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Year 2: Ruby and Scarlet

Year 2 are very excited to start the school year with the book ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’ by Katie Haworth which is a rhyming narrative about a girl who zooms off in her aeroplane around the cities of the world, making new friends who help her save the day when the little plane gets into trouble.

In English, pupils will learn to use both subordinating and coordinating to join clauses. We will also learn the importance of planning or saying out loud what pupils are going to write about to ensure that it is coherent.

In Maths, pupils will use our place value knowledge to learn how to partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of 10s and 1s. We will spend time comparing and ordering numbers from 0 to 100 and using <, > and = signs to compare them. We will then consolidate our learning on place value, by spending time applying this to reason with and calculate bonds of numbers to and within 20.

In Humanities, pupils will learn about the changes within living memory and events beyond our living memory that are significant nationally or globally, with a theme of ‘Transport’. We will name different modes of transport and use a range of sources to describe transport from the past. We will then compare the similarities and differences between transport in the past and present.

In Science, pupils will explore everyday materials. We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including metal, plastic, paper and cardboard for particular uses. We will then find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We will use our scientific skills to ask simple questions and perform a fair test to find out which material would be best suited for a parachute.

Year 2 will have PE on Tuesday; all pupils are expected to bring in their PE kits with names clearly labelled.

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