Spring Term 2020
Welcome back! The children had a great first term in Year 2 and we are ready to have a fun filled new year exploring new topics and learning lots of new things!
Please see below to find out about our topics this term.
This term we will be exploring many different texts and genres such as ‘I am Dragon’, ‘Taking Flight’ and ‘Meerkat Mail’. We will be continuing to develop our simple sentences by trying to add more detail such as adjectives and we will be editing our writing in more depth by using our writing targets to support us.
We will be reinforcing the use of using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and applying our phonics in our writing. We will also focus on developing the use of adjectives and various conjunctions like ‘and’, ‘because’,’ but’ and ‘so’ to make our writing exciting and interesting for the reader!
In our guided reading sessions, we will be continuing to read books which reinforce the phonics skills taught and the give children the opportunity to answer questions on a variety of text types. We will be focusing on the children’s ability to ‘predict’ and ‘retrieve’ information when answering questions about a text.
We will continue with adding and subtracting numbers up to 3 digits at the start of this half term; using practical equipment to help us and different formal methods. We will also learn about money. Each day we will be practicing our counting skills forwards and backwards from any given number, recalling one more and one less and even counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. At the end of the half term we will begin to use our counting skills to work more formally with multiplication and division.
Our topic this term is “Flight”. We will be learning about the Wright brothers and will compare them with Amy Johnson and finally with the Moon Landing! You will be interested to know that a sample of wood and fabric from the Wright Flyer was carried to the surface of the Moon by the crew of Apollo I I in 1969!
In our Religion lessons this half term, we will be learning about ‘Books’. We will learn about the different books used at home and in school. We will also learn about the books used in Church on Sunday by the parish family. Children will learn to talk about their experience and feelings about the different books that are used at home and school.
In Science we will be learning all about materials and their properties. We will be learning about everyday materials that the children will be able to recognise and their properties that make them unique. We will have the opportunity to do some experiments and test some materials to see whether they float, sink, melt, stretch etc.
Teachers – Mrs O’ Connor (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Ms Nally (Thurs, Fri)
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Crowther