Welcome to Term 2 of Year 2.
Food, glorious food, and exercise too!
This learning unit focuses on Science, English, Design Technology and P.E. with Maths, R.E. , History and Computing taught discretely.
The children's earning will begin with a hook of the Teacher trying to eat a late and very unhealthy breakfast to generate a class discussion if this is the most suitable meal to start the day with. The children will go on to explore the main food groups and how these impact on the body, they will explore the effects of exercise on the body and the importance of personal hygiene. A range of quality texts will be used to promote the learning this term including 'Whiffy Wilson', 'The Disgusting Sandwich' and various non-fiction books. In Design Technology, the children will use all that they have learned about healthy eating and follow a healthy recipe to create a delicious snack They will also dissect and explore a range of 3d nets/ boxes and use this knowledge to design, make and evaluate a lunch box to hold specific items.
We will continue to work on mathematical fluency and reasoning. We will focus on the four operations. In particular, adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and then starting to understand repeated additions and arrays for multiplication and division. We will also be using money – learning how to write money including £ signs. We will be solving problems using money.
In daily arithmetic sessions, we will be working on the children's fluency/ rapid recall of number bonds to 10 and to 20.
The children will explore and discuss, What do Christians feel about God? We will investigate this question through a range of Bible stories. We will also be learning about what Christmas means to Christians.
We will take time to think about the special significance of Remembrance and why we celebrate Bonfire night.
P.E. will continue on Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure your child comes to school wearing the P.E. kits on these days. With the weather getting colder, tracksuits may be worn. Due to Covid restrictions, P.E. is currently conducted outside and will be very much weather dependent.
Spellings will go home during the first week of term and spelling tests will continue to be on Fridays following the cumulative approach. Once the children can spell the words they can practice writing sentences with them in.
Reading at home
Ideally, your child should be reading independently every day and reading to another adult at least 3 times a week. Please be aware of fluency, accuracy, understanding of the text, expression and their ability to follow punctuation. This is also a time when you can ask them to re-tell part of the story, to predict what might happen and to question them about the characters, setting and plot. Your child should also be developing his/her opinion of the text and considering how and why events are happening.
Books can be continued to be changed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.