|We will be using four different texts to drive our English lessons next half term. We will be studying ‘Feelings’ to explore the world of emotions with this stunning book. We will explore the autobiographical book by Malala Youzef, ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’. Linking to our history topic we will read, ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl’ all about the life of Mary Anning. Our last book is, ‘Seal Surfer’ about Ben, a young disabled boy, who loves the ocean. |
As we study these texts, the children will be practising their ability to retrieve key information from texts, use evidence to draw inferences about characters and use evidence to support their responses to questions.
|We will be continuing to work on writing narratives throughout the half term. The children will consolidate our use of capital letters and full stops, and the use question marks correctly when required. We will use be revisiting the use of the past tense and the spelling rules associated with this. Throughout the term, we will add to our bank of co-ordinating (or/ and/ but) and subordinating conjunctions (when/ if/ that/ because) to join clauses.|
|Maths||In maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the four operations to solve reasoning problems. |
We will also be looking at geometry and the properties of shape.
|Number – Multiplication and Division||Statistics||Geometry – Properties of Shape|
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication.
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.
Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line.
Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.
Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid].
Compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects.
|Science||Our topic for this term will be biology, learning about animals including humans. By the end of the topic, children will be able to:|
|RE||Christianity and God.|
Our key question for the half term is: ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’
During this topic, pupils are expected to be able to:
|PE||In this unit, pupils develop their understanding of the principles of striking and fielding games. They will develop the skills of throwing and catching, tracking and retrieving a ball and striking a ball. They will begin to self-manage small-sided games. Pupils will learn how to score points and play to the rules. Pupils will begin to think about how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition appropriate to the situation.|
|History||This half term, we will be studying a local historical figure. We have chosen to learn about Mary Anning.|
Our key objectives are:
|Art||The key skill that we will be focussing on in art is painting using tone. We will study different types of paintings, styles of paintings, then Our focus artist is Pablo Picasso. By the end of this unit children should be able to: |
Our big question for our PSHE sessions is:
We will also study how we can keep our local beaches clean, thinking about the changes that we can make in our lives.
|Music||This half term the children have the exciting opportunity to learn an instrument. They will be learning the recorder. |
Throughout the unit the children will look at the musical language and the following skills:
|Computing||This term Year 2 will use the stories of Digi Duck to discuss how to behave when online. They will also use Scratch Jnr to give simple programming instructions.|