Year 2 - Summer 1
Homework Year 2
Walk to School
Learning Values: Nurtured and determined to achieve our best. Learning behaviours: Perseverance and confidence.
S.M.S.C: Learning to respect ourselves and others. Taking care of the world around us.
This half term we will be starting the term with a focus on literature based on dinosaurs and archaeologists.
- Writing stories and nonfiction texts with increasing skill and complexity:
- Learning how to use punctuation correctly, including capital letters, full stops, commas, question and exclamation marks
- Learning how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
- Using expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, e.g. adjectives to describe nouns.
- Using conjunctions (but, and, because) to join simple sentences. Using me conjunctions – later on, after that, finally
Letter Formation and Handwriting:
- Form letters correctly by practising all letter joins to produce fully cursive writing.
- Developing a love of reading, uency and comprehension through weekly comprehension lessons , sharing whole class texts, group- guided reading and individual reading.
- Can you create an exci ng 2A sentence?
- What type of sentence uses an exclamation?
- What type of sentence is this? (Statement, command, exclamation or question?)
- Can you write an exclamation sentence?
- What do you notice about the rhyme in this poem?
I can read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.
- Describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes (e.g. the pupil describes a triangle: it has 3 sides, 3 vertices and 1 line of symmetry; the pupil describes a pyramid: it has 8 edges, 5 faces, 4 of which are triangles and one is a square).
- I can choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direc- tion (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); ca- pacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
- I can solve problems involving comparing measures of length, mass and capacity/volume (+)
- I can use mathematical vocabulary to describe movement, including movement in a straight line (^).
- Can multiplication and division be done in any order?
- What is the inverse of addition?
- What measurement would you use for ……?
- What method is the most efficient?
- Which is the larger fraction?
- What does this scale tell us?
Animals and plants in their habitats.
- Complete topic focusing on growth and life cycles including humans.
- I can recognise that questions can be answered in different ways.
- I can observe closely, using simple equipment.
- Can you name the stages of a plant’s life cycle?
- Can you describe the stages of a human’s life cycle?
- How many centimetres has your plant grown?
This term children will focus on team games and ball skills. Over arm, under arm throwing, dribbling and a variety of team games.
- Linking our previous learning of floor movement skills, create and perform a dance in small groups.
- Can you dribble the ball keeping it close to your feet?
Our unit this term will be ‘We are Zoologists’. In this unit the children will go on a bug hunt, recording and identifying the small animals they find. They then organise the data they have collected, recording this using a graphing package and will interpret the graph to answer questions about the animals.
- How can we identify bugs?
- Why would scientists want to know about bug numbers?
- Where is a good place to find bugs?
- How do you adjust the contrast of a photograph?
- How do you crop a photograph?
Rain, Rain Go Away!
- Composing weather music Explore tempo, timbre and dynamics
- Can I create music in response to a stimulus e.g. Rain?
- BBC Ten Pieces: ‘Storm’ (Peter Grimes) – click here
To identify differences between males and females
- Link to RSE.
- To explore some of the differences between males and females and to understand how this is part of the lifecycle Link to RSE.
- To focus on difference and naming body parts Link to RSE.
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
- We will be looking at Mo Farah as a significant person in living memory.
- What learning values does Mo Farah demon- strate?
- Can you name three facts about Mo Farah?
Food technology – continued.
- 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?
8 April (Sunday) HANAMATSURI Buddhist (Japanese)
- Flower festival to mark the Japanese celebration of the Buddha Shakyamuni’s birthday, which Mahayana Buddhists fix in 565 BCE.
- Floral shrines are erected and an image of the infant Buddha is bathed.
3 May (Thursday) LAG B’OMER Jewish
- The Omer is a period of 49 days, lasting from Pesach to Shavuot.
How are these festivals / faiths similar?
- This term we will be looking at colours.
- We will also begin learning the names for the different parts of the body and face.
- The children will also revise the family members and greetings.
We will not be studying Art this half term
No Geography this half term