Cherry (Year 2)

In Cherry Class this term, our learning journey is Around the World in 80 Days!

In Term 5, Year 2 will be travelling around the world in 80 days with Phileas Fogg. The children will be writing letters and postcards on their travels, keeping a diary of the exciting events and creating their own journey narratives. They will be naming and locating the world’s seven continents and five oceans, as well as producing work on a specific focus country.


In Maths, we are going to concentrate on consolidating calculation skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and apply those skills in problem solving and reasoning activities. We will be investigating capacity, volume and mass through reading scales in practical situations. Any discussions you can have at home as well as looking at weighing scales or measuring jugs by preparing and cooking food would be of great value to the children’s learning.

 In Science, we are focussing on humans and their basic needs for survival including nutrition and exercise. In DT, the children will be looking at the key elements in a healthy diet. In RE, the children will focus on the creation stories from a range of religions, comparing and contrasting the basic components.


PE this term is on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their full, named PE kits in school on those relevant days and remind your children to take their kits home when suitable for washing.  If your child has pierced ears, please can they either not wear their earrings to school on PE days or be able to take them out, as we are unable to allow the children to wear earrings or any jewellery for PE.  If your child is unable to do PE for any reason, please inform me in writing or tell me personally.


Please can I again encourage you to listen to your child read every day at home. Finding time to read and share stories at home is a powerful way to affect your child’s progress.


Yours sincerely,


Mr Chris Paterson

Year Two Class Teacher and Key Stage One Leader