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Here you will find what is happening in class 2. There will be curriculum help and links to other websites.

Class 2 Summer Term Newsletter

Dear Parents,

I hope that you have all had a lovely relaxing Easter holiday despite the awful weather – let’s hope spring arrives properly very soon!

We have a very busy term ahead with lots of enjoyable learning planned. Our topic for the term will be Africa – see below for more details.

We have a number of exciting activities planned, including a trip to the Lakeland Wildlife Park, a return visit to the Children’s Forest and the residential for Year 3.

Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 4th June at 2.30pm and our Class 2 assembly will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at 3pm.


In Class 2 our focus for each subject area will be as follows:

  • Art: drawing African animals and making 3D animal face sculptures
  • British Values: liberty
  • Computing: internet research and presenting findings using PowerPoint
  • D and T: textiles – weaving and tie-dyeing
  • Geography: world map, continents and oceans, maps of Africa, weather in Africa, research on some individual African countries
  • History: the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela – his legacy in tackling racism
  • Music: songs about friendship, glockenspiels, revisiting themes of the year
  • PSHE: Healthy Lifestyles, Keeping safe, internet safety, privacy, growing and changing bodies
  • PE: cricket with Fraser and tennis with Bethan, sports day, outdoor and adventurous activities (Y3 residential)
  • RE: different views about the idea of God, stories, prayers and images of God from different religions, humanist views about God
  • Science: living, non-living and once living; offspring; growth and change; animal classification; habitats; African animals


Homework will continue as before – a brief summary below.

  • Reading – little and often, listening to your child and asking questions about the book;
  • Spellings to learn for test on Fridays – a few minutes regularly throughout the week;
  • Times tables – to learn for test on Fridays – again a few minutes regularly throughout the week;
  • Maths and English – one small task for each per week.

I very much appreciate the support given to your children with their homework. Your support really helps your child to achieve their potential. If you have any queries or concerns regarding homework, please do let me know.

KS2 Residential

The Year 3 children will be going on the residential trip to Coniston (Monday 17th June – Friday 21st June) with Class 3. I will accompany the trip for the whole week and Miss Pennington will remain in school with the Year 2 children who will join Mrs Harrison in Class 1 for a week of themed activities.

I hope that this newsletter will be useful to you. As ever I am available for a chat at the beginning and end of the school day, so please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any queries or concerns.

If you need to send me an e-mail please do so! fiona.sweetman@irthingtonvillage.cumbria.sch.uk

I am looking forward to another exciting term with the children and I hope they are too!

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Sweetman

Star of the Week

Lucas – ‘You are a kind and helpful boy and a friend to all. You are a delight to have in class!

Presenter of the Week

Class 1: George

Class 2: Liberty

Class 3: Camilla

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