Year 2 begins with a trip back in time, delving in to the lives of women who changed the world. Through this topic the children learn about the impact of significant individuals such as Mary Anning and Frida Kahlo on our lives today. After studying the lives of these women, the children will create their own dinosaur discovery which will show case all they have learnt over the term.
After half term, we look closely at a significant event in British history: Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot, which is set to provide the children with an ‘explosion’ of exciting learning experiences. This leads in to the brilliant topic of the Great Fire of London. Here children will be able to showcase their knowledge of materials by creating their own 3d houses.
In the Spring Term we travel with Paddington, exploring the sights and landmarks that make Crawley, Brighton and London special. The children develop their map reading skills and create maps and keys of their own. In art, the children recreate some of Van Gogh’s most famous art pieces using colours, patterns and natural objects. We end the Spring Term exploring Gatwick and its links to hot and cold countries.
Summer Term offers a range of exciting investigations in to the lives and habitats of animals and minibeast. The forest offers and ideal place to conduct our scientific investigations so get those welly boots ready! In art we investigate clay, its properties and ways to work this mouldable material.
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The Year 2 Team
Please find below our knowledge organiser and uses of everyday materials for the autumn term: