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Mrs Heald's Class Newsletter

Spring Term 1

Message from the teachers:

Welcome back after the Christmas break. We would like to say an enormous thankyou for the kind words, cards and presents we received. They were beautiful!

We are ready for another busy term. We welcome the arrival of Mr Carnwell who is a teaching student who is taking part in his second placement and will be with us for the next 8 weeks. Mr Carnwell will be teaching the class for some guided sessions and group tasks to begin and will eventually lead up to teaching whole class lessons. We wish him well on his placement with us at Homefields.


This term we will be inviting parents in to our Dinosaur presentation - we will share more infomration via letter or Class Dojo.


We cannot wait to begin our new term.


This term's learning:




This term we will be investigating 2D and 3D shapes, identifying, sorting and grouping shapes. The children will be using the language corner/vertice, edge, face to talk about 3D shapes - cuboid, cube, sphere, cylinder, cone and pyramid. They will also hunt for circle, square, quarilateral, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon  and triangle shapes within the environment.


We are continuing our work on addition and subtraction with Year 2 children becoming more confident adding and subtracting two, two digit numbers.


As well as this, the children will investigate time - o'clock, half past and some will look at quarter to and quarter past.

This term's learning:


During our grammar work we will be learning about apostrophe's for contracted words e.g. don't and for possesive e.g. Mrs Heald's. We'll be continuing to rehearse the use of different conjunctions in our work e.g. when, if, but, because, and. To develop our story writing, the children have been learning about different sentence types e.g. exclamation, question, commands and statements. The Year 2 children will be trying to ensure that they use a variety of these in their writing.


Our first Literacy unit is Letters and then we begin learning about Fairy Tales this term.

The children be learning about the features of these two different text types. They will read a variety of letters and tales and will use these to help them create their own.



This term’s learning:


We love Dinosaurs! This term we will be learning about dinosuars. The children will be investigating the past using books, the internet, fact sheets and posters. They'll create timelines and fact cards which they will be encourage to create into a poster, which will be presented to the whole class.  

As well as this, the children will be creating junk models, clay models and using their art skills to make skeletons of dinosaurs.



Important Dates

7th January - Back to school smiley

8th January - Mr Carnwell teaching student begins an 8 week placement

24th January - Y2 SATs presentation 5-6pm

w/b - 11th February - Parents meetings