Welcome to Base 2  

Children's Learning


What we are learning this term?

Over this final term in base 2 our maths learning will cover a wide range of maths objectives. During the first half term we will continue to prepare for our SATS. The children will recap on past learning, mainly concentrating on the four main operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication). Our main focus will be on word problems and we will continue to develop our reasoning skills.

The second half of the term will have a heavy focus on measure, looking at weight, length and capacity. We will also spend time learning about statistics, covering graphs and other forms of data.


Within literacy our focus for the first half term will be traditional tales. We will be writing our own versions of traditional tales such as ‘The three little pigs’ and ‘Jack and the bean stalk’. Our main area of focus will be suffixes and using correct punctuation throughout longer piece of writing, as well as editing our work.

During the second half of the term we will link our English lessons to our geography topic about the U.K. and will concentrate on the tale of George and the dragon.


We have one science topic for the term: ‘Plants’. We will study a variety of plants and begin to learn new vocabulary about the different parts of a plant.


Visits and visitors

Our geography topic this term is all about the U.K. We will be planning a trip relating to this within the latter half of the summer term. Watch this space for more information!

Our design and technology lessons this term will focus on ‘structures’. As part of this learning we will be visiting Shrewsbury Town Centre to look at and evaluate playground equipment in and around the town. This will then allow the children to plan, make and evaluate their own playground equipment.

Key stage one Science this term will focus on ‘Plants’. We will be visiting The Quarry and The Dingle to enable us to see and experience a variety of plants up close.


Important days

Thursday is our PE day this term but we ask that children leave their PE kit in school all week if possible. As the weather improves we will try to do PE outside, please provide your child with an out-door PE kit.


Year 2 are encouraged to be reading at home as much as possible to support their preparation for SATS. Please encourage your child to read their book 3 times and then they can change it (or more than 3 times if they have a longer book). They are asked to place their book on the unit within the classroom and it will be changed as soon as possible. Please write in your child’s reading diary to show they have read. Ideally, your child will change their book on a Monday and a Thursday each week.


The children will be given spelling homework on a Monday, these spellings will focus on either a spelling pattern or rule taught that week, please support your child to also learn these at home. They are asked to return their completed spelling sheet into school on a Friday when they will complete a spelling test.