Year 2 are very excited to start the half term with the book ‘Claude in the City’ by Alex T Smith; a story about a dog and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, that visit a city for the very first time.
In Literacy, we 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’. We will also learn how to discuss the sequence of the events and share our opinions of the text with reference to the story. We will use our reading skills to infer information about the characters in the book and apply this when re-writing the story in our own words. After this, we will revise the features of an acrostic poem and write our own poem, using noun phrases to describe and specify.
In Numeracy, we will continue to use our place value knowledge to learn how to solve problems involving the four operations. We will revise subtraction and then move onto learning how to solve multiplication and division problems. We will be recalling and using multiplication facts to support us as we solve calculations. To deepen our understanding of multiplication we will be looking at the doubles of multiples of 5 and 10 and investigating the inverse of these facts.
In Humanities, we will learn about the cities and towns of the world. We will be naming and locating the world’s seven continents, using a world map and atlases to support us to identify the UK and other countries, continents and oceans nearby. In addition, we will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features, including cities, towns and villages. We will also focus on the similarities and differences of two areas through studying the human geography on a small area of the UK and a contrasting non-European country.
In Science, we will explore everyday materials. We 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, we will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. We will carry out simple tests and closely observe the outcomes in order to gather and record data to help answer the questions we have.
Year 2 will continue to have PE on Thursdays; therefore all pupils are expected to bring in their PE kits with names clearly labelled.
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