# Curriculum - Summer Term

Maths

Fractions

Year 2 will learn how to split a shape into halves, quarters and thirds. We will learn how to find halves, thirds, quarters of numbers.

Children will continue to build on their knowledge of column addition and subtraction. This term we will learn to subtract numbers using regrouping.

Multiplication and Division

Year 2 have already learnt the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and are able to use arrays to help them with multiplication. During this term children will use the knowledge they already have to write written calculations for multiplication and division.

Literacy

During our Street Detectives topic there will be lots of opportunities  for writing.  The children will read Little Red Riding Hood and then imagine they have to give LRRH instructions about how to find her way home from Grandma’s house.  They will make an imaginary set of instructions for her, considering what she might pass on her way and anything that she might need to look out for.

They will look at various types of adverts and write their own sales advert for a house in the local area.  They will also write a letter to a visitor coming to Prescot to tell them about what they will see and be able to do when they come to Prescot.

Throughout our English lessons the children will be learning how to edit their work by adding adjectives and adverbs, correcting spellings and adding any missing punctuation.

We will also be reading and writing different types of poetry and  build up to writing a poem called "What would you find in a pirate's pocket?"

Creative Curriculum

Our new topic is called Street Detectives and is based on our local environment.   We will be looking at old and new houses and finding out how our streets have changed over the years. The children will become street detectives! They will Look for clues about the past and present to find out about changes that have taken place in the area over the years.

We will be using fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds.  We will give clear directions using compass points (North, South, East and West) to describe the location of features and routes on a map.  Using aerial photographs we will recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. Then we will use and construct our own symbols in a key.  We will use Bee Bots and Spheros to give directions from one place to another.

We will become estate agents and write our own house adverts!  We will also write a house advert for a house from the past.

Science

Our Science topic this term is called 'Wriggle and Crawl' and is all about minibeasts!  We will be carrying out lots of investigations and trying to answer the following questions -

Where do snails live?

Do snails have noses?

Do insects have a favourite colour?

Will will also go on a minibeast hunt around the school field.  We will see how many minibeasts we can catch using a white cotton sheet under a bush or small tree and shaking the tree over the white sheet to catch minibeasts.  We will use this data to make a tally chart to record the different types of minibeasts we found.  We will then carefully return the minibeasts back to their homes!

We will use hand lenses to look at each minibeast collected and draw detailed sketches of the minibeasts.  We will then annotate pictures of minibeasts with information under the following headings - What do I eat and drink?  How do I breathe? What do I live in/under? How do I protect myself?

The children will create their own minibeast home to enable the children to keep, observe and care for a range of minibeasts.  They will also be able to group the minibeasts into molluscs, insects and arachnids.

We will find out why and how bees make honey.  We will also learn about the life cycle of a honey bee or bumblebee.

Finally, using egg cartons and pipe cleaners we will make an army of ants!

The following is our Fun Fact File which the children will use throughout our topic.