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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 3

A very Happy New Year and welcome to term 3


For Year 2, term 3 is all about showing our school values as S.T.A.R.S everyday as we master the things we have already been taught whilst continuing with new learning.


As writers, we will be focusing on non-fiction genres to demonstrate our knowledge of animals. This will include using scientific vocabulary and a range of different grammatical features. Our inspiration will come from exploring both British animals and animals from around the world. We will be reading a range of animal inspired stories, including 'The Journey Home' and 'There's a Rang-tan in my bedroom' by Frann Preston-Gannon, as we think about animal habitats and what they need in order to survive.


In reading, we will continue to read more challenging texts as a class. Through our programme, Routes to Reading, we will read with expression, discuss and respond to a wide variety of texts from different genres to help us build our understanding. This will include poetry, stories and fact-files.


As mathematicians, Year 2 will continue to use multiplication to solve a range of number problems, and begin to look at the relationships between times tables and division. We will focus on mastering counting in 2's, 5's and 10's, so any extra practice at home would be great! Towards the end of the term we will revisit addition and subtraction, building on our previous learning to solve more complex number problems.


Our Enquiry this term is called 'What is home?' and focuses on learners becoming Artists, Geographers and Scientists. The children will learn about what animals and humans need in order to survive. This will include exploring their habitats, food sources and offspring. To introduce the children to a wider range of animals from across the world, we have invited into school 'Eco Animal Encounters', who will teach the children about reptiles and more! 


We will also enjoy being athletes in our PE lessons and Philosophers in our RE lessons.


Keep an eye on the website for photo updates of our learning!


Key Information


School Lunches: Please book your child's lunch in advance through Parent Pay

Water bottles: Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school with them each day

Reading Books: Please ensure your child's reading book comes with them to school each day

Homework: Your child may be sent small tasks for homework, and we would be really grateful if you could support them in their learning



Saturn: Tuesday and Wednesday

Jupiter: Tuesday and Friday

Please send your child to school in their P.E kit on their P.E days. This should include a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, leggings or joggers and appropriate black P.E shoes


Communication: You can contact your child's class teacher through their class email address: and Please bear in mind that this inbox is not checked on a daily basis. Class teachers are also available briefly at the end of the day, once all children have been collected.