The Power of Reading book that supports our learning this term is ‘10 Things I can do to Help My World’ by Melanie Walsh. This moral-based book teaches us how to look after our world and the impact individuals can have on it.
In Literacy, the pupils will learn to write a set of instructions using commands and imperative verbs. Later in the term, they will also focus on the purpose of formal letters and the features included in them. The pupils will then write their own letters linking to environmental problems such as pollution. Acrostic poems are the last unit of learning that the pupils will do and these will be written with descriptive language about how we can improve the world.
In Numeracy, the pupils will use their knowledge of place value to compare and order a range of numbers in a sequence. They will identify and represent numbers using different representations and learn to read and write numbers up to 100 in words and numerals. They will also develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete objects and pictorial representations.
In Humanities, the life and work of Charles Darwin is the focus. The pupils will compare the similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods and use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features including forests, valleys and vegetation. During the autumn term, the pupils will write a biography of Charles Darwin and a recount based on Darwin’s work. We will learn about evolution and how Darwin evidenced his findings.
In Science, we learn about living things and their habitats. We will identify different habitats while learning about the key things needed for survival. We will develop our understanding of how the changes of a habitat affect its inhabitants. The pupils will investigate food chains and use key vocabulary to describe the different parts of a food chain such as producer and predator.
PE is every Monday afternoon and the children must have the appropriate kit. We advise all aspects of uniform to be labelled with each child’s name and class.
We look forward to an outstanding autumn term in Year 2.
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