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Year 2 – Overview for the Summer Terms 2019

Year 2 – Overview for the Summer Terms

Teachers – Miss James, Mrs Kench and Mrs Duck

‘How does the view from my window change?’

Our Topic this term gives us many opportunities to explore different areas of the curriculum. We will look at the picture of A view from my window by Camille Pissarro and use this to inspire our own artwork. We will then begin to think about the rural view we have in Aldbourne as we learn more about plants and farming.

In science we will investigate what plants need to grow and how seeds grow in to mature plants.  In art and DT we will use the story of Tattybogle to learn different sewing and joining skills and how we can use different techniques to decorate our final product. We will use the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to look at how music makes us feel and also learn about different musical terms.  We are lucky to be supported again this term by The Aldbourne Heritage group and they will use their expertise to help the children build a picture of how Aldbourne has changed over the last 50 years or so.  In geography we will continue to develop our mapping skills as we look at our local area.  In PE we will continue to develop our agility, balance and coordination skills and we will have a focus on Dance and linking this to plants. Our focus in RE, is to explore Judiasm and How special is the relationship Jews have with God. We will have opportunities to write our own prayers based on the terms Value.

Spellings

Children will be working on using their sound knowledge and new spelling rules to spell words correctly. All children will be encouraged to spell all the High Frequency Words correctly.

English

To begin with the children will write an explanation text based on the book “When I met Dudley”. Later on in the term, the children will be exploring traditional tales and writing their own stories based on the tale we choose.

Targets: Must –Spell all the common exceptions words. Should – I can use a range of conjunctions not just and.   Could – I can write in the correct tense.   

Maths

The children will be exploring different measurement: Mass, Capacity and temperature. Also, they will be creating their own graphs and interpreting data. We will be working hard on developing our problem solving skills within the four main operations: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Finally, the children will continue developing their reasoning skills which involve how they know the answer.

Targets: Must—I can count in 3s. Should—I can consider what a problem is asking and solve it using x + – and ÷ Could—I can explain how I reached my answer to a question within all areas of Maths.  

Important dates will all be listed on our class page on the website

Class Information

  • Please make sure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school on Monday for the whole week.  They will also need trainers in school as we participate in the mile run everyday.
  • Reading books need to be brought into class daily so that the book can be changed and for other adults to hear them read.
  • All children to have a named clear water bottle in school everyday.

Homework

Reading

The most effective way to learn to read is to do it EVERYDAY. Please read with your child everyday and ask them questions about what they have read.  Your child can read their “500 book” or their school reader or a book from home. It really doesn’t matter! Please write ALL books they read in their reading diary.

Spelling Shed

Each week your child will be given a set words to learn to read and spell. These spellings will be based on the spellings we have been focussing on in class. Take a look at the blue sheet in the homework folder for other ideas and strategies to support spellings.

Maths

We will send home the Maths club, children need to practice their club at home for a test during the week. When the children have completed the club, they will get a new club.

Forest Schools- After half term

Each session we like to take three parents with us to the forest to support the children in their play. Please sign up in class if you are able to help.