Namaste and Welcome to Year 2!
Ms Tamrakar and I have enjoyed getting to know the class and are looking forward to the year ahead.
Welcome to Term 3!
Our Topic is: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
We will be linking our subjects together to do lots of work about insects and their habitats. We will be carrying out a local study and learning about and making maps. We are all looking forward to our trip to Sanku which will take place on 13th and 14th of March. Our science and art will have a very natural theme.
This term in literacy we will be looking at poetry, explanation texts and stories by the same author. In poetry we will explore how poems are laid out on a page, the use of language in poetry, rhythm and rhyme. Some great children’s poets are: Kenn Nesbitt, Pie Corbett and Kit Wright. You can find the works of these poets in our library or online. Do enjoy making up silly rhymes and playing with words with your child. In our non-fiction unit on explanations we will continue to develop and understand the format of the non-fiction text. Children will understand and develop their own flow charts and write their own explanations, linking to our topic of Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! Our unit of stories by the same author will focus on the work of Antony Browne and Julia Donaldson. We will compare and contrast the work of these authors, discuss the features and language used in fiction texts and write our own piece based on the work of the above authors. Throughout the literacy units our sentence level work will focus on past tense, rhyme, connectives, punctuation (speech marks, question marks and commas) and using adventurous vocabulary.
In maths we will consolidate place value through partitioning numbers. This knowledge will be applied to addition and subtraction. We will work towards understanding and recall of the 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication tables. We will also look at shape and lines of symmetry. In data handling we will collect and display information using bar charts. We will also be using standard measures of length, weight and capacity by learning to read a scale to the nearest division and half division. We will continue to practise telling the time, extending knowledge to quarter to and quarter past. We will explore whole turns, half turns and quarter turns and how they relate to position and movement. Through all of our maths units we will be applying our understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve a problem. We will also continue to work towards instant recall on number bonds to 20, counting in 2s,5s, 10s, 3s, 4s, doubles and halves to 20.
Year 2 visit to the secondary science lab to learn about photosynthesis
Playing games designed and created by Year 2
Practising maths skills using the laptops