Yr 2 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 2

Summer Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
Hello everyone. Welcome back to the start of the summer term. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for the children to take part in this term, and we hope to see you to tell you all about your child’s new learning at our Parent Consultation days later this term. Please try your best to come and see the wonderful work that your child produces.
Lastly, lets hope that the sun shines, the flowers the children have planted in our secret garden grow and we have lots of fun on the school’s Sports Day on July 12th.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
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 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 Wriggle and Crawl topic. Then we shall use all this great research to help us write reports. To finish the half term we shall create some stories based upon ‘The very Greedy Bee’. We will continue to work in our Read Write inc groups on a morning, practising our sounds and applying them into our reading and writing. Our spellings this term will be taken from the year 2 National curriculum common exception and rule list.

Maths
During the first half term we will be 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. 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.
 

Topic
Our topic for the first half of the 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 spending time in our school grounds learning about plants in their habitats.
Our topic will for the second half term will be Wriggle and Crawl. This will involve us using secondary sources such as books and the internet to help us learn lots of interesting facts. We will even create and make our own imaginary insects. The children are really looking forward to using the secret garden as an outdoor classroom to help us observe minibeasts in their own habitats.

Safeguarding
The children will be learning about road safety.

Dates for your Diary:

Summer Term:                             Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 21st July 2017
Non-uniform/Superhero Day:    Friday 26th May 2017
Half Term Holiday:                     Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017
Sports Day:                                Wednesday 12th July 2017
Parent Consultations:                Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017
Summer Fayre:                          Thursday 6th July 2017