Welcome to Year 2
Miss Howarth & Miss Warmington
Mrs Baker & Mrs Bruce
• Autumn 1- Muck, Mess and Mixtures
• Autumn 2- Turrets and Tiaras
• Spring 1- Australia
• Spring 2- Street Detectives
• Summer - Scented Garden and Land Ahoy!
This term our topics are:
Scented Garden and Land Ahoy
What will Year 2 be doing this term?
This term we will start by looking at The Flower by John Light. We will be writing a diary entry in role as the main character and thinking about the deeper meaning of the text. We will also be focusing on our reading comprehension skills of: inference, predicting, sequencing, retrieving information and understanding vocabulary. Then, after half term, we will move on to The Tin Forest by Helen Ward followed by David Weisner's intriguing picture book titled Tuesday. We will be using lots of our reading skills to write reviews, a creative set of instructions and retell a story. We will then be doing an in depth study of Anthony Browne. The two texts we will look at are Little Beauty and Zoo, both books have some hidden meanings and messages and we will discuss these, using Anthony Browne's detailed illustrations to help us.
Summer 1 will focus on revising all the topics covered in the Year 2 Maths Curriculum in preparation SATS at the end of May.
Summer 2 will include:
- further learning on statistics, measures, shape and position and direction
- solving one and two step problems using the 4 operations
- mental maths practise to ensure that the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and other key addition and subtraction facts are secured.
As this half term is quite short, our topic Scented Garden will continue into Summer 2 before we move on to Land Ahoy! The topic Scented Garden involves lots of science lessons based on plants, including looking at the life cycle of a plant. We will be conducting some experiments to understand what seeds need to grow and we will even be growing some vegetables of our own! The art focus of this topic is based around the amazing environmental art of Andy Goldsworthy. We will respond to some of his artwork and then, weather permitting, will go to Grove Park and experiment with making some of our own environmental art. As part of DT, we will design, make and evaluate some decorative clay tiles. Using some detailed sketches we will make of flowers we will think carefully about shape, size and texture throughout this project.
In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning all about Islam. We will be looking at the core beliefs of Islam, some important celebrations and making links between different religions.
Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and book bag into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Thank you for your support with this matter.
Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
Spelling tests take place every Friday.
Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. They will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.
Have a look at the photos of what the children have been up to in Year 2