Welcome to Year Two...

 

 

Dates for the diary...

  • Swimming begins Wednesday 26th April
  • Finish for May Half Term Holiday - Friday 26th May
  • Back to School - Monday 5th June

 

Hello,

PE this half term will be swimming on Wednesday mornings. Your child will need to bring a swimming costume (no bikinis or long swimming shorts please) , towel, goggles (if necessary) and £1.50 - you do not need to provide armbands. Our other PE session will be on Friday and your child will need black shorts, a plain white t-shirt, a sweatshirt, jogging bottoms, trainers and a spare pair of socks. Please ensure that your child is not wearing jewellery, that long hair is tied back and that all clothing is clearly marked with your child's name on PE days.

Homework is given to the children on Fridays and is collected in on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and library book every day in their folder as we change books on different days throughout the week.

Please can you provide your child with a drinks bottle, filled daily with water and a pair of black plimsolls to wear inside school.

Menus are attached to the weekly newsletter - we ask that completed menus be handed back by Wednesday.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in before or after school to speak to us.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Smith & Mr Whitaker

 

On Friday 11th November Reception, Year One and Year Three watched a special Remembrance Day service, prepared by Year Two. During the service the children joined in with a 2 minutes silence, listened to The Last Post, read out prayers, sang hymns and presented three beautiful poppy wreaths that were displayed at the war memorial at St Bede's Church on Remembrance Sunday - well done Year Two!

Poppy came to visit Year Two to explain why we remember on the 11th November each year.

 

Fun in Year Two...

                                  Year 2 Yearly Plan

 

Autumn

Spring

 Summer

 RE

Beginnings

Signs & Symbols

Preparations

Books

Thanksgiving

Opportunities

Spread the Word

Rules

Treasures

Islam

 Science

Seasonal Changes

Everyday Materials 

Uses of Everyday Materials

Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Changes

Living things and their Habitats

Seasonal Changes

Living things and their Habitats

Seasonal Changes

 Geography

London

Capital Cities

Countries of UK

 London

Looking down from Space - Continents

 X

Africa - Topic

Comparing Silloth to another seaside location

 History

X

Remembrance Day

The Great Fire of London 

X

Travellers – comparing Neil Armstrong with Christopher Columbus

 X

Seaside in the Past

Silloth in the Past – local study

 ICT

E-Safety Unit

Fix it and Find it

 Fix it and Find it

E-Safety Unit

Animal Top Trumps

 Animal Top Trumps

 

E-Safety Unit

Shapes & Safety

E-Safety Unit

Shapes & Safety

 Art

 X

Christopher Wren

Architecture

Drawing Buildings

Keith Tyson Artist

Space

Mixing paints wet/dry surfaces

 X

Van Gogh Starry Night - Patterns & textures in thickened paint.

Owl Drawings -Sketching

 X

 D & T

 Joseph’s Coat

 X

Musical Instruments

 X

 Tic-Tac drums

 X

 P.E.

Games

Swimming

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Cricket

Swimming

Cricket

Swimming

 P.S.H.E

 

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

 Cross Curricular

Circle-Time

Year Two Summer Planning

RE

Eastertide

The children will know that Jesus rose from the dead and still lives to be with us. They will know that Jesus told the disciples that he would go back to Heaven but promised the Holy Spirit would come. The children will know that Jesus returned to Heaven and promised to return again and that this gives us hope. They will know the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and that the Holy Spirit is promised to us.

 The Church

The children will know that when the apostles received the Holy Spirit they spread the good news and know that we can help to spread the good news. The children will learn about the early Christian community and understand that we are part of that community today. They will know that the apostles realised that God could work through them. They will hear the story of Peter's escape from prison and reflect on its meaning. 

LITERACY

The children will be looking at a range of texts this term including:  Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram and a selection of Space non-fiction texts. They will write a description based on the character Bob, a script advertising the moon using the four sentence types and write a postcard about their adventures on the moon with Bob. The children will use non-fiction texts to find out about the astronaut Neil Armstrong and use that information to write a fact file. The children will develop their sentence work by adding conjunctions and adjectives to make their sentences more interesting. They will continue to develop punctuating their sentences with capital letters, full stops and begin to explore other types of punctuation such as exclamation marks and inverted commas. After half term the children will study The Katie Morag collection of stories by Mairi Hedderwick. They will use these stories to find out about life on a Scottish Island and how it differs to their own. The children will write letters to Katie and postcards from the Island of Struay.  The children will also use a selection of non-fiction books to find out about the seaside in the past and present. The children will focus on starting their sentences in different ways and attempt to section their work into paragraphs.

SCIENCE

The children will be studying two topics this term:

  Living Things and their Habitats: The children will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. They will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Identify and name a variety of plants in their habitats, including micro-habitats. Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain. Identify and name different sources of food.

Seasonal Changes: Observe changes across the four seasons, observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies.

NUMERACY

This term the children will learn to read and write numbers to at least 100, recognise the place value of a two digit number, compare and order numbers up to 100, use <> = signs. Count in steps of 2,3,5 and 10, find 1/10 more or less from a given number, identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line, use place value and number facts to solve problems. Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure height/length in any direction (m/cm) using a ruler, mass (kg/g) using scales and volume (litres/ml). Know that addition can be done in any order and that subtraction cannot, recall and addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts up to 100, solve problems with addition and subtraction, add and subtract numbers mentally, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, add three one digit numbers. Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. Identify and describe the properties of 2D/3D shapes, compare and sort common 2D/3D shapes.  Understand multiplication as repeated addition, show that multiplication can be done in any order and division cannot, recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5, 10 tables including recognising odd and even numbers. Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three- quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise). Recognise, find, name and write fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. Recognise and use pounds (£) and pence (p), combine amounts to make a particular value, find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money. Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times, know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

HISTORY

The children will be studying two topics this term:

Neil Armstrong V Christopher Columbus - as part of our Looking down from Space topic

As part of the KS1 History curriculum the children will study the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. 

The Seaside in the Past

The children will learn about the rise in popularity of visiting the seaside in Victorian times. They will explore what people used to do when they visited the seaside and how that differs to life today. The children will use a collection of sources to find out about the past including photographs, books, the internet and documents such as letters. They will also conduct a local history study, focusing on the seaside town of Silloth. Using information gained from the local archive service and library we will compare how the town has changed over the past 100 years and the reasons behind that change.

GEOGRAPHY     

As part of our Looking down from Space topic, the children will learn about the continents and oceans of the world.

Africa      

The children will name and locate the world's seven continents. The children will learn about the different countries in Africa and important information about those countries such as capital cities, population, famous landmarks. After their initial introduction, the children will focus on an African city and compare it to Carlisle in order to understand the geographical similarities and differences, studying the human and physical features of both locations . The children will learn about what life is like for children in Africa.

The Seaside

After half term the children will begin to study the seaside. The children will learn about famous seaside locations in the UK and will compare Blackpool to the small Scottish Island of Coll. In conjunction with our History topic the children will study the seaside town of Silloth. The children will develop their geographical language throughout the term.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY / ART

Sir Christopher Wren: The children will study the architecture of St Paul’s Cathedral which Sir Christopher Wren designed after the cathedral burnt down during The Great Fire of London. They will compare the building to what remains in London today. The children will draw and build their own versions of both buildings. 

Keith Tyson

This term the children will be studying the work of a locally trained artist Keith Tyson. They will learn that he won the Turner prize for his work. They will then attempt to recreate a universal painting in the style of Keith Tyson’s work.

Africa

The children will make Tic-Tac drums in connection with their Africa topic.

PSHE

Cross curricular - including links to worship and whole school mass.

PE

The children will continue swimming this term at Morton School. For the Summer term the children will swim every Wednesday starting on the 26th April.  Their other PE session will be held on Fridays where the children will participate in cricket.

 

 

Year Two Literacy Overview - Summer Term

 

 

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Contemporary and Classic Poetry

 

Spring poetry

 

Stories, Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales

 

Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)

Cinderella - Space version

Katie Morag collection

 

Non-Fiction

 

Neil Armstrong fact file

 

The seaside in the past

Writing Opportunities

 

Character Description

Postcards

Fact file

Stories

Advert scripts

Letters

Postcards

Adventure stories

Information text

 

Spoken Language

 

Role-Play

Discussion

 

 

Trip

Seaside role play

 

 Additional Literacy activities include: Guided Reading, Phonics, Independent Reading, Spellings, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), Shared Reading and Writing. Writing will also take place in other subjects such as RE, History, Science etc and Literacy skills will be developed through Enhanced Independent Learning activities.