Welcome to Year 2's Curriculum page.
During spring term, we will be looking at reading and creating our own traditional tales. We have already read Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. We have been expressing our own opinions about these stories (A. 12) and writing our own book reviews. When we have completed our work on fairy tales, we will be exploring non-fiction texts based on Arctic animals and producing our own fact files based on Polar Bears. Please help your child at home by reading and discussing books with them. It would be helpful if you could practise reading and writing the year 2 common exception words with them.
This spring in numeracy we will be developing our mental arithmetic strategies as well as written strategies. We will begin this half term by revisiting methods for the four main operations as well as looking at fractions, focusing on halves, quarters and thirds. We will use pictorial activities to represent fractions of a shape such as pretend pizza making, bar models and groups of for finding fractions of an amount. Then we will be moving on to 2d and 3d shapes, by the end of this children should be able to name and recognise 2d shapes and 3d shapes. Children will then be introduced to interpreting data and we will begin to record information on tally charts, pictographs, block graph and simple tables. If you get the chance to at home, please practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Our topic this half term is The Great Fire of London. We have already looked at how the fire started and sequenced the events on a timeline. We have discussed how we know about historical events and that we use artifacts and diaries from history to piece events together. We will be looking in more detail at Samuel Pepys diary and creating our own diary entry using our knowledge.
On Wednesday 29th January Year 2 will be having their Inspire workshops based on The Great Fire of London. We hope to see you there.