Year 2 2018 - 2019

Mrs Woods

 

Summer Term

WELCOME BACK!

We hope you had a lovely Easter break. The children will have a fun packed Summer term where alongside the normal curriculum areas they will also experience trips to the allotment and All Saints church. SATS will take place throughout May.

This final half term’s topic is ‘Buckets and Spades’. The children will experience a variety of texts relating to seaside and holidays. They will find out what holidaying was like in Victorian times and how a seaside resort such as Southport varies from Hesketh Bank.

 

Year 2 Spring term

 

 

First half term

Our topic for the first half term is 'Fire, fire!' We will look at the Great fire of London and Samuel Pepys (History).  We will study the seven continents and the five oceans of the World (Geography) and compare a small area of a non-European country (Sydney, Australia) to Hesketh Bank (Geography).  The children will continue to develop their mapwork skills. They will look at the Growth and Survival of animals including humans in Science.   In Computing, the children will learn to create a binary tree to answer yes/no questions.  We will continue to develop techniques in art looking at paintings of the Great fire of London and portraits of Samuel Pepys and King Charles ll.  In R.E, the children will look at how Jesus was friends to everyone.  The children will be learning about pitch and performing changes in pitch using various instruments in Music.

 

 

Second half term

Our topic for the second half term is 'The Farm Shop'.  We will investigate Plants including food produced locally (Science).  In Computing, the children will look at spreadsheets and use them to solve mathematical puzzles.  The children will take part in a DT week where they will design, make and evaluate a puppet based on a farmyard animal using different joining techniques including sewing.  Our R.E topic this term is 'Easter signs and symbols' where the children will learn about the Easter story and what signs and symbols represent Easter. The children will develop their musical skills under the topic 'Storytime' where they will study sounds.

 

Autumn Term 2017

The children have made an excellent start to Year 2, settling in well and adapting to a new classroom.  We have started our topic 'The place where we live' by reading a selection of Katie Morag stories. The children will also explore non-fiction and poetry all related to our topic.  Non-fiction work will include explanations on houses and where we live and instructions.  In poetry, the children will read a variety of poems about homes and other familiar settings then write their own based on the models studied.  We will look at the Living things in our local area (Science) and the human and physical features of Hesketh Bank including lots of map work (Geography). In Computing, the children will learn to create pictures and use the internet safely.  We will study the work of a local artist and use our surroundings to develop techniques in line, shape, colour, texture, form and pattern.  In R.E, the children will look at the Bible and the books and stories within it. Our music topic is 'I wanna play in a band'.  The children will follow an integrated  approach to music where games, elements of music, singing and playing instruments are all linked.

Second half term

Our topic for the second half term is 'Fighting fit'.  We will investigate the importance of good health and nutrition for animals including humans (Science).  The children will study the life of Florence Nightingale and how her work changed nursing and hospitals across the world (History).  In English, we will read a selection of traditional tales and traditional tales with a twist.  We will also learn to write instructions.  In Computing, the children will learn how to present ideas such as a fact file or an e-book.  The children will take part in a DT week where they will design, make and evaluate a model.  Our R.E topic this term is 'Angels' where the children will learn about good news and news bringers. The children will develop their musical skills under the topic 'Little angel gets her wings'.  The children will all take part in our fantastic nativity play.

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