Year 2

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WHAT IS MY CHILD LEARNING?

CURRICULUM PLAN

Spring Term Curriculum 2020

Topics: Russia and China

This term, the children will continue their studies of the continent Asia. Our first half term will be spent learning about Russia. In the second half term we will be learning about  China.

English: The majority of our English work is based on our key books: The Secret of Black Rock, Baba Yaga, Angry Arthur and The Firebird

Speaking and listening: The children will participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role plays and debates. The children will be performing in their class assemblies in the first half of term.

Reading and comprehension: The children will read, listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. In guided reading sessions, the children are given the opportunity to read and discuss a text in a small group. Your child will usually read with a member of staff at least once a week.

Writing: The children will be immersed in writing and will be planning and writing a mixture of fiction and non-fiction pieces, including: descriptive writing about Baba Yaga, narratives based on the stories of Baba Yaga, the Firebird as well as report writing. We will also learn about calligraphs and write our own poetry based on  Chinese animal signs.

Spellings: The children will continue to learn how to use phonics for spelling. They will also begin to learn different spelling rules. There will be a weekly list of spellings that match the spelling rule taught each week for the children to practise and learn at home.

Handwriting: The children will continue learning how to use continuous cursive script. The children are always expected to produce work to a high standard of presentation.

Maths: We will continue to follow the inspire maths scheme.

Our objectives for maths are to:

 

·         consolidate the use of the bar model to answer word problems

·         accurately measure distances in cm and m.

·         accurately measure the mass of objects in g and kg.

·         solve addition and subtraction based problems that involve different measures.

·         learn strategies for quick mental addition and subtraction.

·         count up, add together two amounts and calculate change for different amounts of money.

·         understand what fractions are and what different fractions look like.

·         compare the sizes of different fractions.

·         add and subtract pairs of like fractions.

·         change pence to pounds and pounds to pence and write it correctly.

·         compare amounts of money and solve 2 step word problems about money using all four operations.

·         read and write the time using hours and minutes.

·         use and understand the terms am, pm, 12 noon and midnight.

·         recognise that the time taken between two given times can be measured in hours and minutes.

Science: the children will learn about how to categorise between alive, dead and non-living and learn about   food chains.

History/Geography

History: The children will learn about the importance of key historical figures. We will look at figures of interest from Russia and China.

Geography: The children will focus on physical geography, learning about the key geographical features of Russia and China. The children will learn how to compare and contrast geographical features, develop their ability to read a map and explore significant landmarks. Green – we will be  learning about climate change and its effect on different areas of the planet.

Computing: The children will be developing their programming skills, learning about simple algorithms and creating a simple maze game on the programme Scratch.
MFL (French): For French in the second half term the children will be learning to speak about how they are feeling.

Art: We will be continuing to explore geometric patterns in art and drawing on inspiration from famous artists to create our own pieces.

DT: preparing fruit and vegetables as well as making Chinese food.

Music: The children will be learning how to read notes on a stave. They will continue learning about rhythm and will be playing simple rhythmic patterns on percussion instruments.

PE: With our class  teachers, the children will learn dance. They will use stimuli as the starting point for creating dance phrases and short dances. The children will explore actions in response to stimuli such as stories, poems, events, rhythms, music, props etc. The second half of the Spring term will focus on bat and ball games.

With our specialist PE teachers, the children will continue to develop their gymnastics skills, performing a range of actions with coordination and control as well as making up gymnastic sequences.

PHSE/Citizenship:  continuing to explore philosophical ideas and Empathy. In team assemblies and the classroom the children  will discuss their physical wellbeing, relationships and economic wellbeing in PSHE.
RE: we will continue to discuss and understand why some places are special to different religions. We will be exploring why Jesus is important.
Special events/ enrichment opportunities:  We will continue to  build on our work around Empathy and emotional literacy. Our focus in January and February will be Moral Imagination and Managing Strong Emotions/Mastering Self-Regulation. We plan to hold a special Chinese dance workshop.

How parents can be involved in home learning

Y2 is a year where children can make huge progress with their learning. So that your child can make as much progress as possible, it is imperative that you continue to read with your child on a daily basis and support them to  learn their spellings. In addition, please practise number-bonds of numbers to 20 as well as multiplication tables as much as possible. It is the expectation that children leave Y2 knowing their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables.

English Key Skills
Speaking and Listening

I can speak clearly and confidently using a range of vocabulary and appropriate intonation.

I can listen carefully, remembering important points.

I can listen to and follow several instructions.

I can ask a range of questions using question stems.

I can listen to the views of others.

I can contribute to a group discussion and be cooperative

I can act out/present parts of traditional tales as well as my own stories.

I can participate in discussions, presentations, performance and role play.

Reading (word/comprehension)

I can read independently and accurately all key words from R-Y2.

I can read non-fiction books, stories and poems (reciting some) accurately, taking note of punctuation.

I can use a range of strategies for decoding unknown words.

I can identify syllables, common prefixes and suffixes and regular verb endings.

I can self-correct when reading.

I can read with understanding and talk about themes, events, characters and feelings in books.

I can predict, infer and ask questions about a text (reciprocal reading)

I can answer questions about a text both orally and written.

I can give reasons for events in a book.

I can explain why I like or dislike a book.

I can explain the purpose of alphabetical order, layout, diagrams, captions, hyperlinks and bullet points in non-fiction texts.

I can use a dictionary to locate specific words.

I can use an index and a glossary to find information.

I can read independently and in silence for 20-30 minutes from a range of texts, familiar and unfamiliar.

Writing (composition/grammar)

I can write an A4 page of meaningful sentences in a particular genre.

I can use full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks.

I can use commas for lists and description (e.g. He had a long, hairy beard, two gigantic eyes and a bulbous nose)

I can use apostrophes for contraction and possession (I’ll, we’ll, can’t…).

I can use a range of connectives to join two sentences (coordination) (e.g. and, but, so, or, because)

I am beginning to include complex sentences in some of my writing (subordination) (e.g. who, which, what, while, when, where, because, then, so that, if, to, until)

I can start my sentences with different openers (e.g. connectives, adverbs…).

I can write simple texts such as lists, stories, instructions, poems, simple reports and explanations.

I can compose my sentences orally before I begin to write them.

I can use some adventurous vocabulary (e.g. 2A sentences – The boys peeped inside the dark, dank cave. Adverbs – Tom ran quickly down the hill.)

I can use past and present tense accurately.

I can use speech marks to mark direct speech.

I know and use some common prefixes and suffixes including those that create an antonym (opposite) such as ‘un’ and ‘dis’.

I know the term synonym and can locate and use synonyms in my writing.

I am beginning to group sentences with a similar theme together, ready to form paragraphs.

I recognise and am beginning to use high frequency homophones correctly (e.g. to, too, two, there, their, they’re…)

I can use my skills to write across the curriculum.

Handwriting

I can hold a pencil correctly, sit up correctly and steady my work.

I can use and form all letters and numbers correctly.

I can keep handwriting on the line.

I can show consistency in size of letters.

I can begin to join my handwriting.

 

 

 

 

Phonics/Spelling

I can recognise, read and spell all key words for Reception, year 1 and year 2.

I can read and spell all phonic sounds and blends. (Set 2 and 3 sound)

I can use spelling rules to correctly spell words containing the suffixes: –es, -ed, -ing, -er, -est

I can spell words with contractions (e.g. I’ll, we’ll, can’t…)

I can add suffixes including –ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly and understand how suffixes can change a root word.

I can write from memory sentences dictated to me by my teacher containing spellings and punctuation learnt.

Terminology

Consolidate: finger spaces, letter, word, sentence, full stops, capital letter, question mark, exclamation mark, speech bubble, bullet points, singular/plural, adjective, verb,  connective, alliteration, simile –‘as/’like’

Introduce: apostrophe (contractions and singular possession, commas for description, speech marks, suffix, verb/adverb, statement, question, exclamation, command (bossy verbs), tense, adjective, noun, noun phrases.

Maths Key Skills
Number and Counting

  • I can count, order and compare numbers to 1000.
  • I have strategies for counting in ones, tens and hundreds.
  • I identify the place and value of each digit of corresponding numbers and can compare them.

Addition and Subtraction

  • I can do simple addition and subtraction within 1000.
  • I can add by re-grouping.
  • I can subtract by re-grouping.
  • I can use models and model drawings to find parts of a whole and find the whole from two or more parts. I can use these to solve simple word problems.
  • I can use models and model drawings to show when one or more sets are taken away. I can use this to solve simple word problems.
  • I can use number bonds in mental addition and subtraction.

Multiplication

  • Multiplication is conceptualised as multiplying a fixed number of objects by a certain number of times. The fixed number of objects refers to the number of objects in a group. The number of groups refers to the number of times it is multiplied.
  • I can multiply by 2, 3, 4 5, and 10.

Division

  • Division is conceptualised as sharing or dividing a set of items into equal groups so that each group has the same number of items.
  • Division is conceptualised as the inverse of division.

Measures

  • I can measure using cm and m and compare length using these.
  • I can measure using g and kg and compare masses.
  • I can apply addition and subtraction concepts and techniques to solve length and mass problems.
  • I can apply multiplication and division concepts and techniques to solve length and mass problems.

Money

  • I can change pence to pounds and pounds to pence and write it correctly.
  • I can compare amounts of money and solve 2 step word problems about money using all four operations.

 

 

 

Time

  • I can read and write the time using hours and minutes.
  • I can use and understand the terms am, pm, 12 noon and midnight.
  • I recognise that the time taken between two given times can be measured in hours and minutes.

Fractions

  • I understand that fractions make up equal parts of a whole.
  • I can compare and order simple fractions.
  • I can quantify add and subtract like fractions.
  • I can solve word problems involving fractions.

Volume

  • I know that the capacity of a container is the amount of space it can hold.
  • I know the volume of a container is the amount of space it contains.
  • The litre (ℓ) is a unit of measurement for volume.
  • I can add and subtract the volume in litres like whole numbers.
  • I can multiply and divide the volume in litres like whole numbers.

Statistics

  • I can compare and interpret graphs or pictograms and solve problems related to them.
  • I can make picture graphs using different symbols or scales.

Shape

  • I can identify semi-circles and quarter circles.
  • I can visualise shapes as 3d shapes.

Additional Activities

  • Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions , , and  of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • Write simple fractions for example, of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of and
  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

 

  • Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • Compare and sequence intervals of time
  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day
  • Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
  • Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
  • Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, (for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid)
  • Compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects
  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

Homework to do at home while the school is closed

Dear parents and carers,

We hope that you are all safe and well at home. We are missing our year 2s but we know you are all doing a wonderful job as teachers at home! You’ll find more activities and tasks below to complete at home over the next 2 weeks.

Thinking of you all,

Mr Desborough, Miss Sharma, Miss Johns and Miss Sengul

Daily Reading

  • Please continue to read for at least 30 mins per day. Try and read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books.
  • When reading with your children, try asking the following comprehension questions: Can you predict what will happen next?

Can you infer what the character is feeling/thinking? (Use clues in the text and illustrations as well as your own prior knowledge.)

Can you summarise what you have just read?

 English Writing

We have three home writing assignments for you:

  1. Write the beginning of your own story based on ‘The Magic Carpet’ (see attached).
  2. Ask an adult to teach you how to make a simple meal, for example a sandwich, beans on toast etc… or how to tie your shoe laces.

Now, write a set of instructions explaining how to make that meal or tie your shoe laces.  Please see the model set of instructions for guidance. Discuss what features are included in a set of instructions.

  1. Daily diary. Continue to keep a record of your daily events in a diary. You can also include your feelings. You could also include a picture for each day.

Spellings

In our initial pack a copy of the high frequency words and spelling rules for year 2 were attached. We would like all children to continue to work on the high frequency words they are still not confident with reading and spelling.

  • Learn the next spelling rule:

Adding –y (2)

You can add -y to many root words to make adjectives. For words that end in e we drop the e before adding –y.

  1. whiny 2.  spicy          3.  wheezy     4.  breezy       5.  simply       
  2. crazy 7.  spiky          8.  lazy            9.  curvy         10.  smoky

 

  • In the following week revise the spelling rules:

* The igh sound

*Adding -ly spelt y

Handwriting

  • You can practise your continuous cursive by writing your spelling words out and putting them into simple sentences.
  • https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/free-trial.html
  • Use the Letter-join website to help you practise your handwriting. There is a one month free trial and it is full of useful resources, fun games and worksheets which can be printed out.
  • Colouring and mindfulness activities are great for fine motor skills and handwriting too.

 Maths

  • Learning to tell the time is an important skill, so we would like you to focus on this. Make sure you understand how to count the minutes, o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to in relation to the hour.

Can you draw the clock and write the times for when you wake up, have your meals or do different activities and go to bed? For example, quarter past 8.

 

  • Continue to work through three activities per day on the Mathletics website. These should include Fractions, Time, Money and Shape.
  • Practise your times tables (2s, 5s, 10s, 3s and 4s).

 

French

Some short activities to help you practise your French:

  • Greetings Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkff4xjkWjE

  • Numbers 1-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsc3qLMaCu8

  • Fruits/J’aime = I like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ03KjwiIVM

  • Colours songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA

  • Colours/animal and fruits lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_O424Z8vQs&t=

 Topic project – Japan!

Create your own origami.

The term origami comes from the Japanese words oru (to fold) and kami (paper).

This artistic way of folding paper was used for celebrations and ceremonies in China and Japan, often representing animals, flowers and nature.

We would like you to use your creativity and imagination to make your own origami based on the flowers and/or animals that you love.

Some websites to help:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCorOG0mIAkUii9WPJfuIlqA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdO2e8K29o

https://www.origami-fun.com/origami-for-kids.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj0F-vdN18w

 

Resources and Information for parents

Handwriting

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/index.html

Maths

Mathletics Website

https://student.mathletics.com/primary#/launch

Nrich: https://nrich.maths.org/ (a brilliant website for Maths challenges)

Computing

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Turtle

https://turtleacademy.com/

Whole Curriculum

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Reading

http://en.childrenslibrary.org

Coronavirus for Children

Story writing

How to Join Letter-Join: http://www.coldfall.haringey.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-Join-home-access.docx

Homework to do at home while the school is closed

Daily Reading

  • Please read for at least 30 mins per day.
  • When reading with your children, try asking the following comprehension questions: can you predict what will happen next? Can you infer what the character is feeling/thinking? Can you summarise what you have just read?

 English Writing

We have three home writing assignments for you:

  1. Write 3 reviews of your favourite books – see attached template
  2. Calligram Poetry. Following your excellent Dragon calligrams (shape poems), please write a new one inspired by your favourite animal. Remember to include: punctuation, exciting adjectives, alliteration and similes. Challenge yourself to include rhyming words.
  3. Daily diary. Keep a record of daily events in a diary. You could also include a picture for each day.

Spellings

The Spelling rules are also attached, children should revise the rules we have previously visited:

The or sound spelt a before l and ll

Adding –y (1)

The n sound spelt kn

The j sound as ge and dge

The j sound as g before e, i & y

The o sound spelt a after w  and qu

Adding –ed (1)

Adding –ed (2)

Adding –ed (3)

  • Please also learn the spelling for the next two following rules (asterisked and underlined):

* The igh sound

*Adding -ly spelt y

 Handwriting

  • https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/free-trial.html
  • Use the Letter-join website to help you practise your handwriting. There is a one month free trial and it is full of useful resources, fun games and worksheets which can be printed out.
  • Colouring and mindfulness activities are great for fine motor skills and handwriting too.

 Maths

  • Work through three activities per day on the Mathletics website . These should include Fractions, Time, Money and Shape.
  • Practise your times tables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s).
  • Review and revise any previous Maths units (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

 Topic project – Japan!

  • Next term, our topic area will be Japan. We would like you to prepare a presentation on an aspect of Japanese life or culture eg: sport, music, religion, food, entertainment, landmarks. We would like you to present your research in the form of a poster, powerpoint or even video presentation. Be as creative as you like!

A book review by

High frequency words

Year 2 spelling rules and word list

Resources and Information for parents

Handwriting

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/index.html

Maths

Mathletics Website

https://student.mathletics.com/primary#/launch

Nrich: https://nrich.maths.org/ (a brilliant website for Maths challenges)

Computing

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Turtle

https://turtleacademy.com/

 

Whole Curriculum

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

How to Join Letter-Join: http://www.coldfall.haringey.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-Join-home-access.docx

Mr Desborough

Year Team Leader

Miss Johns

Class Teacher

Miss Sharma

Class Teacher

Miss Sen

Trainee Teacher

Mr Lynch

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barac

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Miss Orford

Teaching Assistant

Mr Amoako

Teaching Assistant