We are very excited to start the new year with the book ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon; a picture book about a lonely alien who is far from home and who is cast out because she looks different.
In Literacy, we will learn to use a thesaurus to find and select appropriate vocabulary to describe the setting and characters of the story ‘Beegu’. We will also learn 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 a diary and write our own diary from Beegu’s point of view where we will describe his day using descriptive language and apply our knowledge of question marks and exclamation marks.
In Numeracy, we will learn to identify fractions of an amount including ½, 1/3, 2/4, ¾,¼ and know that all parts must be equal parts of a whole. We will revise how to tell and write the time to quarter to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. We will begin solving a range of problems involving time and calculate time differences using our knowledge of mathematical vocabulary such as minute, hours and seconds. In the second part of spring half term we will identify the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of vertices, edges and faces.
In Humanities, we will learn about a significant event - the first moon landing. We will explore when it happened and how it took place, and use historical terms to describe it. We will learn to use our research skills to find out information about Neil Armstrong and write a biography to re-tell the main events in his life. During this topic, we will learn to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries involved in the ‘space race’ and discuss the reasons for this event.
In Science, we will continue to learn, compare and identify the suitability of a variety of everyday materials. The pupils will compare several materials and will be using the scientific words to describe what they have seen and measured.
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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