This half term in Year 2 our topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious!
In English we will focus on the story of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl. The children will complete a range of activities based on the text including writing in role as a character, considering their opinions of different characters and how they act as well as looking at the fantastic description used by Roald Dahl. As part of our work we will also write instructions for making chocolate. We will also develop reading skills such as visualisation, prediction and vocabulary.
Within our maths lessons we will introduce the children to column method – a written method for adding and subtracting. The children will also have the opportunity to apply their skills to problem solving activities and continue to develop their understanding of times tables.
In Science our learning will be focused around humans. The children will learn about a balanced diet, exercise, hygiene and how this all forms part of growing up. The children will also enjoy planting and growing seeds.
We will study geography this half term and learn about the production of chocolate in Africa. They will learn about how chocolate is made and how it is distributed across the world. The children will think about the impact of humans on the environment.
The children will enjoy Cricket lessons from a coach in addition to their indoor and outdoor PE lessons this half term. We will also prepare for our Sports Day and continue to develop dance skills and a range of outdoor PE skills. As well as this the children will take part in the ‘Mini Games’ a multi school sporting event.
Within computing the children will use software called 2Sequence to produce music. They will learn how to make different and edit different sounds and will recreate traditional nursery rhymes as well as making new pieces.
Design technology lessons will focus on packaging. We will consider where food packaging comes from, it’s purpose, how it is made as well as designing and making our own packaging for our chocolate creations.
Over the next half term the children will have a number of opportunities to visit their new classes at the junior school and meet their new teachers. They will take part in English, Maths, Art and PE lessons, join an assembly and go out to play. The aim of this is to make the children’s transition to the junior school as smooth as possible. The Year 2 teachers, of course, meet with the Year 3 teachers to share their knowledge of the children, both socially and emotionally as well as academically. If you have any questions, please do ask.
Please continue to hear your child read and note this in their reading diary. Also look at our page on Class Dojo for links to areas of the curriculum and examples of work that the children have completed.
Fundamental British Values
At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.
In Year 2 examples of this are:
DEMOCRACY: Voting for class rules and jobs, school councillors meeting with Mrs Schlanker.
THE RULE OF LAW: Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.
INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above. Comparing this with other cultures and times in history.
MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH OTHER FAITHS AND BELIEFS: Understanding the difference between opinion and fact. Expressing opinions in an appropriate way.
These values are modelled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.
For more information please see the document below.
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