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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

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In Year 2, you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and our fantastic Teaching assistants Mrs Worrall (Mon-Thurs mornings) and our 1:1 support, Mrs Plumb.

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas with your families and that you are excited for the new term!

 

Year 2 Curriculum long term plan

Class Information:

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's wallet containing their reading record and reading book comes into school every day. 

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them to reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!

PE:  

This term we will be doing Gymnastics in the hall on Thursdays and Ball games outside on Fridays. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their weather appropiate PE kit (indoor/outdoor) on these days.  

Forest School:

We will continue to have our Forest School sessions with Miss Matzen this year. We will inform you in advance when these sessions will be taking place. Children will need to come into school in their Forest School gear on these days.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set on Seesaw on Friday, children are expected complete and upload the work by the following Friday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths and Literacy work, in addition to one project- based piece of homework which will be set each half term. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed a Friday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Thursday. Please support your child to practise their spellings at home.

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information:

This term our learning is inspired by our topic:

‘Exploring England!'

We will be answering our enquiry question:

Who or what is significant in our local area?

 

In our Literacy lessons, we will begin the term by reading 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward, followed by ' The Dragonsitter' in our Guided Reading sessions. We will then move on to read 'Major Glad, Major Dizzy' by Jan Oke.

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on Multiplication and Division. We will then move on to explore the properties of shapes and then we will move on to fractions.

In our Science lessons, we will be exploring the properties and uses of everyday materials. We will be learning about how materials can change shape, by experimenting with twisting, stretching, bending and squashing different materials. We we carry out a range of experiments to explore the useful properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility. We will discover which type of kitchen towel or cloth is most effective at mopping up spills and we will consider why building materials must be absorbent.  We will then move on to create artwork by exploring the textures of materials and learn all about wax and how to re-mould it. Finally, we will explore how new materials are discovered and will research inventors.

In our Geography lessons, we will use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. Throughout our lessons, we will use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. We will further devise our own simple maps, using and constructing basic symbols in a key.

Take a look at our Topic Web to find out more...

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