Year 2 Parent Summary Summer Term
Welcome back to school! We hope that you enjoyed the Easter holidays and are rested, relaxed and ready for this exciting new term! Below is a brief summary of some of the areas the children will be focusing on during the Summer Term.
In English, the children will be continuing to develop their reading fluency through reading a range of comprehension texts. They will also be developing key reading skills which include, retrieving, inference, summarising and predicting.
Children will be developing their writing stamina and will have lots of opportunities to apply different SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) features to their writing. They will study how to write a recount, reports and exploring a range of instructional texts. There will also be a focus on children independently rereading, editing and improving their writing.
In Maths, the children will be learning about what fractions are and how to write different fractions. Children will then find fractions of different shapes and amounts. They will also study the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes. Children will be using the vocabulary sides, vertices, edges, faces and symmetry to describe the properties of different shapes.
In Science, the children will be learning about a topic called ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. Children will be taught how to identify things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never lived. They will also learn that most living things live in habitats that are suited to them. Children will be able to identify different animals and habitats that are suitable for them.
In Computing, children will be using Bee Bots to create simple programmes. They will also be using Scratch software to create algorithms.
In History, the children will be learning about significant women from the past. During this topic, they will learn about their lives and achievements and how they have impacted the world we live in today.
In Geography, we will be making links with our History learning and will be learning about significant women from the local area.
In DT the children will be designing and making their own lanterns like the one Florence Nightingale famously used.
We will be studying different pieces of artwork linked to our topic Wonder Women. We will look at the different techniques and mediums that were used to create the pieces and will be recreating our own pieces of artwork.
In Music, the children will be exploring sounds and tempo linked to different English texts.
In PE, the children will be developing their movement and agility skills. Children will then be applying these skills when completing athletics activities.
In PSHE, we will be learning about how we can keep safe in the home (including fire safety), outside and when crossing the road.
Relating to our English topic of instructional texts, we will be making healthy sandwiches which will then link to our writing.
Please remember this is only a brief outline of what your child will be learning about this term. We look forward to a fantastic term with your child.
Mr McCormick and Miss McCaughey