Year 2 - St. Bernadette 2020 - 2021
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 Ilyas
Teaching assistant: Miss Irum
Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Spring 1:
This term we will be reading the books ‘Paper bag Princess’ by Rober Munsch and ‘Small Knight and Gearge’ by Ronda Armitage. We will use our first textbook to explore the authir's choice of characters. Using our reading skills, we will explore the thoughts and feelings of characters and look at a range of diary entries, exploring their purposes and features. This will inform our diary entry which we will be writing in the role of the Dragon.
We will be continuing our daily phonics interventions that will allow us to develop our phonetic knowledge which we can use to support us whilst reading. Some children will be working their way through comprehension booklets which allow them to practise and develop their reading skills. The children will also have opportunities to enjoy various types of texts which they can find within our reading garden.
During Spring 1, we will be focusing on place multiplication and division. The children will use their knowledge of times-tables and understanding of multiplication being repeated addition to help them tackle mutiplication challenges. The children will use their knowledge of sharing equally and fairly to inform their methods when dealing with division problems. They will also recognise divison as the inverse of multiplication and use it to find answers to missing calculation problems. . Once they have secured good understanding, they will have a go at tackling SATs style questions.
Within our science lessons this term, we will be focusing on Material. We will be looking at the uses of everyday materials and will investigate their suitability for particular pusposes.
Art & Design and Technology
We will be using our knowledge and skills to design, make and evaluate swords and shields.
During our RE lessons, we will be focusing on books, where we will begin by exploring the different types of books around us, at home and in school. Then we will look at the Bible, acknowledging the purpose and value of it. We will learn about the different sections of the Bible and their importance.
We will be focusing on the following questions within our RE lessons:
- Why do we need books?
- How many kinds of books do we use and why?
- What is special about the Bible and why is it important to us?