Teacher: Miss Child
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bedwell

 Curriculum information

Class 2

Terms 3 & 4 2020

Our class topic this term is Secret Garden. 

Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term:

 

English      Fiction

We’ll be using our Pie Corbett work to look at different stories. We will learn them and then innovate them to become our own versions.

Poetry

We’ll be looking at observation and theme poems. We will look at different versions and then practice writing our own.

Non-fiction

We will be looking at instructions and explanations. We will look at a range of different texts before writing our own versions linked to our topic.

Spelling homework will be given out on a Thursday. Please use the ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ technique to help your child to learn them. Please return the spelling homework the following Wednesday or before.

Maths

 

     Number and Place Value

Order numbers; find missing numbers in sequences; partition 2-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones; count forwards and backwards in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Division

Different ways of dividing including sharing and grouping; recognising the division symbol and what it means; dividing by 2, 5 and 10; solving problems.

Statistics (Year 2)

Read and interpret tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables (link with science); ask and answer simple questions.

Fractions.

Identify thirds, quarters, halves, two quarters and three quarters and know that all parts must be equal parts of a whole (object, shape or quantity).

Measures.

Money (identify and use coins and notes); Length and height; Mass and weight (including reading scales); Time (please help with this at home).

Geometry

Properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Problem Solving

Using methods of ‘acting it out’ and  ‘working backwards’.

Number homework is given out each Thursday.

Computing

 

     Coding and programming through ‘Scratch.’

Understanding what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.

Creating and debugging simple programs.

Using logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

Science      Plants.

Identify and name a variety of common, wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Work scientifically; Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways; Observe closely, using simple equipment; Perform simple tests; Identify and classify; Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; Gather and record data to help in answering questions.

Geography      Physical Geography

Learning and using key physical features to describe different environments. Including vocabulary such as: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather.

Human Geography

Learning and using key human features to describe different environments. Including vocabulary such as: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop.

 

Art      Painting.

Studying 19th century artists such as Andre Derain and Georges Seurat.

Experimenting with the ‘pointillist’ technique, using small dots of paint to create colour.

Investigating the primary colours and mixing these to make secondary colours.

DT      Making Soup.

We will develop our understanding of where food comes from and use basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes. We will practise washing, chopping and peeling different vegetables as well as choosing the ingredients for a soup of our own making. In order to make our soup we will also select from and use a range of tools and equipment.

PE      Dance

Multi-skills

RE      Who is Jewish and how do they live?
Music

 

     Explore pitch, dynamics and tempo in music.

Use voices expressively through exploring a variety of songs.

Create, select and combine sounds.

PSHCE         Citizenship and British values –

Children’s rights and responsibilities (liberty),

The local/global community and environment (respect and tolerance).

Curriculum info Class 2 Spring 2020

Curriculum info Class 2 Autumn 2019