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Penguins - Year 2

 

The theme for this half term is 'Our Local Area' The information below will let you and your parents know all about the learning that will take place.

 

English

This term our focus text is 'Tidy' by Emily Gravett.

 

The focus objectives covered will be:

  • Use subordination (when, if, that, because).
  • Add -er and -est to adjectives.
  • Use homophones and near homophones.
  • Use apostrophes for contracted forms.
  • Write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • I can explore with exciting vocabulary.
  • Use subordination (when, if, that, because).
  • Add -er and -est to adjectives.
  • Use homophones and near homophones.
  • Use apostrophes for contracted forms.
  • Write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • I can explore with exciting vocabulary.

 

Reading Comprehension

 

We will be reading 'Fairy Tale Pets' by Tracey Corderoy and answering questions around the key reading areas:

Vocabulary

Inference

Prediction

Explain

Retrieval  

Summary

 

Maths

In Maths the first focus will be on Time The objectives covered will be: 

  • Can describe intervals of time in days
  • Can state the difference between time in days
  • Can tell the time to quarter past the hour
  • Can tell the time to quarter to the hour
  • Can tell the time to the 5 minutes
  • Know that there are 60 minutes in an hour
  • Know that there are 24 hours in a day

 

Science

We will be learning about Life Cycles; Objectives will be:

  • to notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

  • to notice patterns and relationships

  • to make simple predictions

  • to explore the world around us and ask simple questions

  • to choose ways to try to ask and answer questions

 

Geography and History

We will be learning about Parkgate and the surrounding areas. Objectives covered will be: 

 
 
 
 

 

Art: The children will be looking at sketching and painting local landscapes. 

 

Religion and Worldviews:  Our Big Question is 'How do Muslims express new beginnings?'

 

Computing

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 recognise and use instruments linked to our Fairytales theme.By the end of the unit they will be able to create simple soundscapes for effect, listen to and recognise basic elements of music, create short sequences of sound, compare two pieces of music and begin to perform with accuracy. 

 

PE will take place on Monday and Friday

Tri Golf  and Athletics

 

Homework

Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Friday and should be submitted by the following Tuesday.

 

Reading

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 penguins@parkgate.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Mr Simon 

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