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 2:
Literacy - This half term, we are continuing to discover the topic of 'Dinosaurs' and reading the book 'Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs' written by Giles Andrea. We will be using the information book 'How Dinosuars really work' to expand our knowledge of dinosaurs and discuss different types of text and audiences. The children will also be focusing on a chapter book throughout the term that is read at the end of the day. Our reading area will be updated with exciting dinosaur related books for the children to explore!
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 the following day to go through and 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 2, we will be focusing on fractions, the four operations and time. This term will focus on children using their maths knowledge and a range of strategies to solve one and two step problems. We will be focusing on reasoning, ensuring that children can read and interpret maths problems. Children will be completing a weekly arithmetic test and reasoning test.
Science – Our science this term will be continung 'habitats', looking at specific needs and requirements for living things. We will explore living, non-living and things that ahve never lived! The children will use their habitats to features in a film at the end of the term!
Art & Design and Technology - Using their knowledge from Spring 1, the children are going to develop their design skills to create a moving dinosaur. They will design, create and evaluation their creature by choosing the appropriate tools and ensure they can manipulate their dinosaur accurately. After the creation, they will develop their skills with water colours to create their own dinosaur habitat background. This will allow the create to perform their dinosaur performance, teaching other members of the school about dinosaurs!
Religious Education - During our RE lessons, we will be focusing on 'Preparation' to lead us up to celebration of Lent. The children will explore the meaning of Lent and be involved in extra curricular activites. Our collective worships with be based on 'forgiveness' and 'celebration'.