Year 2

Teacher - Emma Pooley (Mon/Weds/Thurs/Fri)
Shira Begum (Thurs)
Teaching Assistant - Paula Manley
Shahin Akhtar (Tues- Thurs)

Spring Term

Computing 

We will continue to cover work on e-safety, writing algorithms as well as introducing the idea of debugging – which means, to take out the mistake


Science 

Materials

We will continue to learn about:

  • Everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, paper and cardboard
  • How the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Living things and their habitats

We will be expanding our scientific skills of gathering and recording data to answer questions about living things (plants and animals) and their habitats. We will be developing our understanding of food chains and how animals and plants depend on each other for survival.


Mathematics

We will be learning how to:

  • problem solve in an organised way and give explanations for our methods and decisions in spoken or written form.
  • use mathematical language correctly and confidently
  • read and write two-digit and three- digit numbers in figures and words.
  • explain the value of each digit in a two-digit number.
  • know tens, fives and two times tables
  • recall multiplication and division facts for 2, 5- and 12-times tables
  • say the number that is 10 more/less than any number within 100
  • derive and use pairs of multiples of ten that total 100; give addition and subtraction facts (e.g. 40 +60= 100; 100 – 40 =60)

English 

Narrative Writing,                                         We will be planning and writing our own stories based on a familiar text, ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell

Character Description

We be looking at different stories by the same author such as ‘Not Now Bernard’ and ‘The Conquerors’ by David McKee.  We will explore different characters in a story, describing their appearance and personality.

Shared Reading

We will be developing our understanding of vocabulary and our ability to answer retrieval and inference questions about a text. Books we will read will include, ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers and ‘Glow in the Dark: Animals at Night’ by Katy Flint.

Physical Education

Hockey, games and Real PE unit 3 & 4 – focus on working as a team.


Spanish 

We will be learning words about what we like to eat!


Geography 

Let’s compare UK and Kenya.

We will be looking at geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography between two countries.


Music 

Pitch and Pulse

The children will learn the difference between pitch and pulse. They will also learn to use pitch to control their voices and respond to changes in pitch.


History

Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale 

Place events and objects in chronological order.

– Begin to recognise that the past can

be seen in different ways.

– Recount episodes from stories

about the past.


Art and DT 

We will be studying the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo, a well-known Italian painter.

In DT we will be sewing


PSCHE 

Discussing feelings and problem-solving when conflicts happen


RE 

We will be finding out what stories are told at Easter about God and why are different books special for different people