Year 2


YEAR 2 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW – SUMMER TERM 

TOPICS:

1ST half term: The Scented Garden

2nd half term: Beach Combers

SUBJECT

LEARNING INTENTIONS

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP…

 

 

LITERACY

Reading

Key text will include:

  • The Secret Garden
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • James and the Giant Peach

 

  • The Snail and the Whale
  • The Three by the Sea
  • Information books about aquatic animals

 

Writing

The writing styles we will be exploring include:

  • Narratives
  • Poetry
  • Information booklets

 

  • Science experiment write ups
  • Instructions
  • Captions / Comic strips

 

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

Revision and practice of:

  • HFWs
  • Spelling rules
  • Present and past tense
  • Punctuation (full stops, commas, apostrophes)

 

  • Please ensure your child is reading every day.

 

  • Keep your child’s reading folder signed and updated.

 

  • Continue to help your child to practice their spellings at home.

 

 

 

 

MATHS

  • Geometry

 

  • Place Value and Number

 

  • General revision of all topics (measurement, Position and Direction, Fractions, Statistics etc.)

 

  • Continue to practice addition, subtraction, division and multiplication at home.

 

  • Encourage your children to use Maths in everyday life e.g. by telling the time, using money, measuring ingredients etc.

 

  • Use your Mathletic accounts to access a whole range of Math activities.

 

SCIENCE

Plants

-        Key parts of a plant and their roles

-        What plants need to grow healthily

-        Measuring and recording growth

 

Life Cycles

-        The life cycle of various aquatic animals (e.g. fish, frogs, newts, crabs, turtles)

-        Comparing life cycles

-        What is metamorphosis?

 

  • Grow your own plants and vegetables at home
  • Create a herb garden
  • Make scented dough with natural plants/flowers
  • Visit Kew Gardens or Hampden Court Gardens

 

  • Explore a British coastline
  • Go crab fishing
  • Research how coastal erosion occurs

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

HISTORY

 

 ART

 

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

 

COMPUTING

 

PSHE

THE SCENTED GARDEN

 

Geography

  • The Amazon rainforest (location, climate, wildlife)
  • Its importance
  • Deforestation and destruction
  • Conservation

 

 

Art / D&T

  • 3D models of plants made out of soft wire and tissue paper

 

Computing

  • Internet safety
  • How to send and receive an email

 

 

BEACH COMBERS

 

History / Geography

  • UK Coasts
  • Key features of a coast
  • The geology and history of Lulworth Cove / Durdle Door

 

Art

  • Pencil drawing of a beach/coast at different times of the day
  •  Using a pencils to creates different shading and effects

 

PSHE

  • Growth and responsibility
  • Good communication

 

  • Do some research of your own about the Amazon rainforest and other major rainforests around the world e.g. Congo River Basin Rainforest
  • Help your child to send an email to a friend or family member who lives abroad?

 

RE

 

Christianity

-        The architecture of a church

-        Charity and the work of Christian Aid

-        The Holy Trinity

-        Creation and care for the world

  • Compare the features of Christ Church to another church or place of worship that you might have visited

 

  • Discuss what charities are and which ones you and/or the school has supported

 

  • Make a plan about how you can take care of the world at home e.g. by recycling, not littering etc.

 

 

PE

GYMNASTICS

 

(Non-Stop Action)

In PE the children will be learning the skills associated with various team games.

 

In Gymnastics they will be exploring dance from other genres.

 

PE/Gymnastics times have not changed and so will still occur on a Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

 

  • Remember to label all belongings, including plimsolls.

 

  • NO NEED TO DRESS YOUR CHILD IN THEIR PE KITS ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ANY MORE.

 

 

FRENCH

 

(Mrs Charlton)

 

Year 2 will be learning key words, phrases and songs relating to the topics above through song, dance, games and role-play.

  • Play French songs and/or read some well-known stories in French.

 

  • Ask your child about some of the key words/phrases they have learnt in class.

 

 

HOMEWORK

 

Homework is handed out on Fridays and should be completed and returned to school by Wednesday.

 

The children will have a weekly spelling test on Fridays based on their homework spellings.

 

  • Encourage your child to have their homework out ready to hand in on Wednesday mornings.

 

  • If there are any issues with homework, please let us know – especially if it is going to be handed in late. We are more than happy to help!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

  • James & the Giant Peach workshop – 2nd May @ 9am – 12pm

 

  • Garden Party – 26th May @ 12pm – 1:30pm

 

  • Science trip – 7th July @ 9am – 12:30pm

 

  • Y2 Class Assembly – 30th July @ 9am

 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes,

Miss E. Pascali and Mrs J. Partridge

 

 

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