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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to year 2! I hope you have had a fantastic summer and are excited to be starting year 2!

Our class teacher is Miss Bray and we have Miss Corrigan helping us in the mornings.

As we enter Spring term we are beginning to prepare for SATS by trying our best, working hard and practicing all the time!

In year 2 we all strive to be kind, caring, friendly and considerate children who aim to always be green and follow the golden rules.

 

Homework

Spellings and maths homework will be given out each week and tests will take place on a Friday. Please remember reading should be completed each night and book bags sent into school each day.

Music
Music will take place every Tuesday and will be taught by Mrs. Hughes who is a specialist music teacher in line with the national curriculum.
PE
PE will take place every Monday please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with suitable footwear.

 

Snowy Weather Work

In the event of a school closure due to bad weather please complete this work at home and bring it into back into school on your return or email the school office  mosscroft@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject ‘Year 2 Snowy Weather work’.

Year 2 Snowy Weather Work

 

Please take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

 

 

 

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
English Narrative:

A Story with a familiar setting

 

Non-Narrative:

Persuasive writing: Brochure/Leaflet

 

 

Narrative:

Story with a fantasy/sci-fi setting

Poetry:

Writing riddles

Non-Fiction:
Formal writing – a letter

 

 

Narrative:

Traditional tale

Poetry:

Acrostic

Non-Fiction:
Diary Account

 

Maths Place value

 

Addition and subtraction

 

Measurement

 

Multiplication and division

 

Fractions

Multiplication and

division

Fractions

Money

Measurement, Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Properties of Shape

Statistics/Graphs

 

 

Problem solving

 

Statistics and graphs

 

Position and direction

Time

 

4 operations

 

Investigations/Consolidations

 

IPC The Magic Toymaker People of the Past Hooray Lets Go On Holiday
PE Games x2 per week

 

Dance x2 per week

Gym x2 per week

 

Dance x2 per week

Games x2 per week

 

Athletics x2 per week

Computing You’ve Got Mail

Whatever the Weather

Code-tastic

Super Sci-Fi

Let’s Fix IT

Vehicles

Science Humans

Materials

Animals

Living Things and Their Habitats

Plants

Super science

SEAL New Beginnings

Getting On & Falling Out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

RE Hinduism

Divali & Light

Special places

Easter

Families and friends
Theme Week Diversity Week Enterprise Shine Week

Autumn Curriculum

English

During this term we are going to learning about different writing genres. We are going to be writing our own play-scripts based on the text Oh Gnome! and looking at tradition tales such as Beauty and the Beast. We will be learning about new punctuation we can use to improve our writing and continuing to work hard becoming independent writers.

Maths

Multiplication and Divison

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even
numbers.

Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.

Fractions

Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

Write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6=3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

Measurement

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value

Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money

Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of

money of the same unit, including giving change

Compare and sequence intervals of time

Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these time

Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

Shape

Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line

Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces

Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]

Compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.

Science

Animals, including humans

Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for
survival (water, food and air).

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different
types of food, and hygiene

We will also be recapping omnivores, carnivores and herbivores.

In science we will complete lots of different investigations, continuing to improve our scientific knowledge and language!

Living things and their habitats

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

IPC

Our IPC topic for the Spring term is People from the past. Take a look below at what we will be learning in each subject this term!

History

Be able to use key words and phrases relating to the passing of time

Be able to order events and objects into a sequence

Be able to identify differences between their own lives and those of people who have lived in the past

Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information

Art

Be able to use a variety of materials and processes

Be able to suggest ways of improving their own work

Be able to comment on works of art

Music

Be able to recognise and explore ways in which sounds can be made, changed and organised

Be able to sing familiar songs

Be able to play simple rhythms with a steady beat

Be able to compose simple musical patterns

Be able to use symbols to represent sounds.

 

International

Be able to respect one another’-s individuality and independence

Be able to work with each other where appropriate

 

Behaviour

We will be having lots of fun collecting our class Dojo points!  We can earn Dojo points in class and around school for following the Golden Rules, making sure we are adhering to the Core Values at Mosscroft, bringing our PE kits and having the correct uniform. We can also collect a Dojo point each week for homework which we know is very important.

 

Year 2 Top Sites

Use these websites to help you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2

 

Our Learning in Action

This term we have started our new IPC topic people of the past. For our entry point we hosted our own famous people party where we pretended be someone famous and everyone else had to guess! We really enjoyed this and are looking forward to finding out about lots of new historic people!