Harris Academies
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Year 2

Class Teachers: Miss Humphreys & Mr Hollis

Teaching Assistants: Ms Bazely & Mrs Valapinee

PE day: Monday (morning)

Day homework is set: Home learning including Maths, English and spellings is sent home every Thursday. Children will receive a project to complete each half term in preparation for a new topic (holiday home learning).

Day Homework is due in: Home learning is due the following Tuesday.

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 15-20 minutes a day reading. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime.

Key Spellings/spelling patterns for the term: Children have received a set of high frequency words. These should be practiced every day at home for at least 10 minutes in preparation for a test each Thursday.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this half term:

  • Odd and even numbers.
  • Counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
  • Using multiplication and division facts.
  • Pairs of numbers that make 100.

English overview:

Our topic for this half-term is ‘Africa Alive’. We will begin by looking at story writing, where children will identify the structure and language used to help them to produce their own pieces of writing. We will also be learning about poetry, which will be linked to our topic. We will end the term by looking at varied styles of explanation writing and creating our own explanations about plants.

Maths overview:

At the start of the term, we will be building on our recognition of numbers and counting skills from last half term. We will also be learning about multiples of 2, 5 and 10. During the term, we will then use this knowledge to help us to solve multiplication and division problems. Later in the term, we will be looking at fractions, which will include learning about halves and quarters of shapes.

All other subjects (including French)

Geography: We will be learning about Africa and comparing similarities and differences between locations.

Design: We will be designing a nutritious fruit smoothie for a character from a story.

Science: We will be learning about and investigating plants.

Computing: We will be learning about computer applications.

French: L’Afrique - Where in the world do people speak French?

BLP: The half term Year 2 will continue focus on ‘Perseverance’.

RE: We will be learning about the Islamic faith including key beliefs, religious festivals, prayer and worship.