Year 2

Spring 1
This half term our topic is Castles!

We have lots of exciting lessons and activities planned. We will also be going on a school trip to Skipton Castle on Tuesday 23rd January. It will be a full day trip so children will need a packed lunch with a drink, school uniform and a warm coat. 

In English:

We will start by looking at instructions. We will be writing our own instructions to make dragon soup. Following this we will be looking at fairytales with a specific focus on Beauty and the Beast leading up to writing our own fairytale. 

In Reading:
We will be reading the book 'The Story of Castles' by Lesley Sims. We will be focusing on the skills of Vocabulary, retrieval, fluency, inference and summary. We will be working on these skills in our 1-1 reading times too. After the 'Story of Castles' we will be looking at dragon poetry.

In Maths:

In Maths we will be continuing our work on multiplication and division looking at how to divide by 2, 5 and 10. We will then be looking at statistics, understanding and answering questions about tally charts and pictograms and finally creating tally charts and pictograms of our own. We will be moving on to look at fractions, finding 1/2, 1/4, 2/4 and 1/3 of shapes and amounts. 

In history we will be looking at the features of castles, who lived in them and looking at how castles have changed over time, creating our own time lines. 


In Computing:
We will become 'researchers' using Microsoft Power Point to create our own presentations on castles. 


In Science:
We will be looking at 'materials and their uses'. We will be looking at the suitability of materials and doing investigations to test the suitability of materials linked to castles. 


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