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School Value:

Summer 1: Citizenship

Within communities, children at Tiverton Academy understand their responsibilities to themselves, others and the environment. Respect is at the core of every relationship in our school and our children internalise the ‘Golden Rule’ of treating others as they would like to be treated (including being a good digital citizen). Because of this, our expectations of children’s behaviour are very high, which allows everybody to enjoy their right to learn and thrive. Running through our curriculum is the importance of children’s well being physically and mentally, and they are given the tools to take care of themselves and to know where to find help if they need it.

Summer 2: Creativity

During their time at Tiverton Academy, children experience a huge range of high quality, inspirational opportunities which introduces them to a world of creative possibilities. Through our rich and ambitious curriculum, we seek and nurture talents in every child and build their confidence to explore, investigate and express their individuality in creative ways. Carefully planned schemes of work aim to equip children with a toolbox of skills, knowledge and techniques in order to do this.



For Summer1  Year2 will be working on Fractions we will identify part or whole, 1/2’s, 1/4’s and 1/3’s.

Time: we will be focusing on O’clock, quarter past, minutes in an hour and hours in a day.

For Summer 2 we will be focusing on Statistics we will be making tally charts, reading pictograms. We will also be looking at position and direction, we will look at movement and turns, shape patterns and turns.

We are still focusing on our 2’s, 5, and 10’s.

We will be using Mathletics and Times  table Rock Stars. To help your child further please login to:



Summer 1:We are reading Into the forest, Concrete Garden and Gorilla. We will recall key events that have taken place. We will imagine that we are one of the characters and write from their point of view. With our writing our main focus will be ensuring that we use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and will be introducing commas and the correct formation of letters. We will continue to focus on our sentence structure. We will be writing a sequence of sentences to describe and a a sequence of sentences to retell a story.


Summer 2: We will be reading Save the day. To help us with our writing we will write a sequence of sentences, retell past events from a characters point of view. Followed by a series of poems based on the seaside.

The library at Touchbase Pears is a great place to borrow books and is free to join and use. This online library is another great place to read.


We use the Little Wandle Early Reading Programme to teach phonics and spellings. As part of the programme spelling will be sent home weekly. If you have any questions or you would like to know how you can support your child please click here .

Part of the programme encourages reading regularly. You too can read the book that your child has been reading in class 3 times a week on Collins ebooks.


This term Year 2 will be learning about : plants and plant growth

We will be conducting experiments to identify the right growing conditions for seeds. We will also focus on a plants lifecycle and plant care.



 Summer 1 and 2:

This term Year 2 will be using a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

We will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share our ideas, experiences and imagination.

We will develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Also we will talk about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. 


Summer 1 : We will focusing on mechanisms and making a moving monster. We will look at moving objects and understand how the move.

Summer 2 We will be designing a pouch: we will focus on stitching using using a running stitch and joining fabrics with stitching.



Summer 1 and 2:

Year 2 we will be focusing on learning from experience, learning about religious traditions and non-religious world-views and learning from Faith and Non-Religious Worldviews. For example:

How do we use silence to worship?

Do we listen to others?

How do other religions think what God is like?

What do we think is Beautiful and why beauty is important to other religions.   



This term we are focusing on safety, changing body and Economic wellbeing

The same principles that apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous. That people sometimes behave differently online, and the importance of keeping personal information private.

We will also be focusing on each person’s body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact. How to report concerns or abuse, and the vocabulary and confidence needed to do so. How to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult. How to ask for advice or help for themselves or others, and to keep trying until they are heard.

We will also focus on how we decide what we want and to be able to work with everyone in our class.


Summer 1 & 2:

This term in History Year 2 will be focusing on Travel and transport We will be answering questions such as how did people travel without cars or planes? How many modes of transport can you remember? How did the Vikings travel across the sea?



For Summer 1 we will be focusing what is it like to live by the coast?

We will answer questions What four countries make up the UK? Which continent do we live on?

For Summer 2 we ill be focusing on Tibet and the oceans of the World.

You can use google earth to support this.


Summer 1  Year 2 will use technology purposefully to create music using digital media. We will answer how music makes us feel? We will identify patterns and experiment with sounds using a computer.

Summer 2 We will focus on ScratchJR. Our main focus will be algorithms and, creating a programme using a design given. To change a design And finally to create a programme using my own design.

We will use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when we have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

If you would like further information on great online safety resources click here.


For Summer 1 & 2  Year 2 will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will learn to cooperate in challenging situations.


We will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending 

To achieve this we will be doing Invasion Games, Athletics, Orienteering and finally we will go over skills that we have learnt through out the year.


Music: This term we will continue to work on our  with Mrs Vaughn. We look forward to seeing you all at our Summer Concert.

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