Year 2 2020 - 2021
Man on the Moon
In Literacy we will investigate non-fiction books and ICT texts and use them to find out about the first lunar landing. We will study the features of non-fiction texts and learn how to use an alphabetically ordered list in an index, a glossary or a dictionary. We will learn how to take notes from an information text and how to use these notes to help us write simple non-fiction texts of our own. We will also read stories set on the moon which will inspire exciting writing such as, an astronaut application form, a holiday on the moon advert and we will then write our own story using a video clip as a stimulus.
In Maths we will continue with solving problems involving multiplication and division. We will also be reinforcing our number knowledge and skills using money, we will be solving problems and reasoning with money. We will then move on to identifying, describing and sorting 2D and 3D shapes. Finally we will find fractions of shapes and amounts, focusing particularly on ½ ⅓ ¼ 2/4 and ¾.
In Science children will learn about what we would need to survive on the moon, focusing on food, air, water/health and exercise. We will also look at forces including the effects of friction and gravity.
Experimental and investigative work focuses on:
- thinking about what is expected to happen
- making measurements
- recording and presenting results
- deciding whether comparisons are fair.
In History we will learn about an important event in world history, the lunar landing, within the wider context of the space race. The children will develop their sense of chronology and consider the events preceding the Lunar Landing; its results; and the different ways it is represented.
They will place the lunar landing on a time line and consider a variety of different sources of information.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology the children will design and make their own moon buggy. They will first learn about wheels and axles and we will make several working samples. They will consider how to use these when making wheeled vehicles for a specific purpose. They will be encouraged to develop their design ideas based on their understanding of what the astronauts did on the moon. They will apply basic measuring skills and draw on knowledge of forces from science.
In ICT we will use the programmable floor robots (Roamer and Beetbots). We will also be using the computer as a research tool to find information and pictures about the lunar landing and as a tool to record some of our findings in science.
Links to support learning at home:
http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html - Shark place value game
http://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor/meteor.html - Meteor multiplication game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yf3xgE8wMc - 2x tables song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyDZ7f1RfE - 5x tables song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OPTfVcoCO4 - 3x tables song
Don't forget to continue playing TimesTables Rockstars at home!
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