We will be using three different texts to drive our reading sessions next half term. 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 studying ‘One Girl’ about a young girl who sits forlornly on her front porch, a bright light shoots through the night sky, depositing a book at her feet. This precious gift unlocks a completely new world for the child. This book show children the magic of reading and the worlds you can find within. We will explore a non-fiction text, ‘I wonder why camels have humps.’ Which encourages book talk and oracy whilst stimulating the children’s imagination. We will also explore the narrative, ‘Tabby McTat’ about a cat who loves singing along with Fred the busker but when Fred has an accident, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again?
We will be continuing to work on writing narratives throughout the half term. We will be writing about real and fictional events. We expect the children to work hard to demarcate their sentences with capital letters and full stops, and question marks correctly when required.
We will be revisiting the use of the past tense and the spelling rules. We want our children to be confident using the present and past tense in their writing.
Throughout the term, we will continue to add to our bank of co-ordinating (or/ and/ but) and subordinating conjunctions (when/ if/ that/ because) to join clauses.
We will be putting particular emphasis on the children’s handwriting early in the half term. Children in Year Two should be aiming to:
|Maths||In Maths, we will be moving on to fractions and measurement this half term.|
|Number – Fractions||Measurement –Length and Height|
|Children will learn to recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3 , 1/4 , 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.|
They will write simple fractions for example,
1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.
|Children will choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure: |
• length/height in any direction (m/cm);
• mass (kg/g);
• temperature (°C);
• capacity (litres/ml)
to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. They will compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.
|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:
|PE||In this unit pupils learn explore and develop basic gymnastic actions on the floor and using apparatus. They develop gymnastic skills of jumping, rolling, balancing and travelling individually and in combination to create short sequences and movement phrases. Pupils develop an awareness of compositional devices when creating sequences to include the use of shapes, levels and directions. They learn to work safely with and around others and whilst using apparatus. Pupils are given opportunities to provide feedback to others and recognise elements of high quality performance.|
This half term, we will begin by reviewing the human and physical features of the UK, which was covered in Year One. We will then expand out to the rest of the world, exploring physical features like mountains, rivers, deserts and human ones like major towns and cities.
By the end of our unit the children should be able to:
This half term, children will produce playground equipment for their local area or school.
By the end of this unit of work, the children will 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.
The children in Year 2 will be able to:
Later in the term, we will discuss the local care home and different ways we can help the aged.
|Music||This half term the children will continue learning the recorder. |
They will be focused on becoming confident with musical language and the following skills:
|Computing||This term Year Two will practise creating and interpreting data held in Pictograms. They will use a range of devices to explore this skill.|