Our topic for the 1st half term is Humans and Other Animals. As part of this topic we will find out what all animals need to survive, how animals (including humans) stay healthy and about a basic life cycle.
The pupils in year 2 will have the opportunity to consider healthy lifestyle choices through their P.E. lessons (and sports day) and exploring healthy eating and a balanced diet in class during science.
As part of English the children will be able to use some of what they have learnt about staying active as they design a new playground for our school. They will write rules for their playground and will describe the areas they have included.
After half term we will be learning about plants and comparing their needs to those of humans and animals. We will explore what plants need to grow and how we can influence their growth by changing some of these factors. This learning will be reflected in our art as we make plant inspired prints and patterns!
We will be considering plant life in our local area, linking this to our geography topic of mapping and following directions.
Year 2 pupils will continue to have daily phonics sessions in which they develop their decoding skills and build on their spelling knowledge. The children will also have reading lessons each week in which they have the opportunity to practise and apply reading strategies and to develop their comprehension and understanding of what they have read.
In maths, pupils will build on their problem-solving ability, using logic and reasoning to explain their approach and evaluate its success. They will also continue to practise arithmetic, learning key recall facts and solving mathematical problems using all four functions.