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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.

Addition and Subtraction 

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

Multiplication and Division

This term we will be securing our knowledge on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the children will be 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

We have daily RWI lessons where the children develop their phonic knowledge, reading and writing skills.

As well as our RWI lessons we have English lessons to focus on punctuation, grammar and creative writing. The children will be learning how to edit their work by adding adjectives and adverbs, correcting spellings and adding any missing punctuation. We will be learning how to use exclamation marks and apostrophes for possession. The children will also be encouraged to extend their sentences by using because, when, if and but.

We will be using a variety of texts including - 'The tiger who came to tea', 'The Squirrels who squabbled', 'Who swallowed Stanley' and 'What a waste'.We will also use a variety of non-fiction texts about India. From these different texts the children will write descriptions, letters, instructions, fact files and stories.

The children will continue to use MyOn to access a variety of books both in school and at home time.

Creative Curriculum

Our new topic is called Indian Spice. We will be learning all about the country, identifying famous buildings, sampling Indian food - especially the spices used in their cooking and looking at the different cultures within India. Along side this topic we will be learning about Queen Victoria and her role as Empress of India. We will take a trip along the River Ganges and compare it with our very own River Mersey! The children will make their own holiday brochure to entice us to India and we will take a look at a typical school day and see how it compares and contrasts to ours.

India Fact File

Science

Our Science topic this term is 'Plants'. In this unit children have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. Children plant a seed and a bulb and compare them as they grow. They record changes in their plants in words and pictures, take measurements throughout the unit and finally draw bar charts to show the growth of the two plants. Children set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand by growing cress. Children begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grow.