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Year 2: Ruby and Scarlet

Year 2 will be focussing their learning around their new Power of Reading book, ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’ this half term. Pupils will not only be exploring the book in English and guided reading, but also across the curriculum including in computing lessons.


In English, Year 2 pupils will be learning how to use subordinating and coordinating clauses in their writing such as and, because, when, if, etc. Pupils will find many different ways to use these conjunctions linked to our Power of Reading book and will eventually write their own adventure stories using Emma Jane’s aeroplane as inspiration.


In Maths, Year 2 will look at place value and learn how to partition two digit numbers. Pupils will learn how to compare different quantities using the more than and less than symbols (<, >). They will then also recap their number bonds to 10 and begin to learn number bonds to 20 in several different ways. Pupils will also continue to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


In humanities, pupils will be learning about the significant event of the first aeroplane flight by the Wright Brothers. They will continue developing their chronological understanding by looking at transport that is modern and transport that is from the past, Pupils will learn how to compare and gain a better understanding of how technology has affected transport over the years. They will then do a local study of Heathrow Airport looking into the significance of its location and how it has changed over time.


In Art and DT, pupils will be developing their knowledge and understanding of printing. They will learn about artists who use printing to create their artwork and use a range of objects and materials to create their own artwork using this medium.


In RE, pupils will explore the religion of Judaism and how rules are an important part of this faith. Pupils will look at which rules are the most important to Jewish people and they will begin to make some comparisons to other religions and their own lives.


In computing, pupils will learn how to use word processing programs on computers, laptops and tablets. They will learn how to produce text and understand the benefits of using these compared to writing by hand.


Year 2 will have PE lessons on Monday; therefore all pupils are expected to come dressed in the correct PE kits on the day. We would also ask parents and carers to ensure that all items of clothing are named to help if an item is lost.


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