Welcome to Year 2!
History – The Great Fire of London
During this term, our history focus will be The Great Fire of London! Following our last term learning all about the city of London, we will now be going back in time to learn all about the events of the Great Fire of London. We will learn about the night in 1666 where a bakery in Pudding Lane caught fire and the events that unfolded as a result.
Science – Animals and their habitats
In science this term we will be discovering animals and their habitats. We will be learning about different habitats and why they are best suited for the needs of different animals. We will discover and see real-life animal habitats during our school trip to the Sea life centre where children can get close-up with a variety of different animals. We will work on our 'working scientifically' skills including predicting, investigating, observing and researching.
English – instructions and poetry
Maths – addition and subtraction, shape and money.
PE - gymnastics and swimming
DT – making fire engines
Music - SIPS music tuition - glockenspiels
Computing - Online safety and spreadsheets
RE – What is the good news that Jesus brings
What are we reading?
This half term we are going to be focusing on the author Roald Dahl, particularly his book The Twits. In English, we will be using this story and themes to inspire our writing – particularly when we recreate a recipe for Wormy Spaghetti! On top of that we will also be looking at a variety of winter poems and choosing books to read for pleasure at the end of each day.
P.E Day (full kit needed)
Reading books changed.
Swimming Day (full kit including swimming cap and towel needed) - please ensure the children are not wearing earrings on this day. If children wish to wear goggles, a letter needs to be sent in.