Y2: Spring 2019
Children will learn about fractions, time and measures. This will involve:
- Finding, naming and writing fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
- Telling and writing the time to 5 minutes intervals, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Maths in Year 2 follows a concrete, pictorial, abstract structure. Children use lots of equipment such as counters, cubes and Base Ten alongside models and images like part-part-whole models, bar models, place value grids and dotty cards. It is only when they are confident using these that they will move on to more formal methods. Children continue to be encouraged to solve problems using drawings and jottings.
If you would like help in supporting your child in maths, please look at our handy ‘Calculating in KS1’ guide.
This half term, the children will learn about the author Roald Dahl and read the story ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine.’ They will write character and setting descriptions, retell the main events from the story, create recipes for medicines and complete a book review.
Towards the end of the term and as part of their Science and DT work, the children will write a recipe to make a healthy soup. They will also write invitations and create posters to advertise our soup kitchen. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Following this, the children will then write instructions for how to make a soup.
By this point in Year 2, children should be writing sentences independently and punctuating them correctly. We will be encouraging children to use a range of conjunctions to extend their sentences (and, but, so, because, when, if) as well as using carefully chosen verbs, adjectives and adverbs. It is important that children apply what they have learnt in Phonics so don’t forget to keep practising those spellings!
Our focus this half term in Science is Plants. The children will observe plants over time, describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and investigate what plants need to grow.
The children will identify a range of shops which they can purchase different foods from and identify some foods that are grown locally, in the UK or overseas. They will locate exotic fruits on a map/globe, consider how the climate and seasons affect which fruits and vegetables are grown and link this to their understanding of the equator and northern/southern hemispheres.
The Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo will inspire our artwork this half term. The children will be encouraged to describe the differences and similarities between the different practices and use their styles and techniques to create their own work.
The children will use their understanding of vegetables to design a healthy soup for themselves and others to enjoy. They will learn about the importance of food hygiene and be taught how to use cooking equipment carefully.
They will also design and make their own packaging (against a criteria) to store their soup. Once made, they will evaluate the taste of their soup and the effectiveness of their packaging. They will also suggest ways they could be improved or adapted.
Throughout this half term, the children will use a digital camera to capture their learning journey and an iPad to record their own cookery program. They will also learn how to retrieve, delete and store digital content.