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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2. Our teacher is Mrs Swan and our TAs are Mrs Swallow, Mrs Weller and our LSA is Mrs King.

We begin the Summer Term with our new Topic Relationships and our RE Value ‘friendships’.

In maths we will be looking at multiplication and division including doubling, halving, fractions, telling the time, geometry: reviewing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, classifying and sorting as well as identifying shape symmetry, as well as recapping on addition and subtraction strategies.

In English we will continue to focus on the correct use of punctuation and different types of sentences.  Complementing our Geography focus, we will look at narrative stories from other cultures, namely African folk tales, poetry and rhyme, writing our own versions. We will also be writing non chronological reports about an African animal. In Geography we will also compare our locality with a village in Zimbabwe and cultures.

In Science, as well as looking at healthy diet, exercise and hygiene, we will research plants, planting seeds and animals in their Habitats including those that live in the African Savannah.

In Computing we will be researchers, learning about safe use of the internet, using search engines, creating and delivering a short multimedia presentation about Tanzania.

After half term, our overriding theme will be ‘Changing Me’ and our RE value will be ‘Wisdom’. In English, we will look at non-fiction  information texts as well as narrative-Extended Stories.  Our focus book will be the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

In Maths, we will continue to embed mental multiplication and division, number and place value, mental addition and subtraction, Geometry: 2D, 3D shapes and symmetry.

In Science we will continue to look at plants and habitats of sea life linked to our seaside focus.

In PE this term, Year 2 will be developing Tag Rugby skills and African dancing. After half term they will be practicing skills in preparation for Sports Day.  In Music, the children will be exploring timbre, tempo, dynamics as well as exploring sounds.   In Art, they will review Tanzanian patterns, symbols, colour and texture in addition to printing Adinkra symbols.   In D&T, they will be making cars and puppets (linked to the Victorian seaside)

After Summer Half Term, our historical subject will be Victorian Seasides, comparing modern day versus Victorian seasides as well as Geographical features.

 In our PSHE learning we will be following JIGSAW lessons with the focus for the term being ‘Relationships’ and Changing Me.’