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Kings Worthy Primary School

Y2 Autumn 1 2019

Topic 1: ‘Adventures on the High Seas' - a topic all about pirates and explorers

Our Maths work will include:

  • Problem solving and reasoning.
  • Representing and solving problem using the bar model and part, part, whole model.
  • Number and Place Value including counting, reading and ordering numbers to 100.
  • Counting in 2s from 0 and forwards and backwards in 10s from any number up to 100.
  • Multiplication and division using arrays and sharing.
  • Using the language and symbols for 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to' to compare numbers.
  • Geometry: describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes including symmetry and patterns.
  • Addition and subtraction of 2 two digit numbers using informal written methods of calculation.

Our English work will include:

  • Writing descriptions using expanded noun phrases, e.g. gleaming gold coins.
  • Planning and writing our own portal story, which begins with a familiar setting, based on the story of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
  • Revising basic skills learnt in year 1, including: using a capital letter and full stop, finger spaces, applying phonic knowledge, and writing in sentences that make sense.
  • Starting to use a range of punctuation including ! and ?
  • Editing our work to improve our writing.

Our Topic work will include:

  • Setting up a class pirate ship and taking on one of the roles on board from captain to cabin boy and girl.
  • Creating our own pirate code.
  • Naming the continents and oceans.
  • Learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus and his journeys of discovery.
  • Drawing ships in detail.
  • Studying the work of J. M. Turner and producing our own paintings of ships and oceans.
  • Painting a rogue’s gallery.
  • Drama in role as pirate characters – daily life and taking over the other Year 2 pirate ship!
  • Writing the essential guide to being a pirate with facts and a glossary of different pirate vocabulary.
  • Pirate science experiments including: Which is the best material to build our own waterproof boat out of.
  • Research famous pirates and explorers, both real and fictitious.
  • Understanding and using geographical vocabulary including country, continent, land, sea, ice-caps, mountain, forest, desert and valley.
  • Identifying villages, towns and cities.
  • Using compasses to give directions using North, South, East and West.
  • Creating maps of known areas.

Computing

Creating animated pirate guides using 2 Create a Story, creating animated pirate stories using 2 Create, logging in and out independently, saving and retrieving work using our own 'Documents' folder. 

PE
Indoor PE – Gymnastics
Outdoor games – Tag Rugby

RE
The story of Noah, exploring the concept of a 'Fresh Start'.