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SUMMER

This half-term- Summer 2.

 

In Literacy this half-term your child will be learning about:

In literacy this half-term your child will be looking at:

Novel- The Giraffe, Pelly and Me

The children will be reading our novel called, ‘The Giraffe, Pelly and Me’. They will make predictions, participate in discussion about the story and will become increasingly familiar with how a novel is written. They will write for different purposes and say out loud what they are going to write about and will re-read their work to check that their writing makes sense. Children will identify the characters and using role play (Drama) to retell the story from one character’s point of view. Children will also be writing a non-fiction piece of work at the end of the topic and an independent piece of work called ‘big write’ will take place every Friday.

 

 

 

In Maths the main topics that will be covered are:

Recap all aspects of numeracy studied this year and applying reasoning.

Number: Knowing 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table out of order.

Operations: Recap and building on fractions

Capacity: Reading scales

Data and statistics: Looking at bar graphs and interpreting data.

 

In Religious Education the topic for this half-term will be:

Rules

Within year 2, children will be able to talk about their own experience and feelings about rules in their life. Children will be able to say what they wonder about the importance of keeping rules for themselves and for others. Children will be able to ask and respond to questions about their own and others’ experiences and feelings of the importance of rules.

 

Other topics being covered this half term are:

Science

We will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. Children will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. Children will also be able to identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats as well as describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

 

I.C.T: This apptivity will get children looking at data and how it can be presented to allow it to be interpreted. Children will have to gather the data and then select the most appropriate method to display the data they have captured – in graphical format. This will teach them some of the fundamental skills of desktop publishing packages.

Geography: Children will be learning all about the seaside. We will be looking closely at different localities, historical features and asking what makes the seaside so special. We will be using this base point to develop landscape art through looking at the seaside.

 

PE: We have a PE specialist who will develop each child’s teamwork skills. The children will take part in activities that will promote their sportsmanship skills as well as their ability to problem solve and pick up the basic skills of a range of sporting games.

 

PE is on a Friday for 2B and Wednesday for 2P: Your child can leave their P.E. kit in school.

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SPRING

In Literacy this term, we have been learning about The Magic Faraway Tree and Fantastic Mr Fox

We have been looking our Enid Blyton novel, The Magic Faraway Tree. We made predictions, participated in discussion about the story and explored different aspects and features of what makes a good novel. We wrote for different purposes and re-read out work to check that our writing made sense. We have worked very hard to add all of our grammar and punctuation into our writing.    

We also studied Fantastic Mr Fox. We found the language really fun and used this to help us understand speech.

 

 We had lots of fun during World Book Day.

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In Maths we have:

 

We spent the first few weeks looking at fractions. We started by looking at how we can make a whole. We then looked at fractions of shapes and numbers.

We then recapped all aspects of numeracy studied this year and applying reasoning.

Number: We know our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table out of order.

Operations: We are now able to add and subtract more tricky two digit numbers.

Shape: We have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes.

 

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In Religious Education, the topic for this half-term was: Eucharist

 

We learnt about different ways we give thanks.

 

We asked the following questions.

Why it is important to say thank you? How it feels to say thank you?

How it feels to be thanked ?

Computing- Coding

The best way for children to learn about computer programs and algorithms is to have a go themselves.  We have used a variety of programming apps/software to develop a practical understanding of how computer programs actually run, how a computer follows a sequence of instructions and what to do when a program goes wrong.

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Topic

This term we have been asking ourselves "Are all explorers heroes?". We researched a number of different explorers from te past with a focus on Neil Armstrong and Christopher Colmbus.

 

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Our Spring reward day- Kite flying

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