Year 2 (Pine, Larch ,Pecan, Spruce)

English

Year 2 are studying stories which will be helping us with our new topic of the Queen’s coronation in 1953.  We have already started reading ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ in Guided Reading and will continue this.  In addition we will read “Paddington at the Palace” and “The Queen’s Orang-utan?”.  We will be developing our writing skills (making sure we use a capital letter, a full stop and use finger spaces between words) and write diaries, a non-chronological report and character descriptions.  In spelling we will be securing the common exception words – those tricky high frequency words we see all the time in our reading books.

Maths

Year 2, this half term we are learning how about number and pace value. We need to have a secure understanding of numbers to 100 and be able to count in 2s, 3s 5s and 10s. We will use our knowledge to solve problems.

Topic

Our Year 2 topic is ‘What was it like when the Queen came to the throne in 1953? We will learn about toys, fashion, the British Empire, shopping and key events since she has reigned.

Science

Year 2 are discovering everyday materials.  We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

RE

Our focus question in RE is “What do creation stories teach about God?”

What can your child do at home?

  • Listen to your child read every weekday for 10 minutes
  • Encourage them to complete their ‘My Maths homework every week.
  • Help your child count in 2s 3s 5s 10s and 10s from any number both forwards and backwards
  • Help them read and write their common exception, contraction, prefix and suffix words