BerkswichCE Primary School

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Autumn 2


This half term the children in Year Two will be completing a poetry unit. They will enjoy learning and performing a poem written by Tony Mitten to other classes during a Collective Worship. They will work together to put actions to the poem and they will learn to say it with wonderful expression. They will study a number of other poems and become poets themselves. At the end of the unit they will write their very own poem based on one of the poems they will have read during their writing lessons.


During the week the children also have a Grammar/Punctuation lesson, handwriting sessions and reading activities.


Reading and Phonics

We are excited to announce that the children in Early Years and Key Stage One will be starting an exciting new reading and phonics program called Little Wandle this half term. Please look out for information about this in the very near future. 



The children will be completing a variety of addition and subtraction activities with numbers up to 100. They will learn a variety of different strategies to help them add and subtract. They will learn different terminology that means addition and subtraction. In this unit they will also complete problem solving and reasoning activities. As well as the addition and subtraction unit the children in Year Two will also be completing a money and measurement unit.



In science the children will be investigating materials. They will learn about a variety of materials and their properties. Through this unit they will learn new scientific vocabulary such as transparent, opaque and flexible. They will also discover how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.


Religious Education

'Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?' is the title of this half term's unit. Through this unit the children will learn the difference between traditions at Christmas time and the religious elements of Christmas. They will discuss what we are thankful for at Christmas and what Mary and Joseph were thankful for at this time.



This term's unit is called 'My Relationships'. Through this unit the children will learn the difference between teasing and being bullied and what they should do if either of these behaviours happens to them or to others.



The children will be taught how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. They will learn where to go for help when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.



Year Two will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries. They will learn to identify key features of a location to say whether it is a city, town, village, coastal or rural area.



The children will discover how artists represent movement and mood in their pieces of art. One of the artists that they will be learning about this half term is Lowry and how he created movement and mood in his famous painting 'Britain at Play'. They will become Lowry for a lesson and recreate this painting.



Year Two will continue to have two PE lessons a week, one lesson of dance and the other striking and fielding skills.