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Year 2 Spring 1

Hope you had a wonderful break and welcome back to a new year and a new term in Year 2.

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Blooming Plants’ and we will be learning:

English – Jack and The Beanstalk story innovation and invention of our own ‘journey’ story. Writing an information leaflet.

GPS – We will be learning to use conjunctions in our writing, verbs, apostrophes to mark where letters are missing and the use of -ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs.

Number: Multiplication– Recognise equal groups, make equal groups, add equal groups. Multiplication sentences using the x symbol. Multiplication sentences from pictures. Use arrays. 2 times-table. • 5 times-table. • 10 times-table.

Division – Make equal groups – sharing. Make equal groups – grouping. Divide by 2. Odd & even numbers. Divide by 5 Divide by 10.

Statistics – Make tally charts. Draw pictograms. Interpret pictograms. Block diagrams.

Science – Plants – observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Art – Studying the artist Georgia O’Keeffe – working from observation, drawing on small and large scales and adding detail to line drawings.

RE – Gospel – What is the good news Jesus brings?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Dance – to compose, perform and appreciate dance.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

Year 2 Party Time!!

Christmas Dinner!

Year 2 Art

Storytelling in Year 2.

Year 2 Autumn 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2 in Year 2. We are looking forward to this special half term in the lead up to Christmas.

This half term in Year 2 our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time…’ and we will be learning:

Phonics – We will be continuing phase 5 alternative pronunciations for graphemes.

GPS – We will be learning how to use commas in a list, expanded noun phrases using adjectives and different sentence types.

Addition &Subtraction

• Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

• Subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number; subtracting a two digit number from a two digit number exchanging.

• Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial

Measurement: Money -Count money in pence and pounds (notes and coins), compare money and find the total, find the difference and find change, including two step problems.

Number: Multiplication- Recognise equal groups, make equal groups, add equal groups. Multiplication sentences using the x symbol. Multiplication sentences from pictures. Use arrays. 2 times-table. • 5 times-table. • 10 times-table.

History: Remembrance Day – knowing who and why we remember on the 11th November each year.

The Great Fire of London – To know and understand key features of an event beyond living memory that is nationally significant.

Geography – Human and physical features– exploring hot and cold areas (Equator, North & South Poles)

Art – Sparks & Flames. Working with colour, create and experiment with shades of colour, recognise warm and cold colours, create washes to form backgrounds.

DT – Paper mache fruit, Christmas picture frames

RE – Incarnation – Why is Christmas Important to Christians?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Gymnastics – Sequencing, balance, travel, jump and roll.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

Rugby Training

A Special Visitor in Year 2.

Fruit Salads

Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Year 2 have been learning the story Monkey See, Monkey Do! in our English lessons. They have used actions to help them re-tell the story. Next we will be inventing our own stories based on the story of Monkey See, Monkey Do!

I am sure you will agree we have some fantastic storytellers. Enjoy!