring 1 - 2021/2022


Hi All, 


Happy New Year!


We have lots of exciting things planned including our history unit on the Great Fire of London and I am really interested to be finding out about Judaism.

We also welcome back Madame Honorez who will be teaching French and the Rutland music hub are back in to teach the instruments.


Mr Platt

Autumn 2 - 2021/2022 


Hi All, 


Please find attached the plan for this term.

We have a focus on Remembrance for the first few weeks and then we will be aiming for our Christmas production towards the end of term.


This term we are lucky to be continuing with our forest school learning and we are lucky to have an external dance teacher coming into school to teach dances from around the world. 


Have a great term, 


Mr Platt

Autumn 1 2021-2022

June 2021


Hi Team, 


I hope you have all had a great half term break and have enjoyed the sun. 


Please find below the outline for our learning this term. 


PE - PE will remain on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for this term. 


Geography - In Geography we will be learning about rainforests and understanding where they are in the world. We will compare settlements in different places and understand how the lives of people are affected by where they live. 


Our R for this term is being reflective. 

Our Christian Value is forgiveness. 


I looking forward to the summer term and we will continue to have lots of fun. 


Mr Platt 

April 2021


Welcome back Team, 


I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break and you were able to have lots of fun. 


This term is looking really exciting and we have lots in store. 


PE: We will continue to be on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon so please continue to come into school wearing your PE kit. Can children continue to bring in their school shoes so that we can change. 


Allotment visits: We will continue to visit the allotment once a fortnight starting on the first Monday back. On these day please can you wear older clothes and a spare pair of shoes to change into when we return. I would also request that children bring a hat and wear sun cream as the weather improves. If children would like to bring in sun cream, please can you name the bottle. 


Musical: We are going to be taking part in a whole school musical production. More details will be provided through the term. 


This term we will be focussing on being resourceful and compassionate.


I am looking forward to seeing you all soon. 


Mr Platt 

Term 5 MTP

Science Knowledge organiser

Art Project

February 2021


Welcome back Team,


I would first like to say thank you for all of your effort last term and it has been great seeing all of your smiling faces each morning on our daily check in.

I am really excited about this term and we have lots of awesome learning planned. Our main topic is Explorers and we will be finding out about lots of inspirational people and the technology that helped them to achieve their goals. At the end of the term we will be completing a DT project which will be closely linked to the Explorers theme.

In literacy this term we will be focussing on story writing, poetry writing and we have some exciting tasks linked to World Book Day. In maths our main focus will be learning about fractions and how to apply them in the real world.


Please keep submitting all of your amazing work on Dojo and I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday.


Mr Platt

Spring 2 MTP

January 2021


Welcome back Year 2,

First, I would like to say Happy New Year and I hope that you all have had a fantastic break. It has been important to have a break and spend time with learning, but I am looking forward to seeing you all.

As always in school, we have got a very busy term with lots of exciting learning to do. In maths we will finish off learning about subtraction before moving onto multiplication and division. By the end of this term, we will become superstars with our 2s, 5s, and 10s times tables.

In the first week I am really excited about our art project based on the research “Austin’s Butterfly”. We will practise drawing an object and then review and improve our work by listening to the feedback of others.

Our class read for this term will be George’s Marvellous Medicine which will link to our instruction writing later in the term and we have some exciting story writing to do.

For history we will be looking at different decades and learning how technology has progressed and the different fashion trends that there have been. We might even try to become fashion designers ourselves.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and Tuesday this term.

Due to the cold spell that we are expected to have please could you ensure that children have their coats and wellies in school to allow us to complete any outdoor learning opportunities. You may wish to send you child wearing extra layers due to us having the windows open in the classroom as stated in the current risk assessment.


I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.  


Mr Platt

Spring 1 Outline

Spring 1 - Science topic - Animals including humans

Spring 1 - History Unit - Decades

October 2020


Hi Team,

We had an amazing first half to the term and I am raring to get going. We have got a busy term planned with lots of exciting topics.

This term we are going to focus of developing our number of place value, addition and subtraction in our morning maths sessions. In addition, we will be learning how to draw different graphs and identify the features of different shapes.

In literacy we will be learning how to write our own traditional tales and how to write a non-fictional piece.

As in the first term, our PE days will continue to be on a Monday and Tuesday. I would like to request that children come dressed ready for PE, wearing their school shoes and school jumper. Please make sure that you bring both trainers and school shoes as the children will need a change of shoes if the weather is poor.

Have a fantastic term.

Please contact me through Dojo if you have any questions.

Mr Platt and Mrs Mackness.

Autumn 2 - Outline of learning

Welcome Back!


I hope you have all had an amazing summer and are raring to go for the new term. We have been working hard in school to get everything ready for our return. 


This term we will be focused on making assessments of the children's current levels of attainment and working hard on social well being. We will be recapping work from the year 1 curriculum before moving onto the new learning for this year. 


In our geography this term we will be learning about human and physical features and make comparisons between different cities in the UK. Each week will investigate a different city and identify key physical and human features. 


We will have our PE sessions on a Monday and Tuesday. I would request that children come dressed ready for PE, wearing their school shoes and school jumper. 


I am really looking forward to the exciting learning that we will be doing this year. 


Please contact me through Dojo if you have any questions. 


Mr Platt and Mrs Mackness


Term 1 Plan

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