Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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Year 2 2021-2022

This year all our class names are based on inspirational British people.

 

Year 2

Hamilton Class - Miss Kidger (teacher), Miss Burgon and Miss Parkin

Webber Class - Miss Walsh (teacher), Miss McNicholas and Miss Ridge

Wicks Class - Mrs Lewney, Mrs Goodfellow (teachers), Miss Spiers, Mrs Mannion

 

Spring Term 2

Curriculum

This half term, Year 2 will take part in 2 DT theme days answering the question ’Why are axels amazing?’ Within these theme days, children will be designing and making their own vehicles. They will follow a design brief to plan their ideas. They will use the skills of joining and measuring materials to create their final product. They will use wheels and axels to make their vehicle. They will then evaluate their vehicle against the design.

This half term, Year 2 will take part in 2 DT theme days answering the question ’Why are axels amazing?’ Within these theme days, children will be designing and making their own vehicles. They will follow a design brief to plan their ideas. They will use the skills of joining and measuring materials to create their final product. They will use wheels and axels to make their vehicle. They will then evaluate their vehicle against the design.

Art and Design

During this half term, the children will be learning about collage in their art lessons. Children will explore collage by creating their own using a range of materials and resources. They will then look at David Mach and use his collages as inspiration for their own large scale collages.

Computing 

Year 2 are continuing their ‘researchers’ topic. They will be using a search engine to find out facts about animals. They will then create their own PowerPoint using these facts and present them to the class.

RSHE 

This half term, children will be focusing on the question ‘What helps us stay safe?’ During this unit, they will learn about keeping safe around roads, fire and water. They will discuss how to resist pressure to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable. They will also discuss how to tell trusted adults if they are worried about something.

 

Science

Year 2 are completing their topic called ‘Living things and their habitats’ this half term. They will be learning about food chains and what predators and prey are. They will name some different sources of food for animal and explain a simple food chain.

RE

Year 2 children will be continuing their topic called ’How can we learn from sacred books?’ This half term they will be learning about sacred books that people have and use in different religions.

 

Music

Year 2 children will be working through the unit called, ‘Dynamics, timbre, tempo and motifs (Theme Space).’ In this topic pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of dynamics, timbre, tempo and instruments, identifying these elements in music that they hear and comparing pieces by the same composer. They visually represent music in creative and more formal ways and learn to play and compose motifs.

 

Spring Term 1

Curriculum

This half term, Year 2 will take part in 2 history theme days answering the question ’How are children’s lives today different from the past?’

Within the history theme day, children will learn about events that happened long ago, even before their grandparents were born! Children will learn what we use today instead of a what they used to use long ago. During their trip to Cannon Hall, they will also learn how children’s lives are different to those a long time ago.

 

Art and Design

 

During this half term, the children will be learning about painting in their art lessons. Children will mix paint to explore colour theory and how to create shades of colour that are lighter and darker by adding white tones with black. Children will also mix paint to create all the secondary colours.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming ‘researchers’ this half term. We will be using a search engine to find out facts about animals. We will then create our own PowerPoint using these facts and present them to the class.

 

RSHE 

This half term, children will be focusing on the question ‘What jobs do people do?’

During this unit, we will look at a range of jobs in the community and what skills people need to do these jobs. We will also look at how people earn money and why people need to earn money.

 

Science

Year 2 are starting a topic called ‘Living things and their habitats’ this half term.

They will be learning to classify things by living, dead or never lived and how a specific habitat provides for the basic needs of the living things there (plants and animals.) Children will match living things to their habitat, name some different sources of food for animal and explain a simple food chain.

  

R.E

Year 2 children will be starting a new topic called ’How can we learn from sacred books?’ This half term they will be learning about sacred books that people have and use in different religions.

 

Music

Year 2 children will be working through the unit called, ‘Traditional Western Stories.’  Children will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and practice identifying these within a piece of music. They learn how different characters can be represented by timbre, how emotions can be represented by pitch and how changes in tempo can convey action. 

 

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Autumn 2021

Curriculum

This half term, Year 2 will take part in 2 history theme days answering the question ’Who put the green back into Kenya?’

The children will learn about a significant person from outside the UK called Wangari Maathi. As part of the theme days, the children will learn about her life and achievements. They will be looking at her national and international achievements such as winning a Nobel Peace Prize and founding the Green Belt Movement.

 

Art and Design

During this half term, the children will be learning about textiles in their art lessons. They will be looking at the different types of textiles and matching fabrics and threads for different purposes.

They will also practise stitching two pieces of fabric together and gain experience in weaving.

 

Computing

Year 2 are becoming photographers this half term. They will be using cameras to take photos of the local        environment. They will then upload these to a laptop and use a simple editing program to make changes and improvements to their photos. They will then choose their favourites to present in a portfolio and show to the class.

 

RSHE

Our theme is ‘relationships’ this half term.

Year 2 will be focusing on the question ‘What makes a good friend?’

The children will be learning how to make friends with others and what makes a good friend. They will learn to recognise when they are feeling lonely and what they can do about it. They will learn how to resolve arguments with friends and also how to ask for help if a friendship is making them unhappy.

 

Science

Year 2 are starting a topic called ‘Animals including humans’ this half term.

They will be learning about the life cycle of an animal and describing their basic needs for survival such as water and food. They will also learn about the importance of exercise, hygiene and a balanced diet for humans.

 

R.E

Year 2 children will be finding out ’How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?’

 

Music

Year 2 children will be working through the unit called, ’Musical Me’. They will be learning to sing the song ’Once a man fell in a well’ and playing it using tuned percussion instruments.

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Reading in KS1

Reading is a vital life skill and the early reading experiences that children have set them up for all future learning and experiences.

At Snapethorpe, we value and promote reading through a range of strategies. We are very proud of our high quality reading areas that each class have, we listen to the children in our class read every week and we teach daily phonic lessons to help children learn their sounds.

Ask your child what reading or phonics they have done in class today!

 

It is great that we can now send reading books home for you to enjoy with your child!

Please help us promote our love of reading by listening to your child as much as you can at home.

It makes a huge difference to their progress in reading!