Welcome to Year 2 2017/2018
In Literacy we are learning to read and write a Narrative using the book Wanted: A Perfect Pet as our stimulus. The children will learn how to use expanded noun phrases and commas to separate items in a list. The children will learn that narratives can be split into chapters and they will plan and create their own version of the story. After that, we will write adverts for The Perfect Pet consolidating our work on expanded noun phrases and commas to seperate items in a list.
In maths we are focusing on; using < > = to compare numbers, measures and amounts, measuring capacity, finding 2D shapes on 3D shapes, using multiplication and division to solve problems, using addition and subtraction to solve problems. To solve problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction on money, including giving change.
Our new topic this term is ‘Seeing The Light’ throughout the topic we will be learning skills in Art, Geography, Music and Science. In Art we will learn how to use light and dark in our drawings, what causes day and night in Geography, what seeds and plants need to grow and different light sources in Science.
We will be learning about Animals including humans stemming from the question ‘’How could you be the next Olympic Sprinter?’ The children will learn about what they should eat to stay healthy, the importance of exercise, what animals need to survive and that animals have offspring which turn into adults.
In Literacy we are learning to read and write poems. Our poems are all about animals. 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 also be looking at writing information texts on the animals we are studying throughout the topic.
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.
Our new topic this term is ‘The Earth—Our Home’ throughout this topic we will focus on habitats and how different animals are adapted to live in each home. We will also be creating various habitats through our Design and Technology sessions.
To run along side out topic we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will be describing habitats, identifying plants and animals that live in them and how they are suited to their habitat. We will look at what different animals eat and start to describe simple food chains. We will fulfil this by working scientifically, planning and undertaking tests to create conclusions.