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 Summer 1:
This term we will be reading the books ‘Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain’ by Verna Aardema and ‘Leopard's Drum’ by Jessica Southemni's. We will use our first textbook to explore the use of fable stories to convey strong messages. Using our reading skills, we will explore the thoughts and feelings of characters and look at a range of newspaper reports, exploring their purposes and features. This will inform our newspaper report which we will be writing to cover the draught which happened in the story. Then we will use the second textbook to explore the different characters. We will develop our understanding of the different characters by using our reading skills and use that to inform our character descriptions for Tortoise.
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 Summer 1, we will be focusing on fractions and shapes. The children will use their knowledge of dicision to inform their understanding of fractions. We will be recognise halves, thirds and quarters of shapes and quantities. The children will use the bar model to help them find fractions of numbers/ quantities. They will then be exposed to fraction related word problems where the children will have to understand the word problem, recognise the correct fraction calculation and use the bar model to find the answer. Once they have secured good understanding, they will have a go at tackling SATs style questions.
For shapes, we will be recognising 2D and 3D shapes. We will be looking at different features which make the shape either a 2D or a 3D shape. The children will also recognise shapes which have lines of symmetry and will recognise and continue patterns.
Within our science lessons this term, we will be focusing on Plants. We will be looking at the the parts of the plants and the life cycle of plant. We will also recognise what plants need to grow. Then we will compare the different types of plants which are found in the different countries/ areas of Africa.
Art & Design and Technology
We will be using our knowledge and skills to design, make and evaluate African inspired musical instruments.
During our RE lessons, we will be focusing on spreading the message, where we will begin by exploring the different messages and the different ways we can spread them. Then we will look at the importance of Pentecost day.
We will be encouraging the children to think of someone who impresses them deeply becuase of the way he/ she lives and consider the following questions within our RE lessons:
What is it that impresses you?
What do you think inspires them?