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Curriculum - Spring Term

Maths

In the Spring term we will continue to follow our new Inspire Maths scheme.  This is based on a Singapore approach to maths, which encourages children to develop mastery and deepen their understanding of key concepts.  This term we will be introducing the children to division, time and money. Click on the link below to see our Long Term Plan.

English

As well as our RWI lessons we will have English lessons which will be linked to our ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’ topic.  We will be reading Rapunzel and acting out the story.  The children will also write comic strips for a classroom display. Our other fiction text will be ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne and this will be the basis for the children’s own adventure story about a tunnel.

We will use a variety of non-fiction texts about castles, knights and towers.  When we are finding out about knights the children will write a ‘Wanted’ poster for a brave knight.  They will also be looking at non-chronological reports and writing fact files about castles.

Throughout our English lessons we will be focusing on common exception words, punctuation, and handwriting. The children will also learn about adjectives, expanded noun phrases, verbs and adverbs.

Creative Curriculum

Our Towers, Tunnels and Turrets topic is very exciting for year 2.  They will learn lots of facts about castles and knights, including the history of castles and what they were used for.  When finding out about knights they will design their own shield and learn to write like a knight.  During this part of the topic the children read the story of Rapunzel and act out the story.

We also look at famous bridges and towers around the world.  They then improve their map skills by placing each famous landmark on the country where it belongs.  The children will also enjoy building their own bridges using marshmallows and spaghetti!

Click on the link at the bottom of this page to see our Knowledge Organiser!

Science

Our focus this term will be 'Animals Including Humans'. In this unit, children learn about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change and what we need to survive and be healthy. Children classify different kinds of animal babies, learn about the basic needs that are shared by humans and animals and research the differing needs of animals within our care. Focusing their own experiences, children explore the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean, and to take regular exercise. Throughout the unit, the learning materials encourage children to make positive choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.