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Year 2

THIS TERM AT A GLANCE - Spring Term

We will begin the term with a ‘Wild Weather’ topic where the children will learn all about the weather in the United Kingdom. In Geography, we will practise locating hot and cold countries on maps and we will then think about the weather patterns in the UK. The children will observe the weather daily and will keep weather diaries. They will also have the chance to transform into weather presenters and will perform a weather report to their peers! In Science, we will learn about the seasonal changes that take place during a year. We will go on a scientific walk to observe what happens to plants and the weather during Winter and then we will discuss what happens in the other three seasons. In English, we will write weather poems and will use some engaging fiction books about hurricanes and storms to inspire our writing.

Autumn Term

We will begin the year with a ‘Once Upon a Time’ topic where the children will explore a range of fairy tales. In Science, we will learn all about materials and their properties. We will carry out an exciting investigation to find the best material for making a house for the Three Little Pigs. After half term, we will learn all about the city of London. As part of our History lessons, we will learn about the Gunpowder Plot. We will then begin an art unit looking at pencil sketching. We will explore the work of an artist born in London and will then have a go at replicating one of his cityscape pictures.