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Year 2 Summer 2nd half 2019

History

We will use a wide range of information books, artefacts, photos and the internet to research information about why castles were built, who built6 them, lived in them and what life was like in them.  We will also be visiting Windsor Castle on Thursday 18th July.

D&T

We will design and make a castle with hinges and pulleys.

Writing

  •    Story writing using adjectives, similes, adverbs, connectives and narrator viewpoints
  •    Recount
  •    Letter to the Queen
  •    Specific grammar skills to prepare for Year 3
     
    Maths
  •    Combining amounts of money
  •    Properties of 2D/3D shapes
  •    Recognising the minutes in an hour and hours in a day
  •    Inverse operations
     
    Music
    Our specialist teacher ‘Mrs Kelly’ will continue to teach the children how to play the ukulele
    PDL
  •    We will start discussing changes and moving to a Junior School
     
    RE
  • We will be looking at the Key Ideas about God

    PE
  • Sports Day games
     
    Homework Project
    To create a leaflet or fact file about the ‘Roles in a Castle’. This could be pictures, photos or text from non-fiction books and the internet.  Use the questions below to help:
    What are the job roles in a castle?
    What do these roles do?

Leavers’ assembly

We look forward to seeing as many parents/carers as possible on Friday 12th July at 2.30pm. 

 

Thank you for your continuing support.

 

 Miss Bennett                        Mrs Epstein                         Mrs James

Year 2 Leader/Maths      Science Curriculum Manager             Headteacher          

 Curriculum Manager

 

 

Lost in Space

     Year 2 Summer 1 2019

 

For our topic this half term the children will be travelling into outer space to learn all about the Solar System.

Launch: The children will receive a video from Andre the Astronaut.

Landing: Parents are invited to attend a space buggy workshop with their children in their classrooms on Thursday 23rd May at 1:30pm. If you have any junk modelling you could donate for this cause we would be most grateful.

Literacy

  • Poetry
  • Story/fiction writing
  • Reading comprehension activities
     
    Grammar
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Past and present tense
  • Conjunctions
  • Pronouns  (I, they, we, he, she)

 

Maths

  • Recall 2,3,5,10 multiplication tables
  • Recognise, and find fractions of a shape and an amount
  • Inverse relationship between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Solve word problems

 

Science

  • Exploring a healthy and balanced diet.
     

DT

  • Designing and making a space buggy using a range of materials.
  • Joining and assembling components

 

Geography

  • Study the school geography and create a map with a key.
  • Use simple compass directions (N, S, E,W).
  • Compare human and physical features of the school and Popley

 

History

  • The moon landing in 1969 and Tim Peaks’ visit to space in 2016

 

Art   

  • Creating a solar system picture using chalk, charcoal and pastels to create texture through smudging.

RE

  • Special Books
  • Understanding what makes something special
     

Reading

Many children are not reading at home and are therefore at risk of falling behind. Please remember to read as often as you can with your child and log it in their diary.

Homework Task

To research and create a planet leaflet. What do they look like? What are they called? Can you remember the planets in order? Due on the 23rd May.

 

Larissa James – Headteacher

Miss Bennett – Maths and Computing Curriculum Manager

Mrs Epstein – Science and RE Curriculum Manager