Yr 2 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 2

Summer Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new summer term. Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts. We are very close to our target of £4,000 and you should soon be hearing about the free summer trips your children will be enjoying!

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

We will be writing some stories based upon ‘The very Greedy Bee’. During the first half of the term our reading and writing will be based upon stories and poems. These stories and poems will be on the topic of plants/ gardens. During the second half of the term we will be learning all about Non – Fiction texts. We will be using contents and index pages to help us research lots of facts for our Beach Combers topic. Then we shall use all this great research to help us write reports. We will continue to work on our phase 5 phonics throughout the term applying it into our reading and writing. Our spellings this term will be taken from the year 2 National curriculum common exception and rules list (Please see your child’s class teacher if you would like a copy of this.)

During the first half term we will be learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals and investigating and describing 3D shapes. We will consolidate our addition and subtraction of two 2-digit numbers using written methods. This will be followed by work on recalling and using multiplication and division facts, including work on fractions. Please keep practising the X2, X5 and X10 tables at home this will really help your child J The second half term will see us revisiting statistics, creating our own graphs and tables. This will be followed with more work on measures and finally problem solving involving number sequences.
Our topic for the first half term is called, The Scented Garden. During this topic we will become plant experts. We will be growing a variety of fruit and vegetables and hope to hold a market stall at the end of the topic. Again, we will spend lots of time in our school grounds learning about plants in their habitats. We also plan to visit Albert Park to help us with our topic.
Our topic for the second half term will be Beachcombers. Which will involve us spending our time researching and learning all about the creatures that you can find there. Our role play area will be a science lab which will have living worms, stick insects and caterpillars/ butterflies for us to observe and care for. Using secondary sources such as books and the internet to help us learn lots of interesting facts and we will even create and make our own imaginary seaside creatures.

Safeguarding (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
The children will be learning about road safety.

Dates for your Diary:

Spring Term:           Monday 16th March 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018
Half Term Holiday: Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Autumn Term:        Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018