The theme for this half term is 'Explorers' The information below will let you and your parents know all about the learning that will take place.
This term our focus text is 'My Name is not Refugee' by Kate Milner. The focus objectives covered will be:
Read, Write, Inc: Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading and spelling. Children when ready will move on to the Reading Comprehension programme.
In Maths the focus will be on shape, fractions, measurements and time. The objectives covered will be:
We will be learning about being Living Things and their Habitats; exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
Exploration: identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
Collaborative Work: identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitat, including micro-habitats.
Discussion: describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain.
Observation: identify and name different sources of food.
We will be learning about famous explorers from the past. Objectives covered will be:
Art: The children will be looking at developing their use of collaging through designing and creating layers on pictures.
Religion and Worldviews: The focus will be on The Easter Story.
We will use computing to enhance learning in other subject areas through use of multimedia apps on the iPads. We will also be using the Kodable app to practise and develop our Coding skills.
Music: The children will learn to sing and play a song through the topic Musical Me. By the end of the unit they will be able to
PE will take place on Monday and Friday
Gymnastics using apparatus
Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Friday and should be submitted by the following Tuesday.
Reading books will be changed once a week on a Thursday. Now that the children are becoming more fluent in their reading please re-read and discuss events, make predictions, encourage the use of expressions and character voices and check for understanding of inferred meaning as this is very important to aid children's comprehension and understanding from Year 2.
Please let me know if you have any comments, questions or queries. I am also available at the class email address email@example.com