Yr 2 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 2

Summer Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, 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 (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
We will continue to work in our Read, Write Inc groups on a morning. During the first half of the term our topic reading and writing will be based upon ‘The Greedy Bee’ story. We will also be writing a recount of our art day.  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 Non-chronological reports. 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.)

Maths
During the first half term we will be learning all about 2D and 3D shapes using words such as sides, vertices, faces and edges. This will be followed by a unit on money, where we will be counting amounts and solving problems involving money.  In the second half term we will be recapping multiplication and division. We will be working on recalling and using multiplication and division facts, including work on fractions. Please keep practising the X2, X5 and X10 tables at home as this will really help your child.

Topic
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 plants from seeds and bulbs. We will spend lots of time in our school grounds learning about plants in their habitats. We will also be holding an art day. During our art day we will be using lots of different  art mediums and techniques to create pieces of art work based on flowers.
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 at the seaside. We will be 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.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will teach children about the importance of staying safe in the sun. We will also be discussing how to keep safe at the seaside and what to do in an emergency.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:  Monday 12th April 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021
May Day:           Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term:         Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021