Longshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome toLongshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome to Maple Class!


I'm Mrs Starkie, the class teacher in Maple Class and we are also very lucky to have Miss Spencer and Mrs Mughal working with us this year. 


 What are we learning?


Summer 2



English & Grammar

This half term, the focus text for Year 2 is ‘The Storm Whale’, by Benji Davies.  The children will use varied sentences to generate interest within a written piece of work. They will continue to progress their grammar skills and use their knowledge to write an accurate, extended story.

 The children will also write up a well-structured discussion, using the word ‘however’ to show contrasting ideas and thoughts.




The children will consolidate their place value knowledge to support their mental Maths and apply this further when working on problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will begin a statistics topic, interpreting simple pictograms, tally charts, block graphs and tables. They will continue to explore measure, by using the appropriate standard units to estimate, measure and record results. They will also compare numbers using the greater and less than symbols.





The children will begin their topic on ‘Growing Up’ by studying the human lifecycle, followed by the lifecycle of different mammals.

The children will then investigate and compare the lifecycles of different animals and discuss any patterns which are discovered.



In History,  the children will focus on events beyond living memory and places in their locality. They will explore and discover facts about the seaside then and now, culminating in an educational visit to the seaside.




In Art children will begin a creative topic around ‘collage’, exploring different artists who use this technique.

They will consolidate their knowledge from the Science topic of materials to investigate and select suitable materials to make their own beach-inspired collage.





 The children will use Purple Mash to explore ‘Presenting Ideas’ and will explore different topics to present. Using a traditional tale and a non-fiction fact file, the children will explore how digital content can be presented in different ways. They will present their information in the form of a fact file and mind map.



In PE the children will build on prior learning of throwing, catching and running. They will participate in team games and dribble and kick a ball.




The children will follow the Questful R.E curriculum and continue their learning about Jesus and Christianity. They will begin to explore the events of the Ascension and Pentecost, understand the concept of God as three in one and emphasize the importance of these events in the life of Jesus, the Church and now.

The children will listen to stories, explore art work and participate in group discussions to broaden their knowledge of these events.



The children will explore their role within the wider world and focus on growing up and changing. The children will discuss how to respect each other’s personal space and privacy, growing older to link with the Science topic, and how they can be helpful to those around them.




Homework will continue to be given on Friday afternoon. This will cover topics and questions we have been doing in class that week to further consolidate the children's knowledge.

Homework books are to be returned no later than the following Thursday.


Maple Class have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school.

There is no swimming this term.



Children are expected to read at home each night and reading books will be changed on Tuesday and Friday. 

Please note that the children's reading records must be signed three times before their book is changed. 


Children will also have a library book that they can read for pleasure which will be kept in school.

We will endeavour to change these every week during our guided reading time.  


**Thank you for your ongoing support**

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Key curriculum information for parents