Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 2
Our topic this term is ‘The Seaside’
We will begin our term by exploring the story, 'The Princess and the Pea'. We will be using the story to help us write character descriptions, a letter and our own version of the story. We are focusing on using adjectives, different sentence openers, conjunctions and continuing to try and improve our punctuation. After half term we will be continuing to develop our story writing and having a go at writing poems. We have a dedicated weekly spelling session using our ReadWriteInc spelling books. We will continue with our daily handwriting sessions.
Our author for the first half-term is David Walliams. In the second half-term we will be introducing the children to some of our favourite books and authors. Each week we will take part in guided reading or whole class reading. The children will continue to use different strategies to decode unfamiliar texts and will answer a range of different questions using a text they have just read. Any reading that is done at home will be very helpful.
We will continue to practise our adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and will use these operations to solve tricky word problems. In addition to this, we will learn to read the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. We will be reviewing our learning about fractions and shapes. We will then be finding the capacity and weight of objects. Following that we will explore position and direction. During these lessons we will continue to practise our mental maths skills and recall of facts on a daily basis.
In Science, we will be carrying out lots of exciting experiments, working on our predicting and observation skills. We will also be exploring how plants grow, planting some of our own seeds and finding out what they need to develop healthily.
In Geography, we will be answering the question, “Can I find out how the seaside is different from other places?” We will be looking at our local beach at Wembury to find this out. After half term in History; we are going to be learning about Seaside's past and present. During our music sessions, we will be learning sea shanties. In RE, we will be exploring the symbols that are important to Jews and Christians. During SMSC we will be looking at relationships and reminding ourselves about our Golden Rule. We will also be looking at British Values, in particular tolerance. We will be making a range of healthy food in DT by planning and following our own recipes. In Art we will develop our painting skills through our sessions exploring the work of Hundertwasser. During our Computing sessions, we are going to learn how to send and receive emails. . In PE we are going to be practising for Sports Day and continuing to develop our multi skills.
In the first half-term shorts, T-shirt and plimsolls will be needed for P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays.
In the second half-term shorts, T-shirt and plimsolls will be needed for P.E. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Key Dates and General Reminders
Wednesday 26th June – 9.30-11.30 – Sports Day
Visit to the synagogue and the Mayflower Steps – Date to be confirmed
Class Assembly – Friday 5th July
We are also hoping to visit Dartmoor Zoo.
Homework books will be handed out on a Friday. It is to be completed by the next Wednesday.
Spellings will be given out each Friday, to be learnt by the following Friday.
Please put names into your child’s clothes/belongings.
As the weather will hopefully be good, please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day, and a sun-hat when needed.
We will be finding out about famous explorers from different times of history. During our DT work will focus on the work of a designer which we will use to design a moving picture. After half term we will use ‘exploration’ as an inspiration for our art work. During these art lessons, we will be using a range of materials to make our pictures. In music, we will begin to look how to use instruments to create sounds. During our Computing lessons we will begin to look at non-computer and computer based programming. PE will be made up of dance and games. During our games lessons we will be practising and developing our fundamental skills. In RE we will be looking at ‘Beliefs’, from both the Christian and Jewish perspective. Our SMSC theme is ‘Changes’.
Year 2 have P.E. on TUESDAYS. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school at all times (including plimsolls), and ensure that they don’t wear any earrings on these days. Spellings will be given out each Friday, and need to be learnt for the following Friday. Homework will be sent home on Friday, to be returned each week on Wednesday.
We will continue to change our library books weekly, usually on a Wednesday.