Year 2 are very excited to start the half term with the book ‘Claude in the City’ by Alex T Smith, a story book about a dog and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, who go to the city for the very first time.
In Literacy, pupils will learn to use a thesaurus to find and select appropriate vocabulary to describe the setting and characters of the story ‘Claude in the City’. They will also discuss the sequence of the events and share opinions of the text with reference to the story. Pupils will also use their reading skills to infer information about the characters in the book and apply this when re-writing the story in their own words. After this, they will revise the features of an information leaflet and write their own about Betty’s Beret Boutique.
In Numeracy, pupils will continue to work with place value to further their learning, looking at how to solve problems involving the four operations. Pupils will revise subtraction and then move onto learning how to solve multiplication and division problems. They will recall and use multiplication facts to support us solve calculations and recognising odd and even numbers. To deepen their understanding of multiplication, pupils will also look at the doubles of multiples of 5 and 10 and examine the inverse of these facts.
In Humanities, Year 1 will learn about the continents of the world, naming and locating the world’s seven continents, using a world map and atlases to support them. They will identify the UK and other countries, continents and oceans nearby. In addition, pupils will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key landmarks on each continent.
In Science, pupils will explore everyday materials. They will find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. In addition to this, pupils will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard and their particular uses. They will carry out simple tests and closely observe the outcomes in order to gather and record data to help answer the questions they have.
Year 2 will continue to have PE on Thursday, therefore all pupils are expected to bring in their PE kits clearly labelled with their name.
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