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Helen Skelton – Year 2

Under the sea!


Our current topic for terms 5 and 6 is well underway and we are learning about everything under the sea! This is a very interesting and colourful topic and the children are already able to describe what lives in a coral reef.


Some of the books that we will be looking at are This is the Place, Manfish, How to catch a mermaid and many non-fiction books about the subject.

'Show us what you know' tasks for Under the Sea:


1. Literacy focus: Choose a sea creature and write a one page fact file including a main title, subheading, information, pictures and captions.


2. Science focus: Why do boats float? Explain. What equipment does a diver need? Why? Explain.


3. Geography focus:  How many of the World's oceans can you name? Can you locate them on a map?


4. Art focus: Can you draw or paint a sea creature or scene?


We do ask that the homework is no bigger than A3 so we can display it in the classroom.

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Homework Ethos:


At Horizon Primary Academy we believe that homework encourages and enhances children’s learning as well as providing an opportunity for parents and children to work together to enjoy new learning experiences. 




By the end of Year 2 the children should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as the related division facts. Please support your child to learn these in a fun, practical way on a regular basis. 5 minutes a day can make a big difference to their recall.


All children from Reception to Year 6 have an online Mathletics account whereby they need to complete set tasks and practice their times tables before they can play maths related games.




We recommend that all children read independently or are read to by parents or carers on a daily basis either before or after school for 15 – 20 minutes. Books from our levelled reading scheme, Accelerated Reader scheme, Swanley Link, or books from home are all suitable.




Please practise the spellings that will be sent home  weekly from the RWI spelling programme.