Year 2

What’s happening this half term?

English

We have three wonderful texts to look at this half term: The Pig’s Knickers, The Queen’s Handbag and The Great Explorer. We will be using them to create a variety of text types such as instructions, recounts and descriptive writing. Our big focus in English is on our vocabulary and we are hoping to become Vocabulary Ninja’s – stealing words that we find and using them in our own writing. 

Maths

This half term in Maths our big focus is on Multiplication and Division. We will be looking at how to make equal groups, how to multiply and divide and we will also be learning to count in multiples. 

Each Friday we will also be exploring Geometry and looking at the properties of 2D shapes. We will learn the names of many 2D and 3D shapes and identify how many sides and vertices 2D shapes have as well as looking at symmetry.

Finally, we will be mastering our 10, 2 and 5 times tables. Learning all the multiplication and division number facts so that we have mastered them. Year 2 will have the chance to practice their skills on Times Table Rock Stars and hopefully earn their bronze times table badge before they even reach the end of Year 2!

 

History/Geography

Our Geography work will be based around a question: Would you like to go to Kenya or stay in Manchester?

We will be exploring the country of Kenya – looking at different areas (cities and countryside) and learning key facts about Kenya itself. We will be comparing life in Kenya to life in Manchester and seeing if there are any similarities or differences.

Science

Our Science work will be based around a question: Are all the materials the same?

We will be continuing this unit and investigating the properties of lots of different materials to try and find out which materials would be best to use to make a space rocket. We need this to send the alien who crash landed in January back up to space. 

 

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