Y2 - Firecrests

Summer Term.

Curriculum Overview - Year 2 Summer Term 2016

The children have settled back into Firecrests well and are really showing what they are capable. In English we have been looking at creating dragon descriptions using expanded noun phrases and exclamation sentences. We have created descriptions for our own dragons, can you imagine what they may look like? Come and have a look at our amazing final writes.

It looks like the weather is going to be great during this term and we are already taking advantage of it! In science we are looking at what plants need to grow so have been out in the environmental area looking at all of the plants that are around. We have also been linking science in with our maths work and been applying our measuring knowledge to find the tallest plants.

The children are really engaged in our new topic ‘Rio’ and have already started to think about what they would like to learn and discover through our lessons. We will be thinking about the similarities and differences between our local area and Rio. What are the key landmarks in and around Devon?

Spring Term.

Curriculum Overview - Year 2 Spring Term 2016

Autumn Term.

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Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely half term break.

This half term there are lots of things planned in the run up to what is Mr. Cockerill’s main event of the year…. Christmas.

We are going to look at special events including: bonfire night and Remembrance Day and think about why we celebrate them.

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Our Christmas production is now underway and we can now reveal the title of the show ‘Baubles!’ which is based on a traditional Christmas nativity. This week children will be given their lines to begin to learn and practice at home.

In English we will be looking at instructional texts focussing on the book ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’.  We will be focussing on including verbs, adverbs and conjunctions in our writing.

Where did the first half term go?

Firecrests have had a fantastic start to the year.

In class we explored our Jungle topic looking at the different animals from different Jungles around the world. We then went on to write some informative report booklets on some of the animals – these can be found on display in the class windows.

In maths we focussed on how every digit has a place and how every place has a value.
We used our number bonds to ten to help us with our addition and looked at how we can begin to estimate to check if our answers look correct.

Exploring the environmental area was one of the ways that helped us think about different habitats and what animals and plants need to survive.