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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!

Autumn 1 Year 2

Welcome back to Autumn 1 in Year 2. The children have settled well in to the new school term and have shown how ready they are for new and exciting learning in Year 2!

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

Phonics – We will be continuing phase 5 alternative pronunciations for graphemes, e.g. ea in tea, head and break, ch in chin, chemist, chef. In our GPS lessons we will be learning how to use familiar and new punctuation correctly. We are also practising cursive formation, joining our letters correctly.

English – Monkey See, Monkey Do! Inventing our own version of the story. Instructions – how to write recipe instructions

Maths – Place value

• Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

• Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones) Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.

• Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs. • Use place value and number facts to solve problems. • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward

Addition &Subtraction

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

• Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.

• Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot. • Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial

Science: Animals including humans – Notice that animals, inc humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, inc humans, for survival. Describe the importance for humans to exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

Art – Colour chaos – learning about primary and secondary colours

DT – Designing a healthy snack

RE – Creation – Who made the world?

PE – (every Friday afternoon) Games

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Darbyshire and Mrs Lupton.

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Year 1 Sports Day

Year 1 and 2 Visitor.