The spring term is packed with learning opportunities for Year 2. Here is some information on what we are going to be focussing on.
We will assign tasks to be completed weekly by your child. They will include spellings, times tables and reading as well as other subjects, depending on what we are focusing on at the moment. They will mainly project based, to complement and enrich the learning experience children have at school. They will not be formally marked, but will be monitored and acknowledged.
We start the term by focussing on multiplication and division and their relationship as inverse operations. We will continue to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills, applying our knowledge of different methods for calculation. We will learn about fractions and how to collect, present and interpret data, reading different scales. We are also going to deepen our knowledge of shapes and their properties.
We will be reading a range of different texts, including letters, information texts and stories. These texts will serve as inspiration and models for children to write their own text in the same style. We will hone in on children’s editing skills, so that they are able to proof read for spelling and punctuation effectively.
In RE we will be learning about the life of Jesus and how he is both human and God. We will discuss how he called his first disciples and learn about the miracles he performed. Later on, we will be learning about the rituals in church, including different parts of a Mass, what they mean and why they are important.
We will learn about different habitats around the world and their continents. We will also learn about customs and music from different parts of the world. In music, KS1 and Reception will develop a project with the City of London Sinfonia, with a show at the end of term for parents and carers.
We will be learning about living things and how they adapt to their habitats. We will be looking at local habitats and how they provide shelter and food to animals and plants. We will look at our senses, especially the sense of hearing. We will continue to develop our scientific skills through investigations and close observations.
Besides learning on how to stay safe online, we will learn how to produce and store digital content safely.
Our focus will be on dance and gymnastics.
Art/Design and Technology
We will look at the work of Henry Rousseau and produce a collage inspired by it. We will also design and make a hinged cage for an animal. We will be learning about how different artists present musical instruments and will design and make a string box.
This term we will be focussing on keeping safe and managing risks. We will also be learning about ‘standing up for your rights’: What it means to be a citizen and how to enforce your rights as one.
We look forward to supporting you in developing your child to reach their full potential.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Ms Mariana Finazzi