The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

WELCOME TO YEAR 2

Summer term 2017

Curriculum information

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the Summer term.  We look forward to a busy and enjoyable term hopefully with some better, warmer weather. 

Year 2 staff

  • Mrs Warminger – Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
  • Mrs Dewhurst – Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Mrs Bartlett – Teaching Assistant (Mornings, except Friday)

Curriculum overview

English

This term we will be looking at Quest stories, stories by the same author (Anthony Browne) and Poetry 

We will continue to be improving our sentences by adding adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and time connectives.

Phonics 

Taught 4 times a week for 20 minutes in phonic phase groups.

Spellings 

New spellings will be given out on Tuesdays to be tested the following Tuesday.

(New spellings will be tested in a list and previous week’s spellings will be tested as a dictation).

Handwriting

We will be having a focus on handwriting this term, which will be linked with our spelling work. If we feel that your child would benefit from some extra support at home, we will send some work home.

Guided reading 

Reading is taught 4/5 times a week for 30 minutes, with each group reading with the teacher or the Teaching Assistant (TA) at least once a week.

Home reading books 

We will change home reading books on Mondays and Thursdays. The children need to put their reading book and reading record into the blue tray if their book needs changing; otherwise they need to put both book and record into their own tray.

Please can you ensure that your child’s reading book and reading record is in school every day.

Library books  

We will have a library session on Wednesdays. 

Please return library books every week even if you wish to borrow the book again.

Maths

  • Place value - partitioning in different ways
  • Addition and subtraction – column method and partitioning to calculate mentally
  • Multiplication and division facts of the 2, 10, 5, 3 and 4 times tables
  • Fractions – recognising, naming and writing fractions of length, shapes and quantities
  • Measurement –  reading scales
  • Geometry – comparing, sorting and identifying the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • Statistics – constructing, and interpreting pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables

Ways to help at home with Maths:

  • Mathletics
  • Reading scales  - length, mass, capacity, temperature
  • Money – working out cost of items and change needed in shops
  • Telling the time – quarter past and to and to 5 minute intervals
  • Practise times tables for tests on Fridays. Please keep practising all the times tables that you have learnt – not just the latest one.

Science

Plants – growing, investigating optimal factors for growth and their habitats

History 

The Seaside

Geography 

Which way shall I go? Reading and making simple maps and plans

Art

Printing

Andy Goldsworthy

Design & Technology

Moving Vehicles

Computing

Using technology purposefully to create and organise digital content

Music

Charanga  - Zootime

Religious Education (RE)

Religious leaders 

Easy questions and difficult answers

French

France and other French speaking countries

Core vocabulary – learning to talk about themselves eg ‘I can sing’

Physical Education (PE)*

  • Games on Tuesdays
  • Swimming on Wednesdays

*Please can full PE kits be in school all the time – T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls.

Can you please also make sure that all PE kits and uniform are labelled. Thank you!

 If you have any questions or worries please come in and talk to us or alternatively arrange an appointment with the school office.

 

Year 2 long term plan: 2016/2017

Subject

Autumn

I

Autumn

II

Spring

I

Spring

II

Summer

I

Summer

II

Science

Animals including humans

Uses of everyday materials

Plants

 

 

Living things and their habitat

ICT

Understanding what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices

Recognising common uses of IT beyond school . Using technology safely & respectfully

Using technology purposefully to create & organise digital content

History

Guy Fawkes & Remembrance Day

Intrepid explorers

The seaside

Geography

Continents & oceans

Where I live

Interpreting & recognising aerial maps & plans

PE

Games/ Swimming

Games/Dance

Dance/ Gym

Dance/ Gym

Team Games/ Swimming

Team Games/ Swimming

Art and Design

Self portraits

Fruit & vegetable printing

Mother Nature Designer

D&T

Healthy Eating

Teddy waistcoat

Wind up Mechanisms

RE

Signs and Symbols

Christmas and Gifts

Special Places

Easter

Religious Leaders

Questions and Answers

Music

 

Charanga: Hands, feet & heart; Babushka

Charanga: Glockenspiel Stage 1 'On bongo beach'; I wanna play in a band

Charanga: Zootime; Reflect, rewind and replay

PSHE

Democracy

The Rule of Law

Mutual Respect

Individual Liberty

Tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs

British Values ‘Celebrations’