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Making a Splash

Spring Term

Reading 

This term, we will be studying the story of Hotel Flamingo in guided reading lessons. We will also be reading Around the World in Eighty Days as a class text. In our English lessons, we will read the story of Where the Wild Things are where we will study the character of Max and write a character description and our own story based on the book.

Writing 

During English lessons this term, the children in Year 2 will share the story of Where the Wild Things are. The children will then write their own adventure stories based on the book. Characters and settings from the original story will be used to inspire children's own characters and plot.

During this term, year 2 pupils will learn about the life of Amy Johnson and write a biography to share their understanding of this local hero. The children are looking forward to learning more about Australia, where she flew, and will write a persuasive text about this country.

Maths

This term, we will study the following maths topics: fractions, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, length, mass and written calculations for addition and subtraction. 

Science

In science this term, we will be studying 2 topics. Our first will be Animals Including Humans. During this topic, we will learn about what animals need in order to survive, the classifications of the different animal groups, how some animals offspring change as they grow into adults and some do not and the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and good hygiene.

Our germ investigation... Which method cleans the germs off the best?

During our Plants topic, we will observe how seeds grow into plants and investigate what plants need in order to grow and stay healthy.

During our plant investigation this term, we noticed that the seeds given water, sunlight, air and soil grew well. These are the conditions that plants need in order to survive. The plant with no air also grew well. We think this is because the plastic bag acted like a green house and kept the seed warm. The seeds grown with no sunlight were white/yellow which shows that they are not healthy. The plants with no soil and no water did not grow.

History

Our history topics are enquiry-based. This term, our topic focus will be the significant individual Amy Johnson. Through this topic, we will focus on finding out the answers to the following questions:

What do we mean by a significant person?

Who was Amy Johnson?

What is Amy Johnson remembered for?

We offered suggestions about what might have happened to Amy Johnson's plane

Geography

This half term, we will be studying the United Kingdom and Australia. We will be using atlas’ to locate them on a map and their capital cities. We will also make comparisons between these 2 places. 

Art

 

In art, we will experiment with paint by mixing primary colours to create secondary colours and by creating tints and tones using black and white paint. We will then use our knowledge of paint to create paintings inspired by the work of David Hockney.

Some of our completed Hockney inspired artwork

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