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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Pine - Y2

Class Teacher:

Mrs A Grimes


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs M Helman and Mrs T Penny


Welcome Message:


This half term we begin our topic, 'Through the Keyhole'. This unit is focused on significant people and places in the local area. The children will learn about houses through time and how materials and advances in technology changed the way that buildings were designed and built.

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In English, the children will focus their learning on understanding and using non fiction texts. They will be creating their own fact files, non chronological texts and glossaries as well as continuing their learning with fictional texts and storytelling.


School Trip!


We are going to Chiltern Open Air Museum on the 14th March where the children will be learning about and getting the chance to look at a variety of buildings through time. The children will take part in 4 activities, such as, making butter and creating a rag rug.

We can't wait to tell you all about what we see and do!


In Maths, we will continue to learn, use and understand the 2 , 5 and 10 times table. Please use your Doodle Maths and Times Tables Log ins to complete as many activities as you can at home! The children are using their knowledge of multiplication to learn about division, as well as lots of familiar number fact and arithmetic work. We are now well into the school year and the children are using their number facts to work out problems, working out their answers and showing their reasoning.


We also have lots of other exciting projects and learning planned across the other subjects.


Our LORIC theme this term is Raj Resilience This will be taught in class as well as in the key stage assemblies each Wednesday.



Your planner and reading book must be in school everyday.


Our Topic: Through the Keyhole


(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)


PE Sessions:

Indoor PE - Thursday

Outdoor PE - Monday



Tuesday afternoon



The children are heard reading in school. This takes place during weekly guided reading sessions.

It is really important that your child reads at home every day and the planner is signed accordingly. Reading frequently has a huge positive effect on a child's reading development.



Homework is given out once a week on a Thursday and is due back in the following Tuesday. Each week, there is an English and a Maths task. The homework is a reflection of what the children have been taught that week and is a chance to practise and enhance their learning.



In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write. The children review or learn a new sound (phoneme and grapheme) each day and also practise writing this sound on its own and in words.

We do handwriting practise every afternoon for ten minutes. The children have differentiated spellings each week with the spelling test being on a Friday morning.

If you have any questions, please just ask or write in your child's planner.