Houses and Homes
Our new topic for Summer is Houses and Homes!
As Mathematicians we will be:
- Practising adding and subtracting using number lines and the column method
- Using arrays and creating multiplication sentences using the X symbol
- Practising our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables and related division facts
- Doubling, halving and recognising even and odd numbers
- Learning to tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour
As Readers we will be:
- Using our phonics to segment and blend sounds until reading becomes fluent
- Reading words of 2 or more syllables
- Reading common exception words
- Reading books aloud
- Developing our comprehension skills
As Writers we will be:
- Practising the correct formation of upper and lower case letters
- Spelling by sounding out using our phonics
- Learning our Year 2 common misconception words
- Starting our sentences with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark
- Using finger spaces
- Creating our own sentences using say it, count it, write it, read it
- Using conjunctions (and, because, but, when, so) to add extra information in our sentences
- Developing our vocabulary in our talking, reading and writing
- Planning, composing and writing stories, letters and reports
- Reading our writing aloud and making simple corrections when editing our writing
As Scientists we will be:
- Learning about and exploring habitats including microhabitats
- Exploring and investigating a range of habitats in different locations such as the savannah and the Arctic
- Planning and carrying out an investigation to find out where woodlice prefer to live
- Researching the life and works of the scientist David Attenborough
As Historians we will be:
- Investigating and identifying different houses
- Exploring houses from different time periods in my local area
- Use sources to find out about back-to-back houses
- Finding out about Victorian houses, their rooms and household objects
- Considering how and why things change over time
As Geographers we will be:
locating the Arctic Circle on a map and identifying the countries which make up part of the Arctic Circle
finding out about the climate in the Arctic circle
exploring the physical and human features of the Arctic and comparing these to features found in Kenya and Manchester
Finding out about the life of an Inuit and how their lifestyle is similar and different to our own and a child in Kenya
Researching facts about the Arctic which we will present to our classmates
As Computer Technicians we will be:
creating illustrations in the style of Oliver Jeffers using a paint program
finding out how we can 'paint' using an I Pad
using 'freehand tools on a paint program including pencil, paint brush and creative effects
creating shapes and lines and the fill tool
uploading an image as a background on which we will 'layer' our illustrations
comparing using paint and an I Pad to create illustrations and expressing a preference
- Developing a set of instructions known as an algorithm in computing
- Practising debugging our algorithm
- Researching TV Chefs and understanding what makes a good presenter
- Developing our collaboration skills by working together in specific roles
- Using technology purposefully
- Using different features of a video camera and use a video camera to capture moving images
As learners of Religious Education we are continuing to find out more about the big question: What makes some places sacred?
- What does sacred mean?
- Which artefacts are sacred to different faith groups?
- What do different sacred places look like?
- What is inside a sacred building?
In PSHE we will be learning about different feelings, relationships and connections to people in our life.
We will be looking to understand and answer the big questions:
- How can we understand our emotions and develop strategies to manage them?
- What is bullying and how can we respect our differences?
- How can we use the internet to communicate safely?
As Designers we will be:
- Developing skills of joining, strengthening and stiffening structures
- Planning, creating and evaluating our own structures
As Artists we will be:
- Researching the artist Hundertwasser and exploring his work
- Developing drawing techniques and adding light and dark tones
- Designing, making and evaluating a piece of artwork in the style of Hundertwasser