St Edward’s Year 2 Curriculum Miss Mongan’s Class Spring Term 1 - 2016 Dear Parents, Please find below details of the areas of study your child will be covering this spring half term. Literacy The children will learn: To compose sentences orally before writing them. To use capital letters and full stops consistently in their writing. To use question marks, exclamation marks, commas and speech marks in their writing. To use a range of sentence starters and connectives in their writing. To use a variety of adjectives and descriptive phrases in their writing. The children will cover the following writing focuses: Healthy Me Booklet – non-fiction Whales and Dolphins – non-chronological report Sharks – non-chronological report Different stories by the same author – Julia Donaldson - The Snail and the Whale – story - The Smartest Giant in Town – letter The Big Bad Wolf – character description Reading – Weekly guided reading focusing on different aspects of the book. Phonics – blending and segmenting Phases 3/4/5 phonemes and begin Phase 6. Handwriting – practice of lower case letters and capital letters and use of cursive script. Spellings – learn to spell all High Frequency words from Year 1/2 list. Numeracy Key learning objectives: The children will learn: Times tables – X2 X5 X10 X3 Number and place value Read and write 2 and 3 digit numbers in numbers and words. Compare and order numbers using the greater than (>) and less than (<) signs. Addition and Subtraction Mental maths – addition/subtraction to 20. Number pairs to 10/20 and related facts to 100. Addition/Subtraction of 2 digit numbers. Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and missing number problems. Multiplication and division Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers. Religion Measurement Time – o’clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past, five past, ten past etc Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure mass (kg/g) and capacity (litres/ml) Recognise the value of all coins and solve problems using money. Families and Celebrations The children will have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a member of a family. They will think about what it means to be a member of the school family. They will have the opportunity to understand what it means to belong to the Church family. They will know that God is our Father in heaven and think about why it is important. The children will have the opportunity to hear how Jesus’ family took him to the Temple and think about why this was a special celebration. They will know about some of the celebrations in the Church and why we celebrate these occasions. ICT The children will use Interactive Communication Technology to research the International Primary Curriculum Topics. They will use ICT to support their learning in Literacy & Numeracy. ICT Skills Children will learn how to use ICT responsibly and safely how to find reliable information from a range of sources including the internet to communicate information using text – to type in text and use different keys how to create pictures using simple mark making tools use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs understand what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs Science Topic – Health and Growth In Science the children will learn That animals, including humans grow and reproduce. About different ways to stay healthy including eating a balanced diet, exercise and personal hygiene. About medicines and the associated dangers IPC Topic In Topic children will learn The names of the main external body parts. What the five human senses are. The names and characteristics of a range of animals. How the brain connects to other body parts. Super Humans 1. In Art the children will: Create collage of healthy foods Use different media to create skeleton pictures. P.E. P.E will be taught on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. P.E. kit is required. Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name. The children will create and perform dances using simple movement patterns. Weekly Home Learning They will use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli. Reading – Children will take home two reading books each Tuesday. Please could the children return these the following Monday so they can be changed again for the next day. Spellings – Children will take home spellings to learn each half term and they will be given a spelling quiz each Friday. Homework – Children will take home a piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework each Friday. Please could homework be completed and returned to school by the following Tuesday.