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Year 2 - Pandas & Rhinos

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Panda and Rhino

 

Term 5:

 

Please click here to find all subject knowledge organisers should you want to encourage any extra activities at home - Curriculum | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)

 

In English, we will be focusing on using story language. We will be retelling the story 'The Magic Porridge Pot' and then adapting the story to write our own version. Following this we will be exploring a Pie Corbett story 'Keep off the tracks' which we will again rewrite and adapt to create our own version. During the last week we will be writing a persuasive piece of writing about why insects are so important. 

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

Time:

  •  Your child will tell the time to the hourhalf pastquarter past, and quarter to on an analogue clock. They will also be able to tell the time to five minutes on an analogue clock. Your child will be able to draw the hands on a clock face to show the time and to tell the time in words (for example, to say ‘half past three’ or ‘quarter to-five’).
  • know the number of minutes  (60) in an hour and the number of hours (24) in a day.
  • compare and sequence intervals of time - Your child will know that years are made up of months, which are made up of weeks, which are made up of days, which are made up of hours, which are made up of minutes, which are made up of seconds.
  • They will learn that there are different numbers of days in each month and that there are 12 months in a year. They should also be able to put the days of the week and the months of the year in order.

Length and Height:

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • compare measures using simple multiples like ‘half as high’ and ‘twice as wide’.

Mass, Capacity and Temperature(towards the end of term): 

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • compare measures using simple multiples like ‘half as high’ and ‘twice as wide’.

 

In Topic, we will be exploring:

In Geography this term, we will be focusing on Place Knowledge through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country (China). We will compare and contrast the geographical similarities and differences across both China and the UK.

In Computing, we will be learning about Programming using BeeBots and directing the BeeBots around a map of China to get from place to place.

In Science, we will be finishing our topic on Materials, focusing on how some materials can be changed by bending, stretching, twisting and squashing. Then, learning about plants, observing plants and growing our own through experiments of which conditions are best for plants to thrive. Alongside this, we also have our STEM week at the beginning of term where the children will be designing their own natural pest deterrent. 

In D&T this term, we will be creating our own Pop-up books while exploring and using mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in our products.

In R.E, we will be learning about sacred stories. This includes stories that are special to us and talk about stories that are important to different religions and why. We will discuss morals in stories and how they are significant to the religion they belong to.

Term 4:

 

This term, we will be learning about Nurturing Nurses with a particular focus on Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. Please click here to find all subject knowledge organisers should you want to encourage any extra activities at home - Curriculum | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)

 

In English, we will be focusing Description elements from our key texts (The Egg - Read Aloud Story - The Egg - YouTube) that can be found in our Reading Spine (reading-spine-documents-year-2.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)). We will be starting the term and ending the term with Poetry. This is to help  inspire the children with their descriptive phrases and this is the poem we will be using as inspiration. Anyone-Seen-My-Dragon-Roger-Stevens-1.pdf (poetrysociety.org.uk). After that, we will look at the descriptive elements of the story The Egg and then re-inventing it to make our own stories. We will end the term on instruction writing - how to fly like a dragon and how to trap a...................?? Troll, fairy, ogre, pixie, Santa?! Watch Zog! | Learning To Fly Like A Dragon | Zog Movie - YouTube

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

2D and 3D Shape:

  • identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides, and line symmetry in a vertical line
  • identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
  • identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]
  • compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects

Fractions (towards the end of term): 

  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3 ,1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a number and shape
  • write simple fractions, for example  of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of  and 

Position and Direction:

  • order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
  • use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

 

In Topic, we will be exploring:

In History this term, we will be looking at Mary Seacole's life in chronological order, building on our learning from Term 2 with Queen Victoria's chronology. We  will then be investigating how important was Mary's work in the Crimean war and how do we know? After that, we will compare her to Florence Nightingale and what she did to help soldiers. To round-up our nurses unit of work, we will discuss why doesn't everyone agree that Mary deserves a statue outside St. Thomas' hospital? Do we agree or disagree? Using all the learning from the term so far.

In ICT, we will be learning about Algorithms on Purple Mash and directing Florence Nightingale around the hospital to make sure it is all tidy and spotless! We will learn how to use commands, hide objects and get characters to move around the screen.

In Science, we will be learning about materials from the past and materials we have now in hospitals. Which is better and why? The children will decide and investigate!

In Art this term, we will be using our weaving skills to weave 2 or 3 colours to create an Easter basket with a little bunny or chick sketching, popping out of the basket! We hope you like it and can put it somewhere on display in your home smiley

In R.E, we will be learning about Judaism and what Jewish people believe, eat and celebrate (and why this is important to them)!

Term 3:

 

This term, we will be learning about Contrasting Locations and will be focusing on different locations around the world, environments that animals live in and the continents/oceans that are in our world and where we are in the world. Please click here to find all subject knowledge organisers should you want to encourage any extra activities at home - Curriculum | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)

 

In English, we will be focusing on the Character Description elements of a few different characters in our key texts (Where The Wild Things Are and Alice in Wonderland) from our Reading Spine (reading-spine-documents-year-2.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)). We will explore descriptive language when describing a monster from Where The Wild Things Are then using our imagination to re-invent and create our own monster. For the first two weeks, we will be focusing on expanded noun phrases and using commas in lists. Later on in this term we will be focusing on Alice in Wonderland and using possessive apostrophes in order to describe Alice for the police as she is MISSING! Our Assessment Write will be based on Max from Where The Wild Things Are - creating a Missing Poster using all the skills from this term so that the police and Max's mum and dad can find him. To finish off the term, we will touch on instruction writing and look at the basic features of this (time adverbials and adverb focus) as we have received a video message from the Billy Goats Gruff by email...they want us to trap a troll!

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

Multiplication/Division- Reviewing what we have learnt about multiplication/division including methods used (array or continuous addition/subtraction on an empty number-line or the sharing bar). 

> Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot. We will be using fact families to do this.

> Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in real life contexts.

To see the methods modelled, please click here - Multiplication | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)Division | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net).

In Statistics (towards the end of term), we will: 

>Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables whilst asking and answering simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity 

> Ask and answer questions about totaling and comparing categorical data using scales in ones, twos, fives and even tens.

 

In Topic, we will be exploring:

In ICT, we will be using our data in Maths to create and organise real life data into digital content using different scales, graphs and charts using PurpleMash whilst also exploring Internet Safety. 

 

In Geography this term, we will be using Atlases to locate the seven continents and 5 oceans in order to help us create our own 3D Globe that children will present as a project in their Learning Journals. In Geography, we will be looking at the key in our atlases to check which continents are near the equator, which physical/natural features such as mountains and rivers there are and what this means for the people that live there. We will then be locating  the Rainforests and Deserts in the world in order to find out why animals live there...which leads us onto our Science!

 

In Science we will be looking at where animals live and why. With a big focus on Adaptation and why those animals are suited to their environment.

 

In Art this term, we will be using a range of materials to create texture. Thinking carefully about different locations in the world. We will explore what "looks best" to the children artistically by using different mediums for this - chalk, watercolour, paint to create different textures on their art piece of work that will show their chosen location - Antarctica, the Ocean (inc Great Barrier Reef), the Desert or the Rainforest. We will look at the artist Henri Rousseau for our Rainforest inspiration.

Term 2:

 

This term, we will be learning about Victorian life and are kicking off the term with a Victorian themed day on Thursday 4th November. Please click here to find all subject knowledge organisers should you want to encourage any extra activities at home - Curriculum | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)

 

In English, we will be focusing on ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson. We will explore, retell and write an alternative version focusing on the use of adverbs and descriptive story language. We will use these skills to retell and adapt the story Cat, Bramble and Heron, a famous Talk 4 Writing story that the children will then adapt for their Assessment Writing later on in the term. Towards the end of this term, we will be focusing on different types of poetry based around Pie Corbett’s ‘If I had wings.’

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

Money-  

  • recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change

 

Multiplication/Division- Reviewing what we have learnt about multiplication/division including methods used (array or continuous addition/subtraction on an empty number-line). 

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs

 

In Topic, we will be exploring the History of Victorians:

In History, we will kick off the term with our Victorian themed day where we will have an outside visitor coming along from Maidstone Museum to help the children experience the real life of a Victorian child. On this day, children will come to school dressed as a Victorian child and will be treated similarly by the teachers in school who will also be dressed up. We will reflect on this day including what we enjoyed/didn't like so much and how this would have felt for Victorian children at that time. In History, we will start understanding chronological order by looking at Queen Victoria's life and discussing her impact: what was the most important thing she did as Queen? And why? 

 

In Science, we will be looking at the importance of staying healthy and comparing our diet to what people ate in Victorian times.

 

In ICT, later in the term, children will create their own fact sheets about Victorians and their diets compared to ours using concept mapping on the computer. We will also be looking at photography in the past and will use iPad software to explore different photographic techniques, which allow us to edit our own photographs using different effects.  

 

We will be using a range of Art and DT techniques to design and create a Victorian style moving toy for a child at Christmas time. We will look at creating moving parts using levers and split pins so they can move too!

 

Term 1:

 

This term, we will be learning about Nocturnal Animals! This topic is linked closely to Science. Please click here to find all subject knowledge organisers should you want to encourage any extra activities at home - Curriculum | Flourish Federation (secure-primarysite.net)

 

In English, in the first week back we will be focusing on a recount of our Summer Holidays and remembering what we have learnt about sentence structure in Year 1, capital letters, full stops and trying to make our sentences longer using conjunctions like and, so, but. Over the next few weeks, we will look at poetry using our senses and drama to pretend to be different nocturnal animals. After that, we will continue to look at first person writing including Baby Fox diaries and Baby Owl diaries (with a focus on verbs). We will be having a visit from Nite Owls so this will help us write a non-fiction information piece about Owls which will be our Assessment Writing for this term.

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

Place value: 

  • count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems
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Addition and Subtraction:

  • solve problems with addition and subtraction:
    • using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
    • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
    • a two-digit number and 1s
    • a two-digit number and 10s
    • 2 two-digit numbers
    • adding 3 one-digit numbers

 

In Topic, we will be exploring:

In Geography we will be looking at our local area including our school and using aerial and birds eye view to explore the area whilst looking for where in our local area, nocturnal animals could live. As we walk around, we will be using compass directions to help us direct ourselves around the school grounds - Never Eat Soggy Waffles! We will then draw our own maps of the outside area after our investigation and either use a key to plot animal tracks or create our own key - using human and physical features on our school grounds!

 

In Science, we will be re-capping our learning from Year 1 by classifying nocturnal animals by what they eat - carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. We will then be looking at food chains and energy pyramids to explore what types of foods these animals eat linking it to whether the animals or predators, prey, consumers and what it means when one of these links break down in a food pyramid.

 

In ICT, we will be thinking about using the internet safely and gathering data and research about a Nocturnal Animal of our choice. We will discuss internet safety and how to get accurate searches depending on which information we want to find.

 

We will be using a range of Art and DT techniques to create a nocturnal animal out of clay. We will look at cross hatching and creating finer details on the animals depending on which tools we use, including pinching, twisting and pressure of the clay.

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