Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter
Term 3 and 4 – 2018 Miss Kirk
In reading we will continue with a focus on developing inference skills through Guided Reading and in comprehension activities. Children are expected to read independently at home. We will continue ‘Talk for Writing’ but will also focus on letter and diary writing, writing poetry, writing commands and writing non-fiction texts.
There will be a weekly spelling investigation along with testing of the key spellings that children are expected to know in Year 2. The focus will include homophones, past and present tenses, compound words, use of apostrophes, suffixes and contractions.
In our number work we will continue to develop the children’s understanding of place value, working on addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be working on fractions, including recognising and identifying fractions of shapes and numbers. We will also be looking at statistics, properties of shape and comparing and ordering a range of standard measures, length, weight and capacity.
We will be continuing our work on plants and continue monitoring our bulbs and continuing with further planting in the spring. Our new topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’ where we will be focusing on the characteristics of living things.
Design and Technology:
We will be exploring textiles and investigating using templates and joining techniques. We will design and make a simple puppet. We will also revisit skills in food technology.
PE will continue to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are working on Gymnastics, Dance and in Games our focus will be on ball skills and target games. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and long hair must be tied back and earrings covered or removed.
We will be covering the units ‘We are researchers’ and will be learning how to use ICT to research our topics in Science and History. In our next unit ‘We are detectives’ we will be using ICT to collect clues and support our learning.
We will be learning about ‘The Fire of London’ . We will be learning about the key events and an introduction to Samuel Pepys and his infamous diary. The children will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of the past by comparing and contrasting past and present-day London, as well as looking at how life was different in the 17th century.
We will be learning about ‘What Jesus taught us?’ and learning about ‘Leaders and Teachers’.
We will be exploring pitch, pulse and rhythm in whole class lessons using instruments. We will also explore different ways to move to music through dance.
We will be studying and exploring the artist ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo’.
In Term 3 we will be looking at ‘Good to be me’ and developing the children’s self-confidence and personal development. In our lessons in Term 4 we will be looking at the focus ‘Going for goals’ and developing the children’s attitude to learning.
We will be having a meeting on Monday 5th March at 2.30pm in school to discuss the format of the assessments that will take place in Year 2 in May.
I would like to Thank you again for your continued support. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.