Year 2 are very excited to start this half term reading the book ‘10 Things I can do to Help My World’ by Melanie Walsh. This moral-based book will teach them how to look after the world and about the impact of individuals on the planet.
In English, Year 2 will learn about the purpose of formal letters and the features of formal letters. Pupils will then write their own letters linking to environmental problems, such as pollution. During this half of the Autumn term, pupils will be learning about expanded noun phrases and how to use these to help the reader with clarity. Year 2 pupils will also be learning about different types of sentences and how these help the reader understand the tone of the text.
In Maths, Year 2 will develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Pupils will be learning about the importance of estimation and how to use the inverse operation to check their answers. Pupils will also be developing their understanding of money and length, including how to solve problems involving these concepts.
In Science, Year 2 will be learning about living things and their habitats. Pupils will identify different habitats and learn about the key things needed for survival. Year 2 pupils will be developing their understanding of how changes within a habitat affect its inhabitants linked to the focus book. In addition, Year 2 will learn about food chains and use key vocabulary to describe the different parts of a food chain such as producer, consumer, prey and predator. Pupils will develop their understanding of adaptation and understand how animals have different features to enable them to live in their natural environment. They will be comparing animals and discussing whether all animals could live in the same habitat.
In RE, pupils will be learning about the meaning and importance of light in different religions. they will explore different stories and answer questions related to the importance of light within these stories.
In Design and Technology, pupils will use their acquired knowledge about birds and other living things to create a practical birdfeeder that makes use of sliders and levers. They will be using a range of tools and materials when making their birdfeeders.
Year 2 will have PE on Tuesday, therefore all pupils are expected to come dressed in their PE kits. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled to help with the return of any items that have been mislaid.
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