Years 2 and 3
Mrs D Porter
Welcome to Barn owls!
We are a mixed year group of Year’s 2 and 3. We are now looking forward to our spring term.
In English we will spend this term covering adventure story writing. We will be learning how to write character descriptions and setting descriptions. We will learn the features of an adventure story and follow flat Stanley on his quest to Paris. We will write a news-paper report about what happens in Paris. We will continue to the grammar learnt and embed this in our writing. We will also look at poetry and write our own simile poem.
After half term, our main focus will be on explanation texts and instruction texts. We will look at different samples of instruction texts and explanation texts and compare them. Children will begin to understand the different features needed. Then, as the weather begins to warm up, we will be aiming to head outside and look at how we can write our own instructions and explanations based on outdoor activities. Barn Owls will also get the chance to try their hand at some rhyming poetry.
In Maths, we will follow the AET scheme where each topic is separated into two week blocks. We will start with investigating money in the first two weeks of half term. We will learn all about how to add and subtract money, what different coin values make up another and then use these within the classroom in a practical context.
We will then move on to discovering equivalence and reasoning with fractions. Again we will use lots of practical application finding ½, ¼, 1/3, 1/10, 1/8 of a shape or a set of objects. We will look at all the different contexts of how we can make fractions of a whole amount and reason with these looking at equivalent values.
Following this, Barn owls will look at solving number problems which will all be based around multiplication facts and the inverse operation of division. They will learn how to solve simple multiplication problems using various methods to ensure an understanding of the commutative operation of multiplication and the non-commutative for division.
Children will then round off the term by investigating statistics. They will collect data, construct pictograms, graphs and tables and learn to read and compare this data.
During the afternoon, Barn owls are split and Year 2 join the rest of KS1 to follow foundation subjects laid out by the National Curriculum and Year 3 join KS2 to follow foundation subjects for their key stage by the National Curriculum.