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We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

Class 2

Some of the Year 1's enjoyed a walk to post their own postcards

In Year 2, we can identify the features used in instruction writing

At forest school, we had great fun labelling the different parts of bulbs and seeds. We even dissected a tulip in science!

In computing, we have been running a command on a device

Welcome to the Summer Term in Class 2


The children have enjoyed the first week back at school and are looking forward to another exciting term ahead


For the first part of the term, we will be reading 'The Knight that Wouldn't Fight' by Helen Docherty to support our fluency in reading. 


What will we be covering this term?


English: Writing a set of instructions and a recount     

Maths: multiplication and division, fractions, time, money, statistics, position and direction     

Science:  Plants, living things and habitats  

Geography: Continents 

History:     Castles 

Computing:   Robot and algorithms

Art:         Being an architect 

DT:          Sewing and Joseph's coat of colours 

PE:          Cricket, target games and athletics

PSHE:       Relationships and Changing Me

Music:       Call and response

French:     Numbers and colours


Thank you, as always, for your continued support towards your children and Hanley Swan. 


Best wishes for summer term,

Miss Gill 

In Maths, we explored different ways of measuring volume and capacity

We made our own moving pictures of Amelia Earhart in DT

For National Science Day, we explored how polar bears stay warm in icy waters

Welcome to the Spring Term in Class 2


It has been lovely getting back to school after a restful Christmas break and hearing all about what the children have got up to during the holidays. 


The first part of the term, in Year 2 we will be reading 'This is How we do it' by Matt Lamothe to support our non-fiction letter writing. We will use this book to make comparisons between our school day and the children in Italy, Iran, Peru, Uganda, Russia, Japan and India. The children will have opportunity to write their own letter to a pen pal at our link school in Maweni, Tanzania to tell them all about themselves. 


We will also be reading a Little People, BIG DREAMS book all about Amelia Earhart in our History lessons to discover more about the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and her legacy! 


What will we be covering this term?


English:     'This is How we do it' - non-fiction letter writing 

             'The Building Boy' - non-fiction adventure

             'The Crow's Tale' - narrative fable

              Hibernation - non-fiction non chronological report

Maths:      Money, multiplication and division, length and height, mass and capacity

Science:     Uses of materials and animals

Geography:  The United Kingdom

History:     Amelia Earhart   

Computing:   Painting and photography

Art:         Exploring watercolours

DT:          Moving pictures

PE:          Gymnastics and multi-skills 

PSHE:       Dreams and goals and Health

Music:       Football song

French:     Numbers  


Thank you, as always, for your continued support towards your children and Hanley Swan. 


Best wishes for the new year,

Miss Gill 

Please see the Class 2 2023-2024 letter below for information on staffing, expectations, forest school, PE and the teaching of Year 1 and 2

Class 2 have enjoyed exploring old and new toys as part of our history topic

Forest School Information