Yr 2 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 2

Autumn Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2019/20 is a good one for our whole school community.
I hope that you have all had the chance to read our really positive Ofsted report from June of last summer. One thing that stood out is how well our children achieve, conduct themselves and really try their very best in all lessons. Something which I’m sure you are just as proud of them as I was and indeed am!!!
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.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
We will all be working at our individual levels in our new Read, Write Inc. groups every morning. Back in our classes we will be learning how to use adjectives (describing words)to make our writing more interesting and how to punctuate sentences using capital letters, full stops, commas question marks and exclamation marks. We will be writing poems and stories about pirates  and  information texts about Grace Darling and Captain Cook. In the second half term we will be writing recounts of our trips.

Maths
We will be doing lots of work on place value and number this term. We will be counting on and back in 1s, 2s, 5s ,10s and 3s. Then solving addition and subtraction calculations, by counting on/back and by using number lines. We will be learning number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We will be learning to multiply using repeated addition. We will finish the term with some 2D/3D shape work and measuring using a ruler.

Topic
Our topics this term will be ‘Land Ahoy’ and ‘Street Detectives’. In our ‘Land Ahoy’ topic we will be learning about Captain Cook, boats, Australia and Living/ Non – Living animals in science. During this topic we will be visiting Captain Cook’s museum to learn more about his life.
In Street Detectives we will be learning about our local area, looking at aerial photographs of our streets and the physical and human features of our local area. In science we will be learning about materials, their properties and uses.

Safeguarding
(This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices) During this term we will be highlighting the importance of keeping safe when using the internet, both at school and at home. We will also be reminding children of the importance of being safe in our local area.

Dates for your Diary:

Autumn Term:      Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Friday 20th December 2019
Half Term:            Monday 28th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019