The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

WELCOME TO YEAR 2

Autumn Term 2019

Staff

  • Miss Hobbs - Teacher (M, T, W)
  • Mrs Wright - Teacher (Th, F)
  • Mrs Kennealy - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Randall - PPA cover

Routines

  • Swimming lessons are on Thursdays (from 6 May)
  • PE lessons take place on Tuesday
  • Library sessions are on Friday
  • Reading books are changed every day (if they have been read at home)
  • Outdoor learning takes place on Wednesday

Curriculum overview

English

In English our learning will cover both fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will focus on the following:

  • Instructions
  • Labels, lists and captions
  • Explanation texts
  • Reports
  • Recounts
  • Stories with predictable phrasing
  • Familiar stories reflecting children's own experiences
  • Traditional tales 
  • Poetry - reading, discussing, comparing, performing and creating poetry
  • Letters

We will continue to build on the use of punctuation. This will include capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks.

Phonics will be taught 3x a week to differentiated groups. Children in Year 2 are working on phonics phases 3-6.

Maths

Working mathematically

By the end of Year 2, children will solve problems with one or a small number of simple steps. Children will discuss their understanding and begin to explain their thinking using appropriate mathematical vocabulary, hands-on resources and different ways of recording. They will ask simple questions relevant to the problem and begin to suggest ways of solving them.

Number

Counting and understanding numbers

 Children will develop their understanding of place value of numbers to at least 100 and apply this when ordering, comparing, estimating and rounding. Children begin to understand zero as a place holder as this is the foundation for manipulating larger numbers in subsequent years. Children will count fluently forwards and backwards up to and beyond 100 in multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any number. They will use hands-on resources to help them understand and apply their knowledge of place value in two digit numbers, representing the numbers in a variety of different ways.

Calculating

Children learn that addition and multiplication number sentences can be re-ordered and the answer remains the same (commutativity) such as 9+5+1= 5+1+9. They learn that this is not the case with subtraction and division. They solve a variety of problems using mental and written calculations for +, -, x, / in practical contexts. These methods will include partitioning, which is where the number is broken up into more manageable parts (e.g. 64 = 60 + 4 or 50 + 14), re-ordering (e.g. moving the larger number to the beginning of the number sentence when adding several small numbers) and using a number line. Children will know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, as well as the matching division facts (4 x 5 = 20, 20 / 5 = 4) and can recall them quickly and accurately. They apply their knowledge of addition and subtraction facts to 20 and can use these to work out facts up to 100.

Fractions, including decimals

Throughout Year 2, children will develop their understanding of fractions and the link to division. They explore this concept using pictures, images and hands-on resources. They will solve problems involving fractions (e.g. find 1/3 of the hexagon or ¼ of the marbles) and record what they have done. They will count regularly and fluently in fractions such as ½ and ¼ forwards and backwards and, through positioning them on a number line, understand that some have the same value (equivalent) e.g. ½ = 2/4.

Measurement

Children will estimate, choose, use and compare a variety of measurements for length, mass, temperature, capacity, time and money. By the end of year 2, they will use measuring apparatus such as rulers accurately. They will use their knowledge of measurement to solve problems (e.g. how many ways to make 50p). They extend their understanding of time to tell and write it on an analogue clock to 5 minute intervals, including quarter past/to the hour. They will know key time-related facts (minutes in an hour, hours in a day) and relate this to their everyday life.

Geometry

 Children will identify, describe, compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes according to their properties (sides, vertices, edges, faces) and apply this knowledge to solve simple problems. They develop their understanding by finding examples of 3-D shapes in the real world and exploring the 2-D shapes that can be found on them (e.g. a circle is one of the faces on a cylinder). Children begin to describe position, direction and movement in a range of different situations, including understanding rotation (turning through right angles clockwise and anti-clockwise). They use their knowledge of shape in patterns and sequences.

Statistics

Children sort and compare information, communicating findings by asking and answering questions. They will draw simple pictograms, tally charts and tables.

Science

Plants

Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning is embedded throughout the curriculum and we visit the outdoor learning lodge every Wednesday so please ensure children have appropriate warm clothing.

History / Geography 

Historically significant places (adapt to local area)

Kampong Ayer: Comparison of our lives and those of people in Borneo

Art / Design Technology (DT)

Aboriginal art; Andy Goldsworthy

Computing

Data and information - Habitats

Communication and e safety - Pirates

Music

Zootime - Reggae

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical

Religious Education (RE)

Religious leaders - the work of religious leaders within the community

Easy questions, difficult answers - people's relationships with the natural world

French

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

I can unit – Je peux; Fathers' Day

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs; Celebrations

Physical Education (PE)*/Games

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

*Please can full PE kits be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls, jumper, joggers and trainers.  All items of uniform must be labelled.

Homework

Cracking times tables - set and tested on a Thursday

MyMaths - set every Wednesday

Spellings - set and tested on a Thursday

Reading - every day

Long term plan 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Materials

Algorithms and programming – Oliver’s Vegetables

WW1 and remembrance

The interrelationship of people with their environments

19/20 Biomes and natural regions

Signs and symbols – the use of artefacts and symbolic religious behaviour

Autumn 2

Materials

Algorithms and programming – Fairy Tales

Christmas – the purpose of giving

Spring

1

Living things and life cycles

How computers work - Zoos

Rome and Pompeii

Farming: Interaction and interdependence with the environment

Special places and people

Spring

2

Healthy eating

Communication and e safety - Ourselves

Why is Easter important to Christians?

Summer 1

Plants

Data and information - Habitats

Historically significant places (adapt to local area)

Kampong Ayer: Comparison of our lives and those of people in Borneo

Religious leaders- the work of religious leaders within the community

Summer 2

Plants

Communication and e safety - Pirates

Easy questions, difficult answers

People's relationships with the natural world

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Hands, Feet, Heart - South African styles, historical context of musical styles

Colour creations

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands

Animals

Core Skills/Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Christmas - sewing

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Christmas

Core Skills/Games and Dance

Spring

1

Glockenspiel Stage 1

Playing tunes in various styles

Dragons

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Musical instruments

Dance and Gym

Spring

2

I Wanna Play in a Band – Rock, performing together

Bake off

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Mothers’ Day & Easter

Dance and Gym

Summer 1

Zootime -

Reggae

Aboriginal art

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

I can unit – Je peux

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical

Andy Goldsworthy

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Fathers’ Day

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming