Welcome to Year 2
The focus for this term will be to raise children’s confidence in solving mathematical problems using multiplication and division. We will be using different strategies to solve word problems, learning about statistics, geometry – properties of shape, fractions and measurement involving length and height. The children will continue to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
This term we are continuing to focus on a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Year 2 will be looking at writing narratives and reports.
We will build upon the children’s existing skills and help them to improve their punctuation, sentence structure and handwriting, in particular letter formation and size. There will be weekly spelling tests and guided reading sessions for each child so please ensure your child is reading every night and practise their spellings for every Friday. It is essential that all children should come to their guided reading sessions fully prepared. In Year 2 we will also be looking at comprehension tasks.
Year 2 will be looking at:
Animal including humans and Living things and their habitats. The children will be noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) and describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
They will be exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive and identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
Our topic this term is ‘Our Wonderful World’. The children will:
- Identify and name continents
- Identify and name relevant continents and oceans
- Identify and name most of the wonders of the world
- Use atlases, maps and globes
- Correctly use key geographical vocabulary
Our topic is ‘Our local heroes’. The children will:
- learn about the lives of some of the most significant people in the history of their locality.
- gain an understanding of the breadth of contributions people can make in order to become significant.
- use a range of sources of evidence, including oral history, visual images and written documents.
- investigate places of interest related to the significant figures.
- use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
- know where the people they study fit within a chronological framework.
- ask and answer questions.
- study significant historical people and places in their own locality.
- understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
- choose parts of sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
- use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
This term Year 1 and 2 will be looking at print making. We will be making prints of treasure islands. We will be:
- printing with found objects
- creating a print of a treasure island
- researching an artist
Year 1 and 2
The children will be planning and creating a healthy snack using a range of fruit and vegetables. They will be finding out where different food comes from. They will be labelling different fruit and vegetables and naming different ingredients. They will be using a range of utensils and equipment.
Year 2 will be looking at the unit ‘We are photographers’ and ‘We are researchers’. The children will be:
- Looking at photos and talking about what makes a good photo.
- Learning about a camera.
- Taking photos.
- Using a program called ‘Picasa’ to organise photos.
- Editing photos.
- Researching a topic safely using a structured approach
- Creating a presentation to present their findings
The children will be following simple rules, playing competitive games, using turns to travel round circuits and building a combination of different movements.
The children will continue to develop their social skills, learn how to build relationships, have respect for each other and responsibility. This will be achieved through a variety of methods including circle times. This term we will be focusing on Relationships and Changes.
Year 1 and 2 will be focusing on Islam and Christianity. They will be reading stories that are important to Muslims, finding out about messages to Muhammad and introducing places of worship. They will also be looking at why Easter matters to Christians. Within this unit we will be identifying different Easter symbols and reading the Easter story.
In Years 1 and 2, we ask you to continue to support your child’s learning by listening to your child read his/her book every night and also recommend that you enjoy reading and discussing a longer, high-quality text to your child, especially if s/he is still developing reading fluency. We have allocated books on Rising Stars for your child to access colour band books at home. We aim to have learned the 2, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of Year 2 and will be asking children to practise these at home.
Mrs. Prescott and Miss Saunders
This Year’s Curriculum
If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.
This Term’s Topics
Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term. If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Prescott or Miss Saunders.