Prep 2 Curriculum Brief – Summer 2022

English

English

In our English work this term we will be continuing with RWI at a higher level. Working from Storybooks and Non-Fiction, the work will cover :- speed sounds, sentence building, punctuation, spelling and grammar activities along with longer written tasks.

We shall also be working on Comprehension and further other essential grammar tasks. This will include learning about the organisation of information in Non-Fiction texts through headings, content tables and indexes.

The Higher group will be working from the RWI Comprehension scheme throughout the term. Everyone will continue to cover Spellings, Handwriting and Reading at their appropriate level.

Mathematics

Mathematics

During the Summer Term in our Maths we will be extending our knowledge in the following areas:- Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Mixed operations, Money and Time and Written Problems. We shall also be remembering how to set out calculations correctly in our exercise books as well as working things out in our heads.

Science

Science

We will be learning about plants by observing inside seeds and bulbs and describing how they grow into mature plants. We will also look at different means of dispersal.

The children will grow plants and find out that they need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

After Half Term we will go onto investigate the variety of living things in our environment. We will see that although individual living things are different there are similarities which can help sort them into groups.

Geography

Geography

During the Summer Term P2 will study the weather. Aspects shall include study of the months and seasons of the year. An introduction to factors affecting the weather (sun, air and water). The water cycle and simple means of recording the weather and the instruments to do this.

The children will also develop their knowledge of the world’s Continents and Oceans as they continue to hone their atlas skills and use  more complex map work skills including the use of 4 figure grid references to locate.

History

History

Ancient Greeks

We will cover the geographical position of Greece, comparisons of the Celts and their beliefs. Who they were, their clothes, jewellery and language. What life was like for a Greek child, their houses, towns, entertainments and schooling. Also Greek buildings, the Olympic Games and Greek Philosophers.

French

French

This term we will continue to gain confidence in speaking and writing in French through games, role play and singing.  Our topics will include; classroom objects, ‘My Town’, ‘My House’. We should be able to say our name, where we live, our age, how we feel and understand teacher commands. We will enjoy learning some new songs along the way including ‘ma trousse’ and ‘Alouette’.

RS

RS

This term P2 will continue to build their knowledge of the stories Jesus told and how Christians help to carry on teaching others about Jesus. They will learn how Jesus was a good leader and how he looked after and listened to everyone.

Art

Art

This term the class will be looking at the work of the Impressionist painter Monet.  During the second half of the term they will be making work inspired by illustrators.

Music

Music

The children will focus on composition this term and learn to see themselves as composers. Using different stimuli, they will compose pieces in groups, individually and as a class. They will explore how sound can be used to create special effects. We will listen to different versions of the Doctor Who theme by Delia Derbyshire and learn about how it was put together.

PSHE

PSHE

This term we shall be covering the areas of Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, learning about how important sleep is, medicines and keeping healthy. Managing feelings and being able to ask for help. Growing and Changing to include growing older, naming body parts and moving class and Year. Keeping Safe, safety in different environment, risk and safety at home and emergencies.

DT

DT

Due to the exploratory and ‘spontaneous’ approach in this subject, we will often go off in different directions depending on the ideas and interest of the children. And so the formal lesson plans are often deviated from to preserve a flexibility and originality of approach.  New projects often ‘evolve’ from the children’s ideas in the sessions and it is an important part of the approach and style in this subject  to maintain this flexibility and spontaneity.  This generates a feeling with the children that they are going on a ‘journey’ in this subject each term. The formal lesson plans are only intended to be used as a basis and guide to the type of work and projects that are covered and are not intended to be rigidly adhered to.

Week 1- Moving creature designs using blockwood, hooks and wire to create movement.

Weeks 2 and 3 – 3 D picture designs using plywood, blockwood and modelling foam

Weeks 4, 5 and 6 – Boat designs using sails to create movement.

Weeks 7, 8 and 9 – Wire and crank designs to create movement for models.

ICT

ICT

This term pupils will be able to understand about algorithms in computing and how to de-bug any mistakes using a variety of coding activities. They will be able to search the internet appropriately to research for a project.

Drama

Drama

During the Summer Term P2 will begin to develop their storytelling techniques, including framing and miming to speak to an audience. They shall also begin to tackle improvisation challenges, developing their creativity.

PE/Games

PE/Games

PE/ Games – Games: Developing athletic skills, through a collection of track events – which will include sprints, hurdles and relays.

P.E: Development of large and small ball skills through a variety of hitting and catching games. In addition they will work on team relays. Basic racket skills through tennis and table tennis.

Swimming: Based on guidelines laid down in the ASA ‘National Plan for Teaching Swimming’. Activities designed to develop watermanship, confidence and stroke technique will be used.