YEAR 2

Welcome back everyone! Here is what to expect in Year 2. Let’s make it amazing!

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning and performing a rhyming story called Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli. We will be using the book to design our own monster and then describe it using adjectives. Following on from this we will be reading The Stinky Cheese Man and comparing it to The Gingerbread Man. The children will be retelling the story in writing and some of us will innovate the story, creating a new main character and changing other events in the tale.

Children will continue learning key word spellings, common exception words and will continue to learn to apply phase 5 graphemes in their writing.

Handwriting sessions continue to support the children reach the end of year objectives and some of us are already learning to join.

We will be learning to use conjunctions well this half term and will continue learning to read and edit our writing.

We will also be learning to write instructions in the form of recipes, as we will be making mini pizzas and mini apple muffins as part of our Creative Curriculum topic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS

Here are the objectives for this half term. Please continue learning your 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables too.

Estimate and count a number of objects up to 100; locate numbers on 0−100 beaded lines and 1−100 squares; compare pairs of numbers and find a number in between; order three numbers, order 2-digit numbers

Revise number bonds to 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; know number bonds to 10 and begin to learn related subtraction facts; know multiple of 10 number bonds to 100, learn bonds to 20, rehearse number bonds to 10 and 20 using stories

Double numbers to double 15, use patterns in number bonds, use number bonds to solve more difficult additions, to subtract and to solve additions bridging 10

Sort 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams, identify right angles and sort shapes using Venn diagrams, recognise squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, ovals and hexagons, investigate which tessellate, sort shapes and objects using a two-way Carroll diagram

Begin to mark numbers on a landmarked line, compare and order numbers, using < and > signs, work systematically to find all possible inequalities, find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square, find 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Feeding and Exercise:

Children imagine they are shipwrecked on a desert island and, in groups, write a ʻmessage in a bottleʼ to be kept for future reference, detailing what they think they will need to survive. Children learn about the fundamental things needed for survival and how long humans can live without air, water and food.

Children consider that food can be divided into different categories: plant, animal and a mixture of plant and animal-based food. Children look back at the terms ʻomnivoreʼ, ʻherbivoreʼ and ʻcarnivoreʼ and their respective diets and explore the ingredients and origins of food.

Children learn about the conditions on board ships hundreds of years ago and the goat that sailed with Captain Cook for two years. They think about what goats eat and recap their learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Children sort animals into these three categories and then play a food chain game.

Children think about the term ʻfood chainʼ and conduct an investigation into a food chain, testing different bird food to see which food birds like best. They monitor the feeding stations and record their results.

Children create a diet and exercise plan before reviewing their ʻmessage in a bottleʼ as a recap on what animals need to survive. Children then think about how sometimes too much food can be unhealthy and discuss the importance of eating a variety of healthy food. In groups, children create a realistic diet and exercise plan for unhealthy people to follow for a day.

Children are reminded of the importance of exercise and eating the right amounts of different food. They think about how environment can influence health too and the importance of good food storage and personal hygiene. They role play being food safety officers looking at unhygienic take-away kitchens and create a poster to display in the class which focuses on one unhealthy thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is World Kitchen. We are learning about where in the world food comes from and we will be cooking some delicious dishes. We have already made mini pizzas and will be making apple muffins soon. We designed some super monsters too after reading and performing Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli.

RE

Our learning this term is about what it means to be a Muslim and what do Muslims believe. We will be comparing Muslims to Christian people and looking at celebrations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zj3d7ty/resources/1

PE

Every Monday this half term we have a Dance Coach, Hannah, and we have started to learn some awesome routines in our crews. Gymnastics will continue with Mrs Muir on a Tuesday.

PSHE

The theme is New Beginnings. The children are learning about how to adapt to the changes in a new year group. The children have also created some personal and class targets as part of our ongoing work for Investors in Pupils.

MUSIC

All the learning is focused around one song: Hands, Feet, Heart. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

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