The Great Fire of London - Y2 Spring 2
This half term we will be learning about the events of The Great Fire of London.
We will be history detectives and use the clues and evidence to find out about what
happened during the Great Fire. We will look at a timeline of events, where the fire
started and the diaries that Samuel Pepys kept.
In science we will look at materials and their properties. Re-cap our previous learning about materials and begin to think about recycling, rubbish and re-using materials. We will link this to our DT project and will be up-cycling / re-cycling rubbish.
In literacy we will be reading an amazing book called The Secret of Black Rock. By Joe Todd
Stanton. We will write about the characters and events in the story and use the ideas to create
our own stories about Black Rock. As we are investigating the ocean and ocean pollution we will
be writing non-chronological reports about sea life.
Spring 1 - Women Who Changed the World.
This half term Y2 are finding out about famous women who have made changes to the way we live today. In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.
We are looking forward to a visit from 'Florence Nightingale', when a local historian will bring historic artefacts and a range of activities to school and bring Florence's story to life.
In literacy we are reading a fabulous story called 'The Dark'. It is written by the author Lemmony Snicket. The children will be writing about their own experiences of the dark and Laszlo's feelings.
Laszlo is the main character in the story. We will write our own fiction storys from a different viewpoint. Writing instructions about how to make nightlights and writing poetry about the dark.
In science we will be finding out about how we can keep ourselves healthy, what humans need to be able to stay alive and discuss health, hygiene and germs are spread. We will be experimenting with germs in our bread experiment and looking at changes over time.
Y2 Maths - Times Tables
In Y2 the children need to become confident with their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Help your children to learn their tables by saying them in order.
The children will have learnt how to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 in Y1 and may be familiar with saying " 2,4,6,8....etc' This is great but we would also like the children to say their tables like this....
one times two equals two......two times two equals four....etc.
When your child becomes really confident with their times tables, try asking them questions in a mixed up order e.g. 6 x 3 =........2 x 3 = ...........9 x 3 =.
Don't forget to use your login for Times Tables Rock Stars. Your child can go onto the website and practice times table and division questions. If you have any trouble with your password or need another copy, please see your child's class teacher. https://ttrockstars.com/