What to Expect in Year 2
During Literacy this half term we will be reading I Was There - Escape from the Blitz. Children will write a report about The Blitz and evacuation. They will also write a letter, exploring the lives of children during evacuation. Children will be investigating rationing and will write an explanation text to describe it. Following our trip to Holdenby House, we will be writing a recount.
During Numeracy this half-term we will be furthering children’s knowledge and understanding of place value through the 4 operations and continuing to develop their written methods through word problems, investigations, four-a-day and verbal reasoning. Children will be encouraged to use various resources and stimuli to help further their mathematical skills and understanding. We will also be investigating measure and ordering and comparing different lengths. Children will also 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).
The focus of our topic this half term will continue as ‘Home Front’. Children will learn about life on the frontline during WW1 and WW2. Children will research and investigate what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches as well as look at the different animals used during the war. They will also learn about key events including The Blitz and child evacuation.