From the humble daisies that grow in our playground to the giant Kapok Trees of the rainforest, we will be learning all about the beautiful plants that grow around us. We will learn about their different parts and their functions, how they grow and how they are suited to the different natural environments found around the world. Throughout our new topic we will be studying a large range of plants and flowers (including some dangerous carnivorous plants!) and will use these to make observational drawings, sculptures and even do some flower pressing! This topic will be centred
around the importance of protecting and appreciating the environment and all the living things within it.
After a quick trip to Oakhill Park we will be investigating different types of plants and designing our very own superplant. We will then describe our plants and produce informative leaflets that explain how to look after them and also writing recounts about our visit to the park. As our topic continues, we will move onto learning about one of the biggest gardens in the world… the rainforest! Whilst learning about the rainforest we will be writing setting descriptions of different environments and habitats, and also writing some interesting rainforest reports. Using ‘Just So Stories’ as as inspiration for our writing, we will next attempt to write our very own Rainforest Just So Stories and finally, we will end the half term by writing diary entries and persuasive letters.
This term, there will be a focus on applying all that we have learnt this year in terms of spelling, grammar and punctuation, including the independent use of exclamation sentences, commas in a list and apostrophes to
show possession. The children will continue to be expected to join their handwriting using appropriate handwriting joins, lead in and lead out strokes. Capital letters should be of an appropriate size.
During maths lessons this term we will be consolidating all previous teaching and placing a great deal of emphasis on math investigations, problem solving and reasoning skills. There will continue to be a focus on knowing number bonds to 100 and becoming completely familiar with the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Throughout the term the children will continue to develop their understanding of inverse procedures and will begin to know that not only is subtraction the inverse of addition, but division is the inverse of multiplication. They will be partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers in a variety of ways to improve their ability to add and subtract and they will be introduced to and encouraged to use the ‘empty number-line’ as a tool to work out a range of calculations. This term we will move onto a more formal written method of addition and subtraction. As well as consolidating and range of number skills, we will be focusing on using and reading a rage of scales to measure mass and capacity and also learning how to read and create a pictogram to present data.
Please refer to the link on our year 2 page for a detailed overview of the Year 2 calculation policy.
Throughout the term, Year 2 will be using ICT to code. They will learn what an algorithm is and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices. They will learn how to create and debug simple programs and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
Woodland Adventure at Oakhill Park
A busy morning of observing and identifying the different plants that grow in our local wooded areas. Did you know that wild garlic has white flowers or that the highest holly leaves are the least spiky? We even fitted in some blindfolded tree-hugging!
Absolutely Scrumdiddlyumptious Fruit Kebabs!
Amazing Castles Homework
Adding and Subtracting 2-digits with Dienes
Rainbow Times Tables!
Who knew learning our times tables could be so colourful?
URGENT- Have you seen these dangerous rogues of the seas?
Epping Forest Trip
Our insect collages had abdomens, thoraxes and… human heads!
Understanding place value is easy with dienes blocks!
We are so good at using dienes that we’ve started to turn into them! Can you see what numbers we are making with our bodies? Remember to use your place value knowledge to work it out.
Conker Snail Instructions
We’ve been carefully following instructions to make cute snails from conkers.
Key Stage 1 SATs – SATs will take place in April or May. You can find some information about the tests on this website.