Year 2

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

 

Most of the children will be following the Read, Write. Inc phonic programme whilst some will begin the Literacy and Language programme.

Fiction – Narrative (The Story of The Great Fire of London, Jill Atkins)

Non-fiction – Diary entries, informal language

Number/Calculation

  • Count in 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s
  • Exploring empty box notation
  • Measuring length accurately, in centimetres
  • Write numbers to 100
  • Know number facts to 20 (+ related to 100)
  • Adding and subtracting whole tens
  • Making and classifying polygons
  • Identifying the faces, edges and vertices of solid 3D shapes.

Big Question: Fire! Fire! Friend or foe?

History

Our topic for this half term is “The Great Fire of London”.

We will be using a range of resources to research the Great Fire of London. The children will be finding out about when and where the fire started. They will be sequencing the main events and looking at reason why the fire lasted so long/caused such damage. They will also consider how we know so much about the past. For example, from eyewitness accounts, (Samuel Pepys diary) and paintings.

Art and Design

  • The children will explore a variety of techniques to create visual representations of The Great Fire of London.

Music

  • We will be creating short musical patterns with Glockenspiels.

Personal Development

  • The children will begin to understand how to stay safe in a variety of situations. We will discuss fire, water and road safety with the students.

PE

RE

Gymnastics

Move with control and awareness of space.

Link two or more actions to make a sequence.

  • Climb safely on equipment.
  • Travel by moving forwards, backwards and sideways.
  • Hold a position whilst balancing on different body parts.
  • Jump in a variety of ways and land with increasing control and balance.

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are:

2B – Monday and Tuesday

2LP – Monday and Tuesday

Through the RE curriculum the children will be learning the values and beliefs of the Jewish community.

  • Begin to understand why Jewish people celebrate Passover.
  • Begin to identify ways in which Jewish people respect God.

Science

Supporting your child at home

Our Science focus for this half term is “Materials”. The children will learn to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. They will explore the properties of different materials and investigate their appropriateness for everyday use. They will also learn about some of the ways in which materials can be changed.

 

  • Reading – at the GPFS it is expected that children read at home every day for 15 minutes.  It is important that you ask your child about what they have read.
  • Maths and English – the children will have a piece of maths or English work, to do at home each week. Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.
  • The children will be expected to choose 2 activities from the list in the Guide on the Side document. Activities are due in by Friday 29th January 2016.