Year Two

This term, Year Two will be exploring the theme of ‘Power and Governance’ through exploring how different countries around the world come together to collaborate through sporting events. They will use their history topic of the Olympics to discuss who would have been included/excluded in sporting games and what sporting events were organised in the past, and make comparisons to current practices.  The children will build up to planning and organising their own school-wide sporting event.

In English, our core text this term is ‘Fauja Singh Keeps Going’ which focuses on the inspirational story of Fauja who has run many races and marathons despite his age and different set backs in his life. The children will use this as inspiration to write a biography, recounting Fauja’s life. They will also write their first narrative from the perspective of a spectator of one of Fauja’s races, developing their understanding of how to structure a story from beginning, middle to end, including different descriptive features such as adjectives, similes and ‘show not tell’ to engage readers.

In maths this half term we will be learning how to tell the time to half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour as well as to the nearest minute. We will also be developing our knowledge of statistics by collecting, interpreting and presenting data in the form of bar charts, pictograms and tally charts and using these to solve and create word problems. We will also continue to develop our knowledge of counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s.

Our curriculum lessons will have a history and geography focus, where we will be learning about the history of the Olympic games, their origin and how they have developed over time to become more inclusive and diverse. We will be using our knowledge to plan and organise our own school- wide sporting event, focussing on the importance of rules, collaboration and good sportsmanship.

In PE we will be doing athletics, taking part in team games and races as well as practising fitness circuits in our indoor lessons to develop our strength and stamina.

In art, we will be creating figurative wire sculptures of sports people, inspired by the works of Alberto Giaocometti.

In science, we will be learning about plants, their features and functions and how they grow as well as taking part in a seed swap through Medway Artbox.

Our RE this term will be focussing on Islam and the main beliefs that Muslims have, recognising the significance of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Qur’an to Muslims.

In Year 2, our reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Friday. Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, recording in reading journals and by giving children the opportunity to read a variety of texts.

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