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Week commencing 26th November 2018
In numeracy this week Year 2 will be starting to look at multiplication. Children will look at two ways that multiplication can be worked out (repeated addition and arrays). In Science children will be investigating which material will be best to keep Humpty Dumpty safe if he falls off a wall again. We will also be looking at how to keep safe when using computers. Throughout the week we will also we rehearsing for our Christmas production.
Week commencing 19th November 2018
This week Year 2 will be starting a new genre of writing linked to the Great Fire of London. Children will be writing a newspaper article about what happened, using their knowledge of the events to tell people what happened. Children will be developing their skills in science on the properties of materials whilst also practicing songs for their Christmas production. In numeracy children will be problem solving, related to odd and even numbers and data handling based on Roald Dahl books.
Week commencing 5th November 2018
This week Year 2 will carry on their learning of Samuel Pepys, where they will write their own diary entry for him. Children will look at diary features and use their historical knowledge to support their writing. In addition, Year 2 will think about how London should be rebuilt after the Great Fire. They will use their knowledge of why the fire spread so quickly and write to King Charles to explain what should be done when rebuilding London. In numeracy, we will be carrying on our learning of money, whilst also delving into length.
Week commencing 29th October 2018
This week Year 2 will be learning about Samuel Pepys. Children will explore why he is famous and what he has done to help us learn about The Great Fire of London. In science, Year 2 will discover more about materials and identify their properties using new vocabulary. From this they will explore what materials are used for and why they are the best material for that job. In numeracy, children will be delving into learning about money.
Outline of term 2
In term 2 children will be continuing their learning about The Great Fire of London. Children will be learning about Samuel Pepys and write a newspaper article about the Fire. In science children will understand why materials have different uses and explore their properties further.
In writing workshop on Fridays we will be basing our writing around different themes; Halloween, fireworks and Christmas.
Week commencing 15th October 2018
This week Year 2 will be become historians and explores what sources of evidence are in history. They will look at different sources of evidence and decide which ones are useful to an historian and which do not give much information. Also this week Year 2 will be writing about The BFG using what they already know to write speech and thought bubbles for different characters. In numeracy, Year 2 will be focusing on their subtraction skills, whilst also recapping on their data handling skill.
Week commencing 8th October 2018
This week Year 2 will be developing their range of vocabulary whilst describing fire. Children will be creating their own similes to describe how fire acts, sounds and looks. In addition Year 2 will be looking at key events that took part during the Great Fire of London. In numeracy, Year 2 will being strengthening their addition skills and start to look at subtraction.
Week commencing 1st October 2018
This week Year 2 will be immersed deeper into our Great Fire of London topic with our exciting visitor from The Guildhall Museum. Children will get to see objects from the past and start to understand what life was like back in 1666. From this children will write a recount of their morning and think about what jobs they would have liked to have had back them. In numeracy, Year 2 will being looking at addition.
Week commencing 24th September 2018
This week Year 2 will be continuing their learning about The Great Fire of London. Children will look at jobs that people had during the time of the fire and think about differences and similarities between firefighters in the past and the present day. Year 2 will also be reading some fire poems and explore the words used to describe fire. In numeracy, Year 2 will be consolidating their place value knowledge and start to compare numbers using the greater than and less than signs (< and >).