2018 - 2019
Year 2 PE days are:
Yew - Tuesday & Thursday
Maple - Wednesday & Thursday
Please ensure that children have a white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear
In English, we are reading the text ‘The Storm Whale’ by Benji Davies. Within this unit, we will be exploring the character development, emotional response and friendships. This will give us the opportunity to further our reading skills by participating in discussions about books, building on our own and others' ideas and challenging views. The children will have lots of opportunities to write in different styles, for example: poetry, lists, instructions, setting descriptions, letters and short stories to build on the skills that we developed during the last term.
In Maths, we will continue to secure our knowledge of calculation using the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by recapping each of the methods. We will also begin to develop our knowledge of geometry by learning the different properties of 2d and 3d shapes. We will also be looking at capacity and volume and using different mathematical symbols.
Within Science, we will be continuing to explore the question ‘How can you be the next Jessica Ennis?’ Throughout this unit, we will continue to learn about the human body. We will explore further the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the negative impact of an unhealthy lifestyle. We will work scientifically to plan and carry out different investigations to further our skills in science.
In Topic, we will be looking at “Why do we love to be beside the seaside?” Within this unit we will be learning about geographical features of seaside resorts and how this differs to Heywood. We will also lean about the role of the RNLI and lighthouses. We will look at how the seaside has changed overtime and why people like to go on holiday by the sea.
In English this half term, we will be focussing our reading and writing on the text ’Lila and the Secret of Rain’ by David Conway and Jude Daly. The aims are to explore the themes within the book and the country of Africa. The children will do this through creative writing, and explore this with confidence through writing for a real purpose and audience. We will be looking at using speech bubbles and direct speech in our writing. Through looking at Africa, we will be creating fact files and non-chronological reports and writing poems and narratives. We will try to incorporate as much description into our writing as possible.
In Maths, we will be focussing on statistics, both drawing and interpreting data. In fractions, we will be learning how to find simple fractions of shapes and numbers. We will be learning about money and how to recognise coins and solve problems involving money. We will build on our knowledge of time and how to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks, any help that the children have at home with practicing time will greatly help their progress in this subject area.
Our science focus this half term is “How could we be the next Jessica Ennis-Hill or Harry Kane?”. Through this we will learn how our body works and how to keep healthy; we will look at the different parts of the skeleton and why the skeleton is important for us. We will also be looking at the different food groups and how these are important for a healthy balanced diet.
Our topic enquiry is “Where would you prefer to live: England or Africa?” Through this topic we will further explore the continents and oceans of our planet. We will discuss how the weather is different around the world and some of the factors that effect the different climates. We will look at the similarities and differences between our culture and that of Kenya in Africa. One of our exciting tasks will be to create a clay pot similar to those used in African culture.
In Literacy we are learning to read and write in the role of a character; create poems; write letters and create instructions. We will learn to use expanded noun phrases by using adjectives to describe nouns e.g. the bright yellow sun. We will continue working on our cursive handwriting, in particular letter formation and also making sure we use capital letters, commas and full stops correctly. We will focusing on one book for the half term, which is called Beegu.
In maths we are focusing on multiplying 2, 3, 5 and 10s. Measuring using cm/m and g/Kg. We will start to look at using the column method for addition and subtraction. We will be learning how to spell and write words to 100 both written and in numerals. Finally we will be identifying and describing the properties of 2d shapes, where we can find them in the world and finding lines of symmetry.
Within Science this half-term we are looking at the key question: Which materials are used to build the Trafford Centre? We will be comparing the uses of everyday materials in and around the Trafford Centre and school with materials found in other places (at home, on the journey to school, on visits, and in stories, rhymes and songs); observing closely, identifying and classifying the uses of different materials, and recording their observations.
Within topic this half –term we are looking at the question: What would an alien from outer-space like about our city? During this topic we will be using maps to look at our local area and places within the U.K. We will also be looking at the physical features and important building within the local area. We will be thinking about what we could do to improve our town.