Children in Year 2 are learning about the human body and the amazing things it can do! They are focusing on the purpose of the skeleton and the main organs of the body, and will learn about the importance of looking after themselves. They will develop their understanding of healthy eating and exercise, before learning about the importance of personal hygiene and looking after their teeth.
In English lessons, children have been writing imaginative stories based on the fictional text "Eliot Midnight Superhero" by Anne Cottringer; the story of a quiet and ordinary boy who turns into an incredible meteor-busting superhero when the clock strikes midnight!
Children are now learning about the lives of seven other children around the world in the non-fiction text, "This is How We Do It" by Matt Lamothe. The children will compare the lives of children from Italy, Russia, Peru, Iran, Japan, India and Uganda with their own lives in the UK, before creating sequel booklets titled "This is How I Do It".
In Maths lessons, children are developing their understanding of place value in two-digit numbers. They are learning how to read and write numbers up to 100, and are using the part-whole model to help secure their understanding and ability to solve problems relating to place value. Children are also developing strategies for addition and subtraction and will continue to practise visual and written strategies. They are currently learning their 10 times tables and practise their recall of multiplication facts every day. In addition to these skills, children are focusing on using their maths knowledge to solve problem solving and reasoning questions – some of which can be quite tricky!
In R.E. lessons, children will begin to understand that Christians believe Jesus brought good news (Gospel) to the World. They will learn about the importance of forgiveness in finding peace in their own lives and will understand that Christians will pray to God to ask for forgiveness.