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Welcome back to Class 2!

In the Summer Term we will continue our Geography topic, Around the World in 80 days.
We will look at a different continent each week, finding it on a map, looking at ways in which it is the same of different from the UK and also reading texts that relate to it.
In English this term we will be using RWI to support our phonics and reading. We will be focusing on using joins and extending our sentences. Each week in English we will focus on a text from a different part of the world as we use 'Meerkat Mail' to inspire us in our letter writing and Ananse and the Golden Box of Stories to write descriptions and retell traditional tales.  
Please read with your child as often as you can (ideally daily). Please let us know on Dojo if you have read with them and we will give them a reading dojo point. We will be sending home RWI books that match the sounds they are learning in class and also 'grapple books' that will provide a greater level of challenge.  If your child has completed the RWI programme they will be sent home books appropriate to their reading level. 
Our spellings each week will include new sounds or revisit sounds that your child has previously encountered.  They will also include some words that are used frequently but that do not follow a pattern and are not decodable.   We sometimes call these 'red' words.  Spellings will be sent home every Friday and tested on the following Friday.
In Maths we will be continuing our work on fractions and will also spend time revisiting learning from Year 1  and Spring term to ensure that all children are confident in Place value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division.  
Our Science topic is 'Young Gardeners.' We will be developing an understanding of plants through gardening.  Maybe you could try some at home too?
 Homework tasks will be set on Dojo on a weekly basis.