Year 2

Welcome to the Spring term!  We are so excited about our new topic because we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London.

In English, we will be using the texts Toby and the Great Fire of London, Vlad and the Great Fire of London as well as the Great Fire of London, a non-fiction text by Emma Adams.  We will be writing character and setting descriptions, as well as a diary entry and a letter.  In non-fiction, we will be writing a newspaper report and fire safety instructions.

In Maths, we move onto multiplication and division involving 2s, 5s and 10s.  Learning about statistics by creating tally charts and drawing and interpreting pictograms. We will also be continuing to develop our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and fractions.

 

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In Science, we will be focusing on plants and how they grow in different conditions as well as how they change and grow over time. We will finding out about urban habitats and microhabitats.  We will building on previous learning, by identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses .

In History, we will be going back in time to the Great Fire of London. We will be researching what caused the Great Fire, how long it lasted and how it was finally put out.  In Geography, we will be learning how to create a simple route on a map.

In Art, we will be creating a picture in the style of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ and in DT we will be making London buses from a variety of materials.

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Reading books are changed each Thursday.

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Please ensure that your kit is labelled with your name.

PE is on Tuesdays