Monday, 25 September 2017

Year 2

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    Welcome to Year 2

 

  Mrs Benson-Lester

 

 

                                               

 

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 We have inspiring classrooms which we enjoy using to help us learn.

 

 

Together we look after our classroom and everything in it.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Each week the children are given homework related to the work they are doing in class. 

If they would like to do some extra maths they can click on the link below!

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Maths Homework

If your child would like to practice their maths skills please logon onto Number Gym Maths to play a range of activities.

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Literacy Page       

 

This term we will be reading Lila and the secret of rain as part of our Africa topic. We will also be reading a range of Tradtional Stories where children will be writing thier own versions of the stories. Also the focus of non-ficiton writing will be instructions, non - chronological report linked to our topic and science and we will be reading and writing some classic poetry.

                     

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Our Class Saint is St Paul...

 

 

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This Years Topics

Autumn Term

Britain Long Ago 

 
Children wll learn about significant events that happened in Britain long ago.

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Children will discover where the celebration of bonfire night comes from; they will be able to sequence the events of the gunpowder plot and link to their own experiences in the world today.

 

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Children will explore what life was like in the past using sources of evidence and why the plague spread.

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Children will learn about the major events of the Great Fire of London, why the fire started, Samuel Pepy's and his diary and how things changed in London after the fire.

 Spring Term Topic is:

 

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 Children will learn about:-

  • The worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans and map them on a world map.
  • They will discover all about the continent of Africa.
  • Children will compare a city in Africa and the UK, where they will look at the climate, cultures, animals etc.
  • Children will design and create different African artwork and scultptures using their art skills.

 

Summer Topic 

 

 

 

 


 

In Year Two we know how important it is to read each day. We have different books that we read while we   are in school or at home.

Everyday we bring our 'Home Reader' into school, this is a book that the teacher choses for us. We also have a 'Pleasure Reader' whch can be a difficult book, an easy book or one that's just right

We also like to read in a group during 'Guided Reading'. Each week we all do a guiding reading session and look in lots of detail at a variety of books. We read out loud, ask questions, answer questions and do a special follow-up activity in our writing books. 

These Reading Strategies help us if we are struggling to read a word. 

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 To help your child develop fluency when reading and develop their comprehension it is important to listen to them read at home. We have registered on the website Oxfordowl.co.uk so children can access a range online books along with lots of different activities to develop their reading, spelling and maths skills.

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 Children will learn a range of computing skills using the Purple Mash software.

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 Year One and Two Curriculum Overview

 Year A

  Autumn Spring Summer
Topic Title Castles Explorers

Toys and books in the past

Four Nations.

Science

Animals

Seasons

Everyday Materials

Seasons

Plants

Senses/Part of body

RE      
Computing  

 
History

  Events that are in living memory:

Battle of Hastings 1066

Bayeux Tapestry- looking at artefats

Lives of significant individuals: William the Conquerer First castles- motte and bailey

Stone Keep castles

Medieval Britain life for people during this period- compare life in the past to the present day. clothes, houses, knights, music, food, entertainment, jobs. Visit to Carlisle Castle/

Lives of significant individuals who have contributed to National and International achievements; Shackleton, Captain Cook, Robert Scott, Roald Edmunsen.

 Toys and books in the past

changes within living memories

understand how toys and books have changed over time.

Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change and chronology.

Understand the respects in which toys and books we currently use are similar and different. Ask and answer historical questions.

 Geography  Locate the seven continents and 5 oceans. Explore the polar regions. Identfy seasonal and daily weather patterns in the poles. Learn about how animals/ humans survive/ adapt to life in the poles.  Name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK.
 Use basic geographical  vocab to refer to key physical and key human features.
Use world maps, atlases, globes use aerial photographs and plan perspectives.
 Art

 Andy Goldsworthy- nature art links to science

Castles- to use drawing, paintng and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

Design a shield/ flag

 Aboriginal art-kangaroos

Make/paint/draw Maori warrior masks

sketching- animals of polar regions

 Explore the art work of illustrators

use drawings and paintingd to share ideas and develop imagination.  Create pieces of art that reflect various tchniques. Develop sketching

DT

 Use boxes to construct a castle

Explore and use mechanisms- learn how to make a drawbridge or catapult.

 Junk modelling- Captain Cook's ship-Endevour

 Design and make a book with moveable parts.

Make simple toys from the past

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Music

 

 

Two Curriculum overview

YEAR B Autumn Spring Summer
Topic Title LONDON LONG AGO AFRICA OUR LOCAL AREA
Science Seasons is taught at the relevant points through the year

Everyday materials

Animals including humans

Animals and habitats

Plants

RE

Domestic church – Beginnings

Baptism – Signs and symbols

Advent/Christmas - Preparations

Judaism

Local church – Books

Eucharist – Thanksgiving

Lent/Easter - Opportunities

Islam

Pentecost- Spread the word

Reconciliation – Rules

Universal church- treasures

Hinduism

Computing

e-safety

  • Agree and follow sensible e-Safety rules for the classroom
  • Tell an adult when I see something unexpected or worrying online.

Programming: Purple Mash & SCRATCH

Understand and describe what algorithms are and how they are implemented.

 

Create and debug simple programs.

 

Multimedia:

Use technology purposefully, to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Technology in our lives:

  • Children recognise uses of technology in their homes and in their community.
  • Children understand that there are online tools that can help them create and communicate.
  • To use technology purposefully to retrieve digital content from the school public drive and the Internet

 

 

e-safety

  • Agree and follow sensible e-Safety rules.
  • Keep my password private.
  • Tell you what personal information is.

Programming:

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

 

Multimedia:

Use technology purposefully, to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Technology in our lives:

  • Children recognise uses of technology in their homes and in their community.
  • Children understand that there are online tools that can help them create and communicate.
  • To use technology purposefully to retrieve digital content from the school public drive and the Internet

Safety

  • Keep my password private.
  • Agree and follow sensible e-Safety rules.
  • Tell an adult when I see something unexpected or worrying online.

Programming:

Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals.

Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.

 

Multimedia:

  • Be creative with different technology tools.
  • Save information in a special place and retrieve it again

 

Technology in our lives

  • Begin to identify some of the benefits of technology
  • Recognise ways that technology is use in my home and community
  • Recognise the ways we use technology in our classroom
  • Use links to websites to find information

 

History

London Long Ago (History based)

  • Events beyond living memory
    • Fire of London
    • Plague
    • Gunpowder Plot
    • Remembrance Day
  • Related Famous People
    • Samuel Pepys
    • Christopher Wren
    • Guy Fawkes
    • John McCrae

National Life Now

What is England Famous For?

Queen Elizabeth & Royal Family, Theatre, Thames

Parks / Buildings etc.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/famous.htm

Our Local area

Learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Mining in Whitehaven

Conditions for miner’s families

Influence of Jefferson and Lowther families

Slavery / rum smuggling

Trip to The Beacon and Haig Pit

Geography

Difference between city and town

Locating London on map of UK

Discuss characteristics of London

Africa topic

  • Locate the seven continents and five oceans.
  • Study the differences between a city and village in Africa (KENYA: Nairobi/ Massai tribe)
  • Identify Human & Physical Features and compare them with their own locality.
  • Use aerial photographs to identify these features
  • Identify seasonal & daily weather patterns in Africa. Relate to the Equator.

Our Local Area

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

-          Learn about the difference between city, town, village

-          Look at landscape where we live and compare to nearest city, Carlisle.

Understand difference between physical and human features – sort pictures, label pictures, draw buildings and features in local area.

To use aerial photos to identify landmarks in local area.

Use google maps and identify places in our area – find 3 human and 3 physical landmarks

Use locational and directional language to describe the location of features and landmarks on a map.

Locate features, describe positions

Draw routes taken on a large map of local area.

Use simple compass directions to describe the location of features on a map.

Learn how to use a compass, follow simple routes, describe positions on a map

Use basic symbols in a key

Create a simple map – playground and journey from school to the library

Art

Look at Andy Goldsworthy

Make own nature art using natural resources

(link to science)

Chalk pastels – firework pictures

Oil pastels – blending colours – poppies

Drawing – London houses for Fire of London pictures

Painting – Ndebele houses

Other artists – Jackson Pollock – Yellow islands

Drawing – African animals

Mixing colours – sunset picture

African patterns - printing

Look at work of Lowry

Learn how to draw buildings (sketching)

Learn how to mix colours and paint a seascape

DT Bread making – link to fire of London

Clay work – African pendants / mud huts

Ndebele dolls

select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]

African purses – textiles

select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics

Food – exotic fruits – fruit salad / banana fritters

explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

Moon buggies – link to Man on the moon power of reading

Design first

Explore using lego  (first attempt)

Make and evaluate

PE

Games unit 1: Focus on ball skills and Games

Dance – medieval dances (linked to topic)

Firework dance

Dance: winter dance, clown dance

Games unit 2: throwing and catching/aiming games Games unit 3: bat /ball skills and games-skipping Games unit 4: developing partner work

Gymnastics unit D : flight – bouncing, jumping and landing

 

Gymnastics unit E

Points and patches (balances)

Gymnastics unit F: Rocking and Rolling Gymnastics unit G: Wide, narrow, curled Athletics / sports day
Music

Hey You!

Old school hip hop

Make up rap or words to the existing rap. Link to history topic work.

Christmas performance

In the Groove

Blues, Latin, folk, funk, baroque, bhangra

6 different styles of music that link to different countries and cultures. (India, Rome, Italy, African-America) Link to geography topic: explorers / Africa

Rhythm in the way we walk

Reggae hip hop

Action songs that link to the foundations of music

Round and round

Latin Bossa Nova, film music, big band jazz, mash up, Latin fusion

Latin America style of music, countries from around the world.

Reflect, rewind and replay

Western classical music

Think about the history of music in context, listen to western music and place the music looked at in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.

PSHE
British Values

National Life Now

What is England Famous For?

Queen Elizabeth & Royal Family, Theatre, Thames

Parks / Buildings etc.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/famous.htm

LINK TO LONDON LONG AGO TOPIC

Explore different cultures that are different to our own.