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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page


Your Year 2ML staff are: Your Year 2MJ staff are:
Miss Lacey Mrs Jahangir
Mrs Waters Mrs Moore
Mrs Ali

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Summer 2

This half term our theme is ‘Let’s Grow’ Our learning will focus on science, art, DT and ICT objectives. 

At the start of the half term, the children will start off by looking at what plants need to grow in order to do this they will set up their own experiments and use equipment to make observations. The children will also learn about how seeds and bulbs become plants. The children will then use the cress that they have planted to make egg and cress sandwiches their DT lesson. In Art we will focus on the work of Vincent Van Gogh where we will use pastels to create art work. 

In English we will be focusing on ‘The Extraordinary Gardner’. We will be making predictions and learning to answer a range of retrieval and inference questions using the text.  We will also be focusing on how we can use previous knowledge and learning to define words in a text. This will develop their vocabulary and help them understand how to put new vocabulary in context. 

In Maths we will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children will describe the properties of both shapes, looking at their properties. The children will also compare and sort shapes and everyday objects, moving on to statistics. In this topic the children will look at a number of charts that can be used to record data and will learn how to answer a range of questions using the data gathered. 

Please see our overview to see what we will be covering over Summer 2. 

Where can I get help?

  • Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 

https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbzQ1_KE7gIVQYBQBh2%20y8wx2EAAYASAAEgK0wvD_BwE.

  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, Pobble and Prodigy. 
  • Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel.
  • Be creative – draw, paint, build a model, learn a new skill (play an instrument) or even keep a diary of your time in lockdown. 

 

Summer 1 Review

Last half term, our theme was ‘Where Would You Rather Be?’ The children investigated the different facilities that villages, towns and cities have through first-hand experiences such as going on a local walk and recording their observations of Keighley. They compared Keighley to Santorini in Greece after immersing themselves in Greek culture through tasting Greek food and learning how they dance. The children had the opportunity to visit a local church to support them with their learning in RE. This allowed them to find out about special places, days and objects which they really enjoyed. They were able to walk around the church and special objects in Christianity such the Bible, candles, bread and the cross. In maths the children learned how to tell the time on a clock when it is o ‘clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past and they also looked at money using their place value, addition and subtraction skills. At the end of term, Year 2 had the wonderful opportunity to visit Nell Bank, with some children staying overnight. They now have very fond memories of exploring different habitats and animals using their five senses which will last a lifetime.

Summer 1

This half term our theme is ‘Where would you rather be?’ Our learning will focus on geography objectives linking it to the local area.

At the start of the half term, the children will start off by looking at their local area (Keighley) on a map using atlases. They will then go for a local walk to help them identify both human and physical features of our town. We will then move further afield to Greece, another European country.

In English we will be focusing on ‘Hey Grandude!’ which is written by Paul McCartney. The children will use their inference skills to make predictions and write a character description about Grandad. They will also be answering a range of retrieval and inference questions using the text.  We will be also be focusing on how we can use previous knowledge and learning to define words in a text. This will develop their vocabulary and help them understand how to put new vocabulary in context.

In Maths we will be learning about different units of measure to include money and time. The children will be using coins to make different amounts of money and will also explore how they can make an amount in different ways.

Please see our overview to see what we will be covering over Summer 2.

Summer 1 Thematic Planning 

Where can I get help?

  • Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 

https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbzQ1_KE7gIVQYBQBh2%20y8wx2EAAYASAAEgK0wvD_BwE.

  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, Pobble and Prodigy. 
  • Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel.
  • Be creative – draw, paint, build a model, learn a new skill (play an instrument) or even keep a diary of your time in lockdown. 

Spring 2 Review

Last half term, our theme ‘Fire Fire!’ allowed the children to explore and understand the events that took place in the Great fire of London. They researched the life of Samuel Pepys and created a fact file on PowerPoint using their ICT skills. The children also produced some lovely pieces of art using a range of media, materials and tools. This allowed them to practice mixing colours, using both secondary and primary colours. To enhance our learning we had a very special visitor from a theatre company, who acted in the role of both Samuel Pepys and Thomas Farriner. The children absolutely loved this day as they sang lots of songs e.g. London’s burning and acted out a number of scenes from the Great fire of London. Our text in English, ‘Toby and the Great fire of London, was popular amongst both boys and girls as they thoroughly enjoyed using it to write their very own diary entry.

Spring 2

This half term our theme is ‘Fire Fire!’. Our learning will focus on combing history, art, computing and R.E objectives. 

At the start of the half term, the children will use their research skills to find out all about Samuel Pepys and recognising why he was such an important individual. They will then use this information to create a PowerPoint for the Year 1 children, in order to given them a presentational talk on Samuel Pepys, in preparation for next year. 

In English we will be focusing on ‘Toby and the Great fire of London’, which is all about a little boy who describes the great fire of London. The children will use their inference and retrieval skills to answer a range of comprehension questions, in particular focusing on the use of vocabulary. They will then go on to writing a diary entry, recalling the events of the great fire of London. Having read about Samuel Pepys and reading parts of his diary will help support the children in completing their own diaries. 

In maths we will be learning all about fractions in different contexts, the children will be given a range of practical resources such as shapes, counters, to help them find a ½, 1/3 and a ¼. The children will also through practical resources be shown how 2/4 of something is the same as finding a ½. 

Please see our overview to see what we will be covering over Spring 1.

Spring 2 Thematic Overview - Fire Fire!

Where can I get help?

  • Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 
    https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbzQ1_KE7gIVQYBQBh2%20y8wx2EAAYASAAEgK0wvD_BwE.
  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, Pobble and Prodigy. 
  • Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel.
  • Be creative – draw, paint, build a model, learn a new skill (play an instrument) or even keep a diary of your time in lockdown. 

 

Spring 1 Review

Last half term, our theme ‘explorers’ provided our children with a range of learning opportunities and allowed them to develop their history and geography skills in particular. Our children learnt lots of facts and information about the famous explorer Captain Cook, which they then applied in writing their own biography. The children then went on to learning about the seven continents and five oceans and have loved learning the continents song to help them recall the continents.

Our English text ‘The man on the moon’ really engaged our boys as they were really keen and enthusiastic about learning more about the text when we first did our prediction. The children produced some fantastic letters at the end of our English learning journey, which they addressed to NASA, asking for their help on some suspicious creatures that were found in the craters. 

This half terms Maths has allowed the children to develop their times tables knowledge and has allowed them to learn and understand methods they can use, to help them solve multiplication and division problems.

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