Year 2 (Honeygold) 2020 - 2021
Happy New Year! We had an excellent first term in Honeygold this year, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running with all the learning to take place in Spring!
We will continue to learn about a variety of text types this term, all still encompassing fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will be starting with a fiction unit on traditional tales, visiting Baba Yaga in the deep dark wood! From this we will explore story maps, settings, characters and writing our very own innovated traditional tale. We will then move onto Man on the Moon and explore information texts, recounts and diary writing. We will also be taking plenty of opportunities to write in these styles across our Science and topic curriculums as well.
This term, we will spend time cementing our understanding of place value, so we will be able to apply this knowledge and solve real-life problems; which will be the main focus of our maths learning moving forwards. We will introduce the concepts of multiplication and division, fractions and statistics; and also, further develop our understanding of addition and subtraction by using the column method to calculate answers. This learning will then be contextualised each week in the realm of solving word problems.
In year 2 this spring, we will be combining our Science and our Topic to ensure the children have ample opportunities to develop their writing skills and knowledge of animals and space. In science, we will be spending the vast majority of the term learning about living things and their habitats, linking this to the Geography curriculum. We will be comparing habitats and diets of a variety of animals in different climates and reporting our findings of different habitats! In topic we will be linking our learning from English to learn about Neil Armstrong as a significant individual.
We will spend our time in the ICT suite this term learning how to use the internet safely and effectively. We will discuss internet safety in more depth so the children understand the ‘dos and don’ts’ of World Wide Web. We will continue to develop our word processing skills by publishing pieces of our writing using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
We are exploring pattern, tone and portraits this term.
We will be linking our Science topic: Animals to our artwork, looking at patterns in nature and will be learning about the artist, Andy Goldsworthy, and his use of natural resources to create stunning sculptures. The children will develop their drawing techniques and learn how tone can be used for dramatic effects. They will then apply these techniques to draw a portrait.
We will be testing our fitness this term during our unit on circuits. The children will spend their PE lessons engaging in a number of different activities that will build their fitness as well as their strength, in a competitive and challenging way that will continue to allow them to grow.
*Our P.E will take place on a Tuesday afternoon; please can we have all earrings removed and P.E kits in on this day each week. Thank you!
In PSHE this term we will be working on the cognitive and creative aspects of school life. We will be discussing how to use our thinking skills effectively, and how to convey our differing ideas; in addition to taking on board other’s ideas and how they fit with our own to help us move forward with our learning.
We look forward to working with you all this year!
Mr Jalaf & Mrs Jones
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