Year 2 are very excited to start learning this half term which they will anchor in their Power of Reading book, ‘10 Things I Can Do To Help My World’ by Melanie Walsh. This moral-based book will teach pupils how to look after our world and the impact individuals can have on it.
In English, pupils will learn about the purpose of formal letters and their features. Pupils will use this understanding to write their own letters linking to environmental problems such as pollution. During this half of the Autumn Term, Year 2 will also learn about expanded noun phrases and how to use these to help develop clarity for their reader.
In Maths, pupils will use their knowledge of place value to compare and order a range of numbers in a sequence. They will also develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems, tying to their knowledge of number and place value. Year 2 will be learning the importance of estimation and how to use the inverse operation to check that answers are correct.
In Science, Year 2 will learn about living things and their habitats. They will identify different habitats and learn about the key things needed for survival. Pupils will develop their understanding of how changes of a habitat affect its inhabitants.
Year 2 will learn about food chains and use key vocabulary to describe the different parts of a food chain such as producer and predator. In addition to this, Year 2 will develop their understanding of adaptation and understand how animals have different features to enable them to live in their environment. They will compare other animals and discuss whether all animals could live in the same habitat.
In Dt this half term, pupils will make bird feeders linking to our Power of Reading text whilst in they will also learn about the artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates sculptures from natural objects.
PE will continue to take place on Tuesdays and all pupils are expected to have their PE kit in school for that day.
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