Welcome to Year 2 for Summer 1 term everyone!
Dear Parents and Carers,
This half term our learning theme is Time Travellers! In Geography we will be using our learning about London last term to compare our city to the capital of India, New Delhi. We will learn about New Delhi’s landmarks and the path of its river the Yamuna. We will discuss the importance of trade to India and look at a case study about a tea plantation that exports to the U.K.
In History we will be learning about the evolution of air transportation.
We will learn about Da Vinci’s designs for the ornithopter and how the Wright Brothers used these to design and build the first ever aeroplane. We will then have a look at the impact that the development of air transportation has had on modern living. Finally, we will look at the evolution of air travel into space travel.
In Science we will be looking at plants. We will be learning about the functions of the different parts of the plant and how these parts can be adapted to make it suitable to live in different habitats. We will be thinking about questions such as ‘Why are plants so different in different places?’ and ‘Why can’t trees grow everywhere?’
Our focus in RE will be Islam. We will be learning about how Muslims use Mosques and how and when they pray. We look in depth at the Muslim ceremony of Aqiqah, the naming ceremony performed on the 7th day after a new baby is born.
In Maths we will learn about measure. We will recap the basic steps that you need to follow to measure accurately, and we will then move on to solving measurement problems. We will then move on to describing position and direction. We will use vocabulary such as up, down, left, right, forwards, and backwards. We will describe turns using the vocabulary quarter turn, half turn, three-quarter turn and whole turn.
During the first part of the term, we will be re-telling the Hans Christian Anderson classic ‘The Little Match Girl’. We will then end the term with some non-fiction writing using the core text ‘One Giant Leap- the story of Neil Armstrong’.
Specialist teaching will continue for Music, Spanish, Art, DT and PE. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school for the whole half term.
Homework will be put onto the homework blog on Purple Mash every Friday and should be completed by the following Friday.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.