Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the Summer Term!
We have already made a great start to the Summer term! After returning to school in the Spring term after remote learning, we have hit the ground running this term!
Our topic this term is 'Journey on the Mayflower'. We will learn about the Pilgrims and the journey they made to the New World in 1620. We will learn about the journey itself and what the crew and passengers had to do onboard for the 66 days it took for them to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This topic will also be used in other subject areas too.
This term we will continue to develop our skills at writing both fiction and non-fiction. We will use what we learn about the Pilgrims and their journey to write an information leaflet.
Following this, we will unpick how to write a wishing tale. We will unpick the main features of this genre of writing and then write our own story based on the story, Flat Stanley and the Magic Lamp.
We will move on to learning how to write an explanation text. We will use what we have learnt in science as a stimulus.
Alongside this, we will explore some poetry and learn how to read some poems out loud.
We will continue to learn all the spelling as detailed in the Appendix below.
As Mathematicians, we will continue to use numbers up to 100 to help us understand that two-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones.
This term, we will focus on various types of measurement. We will learn how to measure the length of an object, how heavy something is, how much something can hold and how hot things are. We will also learn how to tell the time focusing on o'clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past and the intervals of five minutes around a clock face.
Click this link to play a game that will help you to practise telling the time. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time
We will continue to use the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In History, we will be learning about the Pilgrims and their journey on the Mayflower to America. We will learn what it was like for the Pilgrims onboard the ship.
In Geography, we will learn about the four compass points and how we can use these directions to describe a route. We will learn about the human and natural geographical features of Plymouth in the UK and in Massachusetts, USA.
In Science, we are learning all about Plants. We will learn about various plants and the function of the different plant parts.
This term, PE will be on a Thursday afternoon. We will be continuing to develop our fundamental skills. We will also learn how to work together as a team.