Year 2 - Spring 2
Homework Year 2
Walk to School
Learning Values: Respect & Responsibility, Life Long Learning and Engagement Learning. Behaviours: Confidence and perseverance thinking.
S.M.S.C: Accepting and celebrating our differences.
- Katie Morag series
- Children can spell many Year 2 common exception words.
- To show tall and short letters of the correct size, orientation and relationship towards one another.
- Use coordination (e.g. and, but) and subordination (if, because).
- Use present and past tense mostly correctly.
- Write simple and coherent narrative about personal experience or others, real or fictional.
- Write about real events, recording these simply and clearly.
- Sound out unfamiliar words without hesitation.
- Read words accurately and fluently.
- Read most common exception words.
- Read words containing common suffixes.
- Answer questions and make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
- Can you describe similarities and differences between island life and mainland life?
- Can you use adjectives to describe the island?
- Recount of Year 2’s trip to Perivale Woods.
- Creative story based on Katie Morag Assessment piece – adventure story
- Recall multiplication facts.
- Use estimation to check that an answer to a calcula on is reasonable (e.g. Knowing that 48 +35 will be less than 100).
- Solving 1 and 2 step word problems using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
- Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); the results using >, < and =
- Reading scales.
- Fractions: identifying 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 1/3.
- Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.
- Read scales in divisions of 2s, 5s and 10s where all numbers on the scale are given (reading the temperature on a thermometer or measuring jug).
- Recognise and tell the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 15 minutes.
- Is a half more than a quarter?
- How many minutes between 9am and 9:15am?
- This half term we will continue to study plants. We shall be learning about the life cycle of plants and looking at them in their different habitats.
- Through practical activities and work in class we shall be helping the children to develop their knowledge of plants locally and in other habitats.
- Can you describe the life cycle of a plant?
- What plants would you find in a forest?
- What is a habitat?
- Can you think of a local habitat?
- What plants would you find there?
- In this topic children will use infor- ma on books to compare places that they have studied.
- They will discuss basic human and physical features.
- They will work on identifying and recognising the seven continents and ve oceans on maps, globes and atlases.
- Pupils will also nd out about the hot and cold places of the world in relation to the equator and North and South poles.
- Comparing islands and Mainlands.
- Why is this part of the world hot?
- Which continent is this?
P.E. – Gymnastics
- Can I balance using my hands, feet or seat?
- Can I copy stretching movements for different parts of the body?
- Can I perform simple rolls e.g. for- ward, pencil, teddy-bear?
- Can I create different shapes when balancing e.g. thin, wide, twisted?
This term pupils will be exploring the computer topic ‘We are detectives’. Pupils will learn to research a given topic safely, effectively and efficiently. They will follow a structured approach and make use of mind-mapping techniques in order to organise their research. Finally they will share their findings with other pupils through a short multimedia presentation.
- Can you add questions to a mind map?
- Where would you find the information that you need on this website?
- Can you name some ways that we can all stay safe when using the internet?
What’s the Score?
- Using vocabulary of music and practising: dynamics
- Can I use vocabulary, such as: piano, forte?
No History Studies this half term
- I can identify members of my family and answer simple questions about them.
- We will also be looking at names of the days of the week and months of the year.
- To explore life in different countries
- To explain how their life is different to the lives of children in other countries.
- What similarities do all children have across the world?
- Where our food comes from.
- Creating a recipe for a healthy drink. Measuring out the ingredients. Peeling, chopping and grating fruit.
- Where do we get our food from?
- What does it mean to be healthy?
- How will you make sure it is tasty to drink?
- Important stories from the Buddhist faith.
- What values are important to Buddhists?
- What do Buddhists believe?
No Art Studies this half term