Meerkats Year 2
KINGSDOWN AND RINGWOULD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Welcome back after the Easter break. I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and ready for another busy term at school. The children will be taking their End of Key Stage Tests (SATs) in May. Please be assured that they will be undertaken in a stress free and relaxed environment with the children encouraged to just try their best.
This term the children of Class 2 will be studying the following topics across the areas of the curriculum.
- English: In Term 5, we will be learning about features of newspapers and using these to create our own newspaper articles. In Term 6, we will focus on persuasive writing and creating adventure stories and comics. We will be recapping some of the key spelling and grammar skills the children have learnt and start to add an even larger range of vocabulary to our work.
- Maths: Problem solving, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, shapes, money, statistics and capacity. We will be practising our quick recall of 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
- Science: We will continue to develop our process skills, focusing upon questioning and recording our investigations. The themes will be ‘plants’ and ‘animals including humans’.
- Computing: The children will develop skills in creating a presentation about dinosaurs, and presenting data in the form of bar charts.
- History: The children will be investigating the key question ‘Who was Mary Anning and why should she be remembered?’
- Geography: The children will be investigating going to the seaside, starting from a study of the local area and the facilities it provides and moving to a global understanding of holiday destinations.
- RE: For the next two terms the children will be learning about Islam and the practices of Muslims today around the world. The children will be encouraged to make links to what they already know and take this learning deeper.
- Art: Children will experiment creating all sorts of dinosaur and seaside related arts and crafts.
- Music: The children will explore the topic of ‘interesting sounds’ and we’ll make links to stories and films. As the term progresses we’ll introduce them to the idea of graphic notation and writing down the music we play.
- PE: The children will be taking part in athletics, rounders and swimming activities.
We are looking forward to another action-packed term of learning!
Mr Parr, Mr Martin and Mrs Arthur