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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Spring Term 2020

Areas of study for Year 2*

                                         

Literacy  

Narrative – The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

 Famous Victorians

The Life of Grace Darling

Non-chronological reports – All about hedgehogs. London our city

Humorous poems and Riddles

Traditional tales from other cultures – Tinga Tinga

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Recounts and personal experiences – Our visit to the synagogue

Numeracy

Problem solving

Reasoning

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Measures

X and division

Number and fractions

Addition and subtraction

Measures and data

Mental Arithmetic

Reading

The Story of Grace Darling

Tinga Tinga stories

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Riddles

Non-fiction Life cycles, Queen Elizabeth II

Poetry comprehension

All about London

Hedgehogs

Phonics*

Letters and sounds Phase 6

Spelling patterns

Suffixes - ed, es, ing, er, est, ful, ment

Prefixes- anti, mis, re, pre, un, dis

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Introduction to Judaism – How do symbols and stories play an important role in religion?

The Torah and the Bible

Judaism –signs and symbols

The story of Moses

Shabbat, the story of David and Goliath

Visiting a Synagogue

Comparing religious leaders (David and Jesus)

PE

Real PE

Dance

Games

Developing Social skills

ABC (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination)

Develop combinations games (competitive and cooperative)

Find and select shapes games

Improve the way they co-ordinate and control their bodies using a range of equipment safely

To recognise good quality in performance

Science

Biology

Living, non-living and once lived

Plants and animals

Life-cycles

Habitats

Weather

History

Understand the role of the Monarch.

Find out facts about Queen Elizabeth II

To write an information sheet about Queen Elizabeth

Find out facts about  Queen Victoria

To write an information sheet about Queen Victoria

Compare Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria

Geography

Name, locate and identify the four countries of the United Kingdom.

Understand what a grid reference is.

London and its landmarks.

To use simple compass directions.

Music

Percussion instruments, glockenspiels, handbells and boomwhackers

Computing

Creating powerpoints

Research and discovery

Using the internet safely

Art, Design & Technology

Portraits of ourselves

Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

William Morris – stencils and wallpaper

Sewing skills

* To teach phonics in Key Stage 1, we use 'Letters and Sounds' supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics'.

*To teach reading we use various reading schemes including Oxford reading tree, Ginn and Collins.

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Tips

  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems – particularly good for improving fluency.
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds - don’t forget endings.
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Watch, listen and discuss news (ideally CBBC Newsround).  http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews
  • Rewards them with educational games, programmes and web-games.
  • Devise a home timetable for your child to complete homework and read.

Educational websites

The following sites provide information relating to trips and studies...

http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English

http://www.kew.org/

Educational web-games

The following sites host links to relevant KS1 (Infant) web-games. You may wish to challenge your child to try some KS2 (Junior) web-games as the academic year progresses.

http://games.e4education.co.uk/groupone/index.php

http://www.uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-features-search-searchpage.html

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/index2.html