Year 2 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:
- Winter's Tales
- Anthology of Beatrix Potter stories
- Evidence of Dragons
- Great Pioneers
- Iron Man
- Britain and Ireland
- Charles Darwin
- A Child's Garden
- Nadiya's Bake me a Festive Story
Topics covered this term will be:
English - Past, present tense, diaries, newspaper report descriptions.
Maths - Fractions, time, measures, solving problems.
Science - How plants grow. Animals and their habitats. Food chains.
History - Inventors and pioneers.
Geography - Map skills and continents/ countries around the world.
Technology - Designing, making and evaluating kites.
ICT - Continue with typing and Word processing skills and practice. Begin using the Microsoft Portal and Word 365. ABC of Computing - Algorithms, Bugs and Code.
Art - Drawing plans, elephants, pencil skills. Study of the artist Henri Matisse. Making Suffragette rosettes. Painting French flags.
Music - vocal pitch-matching and preparing to take part in the Milton Keynes KS1 Primary Music Festival. Using percussion instruments to play grid scores. Learning about stringed, brass and woodwind instruments.
PE - Athletics, striking and fielding.
French - Numbers up to 20, revise/learn colours, basic body parts, clothes, the weather, at school.
RE - Judaism: Passover. The role of a Rabbi. Christianity: Stories from the Bible.
PHSE - Respecting rights.
English - Apostrophes for omission, pronouns, conjunctions, four sentence types, past and present tense, compound words.
Maths - Multiplication and division, statistics, using tally charts, pictograms.
Science - Properties of materials and their uses. Testing properties of materials.
History - Touch on the history of Canada.
Geography - Continents and oceans.
Technology - Designing and building Totem poles.
Art - Collaging, painting, creating models of Totem poles.
Music - Vocally pitch match, learn about rhythms. Play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.
PE - Skipping, Dribbling & Hitting. Invasion Games.
RE - Judaism.
PHSE - Thinking about VIPs in their life.
English - Stories by Beatrix Potter. Writing in sentences, nouns and adjectives.
Maths - Place value, addition and subtraction, arithmetic. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science - animals including humans. Super Scientists!
History - The life of Beatrix Potter, Victorian steam trains. Significant people - Guy Fawkes, Remembrance, WW2.
Geography - UK countries and capitals. Comparing MK and the Lake District. Places/continents.
Technology - Food - making salad, DT: designing and sculpting clay. Cooking - chopping, peeling and following recipes.
ICT - learning to log on/off. Learning to open programmes and do a google search. Creating powerpoints.
Art - animals in art.
Music - violins and singing.
PE - dance and outdoor games. Celebration dances and outdoor games.
French - Revise numbers up to 12, revise/learn colours, rooms of the house, furniture at home. The weather, at school.
RE - Christianity and festivals.
PHSE - Health and well-being, friendships.
Year 2 will use Read, Write Inc. to learn their sounds to help them to read and write ruthmiskin.com will take you to the website and if you click on "parents" at the top you will have access to lots of information to help at home with sounds and reading.
1. Play an instrument
2. Making a map for a treasure hunt
3. Design a boat and test it
4. Go to a nature reserve
5. Make a totem pole
6. Hold a live animal in your hand
7. Find frogspawn/pond dipping
8. Go on a wolf walk
9. Visit a farm and feed the animals
10. Stroke a chicken
11. Visit the church
12. Go to Caldecotte
13. Rock climbing/abseiling
14. Have a picnic
17. Climb up and roll down a hill
18. Kayaking/sailing/speed boat
19. Solve a (pretend) crime
20. Make a model train
21. Build a clay model
22. Sleepover at school
23. Stargazing/ moon watching
24. Make and pack a packed lunch
25. Play board games and card game
26. Go to Kidzania
27. Make their own jigsaw puzzle and build it
28. Make rock cakes
29. Boil an egg, decorate and egg rolling
30. Make a pompom
31. Grow cress
32. Make a string phone
33. Make a human dragon puppet and perform a dragon dance
34. Make Mr McGregors’ salad
35. Visit the concrete cows
36. Cook food from a foreign country
37. Learn and perform a dance
38. Visit Hazard Alley
39. Take part in a singing festival
40. Make toast on a campfire
41. Perform a nativity
42. Make an animal habitat
43. Dress up as a pioneer
44. Use a range of mediums in art
45. Tie dye a t-shirt
46. Pen pal within the trust
47. Create a comic strip
48. Young Enterprise event and sell items
49. Chat to a scientist
50. Interview and meet with the police