Year 2's Autumn Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term will focus on
The 100 Years!
To start with we will focus on our families and making family trees. We will learn the names of our close family members such as Uncles, Aunts, cousins etc. The children will think about what they remember from when they were little and then we will find about what parents and grandparents remember by creating a questionnaire to send out.
We will spend some time learning about the reign of Queen Elizabeth and then he coronation of King Charles as well as some of the Royal family.
To end our topic on the last 100 years we will look at toys and how they have changed over the years. Looking at the advancement of technology. Our final session will be a bring your own toy session where we will have a debate on which toy we think is the best and why.
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 computing, we shall spend some time learning about what information technology is and all the different forms it comes in. We will focus on staying safe online throughout the year.
In English, a really important part to help your child at home is to read.
We ask that you try to read every day with your child and record it in their reading records. This can be their school book or a book of their own choice. It might be your child reads a couple pages of a bedtime story. This all counts as reading. 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. Children learn best by example, reading to them will show them that you value reading.