Current homework menu: Autumn 2

Autumn 2 2022

This half term in Year Two, we are reading the book The Twits in English. The children will be writing lots of descriptions and their own story. We will then move onto the story The Polar Express where we will be writing our own recounts.

In Maths, we are going to be focussing on addition and subtraction again and using our knowledge of place value in order to find the most efficient way to add and subtract numbers. Our Science topic is continuing from last half term and we are continuing to investiage the properties of materials. We will now be learning about the process of recycling and thinking about the materials that can be reused and those that cannot.

Our Geography topic this half term is all about the continents of the world. We will be using atlases and maps to locate different places and will be considering the similarities and differences between continents. In DT, we will be learning how to make a healthy packed lunch. We will be evaluating products that already exist and then will plan our own packed lunch using a range of ingredients from around the world. Our final step will be to make the packed lunch and then enjoy eating it! This half term we will also be practising for our Nativity. Keep an eye out for more details about this soon!

Autumn 1 2022

This half term, our humanities focus is History. We are thinking about how our school has changed since it was first built in 1906. We have already started to create a timeline and have looked at photos of the front of the school to spot changes. If you have any photos of the school or were a pupil here and have some memories about what the school used to be like, we would love to hear from you! In Science, we are considering the suitability of different materials for the objects that they are made into. Over the next few weeks, we will be testing the properties of different materials.

Our Art project this half term studies the landscape paintings of local artist Fred Ingrams. We have lots of exciting events planned around this including Fred Ingrams visiting our school and an Art Gallery to display the finished pieces of work.

In R.E. this half term, we are learning about Christianity and the life of Jesus. We are thinking about key events in his life and how he helped others. Our PSHE topic is called ‘What makes a good friend?’ We have already started thinking about why our friends are important to us and how we can be a good friend. We have outdoor PE every Monday and indoor PE every Thursday.

Summer 1 2022

This term we are going to be looking at ‘What is a coastline?’ in Geography. We will be identifying and naming the countries and islands of the UK and the key features of a coastline. We will be investigating the human (man-made) and physical (natural) features of the coast, which will include an exciting trip to the coast! Our English will link to our Geography topic and we are going to start by Week ending: 22.04.22 Burrowmoor News Opening up the world for our children and families. creating our own books based on ‘The Storm whale’, which will give children the opportunity to show off their writing skills that they will be practising over the next couple of weeks.

In Maths we are going to be revising the different strategies to answer questions using all four operations ( + - x ÷) building on our knowledge from both Years 1 and 2. Our Science question this half term is ‘Are pushes and pulls important?’ and we will be investigating forces and friction. Our computing challenge this half term will be to create a PowerPoint slide show on our knowledge of the coast!

We will be continuing to do PE on a Wednesday (Outdoor) where we will be practising our cricket skills of throwing and catching and Friday (Indoor) where we will be working on our fitness ready for sports day.

Spring 2 2022 Update

Year 2s focus this half term will be History and answering the question ‘Is it right to stand up for what you believe in?’ In order to answer this question, we will be looking at three strong, independent and influential women from History who stood up for what they believed in: Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai. This will also be supported in our English where these three women will form the key focus of our writing and we will be using them to inspire our letter writing, recounts and poetry.

During Maths this half term, we study 2D and 3D shapes before continuing our journey to master addition. In Science, we will be looking to answer the question ‘Do seeds need soil to grow?’ by studying the structure of plants, how they reproduce and carrying out an experiment using seeds.

In Computing, we will be learning about programming by creating an animated short of Rosa Parks and, during the last week of term, we will be learning about what Christians believe about Jesus in RE.

Our indoor and outdoor PE lessons will continue to be on a Wednesday and Friday.