Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

Spring Term 2018

Areas of study for Year 2*

 

 

Literacy 

 

Personal experience narratives

My Christmas Recount

Resolutions

Narrative

 Famous Victorians

The Life of Grace Darling

Fantasy stories

Humorous poems and Riddles

Traditional tales from other cultures

Numeracy

 

Problem solving

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Measures

X and division

Number and fractions

Addition and subtraction

Measures and data

Mental Arithmetic

Reading

 

The Story of Grace Darling

Tinga Tinga stories

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Riddles

Non-fiction Life cycles, Queen Elizabeth II

Poetry comprehension

Phonics*

 

Suffixes - ed, es, ing, er, est, ful, ment

Prefixes- anti, mis, re, pre, un, dis.

RE

 

Introduction to Judaism

Places of worship – the synagogue

Shabbat, the story of David and Goliath

Visit a Synagogue

Compare religious leaders (David and Jesus)

PE

 

Developing Social skills

Balance to agility

Develop combinations games (competitive and cooperative)

Find and select shapes games

Developing cognitive skills and dynamic balance

 

Improve the way they co-ordinate and control their bodies and a range of equipment

To recognise good quality in performance

 

Topic

The United Kingdom

Science

 

Investigate materials that have different properties and different uses.

Understand that there are some materials that change shape when forces are exerted on them.

Learn that some materials are natural and some are not.

Understand that materials often change when they are heated.

Plans and carry out a fair tests

History

 

Understand the role of the Monarch.

Find out facts about Queen Elizabeth II

To write an information sheet about Queen Elizabeth

find out facts about  Queen Victoria

To write an information sheet about Queen Victoria

Compare Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria

Geography

 

Name, locate and identify the four countries of the United Kingdom.

Understand what a grid reference is.

Know that London is the capital of the UK and some of its landmarks.

To use simple compass directions.

Music

 

Listening skills

Rhythm and Pitch

Percussion instruments, glockenspiels, handbells

Computing

 

Finding out about programming

Web based programming tool: Scratch.

We are games testers.

Art, Design & Technology

 

Portraits of ourselves

Portraits of the queen

William Morris – stencils

Sewing

* To teach phonics in Key Stage 1, we use 'Letters and Sounds' supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics'.

*To teach reading we use various reading schemes including Oxford reading tree, Ginn and Collins.

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Tips

  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems – particularly good for improving fluency.
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds - don’t forget endings.
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Watch, listen and discuss news (ideally CBBC Newsround).  http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews
  • Rewards them with educational games, programmes and web-games.
  • Devise a home timetable for your child to complete homework and read.

Educational websites

The following sites provide information relating to trips and studies...

http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English

http://www.kew.org/

 

Educational web-games

The following sites host links to relevant KS1 (Infant) web-games. You may wish to challenge your child to try some KS2 (Junior) web-games as the academic year progresses.

http://games.e4education.co.uk/groupone/index.php

http://www.uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-features-search-searchpage.html

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/index2.html