What to Expect in Year 2
In English, we will be using Charles Dicken’s ‘Oliver Twist’ as a stimulus for a range of writing, including; descriptive sequencing and alternative endings. 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. Children will also take part in role play and class discussions in order to develop their speaking and listening skills.
During Maths 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 also be multiplying and dividing, building on children’s times table facts, particularly the 2, 5 and 10s. Children will be interpreting and constructing simple pictograms, tally charts and block diagrams through statistics. This half term we will also be starting to look at properties of 2D shapes, including identifying number of sides and vertical lines.
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.