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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Summer 1 2024 - We hope you had a lovely Easter break!

The staff that you will be working with are Miss Handley (2T), Miss Kavanagh (2L) and Miss Johnston (2P) as well as Mrs Caines, Miss Darnbrough and Miss Patterson. On a Monday afternoon, you will be taught by either Mrs Littlejones, Señora Cameron or Mrs Davies.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please can children come to school in PE kits on Tuesdays (yoga). 

Year 2 will be starting our swimming lessons from Thursday 18th April 2024 (morning session). Please ensure that your child is wearing school uniform on swimming days and that they are not wearing their swimming kit underneath their uniform, they should get changed at the pool. Names on items of clothing are very useful as children can mix up or loose items of clothing in the changing rooms.

Please ensure that you send your child to school with their swimming kit and towel in a bag that they can carry. Your child can bring goggles if they wish to have them. All children will be expected to wear a tummy belt (floatation device) regardless of swimming ability outside of school, unless instructed otherwise by one of the swimming teachers.

Below are a few rules about what to bring and what to wear:

  1. If your child has pierced ears, they are not allowed to wear earrings in the pool. Please do not send them to school wearing earrings, watches or any other jewellery on swimming days.
  2. If your child has long hair, please ensure that it is tied up. We will provide swimming caps for children with long hair that will need covering. 
  3. Girls need to wear a one-piece swimming suit. Two-piece swimming suits are not allowed.
  4. Ideally, boys should not wear baggy shorts; they should be fitted, but it is not essential.
  5. It would be easier to get the children changed if girls were not wearing tights on swimming days.

Practising changing from uniform to swimming kit and back again would be very useful to do during the Easter holidays as this is the first time they will be swimming with school.

Please also make sure that children bring a water bottle and their book bag (with their reading books and reading record) to school every day

Please view our Curriculum Meeting 2023 tab which has videos that share information about Year 2. This will include information on homework, assessment and daily routines. 

This half-term our history topic is “Why were Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell significant people?” Please see our knowledge organiser below.

Our science topic this half term is plants. Please see our knowledge organiser below for more information about the key facts we want your child to learn by the end of the unit.

We will be uploading our Summer maths KIRFs soon (Key Instant Recall Facts). Key Instant Recall Facts are what underpins much of the mental maths knowledge that children are required to know throughout their learning journey. KIRFs are crucial for ensuring that a child is able to build confidence and fluency with a wide variety of mathematical topics. By being able to reference Key Instant Recall Facts on a regular basis, they’ll also find the national curriculum to be significantly more accessible. 

Every week, our weekly timetable will be available at the bottom of this page.


More information

For more information about how you can help your child at home please take the time to look at the useful links below and at the tabs on the right-hand side of this page. These may answer some of your questions for you and give you some fun and interesting ways to practice your child's learning at home.


If you have any questions please email us at

Take care,

Miss Handley, Miss Kavanagh and Miss Johnston

Useful links:



RSPB Kids | Learn About Nature - The RSPB

Habitats and environment - BBC Teach


Home - MyMaths

Year 2 Maths - England - BBC Bitesize

Maths: Age 6–7 (Year 2) - Oxford Owl

Fun Maths Games about Shapes, Symmetry and Co-ordinates for Kids (



UK: Cities - Map Quiz Game - Seterra (

Google Earth

Maps - BBC Teach

UK | United Kingdom | United Kingdom Song | A Geography Song About the UK and its Capitals - YouTube

(636) Five Oceans Song - YouTube

Explore - Visit Nottinghamshire (


Who was Florence Nightingale? - BBC Bitesize

Who was Mary Seacole? - BBC Bitesize

Who was Edith Cavell? - BBC Bitesize

Home - History for kids

History (