12thJanuary 2024 Mrs Akhtar
We will be doing some very exciting work this term in year 2!
In English we will be looking at the story The Dragon Machine. We will be creating descriptive sentences and collecting inspired ideas by Cressida Cowell. We will also be writing our own story based on the book.
We will then be looking at identifying the features of a poem and reading them out with great expression and clarity. After exploring known poems and discussing them we will write our own poem based on a dragon.
After that, we will be looking to write Non-Chronological reports on Wolves based on the book by Emily Gravett and understand the difference between fact and fiction. We will write factual sentences using cause and effect and describe wolves using ambitious words.
We will be looking at money, to recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p) To find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money and solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.
After that we will look at multiplication and division and solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
We will then look at length and height, choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
Finally we will look at mass, capacity and temperature and compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
We will be looking at changing shape and finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
After that we will be looking at living things by exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Also noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
We will be doing the topic ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ we will place known events in chronological order and find answers about the past from simple sources of information. We will discuss the lives of significant individuals in the past and use some to compare aspects of life in different periods e.g. Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 1. We will locate different castles throughout the United Kingdom by using simple maps. We will also be visiting Skipton Castle and comparing the area with Denton.
PE will be on Tuesdays.
Homework and reading will be given out on Fridays and need to be returned on Wednesdays.