This half term in reading sessions, we will be practising their ability to retrieve information from texts, use evidence to draw inferences about characters and use evidence to support their responses to questions. We will be looking at the following books:
In Spring 2, our first Talk for Writing text is ‘Little Charlie’. The children will continue to practice key grammatical features including capital letters, full stops and the conjunctions ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘until’. The children will be writing in the past tense. Later in the term, they will have a focus on non-fiction writing and will be writing instructions.
|Maths||This year we will be focusing on learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables with the children. We will be learning and applying the rolling numbers which can be found on the website on the following link: Learning Multiplication Tables|
In maths, we will be continuing our learning on Geometry and then we will move on to Fractions:
Number – Fractions
|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: ‘Why does Easter matter to Christians?’
During this topic, pupils are expected to be able to:
Indoor – Dance
Pupils will explore space and how their body can move to express and idea, mood, character or feeling. They will expand their knowledge of travelling actions and use them in relation to a stimulus. They will build on their understanding of dynamics and expression. They will use counts of 8 consistently to keep in time with the music and a partner. Pupils will also explore pathways, levels, shapes, directions, speeds and timing. They will be given the opportunity to work independently and with others to perform and provide feedback beginning to use key terminology.
Outdoor – Target Games
Pupils develop their understanding of the principles of target games. Pupils learn how to score points and play to the rules. They develop the skills of throwing, rolling and striking towards targets. They begin to self-manage their own games selecting and applying the skills they have learnt appropriate to the situation.
This half term, we will be studying a local historical figure. We have chosen to learn about Mary Anning.
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:
This topic explores the importance and diversity of families, and the characteristics of healthy positive family relationships. It enables pupils to recognise when they may feel unsafe within a family, and how to ask for help if they need it. This topic identifies the characteristics of a committed relationship.
Later in the term, we will discuss the local care home and different ways we can help the aged.
|Music||The children will continue to learn the recorder, they will hold the recorder correctly and use the notes learnt, B, A and G to play simple songs such as Hot Cross Buns.|
|Computing||This term, Year 2 will finish their quiz games in Scratch and then go on to learn techniques in photo editing.|