Year Two: River Trent and River Leen

Our key books for the summer term are ‘Poems to Perform’ by Julia Donaldson, ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ by Jon Scieszka and ‘The Lonely Beast’ by Chris Judge. At the moment, we are learning to recite, write and perform a variety of poems, particularly those involving nature. In phonics, we will be learning the spelling rules for adding suffixes such as ‘-ment’ ‘-ly’ and ‘-less’.

Our main maths foci will be money, time, fractions and shape. For money, we will be learning how to add pence and pounds, make different totals and calculate change. When we look at time, we will learn how to tell the time to quarter past, quarter to and the nearest 5 minutes. In shape, we will look at 2D and 3D shapes, describe their properties and compare their similarities and differences. Finally, we will look at how to find 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 3/4 of shapes and amounts. As you can tell, we are on track to become superstar mathematicians!

We have some exciting topic work planned for the term, too. We will learn how to plant seeds and bulbs, focusing on what each specific seed or bulb needs to help it grow (for example, the amount of space, sunlight and water). In DT, we are practising our cutting skills so we can make a vegetable salad. In art, we are going to focus on the skills of printing and working with textiles, dying fabric and sewing it together to make our own bookmarks. We will learn how to use spreadsheets in computing as well as the key features of coasts in geography. What a fantastic term we have lined up!

Our swimming day is Monday, outdoor learning is on Tuesdays and PE on Fridays.

Here’s the knowledge organiser for this term’s work:

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