Year 2 - St. Bernadette 2019 - 2020
Hello and welcome to Year 2’s class page! I hope you enjoy having a look at what we are learning this term
Teacher: Miss McGuigan
Teaching assistant: Miss Irum
1:1 support: Miss Wilding
Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Spring 1:
Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our work on 'Dinosaurs' and reading the book 'giganotosaurus' written by Jonny Duddle and
Reading – The children will be tackling comprehension booklets that are allowing them to practise their reading skills. The children will complete a comprehension task and have time to following day to go through an discuss the questions/answers with support. We are reading ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams in our guided reading sessions and some children are continuing with daily phonics interventions.
Numeracy - During Spring 1, we will be focusing on 'Multiplication' and 'Divison' which will include looking at: place value, doubling and halving, arrays and inverse. Children will be completing a weekly arithmetic test that will allow them to practise their skills independently.
Science – We are exploring ‘Animals and their habitats' this half term! Within this topic we will be focusing on identifying carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children will be indentifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats!
History and Geography - Our topic this half term is 'Dinosaurs' and our big question is 'Why do people do extraordinary things?'. Within this topic we will looking at significant individual, Mary Anning. The children will explore her life and be introduced to geographical vocabulary throughout this topic, looking at where she lived and why she is significant.
Religious Education - Over Spring 1 , our topics will be 'Books' and 'Special People' Within the first topic, we will look at Holy books and specfic features. We will look at gospels and scripture, asking and answering questions about what they listen to. This will involve religious enquiry and group discussions, exploing other beliefs and cultures. During our second topic we will based the work around ou Big Question and explore signficant people from the stories that we read in the Bible.