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Welcome to Rowan Class (Year 2)

Summer 2023

Welcome back everyone!


In our English lessons we will be sharing the story ‘The Last Wolf’ and focussing on the genre of recounts.  After the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, we are staying with Roald Dahl for our class novel and enjoying the story of The Twits.  When reading aloud we will be focussing on expression and summarising events in a text.


Our maths work will continue to focus on our fluency with the four operations and developing more formal written methods. This term, the children will learn about volume, 2D and 3D shapes and telling the time on an analogue clock.Science

In science lessons, the children will be finding out about living things and their habitats.  They will have fun exploring different habitats around the world, looking at why particular living organisms live in each habitat. We are particularly excited about the Lynsey from ‘Animals Take Over’ bringing her rainforest animals into school.


How does the wider world compare with Warrington?

The children will learn about where Warrington lies within the context of the wider world.  They will compare Warrington with the rainforest, focussing on the Amazon Rainforest in South America.  We will study the human and physical features of the rainforest and how they compare with Warrington, find out about who lives in the rainforest and why deforestation is a problem.   


What part did Warrington play in World War II?

In our history lessons this term we will be finding out about the part that Burtonwood airbase played in Warrington in World War II.  Our local history study will take us on a trip to the site of the old airbase, where we will be able to speak to local historians and experience what it was like to live in Warrington in the 1940s. 



Maths Challenge and TTRockstars

We will continue the practice of a weekly maths challenge, that is taken home for homework, practised in school and then tested weekly.  Thank you again for your support at home, we can see how this regular practice is really helping the children’s fluency in maths lessons.  The children are now familiar with how to access TTRockstars and have been having great fun collecting coins.  This is something that they can do from home too!



Mrs N Read - Teacher & KS1 Leader(2)

Mrs Read - Class Teacher / KS1 Leader

Class Author

Our class author for this term is Mini Grey who wrote Last Wolf and lots of other favourites...

Class Novels

This term, we will be sharing another classic Roald Dahl book...


It has been great to see the children progress and become more independent with their reading.  We now have a wonderful reading culture in our classroom, where the children are choosing books to read for pleasure and are really keen to share what they have found out in books.  Thank you for your support with home reading, it cannot be underestimated the value of working together to support children’s reading successes.

Just a reminder, the children need to have their reading books and record in school every day.  They are now changing their books independently, but as ever, we will monitor which books and how often they are changing their books.  Please speak to us at any time if you would like to discuss your child’s reading.


The children will continue to be taught a spelling rule for the week and will practise their spellings in our morning 4-a-day work, spelling lessons and homework. 

PE kits

PE is every Tuesday and Wednesday.  Children need black shorts, our Dallam Primary School blue PE T Shirt and trainers (pumps are no longer worn).

Water bottles

Please make sure that children have a water bottle in school every day.  It is really important that they keep hydrated and having a bottle in school the only way that they can access plenty of water quickly.














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