What to Expect in Year 2
During Literacy this half term we will be studying Indian myths and legends. We will be exploring Indian characters and settings whilst concentrating on using adjectives to make our writing more interesting and starting our sentences in different ways.
We will also be creating a report about India, looking at Indian culture, food and landmarks. Children will be using titles, opening paragraphs and subheadings to structure their reports and then using this information to compare India to Great Britain.
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, keep up, teach up and verbal reasoning. Children will be encouraged to use various resources and stimuli to help further their mathematical skills and understanding. We also be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers across the “ten” boundary as well as counting and comparing money. During this half term children will investigate arrays and focus on knowing and applying their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
The focus of our topic this half term is ‘India’. Children will use an atlas to locate key cities within the country as well as locate India in the world. Through the topic, children will discover wildlife native to India as well as learn Yoga and Cricket, which are popular sports in India. Children will also have the opportunity to eat traditional Indian food as well as re-create Indian art.
In Science, we will be starting our unit on ‘Use of everyday materials’. The children will focus on sorting objects into groups according to the material it has been made from and group materials according to their use. Children will also compare the suitability of materials for their intended use and how materials can be changed. They will investigate the most suitable material for a parachute.