Year 2 Learning Overview - Summer 1 2018
What are we learning?
This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Land Ahoy!’ and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.
As Scientists, we will be exploring different materials by carrying out an investigation to do with floating. We will be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending twisting and stretching.
As Artists, Designers and Technologists, we will be doing our own observational drawings of different types of boats and creating our own hand crafted treasure maps.
In English, we will be using paintings to inspire our creative writing. We will also be exploring the text – Ice Trap that looks at Ernest Shackleton’s treacherous journey.
In Maths, we will be consolidating all of our learning from the year – time, measuring, fractions, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We will be delving more into mathematical problem solving which will require us to bring together all of our learning.
In Mandarin, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary through songs and games. We will be especially focusing on words that enable us to talk about ourselves. We will also continue to learn how to write in Mandarin.
In Philosophy for Children (P4C), we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.
In Music, we will continue to practise the recorder and develop our musical skills using percussion instruments. Please ensure your child brings in their recorder every Wednesday.
In RE, we will be learning about Christianity and Islam. We will be learning about different festivals and worship.
Uniform: Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.
PE Kit: PE is on Tuesday and Friday for Buttercup Class and Tuesday and Thursday for Primrose Class; please ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Monday and it will be returned to you on Friday to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.
Reading Books, Records and Targets: Children read daily in school; please make sure your child’s book, reading record (yellow book) and targets are in their bags each day. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record.
Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for all the wonderful home learning projects we have seen this year. However small, we love sharing them with the class. It has been great to see some children even making them in Early Bloomers. We will collect and share projects on week commencing Tuesday 22nd May. Our topic this half term is ‘Land Ahoy’, so explorers, shipwrecks, adventurers and far-flung places!
We will be going on a school visit to The Cutty Sark on the 30th April – please look out for more details regarding this following soon. You will be able to give permission for your child to attend the trip via parent mail.
Our Parent celebration will be on Friday 25th May at 1.30pm. This will be last day of International Week and we will have an international feast for the children and families to enjoy. More information to follow.