Term 1: A place like home
We are very excited to welcome the children back and begin our very first topic... A place like home! We have lots of 'getting to know you' activities planned and lots of fun games to settle the children back into school.
In English we will be focusing upon two texts ‘Beegu.’ and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We are looking forward to becoming immersed in these amazing texts and completing lots of role play, creating our own illustrations, completing different writing opportunities like posters, story maps, describing characters and settings.
During Maths lessons we are going to be focusing on number and place value, completing lots of practical, hands on activities using different manipulatives to support us like, tens frames, numicon and unifix cubes.
In Science we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats focusing on; polar habitats, rainforests, oceans, woodland and deserts!
During Topic we are predominately focusing on Geography. We are going to be creating our own map of the school grounds, looking at Sittingbourne town on Google maps, providing compass directions to a friend, comparing Sittingbourne to a town in Africa and creating our own 3D model of Sittingbourne!
As you can see, we have got lots of great things planned for the children and we are so excited to begin! We hope you have all had a restful, fun summer and can't wait to see you in Year 2!
Term 2: Horrible Histories
We are very excited about our new topic… ‘Horrible Histories.’ We are going to be learning about different eras of history such as the Jurassic Age, Bronze Age, Egyptian Era, Vikings, and Victorians!
In English we are going to be focusing on Charles Dickens and his text 'A Christmas Carol.' We will be writing a biography on Charles Dickens, writing character descriptions and being introduced to verbs and adverbs.
In Maths we are going to be focusing on addition and subtraction; specifically, number bonds to 20, comparing number sentences, bonds to 100, 10 more and 10 less, add and subtract tens, adding a 2 digit and a 1 digit number, subtracting a 2 digit from a 2 digit number and adding three single digit numbers.
In Science we are learning about 'Animals including humans' We will be noticing that animals have offspring that grow into adults, finding out the basic needs of animals and humans and describing the importance for humans to exercise and eat the right amounts of different food.
In PSHE we will be discussing and learning about friendship and compliments, seeing another point of view, managing anger and working together.
During PE we will be focused on dance and cardio. The children will take part in different activities to improve their fitness. In dance, the children will use a stimulus to create their own dance.
We are very excited for this brilliant topic
Term 3: Our Planet
Welcome to a New Year and a new term! Our new topic this term is 'Our Planet.' We are going to be focusing on learning the worlds continents and oceans, atlas skills and understanding how humans impact the global environment.
In English this term we are going to be focusing on two texts 'The Lorax' and 'The Great Kapok Tree' We are going to be focusing on fiction and non-fiction writing such as; descriptive writing about the rainforest, letter writing, persuasive writing and creating fact files.
In Maths we are going to be focusing on addition and subtraction and money. We will be adding two 2 digit numbers, subtracting a 2 digit number from another 2 digit number, bonds to 100 and adding three 1 digit numbers. When learning about money we will be finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amount, recognise and use symbols for pounds and pence, combine amounts to make a particular value and solve simple problems.
We will be 'working scientifically' in Science taking part in a variety of different investigations. We will be asking questions, observing closely, identifying and classifying and recording data.
In PE we will be focusing on dance where the children will show an understanding of mood and how the dance makes them feel.
During our PSHE sessions our focus will be 'going for goals.'
We are very excited about our new topic
Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home.
ICT games provides lots of fun, interactive English and Maths activities. Maths activities are broken down into sections such as number, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions- all of which will be great to focus on.
Many of the English games are focused upon phonics, specifically high frequency words and tricky words.