Welcome to Year 2
Autumn 2 Term 2017
The children have worked really hard so far this year!
In Literacy this term we will be continuing to work on our beautiful, cursive hand writing. We will be focusing on learning our weekly spelling as well as our Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words, not only using them in discrete lessons but applying them to our writing across the curriculum.
We will be focusing on stories this half term in particular looking at Shirley Hughes' The Lion and the Unicorn as well as Raymond Briggs The Snowman. We will also be writing stories about a family who are trapped inside a snow globe!
We will be embedding our knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives throughout the term and using these to make our writing more exciting! We will continue to work on expanded noun phrases and different types of sentences. Punctuation and the use of conjunctions in sentences will still be a focus.
In Maths this term in our Mental Maths sessions we will continue to develop our understanding of the main four operations including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will then apply these skills to problem solving activities and word problems. In addiition this we will be exploring shape, naming a variety of shapes and also identifying their properties. Positional language and angles will be a focus as will fractions!
In Science this term we will be exploring our topic 'Healthy Me' by looking at different food groups and keeping a healthy balanced diet and an active lifestyle.
In RE we will be exploring Incarnation and the nativity story in great depth using art, drama and story writing. We will be examining the story from the perspective of the different characters and investigating how Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus.
In in our topic ' The Home Front' we will be exploring a variety of topics such as: The Blitz and Evacuation.
PE will be on Thursday and Friday this term so please ensure children have a named PE kit.
It's a busy but exciting term leading up to Christmas, full of fun but also lots of learning opportunities.
If if you have any queries or concerns please don't hesitate to speak to one of the Year Two team we will try and be available at the end of the school day.