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Leiston Primary School

Salamanders- Ms Pope

Welcome to Salamanders page!

Key information:


Meet the team: 

Salamanders (Class 10): Mrs Pope (Teacher), Miss Harper (Teaching Assistant) and Ms Rolph (Teaching Assistant).


Other staff your child will work closely with; Mr Burch, Mrs Coulson, Mr Moore, Mrs Hammond and Mrs Wilson. 


Summer Term



This term's book: The Dread Cat We will be learning to write narrative (Recount) explanations. We will be learning to use present/ past tense correctly and consistently, including progressive forms of verbs. 


Fractions - ½, ¼ ⅓ 

● Time - o’clock, ¼, ½, 5minutes 

● Statistics 

● Position and direction 

● Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. 

● Counting beyond 100. 


This term we will be learning about plants - Bulbs and seeds. We will be exploring the difference between these and what plants need to grow. Also, we will be learning about growing up - looking at the different life cycles of all types of animals.  


What is a Monarch? Exploring current and past monarchs.  


DT for this term is learning about food. We will explore food groups, where food comes from and how to prepare it. 


Judaisum - Leaders and Teachers  - Who are figures who have an influence on others locally, nationally and globally in religion?


Athletics and Striking and fielding


Musical appreciation, improvising and exploring music.  


What is a Friend? Being lonely, making friends, being shy, problem solving, feeling embarrassed.


Reading books will now be changed once a week, this allows for your child to revisit and recap the books over the course of the week, to help aid fluency, comprehension of the story and progression. Books will be changed on a Monday, so please do remember to bring in books and reading records so that we can reward your child with their reading efforts. 




Both classes will have PE on a Wednesday morning. Pupils are able to come into school in their PE kit each Wednesday, PE will take place both inside and outside, so please ensure that your child comes dressed appropriately for the weather. Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape.



Your child will come home with weekly spellings. Please practice these spellings with your child in the front of the book each week. Every Wednesday the test will take place in the back of the book and children will be given house points when there is evidence of effort and determination to learn them. A half-termly bingo board will be sent home with your child - this will include some compulsory daily homework such as daily reading, spellings and counting. We will include some creative tasks linked to their current topics to engage the children across the curriculum.


Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school everyday and that all items of clothing such as jumpers and PE kits are well named so that in the event that a jumper should go missing, it can be easily identified and returned to the correct child. 


Thank you for your continued support, 


The Year 2 team