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Welcome to Year 2!

Your teacher is Ms Van Cook and your teaching assistant is Ms George.

 

Autumn 1

 

In English we will be reading the Roald Dahl book ‘The Twits’ and producing different writing linked to this. We will be reading and writing poetry. We will also be exploring information texts linked to our work in other curriculum areas. We will be focusing on basic sentence punctuation and using conjunctions. We will be learning to spell words containing the long vowel phonemes spelt in different ways.

 

In Maths we will start working through 'Maths No Problem'. We will be looking at place value in numbers, comparing and ordering numbers and identifying patterns in number sequences. We will be exploring different strategies for addition & subtraction. We will be exploring and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

 

Our Science topic this half term is 'Sound and Hearing'. We will be exploring different sounds and how we are able to hear sounds. We will investigate how we can change the volume and pitch of sounds.

 

In our Geography topic, 'Around the World', we will be naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans on a world map. We will learn to use the four-point compass to describe direction and explore human and physical features of some of the continents.

 

During our Computing lessons, we will be presenting work for different audiences including changing font style and colour, using text boxes and adding images.

 

For our Design and Technology project this half term, we will be designing and making our own musical instruments.

 

In R.E. we will consider 'What can we learn from sacred books?' This half term we will be exploring the idea of holy books and looking at stories from the Bible and the Qur’an.

 

Mrs Grice will teach P.S.H.E. on a Friday afternoon with a focus this half term on 'New Beginnings'.

 

Homework, usually English, Maths and spellings will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. Spellings will be tested every Friday.

 

PE sessions will be multi-skills outdoors on Tuesday afternoons and dance indoors on Thursday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe.

Autumn 2

In English this half term we will be reading Funnybones a story with a repeating pattern as well as non-fiction texts linked to our History work on Florence Nightingale. We will also be exploring and writing poetry. We will be looking at different spelling patterns and practising tricky words. We will be checking our work for grammatical accuracy, spelling and punctuation.

In Maths we will be exploring multiplication as equal groups and learn to multiply by 2, 5 and 10. We will learn to divide by grouping and sharing and learn division facts for dividing by 2, 5 and 10. We will solve word problems involving multiplication and division. We will measure and compare lengths in metres and centimetres and solve word problems involving length.

Our Science topic this half term is Electricity. We will learn about how to create simple circuits, conductors of Electricity and electrical safety.

In our Geography topic, we will be finding out about the life of the significant historical figure ‘Florence Nightingale’ and exploring what she is famous for.

During our Computing lessons, we will be communicating information using a variety of digital media including digital cameras and paint packages. We will learn how to take effective digital photographs and edit them. We will carry out research to support our work in other areas.

In our Art lessons we will explore painting looking at primary and secondary colours and creating different shades based on observations of natural forms.

In R.E. we will continue our topic from last half term exploring sacred texts. We will be reading some stories from the Qur’an and Torah and thinking about what meaning they could have on our own lives. We will also be exploring the Christmas story in December.

Mrs Grice will teach P.S.H.E. on a Friday afternoon with a focus this half term on 'Getting on and Falling out'.

Homework, usually English, Maths and spellings will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. Spellings will be tested every Friday.

PE sessions will be multi-skills outdoors on Tuesday afternoons and dance indoors on Thursday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe.

 

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