Hello everyone! We hope that you had a fantastic Summer rest and are ready to come back to do some fantastic learning!
Meet the Year Two Team
In Year Two this half term we will be focusing our learning around the book “Beegu” and “Traction Man.”
Beegu By Alexis Deacon
The entry to the book will include an alien crash in the Key Stage One Playground where we will then hunt for clues to find out who the owner of the spaceship is.
We will then begin our learning by focusing on descriptive writing and recounts. In descriptive writing we will practise using adjectives and using these to write noun phrases using conjunctions to add more detail. When learning about recounts, we will learn why the features are important in everyday life such as speech and language. We will then order events and use time connectives in our writing to explain the order in which something has happened. We will be writing in the first person using our own experiences.
Our new picture book that we are reading is Traction Man by Mini Grey. It is the story of an Action Figure who has been given as a present to a child for Christmas. Traction Man goes on many adventures throughout the home. In this Unit of work we will be writing letters and then planning and writing our own story. To engage children with the book further we have used role play and speech to consider what Traction Man may have been feeling throughout his adventures.
In Maths we will be learning about:
· Number and place value—this will include understanding the value of each number. Identifying the tens and ones in a number. As well as the ways in which we are able to partition them. We will also look at greater than and less than to support us in comparing numbers.
· Addition and subtraction—this will include using family facts, comparing number sentences and knowing our number bonds to 100 in tens. We will then continue to add and subtract tens and ones , then further our knowledge to subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number crossing over the tens values.
Our PSHE topic for this half term is ‘Tolerance and Accepting People. In this topic we will learn how to be respectful of others and how to control ourselves and our behaviour in different situations.
Modern Foreign Language
Children will be consolidating their learning from the previous year as well as learning to name nouns that we are familiar with. We will also learn to count to 20.
Our RE topic is called ‘Who wants to be famous?” In this topic children will learn to identify some famous people and the characteristics of what makes them famous. We will learn why leaders of faith are important to believers and begin to know some key stories told by them.
Our Science topic this half term is Animals including humans. We will be learning about the different offspring from different species. And that they grow into adults. We will learn that all humans and animals have basic needs such as eating and drinking. Lastly we will learn about the importance of exercise and how it effects the human body.
Our Topic this half term is toys. In this topic we will learn about toys from the past and compare them to the toys of today. We will look at the favourite toys of different family members and how they are different to the toys of the children in class and use sources to answer questions that we may have.. We will look at Early 20th Century toys and study the chronology of the toys in this time period. As well as looking at the life of children. We will then learn about Victorian toys and identify similarities and differences of the toys in this period, the early 20th century and the toys of children today.
Our creative project that we will be working on is finger puppets. We will be designing, planning, making and then evaluating our own using a variety of different skills.