Curriculum: Autumn Term 2017
Number and Place Value: Estimate and count a number of objects up to 100; locate numbers on 0−100 beaded lines and 1−100 squares; compare pairs of numbers and find a number in between; order three numbers, order 2-digit numbers. Know and use ordinal numbers; understand that 2-digit numbers are made from some 10s and some 1s; Understand place value using 10p and 1p coins; find and record all possible amounts using 10p and 1p coins; find 10p more and 10p less; Find 10 more and 10 less.
Mental Addition and Subtraction: Revise number bonds to 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; know number bonds to 10 and begin to learn related subtraction facts; know multiple of 10 number bonds to 100, learn bonds to 20, rehearse number bonds to 10 and 20 using stories. Add and subtract 10, 20 and 30 to any 2-digit number; Add and subtract 11, 21, 12 and 22 to any 2-digit number; Solve addition and subtractions by counting on and back in 10s then in 1s; solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations. Add and subtract 2-digit numbers; Solve addition and subtraction problems using concrete and pictorial representations; Add near doubles to double 15; Add several small numbers spotting near doubles or pairs to 10
Mental Multiplication and Division: Double numbers to double 15, use patterns in number bonds, use number bonds to solve more difficult additions, to subtract and to solve additions bridging 10. Count in 2s, 5s and 10s from zero; Count in multiples of 2p, 5p and 10p; Number sequences of 2s, 5s and 10s; Find the totals of coins and ways to make an amount; Use coins to make given amounts of money
Geometry; Properties of Shapes: Sort 2D shapes according to symmetry properties using Venn diagrams, identify right angles and sort shapes using Venn diagrams, recognise squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, ovals and hexagons, investigate which tessellate, sort shapes and objects using a two-way Carroll diagram. Understand and use terms and vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement; Measure lengths using uniform units; Begin to measure in centimetres and metres. Understand and use terms and vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement; Measure lengths using uniform units; Begin to measure in centimetres and metres.
Number and Place Value (Problem Solving Reasoning and Algebra): Begin to mark numbers on a landmarked line, compare and order numbers, using < and > signs, work systematically to find all possible inequalities, find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square, find 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number.
Fiction: What would You Do? In this unit, the children read two stories that deal with themes of overcoming worries and facing fears. They look in depth at two different characters and explore how they overcome their fears. They develop their knowledge of sentence constructions, joining two or more sentences with ‘and’ and correct punctuation, and explore using expanded noun phrases to add more detail. The writing tasks include writing a letter in role, writing a continuation of one of the stories, and writing their own story based on their own experiences.
Poetry: Pattern, Rhythm and Rhyme: The children discuss their favourite lines from the four poems, recognising simple rhythm and rhyme and discussing vocabulary choices. They identify patterns in the poetry and work towards class performances of the poems, trying to learn them by heart along the way. They create new whole class poems – based on those already read – and then they evaluate a class performance of one of their compositions.
Non Fiction: All about Orang Utans: In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: Could you keep an orang-utan as a pet? They read the interactive eBook All About Orang-utans, asking questions and collecting facts. They research other animals in ‘expert groups’ and present their findings. They learn about imperatives and how they are used in commands and instructions, writing their own instructions to tell someone how to care for a pet. In the long writing task, they design and write their own mini non-fiction book or report and make this into an eBook.
Newshounds: The children are introduced to the idea of the unit: that they write their own new reports, becoming newshounds! As a class, they read and discuss a variety of news stories, looking at the big news questions and the structure of a news report to develop their skills. They practise recounting events in the past tense and using noun phrases to write captions, as well as writing questions using correct punctuation. After some teacher modelling, the children write news reports about something that has happened at school. Time is given at the end of the unit for the children to edit and proof-read their work before it is published. They then discuss whether their news stories are a success.
Nurturing Nurses: This nurturing nurses unit will teach our class about the influential nurses Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. It asks children to establish what makes a person significant, explores and compares the lives and work of these nurses and considers how these individuals have influenced nursing today.
Plants: In this unit children have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. Children plant a seed and compare them as they grow. They record changes in their plants in words and pictures, take measurements throughout the unit and finally draw bar charts to show the growth of the two plants. Children set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand by growing cress. Children begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grow.
Uses of Everyday Materials: This unit is about the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. Children then go on to compare the suitability of different everyday materials for different purposes. They explore how objects made of some everyday materials can change shape and how the recycling process is able to reuse some everyday materials numerous times. It finishes with children learning about new discoveries which have made over time with a specific focus on John McAdam. A range of learning activities are used in this unit including, discussions, debates, sequencing and a local walk where children work scientifically to identify the uses of everyday materials in the local area.
What a Wonderful World: In this unit children will learn about the location of countries, continents and oceans of the world in relation to the position of the United Kingdom and children’s own locality. Children will develop global awareness by looking in detail at the position of the seven continents and five oceans of the world, understanding that the world is spherical and creating their own journeys across the world. Children continue to build on their map skills developed in Year 1 using atlases, world maps and globes more widely, along with using aerial photographs to recognise human and physical features including landmarks.
Fabric Bunting: This Fabric Bunting unit will teach our class about working with fabric. It starts with children evaluating a range of existing bunting with a theme around counting. Children are then set a design criteria. They will learn how to use a graphics program to create a design and template for their bunting. Working with felt, children will cut out a bunting shape and use a simple running stitch. Children will be given the chance to explore different fabrics that they could use to enhance their designs. Using techniques such as sewing, stapling and gluing, children will decorate their felt flag. Finally, children will evaluate their product.
Using the Internet: This unit introduces children to using the Internet safely and with a purpose. Children are shown how to search the Internet using one word; how to make sense of the returned results; how to use “for kids” to return more suitable results; how to follow links and return to the search results. Children are encouraged to use a search engine Google. The children then learn to blog safely and responsibly. Children will learn how to use Active Learn website. They will be taught how to login using their account details and logout.
In this term, children will learn how to pronounce and write Arabic Alphabets properly.