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Holmwood School & Nursery

Bringing Out the Best In Everyone

Holmwood School & Nursery, Kensington Drive, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AB

01908 260596



Year 2


We have started our term with a really exciting day of a Science, investigating ice and how it
melts.The children have used observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

noticing similarities, differences and patterns. They used simple equipment to observe

closely including changes over time.Lots of fun was had making windows in ice blocks to help Olaf build a Frozen castle for Elsa and Anna!


Our topic this term is Geography based.We will be locating the continents and oceansof the world using maps and globes.We will be looking at weather patterns in the UK, the North Pole and

We will be learning all about volcanoes and in our DT work we will be designing and erupting our
own volcanoes!!



We continue to expect the children to read a minimum of 5 times per week and if children meet this expectation they will earn a reading sticker on Fridays.

Your children will continue to take part in a guided reading sessionat least once per fortnight.
Teachers use thissession to focus on their next steps in learning; you will be made aware

of this session with a sticker in their reading record.



This term we will be looking at different types of measures. The children will be estimatingand measuringlength/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity
(litres/ml), using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.  We will also be learning
about money. The children will be using coins and notes to make different amounts and to solve problems.



In our grammar sessions this term, we will be focussing onsentence types-exclamations, questions, statements and commands. We will also be exploring how to use commas in lists, and
understanding the past and present tense.


PEdays are on a Tuesday and alternate Fridays for Grasshoppers,and Mondays and alternate
Fridays for Dragonflies.Please ensure PE kit is in school, and that if your child has their ears pierced, that they do not wear earrings on these days unless your child can remove them.


Library Time

Please ensure your child brings their library book to be changed on a Tuesday.


Home Learning

Below are some ideas for your child to complete activities at home to support the learning they
have done in the class room.Children can do as many as they would like, and they may have ideas of their own! Please bring home learning into school where it will be shared with the class then
displayed in the classroom. Children will be given a sticker for their effort.

  • Children can measure the length, height and weight of objects
  • Create a fact file or Powerpoint about Hawaii or the North Pole
  • Investigate how quickly ice melts when placed in different areas of the house
  • Watch a weather forecast on the TV and recreate it-you could even film your child doing


  • Completethebooklet about sentence types-this will be sent home in your child’s book bag.
  • Keep a diary detailing what the weather has been like during the week
  • Find a photo of a family holiday and describe what the weatherwas like
  • Make an information booklet about the different types of weather your child knows about,

and add a symbol to represent it

  • For Read Write Inc your child may bring home a sheet to practise the sound they have

learned that day. These sheets do not need to come back to school to be marked, as they
are just for your child to gain extra practise. If your child would like to show the sheet to
their class teacher, they may of course do so.