What to Expect in Year 2
During Literacy this half term we will be reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Children will use adjectives and descriptive phrases to describe characters from the book. They will also retell and write the story in their own words and create an alternative ending. Each week children will take part in a Big Write which will focus upon building and developing their use of varying vocabulary, punctuation and developing their ideas further. SPAG will also be incorporated in to children’s learning, where each week we will focus on grammar and punctuation. Children will also take part in role play and class discussions in order to develop their speaking and listening skills.
During Numeracy this half term we will be furthering children’s knowledge and understanding of place value through the 4 operations and continuing to develop their written methods through word problems, investigations, four a day and verbal reasoning. Children will be encouraged to use various resources and stimuli to help further their mathematical skills and understanding. We will be measuring length and width in the units:- metres and centimetres and measuring weight in grams and kilograms. Children will also learn to write simple fractions for example, 1⁄2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2⁄4 and 1⁄2.
The focus of our topic this half term is ‘Pioneers’. Children will research the history of space travel and identify influential figures within space exploration as well other figures through history. Children will research both successful and unsuccessful journeys, missions and voyages and present their work through ICT and different text types.