St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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2018 Autumn ll Term
Summary of Learning – Autumn 2

Year 2 – The Fire of London



We have used the text of ‘Pumpkin Soup’ to write stories, using expanded noun phrases, interesting vocabulary, and punctuation.  The children also made pumpkin soup and wrote recipes.  Last of all we wrote a letter to a special man in a red suit.



In guided reading we are learning how to answer more in-depth reading questions.  This half term we have focused on inference and building up our knowledge of skills ready for our reading tests in the summer.  Parents joined us for a successful reading morning and we grew some adult brains too!

In Mathematics we have investigated addition and subtraction.  We have used money for simple problems and to add with.  We looked carefully at all English coins and notes. The children have also completed morning challenges related to money to continue to develop their money skills.   The children have also used repeated addition, picture representation and number sentences for multiplication.  Next half term we will use multiplication as our focus for morning challenge work.

In topic work, we have looked at The Great Fire of London.  The children sequenced events for this historic event and we have

discussed what led to this occurring.  We have looked at how we can learn from history and the development of the Fire Service.

In Science we have learned all about materials and the properties that can make them fit for a particular purpose.  We created some simple experiments to test materials and recorded our findings.

In Art we painted winter scenes using a range of different printing techniques, come and see the work on display in our cloakroom. For Design and Technology, the children designed and made Christmas Angels in a range of different ways.  They compared the use of materials and decided which effects they preferred and why.

In RE our topic was ‘Mysteries’ and I hope you enjoyed our Advent assembly.  We have told the Christmas story in small parts, looking the roles of the shepherds, angels and the three wise men.  We have asked some big questions about the Catholic faith and looked at home Catholic people celebrate at this time of year.  The children also, designed their own Trinity symbols.

2018 Autumn l Term 

We have used the text of ‘Mama Panya’s Pancakes’ to write innovated stories, using expanded noun phrases, questions and exclamation sentences. We carefully worked each week on a small part of the story and in week 5 we wrote our own whole stories. We have also written acrostic poems for African animals and persuasive posters after visiting the Wildlife Park.
 

In guided reading we are learning how to answer more in-depth reading questions. This half term we have focused on vocabulary skills, florescent highlighting the text, and some sequencing skills.


In Mathematics we have investigated place value, using single and double digit numbers in our reasoning and problem solving activities. We have looked at addition and subtraction and the order the numbers need to be in, solving some simple missing number problems and some brain squashing tasks.


In Geography, we have looked at the continents and oceans in the world, looking at creatures that live in each place. For example, we studied penguins and their environment when we looked at the continent of Antarctica.


In Science we have learned all about ‘Animals and Humans’. We focused on the things we need to survive and what animals may need to survive. We designed Little Science Books containing important information about washing, hygiene, healthy eating and exercises.


In French we learned the French name for a range of wild African animals and tested our friends knowledge by speaking in French and asking them to guess our animal.


In RE our topic was ‘Chosen People’ and I hope you enjoyed our assembly. We have focused on 3 bible stories, Moses as a baby, Abraham leaving his home and Daniel in the lion’s den. We talked about our own talents and how we can share them, designing flower petals for our RE area. We changed our class saint to St Margaret Clitheroe now we are in year 2, and we began learning about her too.


Our beautiful African art work is on display in our cloakroom – please come in to take a look.