St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 2

Class 2


Our Class topic for the Summer term is 'Australian Adventure'.


Welcome back to the summer term. I hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready for a busy term. During May we will be taking the SATs in year 2. These are nothing to worry about and kept very low key in class. They will take two reading and two maths papers throughout May. Please make sure that the children are at school on time and have had a good breakfast. Our topic this term is ‘Australian Adventure’. We will be linking all of our topic and foundation subjects into this theme.

Please continue to read with your child, we will be awarding rainbow reader certificates each week to children who have read at least five times.


In geography this term we will be learning all about Australia. We will use maps and atlases to find Australia and to locate the different continents and oceans. We will compare different areas of Australia and we will learn about the Great Barrier Reef.

PE & Forest School

In PE we will be looking at throwing and catching, building on the skills we learnt last term. Forest school will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that children have old clothes and wellies each week. When it is hot, they will need a hat and sun cream, as well as plenty to drink.


In literacy this term, we will be looking a variety of texts linking to ‘Australian Adventure’. We will be writing fact files about animals, creating our own stories and writing a persuasive letter to encourage people to save our environment.


In maths we will be practising our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as looking at 2D and 3D shapes.


In science we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow. We will conduct scientific investigations to find out what are the ideal conditions for plants to grow.


In RE we will be looking at different sacred books and thinking about what we can learn from them. We will also look at special stories from Christianity and Islam.

Art and DT

In art and DT we will be looking at aboriginal art and having a go at creating our own. We will make out own rain sticks as part of DT and create a mixed media collage with year 1.


In computing we will be using the ipads and laptops to create our own information leaflets all about Australia. We will also continue to use purple mash to create our own presentations.


Below is a copy of the year 2 summer term homework grid. Homework is set on a Friday and should be handed in on the following Wednesday. Children should complete one task per week.

 Home Time -  We will see the children out at home time from the classroom door. If your child is going home with someone different, please let us know, otherwise we won't be able to let them go because of safety reasons.

Please make sure your child's uniform, PE kit and bags are named. We have had lots of missing items this term, if they are named they make their way back to us much more easily! 

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