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Year 2 - Pandas & Rhinos

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Panda and Rhino

 

Term 3: Explorers   

 

This term, we will be learning about Famous Explorers.

 

In English, we will be learning about:

PIRATES! We will be describing settings whilst being stranded on a desert island! We will think about what we can see, smell, hear, touch and taste while writing a short piece of descriptive, observational poetry. We will also be focusing on writing a story called Sayeeda the Pirate Princess but will be adapting parts of it to make our own version of the story. After that, we will be writing a set of instructions detailing how to catch a pirate thief or how to make a pirate stew with a focus on using adverbs and chronological ordering! For the rest of the term, we are looking at SPACE. We will begin with creating and designing our own aliens and writing an alien fact file using expanded noun phrases. After that, we will be using the expanded noun phrases to write our own story about an alien from Mars. Finally, we will be writing a Newspaper Report from a mysterious crash landing in school...

 

 

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Term 2: TOYS

 

This term, we will be learning about Toys Through Time with a mixture of creative Christmas fun!

 

In English we will be learning about:

 

Fireworks Night whilst using our senses to describe what we can see and hear on this night. We will be looking at a story called "The Teddy Robber" and discussing the structure and description and writing a retell of this story. After that, we will build on this by thinking about our own special teddies and making a MISSING poster for our teddy that the Teddy Robber has taken (with a focus on possessive apostrophe and expanded noun phrases). We will also be writing in the Giant's perspective, trying to explain why we are called the "Teddy Robber". At the end of term we will be looking at a Christmassy themed video called Alma and writing a setting description and a set of instructions of how to get into the Toy Shop.

 

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Remembrance day - We will be exploring this time of year in an age appropriate way, focusing particularly on the poppy and how it can help us to remember.

 

Toys - We will be looking at old and new toys and how they have changed. What is similar and what is different? We will be discussing events in history such as discovery and distribution of electricity and how industry and factories have allowed mass production of toys to be the new normal.  We will also talk about how safety standards have meant that toys have had to change. The areas we will focus on are how they are made. how they work/move and what they are made from.  Through this we will then explore different types of materials and their properties. Using all of this learning, we will have a go at designing our own toys.

Term 1: Into The Woods  

 

This term, we will be learning about animals that live in the forest.

 

In English we will be learning about:

 

Pandas and Rhinos whilst writing fact files. Also, we will be describing the Gruffalo who has been on the loose, devouring innocent animals so we will be creating a WANTED poster. After that, we are creating our own monsters and explaining why our monster has certain characteristics. We will also be writing baby badger and baby fox diaries whilst writing in first person and learning facts/finding out research about these animals.

 

In Maths, we will be learning about:

 

Pandas and Rhinos are mixed across the age group in year two into two learning ability sets. This allows Mrs Burton and Miss Haxhui to tailor teaching and pace to the children learning abilities more closely. This term we are going to be focusing on place value and basic addition and subtraction methods. This includes counting to 100 forwards and backwards, Representing numbers using base ten using different apparatus and pictorial methods when focusing on place value. We will then be building on this knowledge by learning pictorial methods to add and subtract including the empty numberline and base 10 (chips and peas method).

 

In Topic, we will be learning about:

 

Woodland habitats.  We will be exploring the different animals that live there and sorting and classifying these by their appearance and behaviour, such as what they eat (omnivore, carnivore and herbivore) and the type of animals they are (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates).  We will begin to think about how they are suited to living in a woodland habitat.  This term, we will also be creating a variety of artwork based on these animals, sketching, colouring and using clay.

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