Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds
Summer Term 2023
We would like to give you are warm welcome back after the Easter Break. This term we will be learning the following:
Year 2 will be continuing to follow the Read, Write, Inc. programme. During this term, your child will be placed into similar reading attainment groups, where they will be able to read a story fluently and complete writing tasks based on what they have read. Your child will be bringing home 3 books each week (storybook, book bag book and a library book). Please ensure your child reads these books with you and returns them by the date written in their reading records. Additionally, our English class text will be Greek Myths by Geraldine McGaughrean in Summer 1 and A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Shakespeare Story by Andrew Matthews in Summer 2.
The intial focus for Maths this half term will be fractions. The children will be encountering and recognising different fractions and fractions of amounts. From here, they will move onto time. They will learn to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. Then using their knowledge of fractions, they will be able to tell the time of quater past and quater to the hour. The third topic this is statistics. The children will understands how to collect data accuratley using a tally chart and then formalute it into tables, pictograms and block diagrams. The final topic for Summer Term will be position and direction. The children will build on their knowledge of the language of poistion they learnt in Year 1 and be able to describe movement and turns to give and follow precise instructions.
We will be focusing on Plants as our science topic this term. We will start by understanding what are the main features of plant and what they need to survive. From here, we will be gaining a deeper understanding by investigating these factors and how they have an impact on the plant.
In Summer 1, our history topic is The Ancient Greeks, which links nicely to our class tect in English. During this topic we will be taking a closer look at how the Ancient Grecians lived and what impact they have had through history and our lives today.
In Summer 2, we will delving into what makes our planet so extreme, with our topic Extreme Earth. We will take a look at the different natural hazards that can occur, including earthquakes, volcanes and flooding.
In Summer 2, we will be focussing on our final major religion of this academic year on Sikhism.
In music, we will be learning the songs Zootime and Friendship Song and continuing to try our hands at the glockenspiels.
Ladybirds: Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Butterflies: Mondays and Thursdays.
Art will be taught by Ms Clausen on a Thursday. For Summer 1, the focus will be sculpture with the key artists of Alberto Giocometti and Anthony Gormley. In Summer 2, the focus will be abstract painting with the key artist of Kadinsky.
Homework and Reading
Mathletics will be set weekly basis. Children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars where they should be focusing on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Library books will be changed in class on a weekly basis. We encourage that children read every day at home and please record in their reading records.
Miss Brooks, Miss Jackson and Mrs Osmenaj.