We are following the ‘Come and See’ RE programme. It is an invitation for children to understand and begin to appreciate the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them.
Our first topic is Beginnings. We will explore how God was present at the beginning of the World and is present in the many different beginnings each day offers.
The children will explore different types of writing including stories, poetry, letter writing and non-fiction.
We will be working on conjunctions (a word that joins two or more phrases together e.g. but, so, because, however).
We will also be learning about the four different types of sentences that there are: statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
We will be revising adjectives, nouns and verbs.
The children will also be learning about tenses ( which show the time of an action or a state of being as shown by a verb), specifically the present tense and the past tense.
Throughout the week the children will be heard to read individually and in guided reading groups. We will be reading a range of texts: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The children will use their knowledge to work out, predict and check the meanings of unfamiliar words and to make sense of what they have read.
In our phonics sessions we will revise the Phase 5 sounds in the Letters and Sounds scheme and then work on alternative pronunciations for known graphemes.
The children will also practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
The sounds that the children will be learning during the week will be posted on Google Classroom at the end of the week on Friday and the children will have a ‘spelling quiz’ after they have learned them on the following Friday.
This term the children will build on skills learned in Year 1.
The children will develop their knowledge of place value and have an understanding of what each digit represents. They will continue to work on part-whole models to explore how tens and ones can be partitioned and recombined to make a total. They will order numbers and objects and use the <, > symbols to show the order of numbers.
The children will be developing their knowledge of + and -. They will be learning different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems such as drawing tens and ones and blank number lines. They will use concrete resources to help justify their answers. The children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers. They will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop their number and problem solving skills. Throughout the work that we do the children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers.
In science the children will be carrying out their own experiments and developing the scientific skills of observing, predicting, measuring, fair testing and recording in a variety of ways. The children will also be learning about forces, movement and friction..
The children will be developing their keyboard skills to enter and edit texts. We will be focussing on using specific keys such as the enter button to drop down a line, the Caps Lock button to insert capital letters and the backspace and delete buttons. If you have computer access please encourage your children to practice their skills.
We will explore human and physical features of the seaside. The children will be able to extract information from secondary sources. We will be looking at maps and creating our own maps of places.
In music the children will play musical instruments and create musical patterns. They will use their voices expressively by singing songs and performing chants and rhymes.
Art and Design
The children will be creating still life pieces by recording from first hand observation and experience. They will explore how to create tones and tints by experimenting with changing a colour by adding white or black.
The children will do PE on Monday and Thursday.
On Monday, they will do gymnastics, working on movement and balance and the ability to link them to create sequences on the floor and on different pieces of apparatus. Our aim will be to create performances linking a sequence of 4 movements with control and fluency. On Thursday, the children will do games activities with an LFA coach.
Modern Foreign Languages
The children will be learning Spanish in Year 2.
The children are expected to read daily.
Spellings are given out on Friday and there is a quiz on the following Friday.
English and Maths homework is given out on Friday and should be returned on the following Monday.