Year 2's Autumn Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term will focus on
World War 1 and Remembrance
During our topic work, we shall spend time learning about World War 1 and remembrance. In particular, we will think about what life was like for children living in the local area during World War 1 and how it affected people's lives. The children will have time to explore what life was like for children in the 1910's.
We shall also think about remembrance and why we remember things in history that were not nice times. Through this, the children will look at poetry, artwork and other ways of expressing feelings and emotions. This helps to follow the areas of our school vision that consider spirituality, hope, forgiveness and respect.
In addition to this topic, we will also explore different subject areas. If you would like to know more about the depth of our learning, please see the curriculum pages on this website. A summary of our topics can be viewed below:
Helping at Home
With each subject, there may be things that you can do at home to support your child's learning. Please see the ideas below, which are optional extras. We would love to see what you have been up to!
In maths, you could access different games and activities to support fluency; the faster your child can remember key ideas, the easier it will be to access much of the work we do in class. Click here for some suggestions!
In science, we shall be learning about animals including humans, focused on life cycles and the things that animals need to survive. You could watch any of the David Attenborough programs to support with our topic of animals including humans. There are some fantastic insights into animals needs and adaptations.
In history, through our WWI and remembrance topic you could talk to elderly relatives or neighbours who may remember WWII and ask them to tell you about their memories.
In computing, we shall spend some time learning about being safe online. Please see this website for ideas on things you could talk to your child about at home.
In English, a really important part to help your child at home is to read.
We ask that you read every day with your child and record it in their reading records. Reading is the base for all learning across the school so make this a priority for your family.
Talk! Talk about your day, talk about what you are doing, describe things with your children. Get your children to think of different ways to say a word. For example - big- huge, giant, large, enormous etc.
Let your child read instructions when cooking, or let them make the shopping the shopping list.
Finally, don't forget to read to your child. Even in Year 6. Children learn best by example, reading to them will show them that you value reading.