Welcome to Year 2

Miss Peacock and Mrs Winterbottom make up the team in Year 2

Autumn Term 2 2021

English

In English, we will be focusing on the book The Story Machine, which tells the tale of a boy who creates pictures and stories using a typewriter. We will then attempt to write our own adventure stories. We will be using capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks and question marks effectively in our writing. We will also try to be as descriptive as possible adding expanded noun phrases and adverbs throughout our work. We are also going to encourage the students to use conjunctions such as; and, or, because and but in their work to increase the complexity of their sentences. Children will continue to try to join their handwriting.

Maths

In Maths, we will continue to look at addition and subtraction for a few weeks and then use this knowledge and apply it to their understanding of money. We will also continue to work on our times tables, practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables daily. It would be greatly appreciated if you could encourage your child to look at their times tables at home, perhaps playing games such as Hit the button.

Theme

In History, we will be looking at creating reports on Alan Turing. This will involve looking at different sources including; biographies, newspaper articles, and videos to better understand who Alan Turing was, why he was so important and what impact he has had on our lives. Children will apply their geographical knowledge from the previous term where we researched Salford.

Science

In Science we will be studying animals and humans.  This will involve: learning about offspring; classifying animals into different groups such as birds, mammals, amphibians, fish and reptiles; life cycles and growing and changing.

Useful Websites

www.ttrockstars.co.uk

www.spellingframe.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Year 2