This term our topic will be ‘Stories through Music’. During this topic we will be introducing the children to a variety of traditional tales taught through song. Your child will particularly focus on the texts ‘Peter and the Wolf’, ‘Firebird’ and ‘The Nutcracker’. We will use these texts to understand how music helps to portray emotions and will undertake a variety of creative projects linked to these stories.
In English, we will be learning about the characters within fiction texts. Children will learn how to write a character description and how to write a warning tale. They will generate story maps to create their own written piece and use drama and role play to support their learning.
In Mathematics, we will be continuing our learning of addition and subtraction of two digit numbers using number lines. We will then use this knowledge to help us add money, find change and understand the value of notes and coins.
Within Art and Design Technology this term we will be: learning how to create felt storyboards and props from traditional tales, learning how to sew fabric together using a running stitch and learning how to strengthen materials. We will also be learning about hinges and their purpose and creating a story box from recycled materials, with a working hinge.
If you have any further questions about the content of the Year 2 curriculum please contact the Year 2 Team Leader, Miss Stannett-Daborn, who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.