Year 2 2023 - 2024
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Spring 1 2023
Happy New Year everyone!
What a fun, exciting, hands on and creative half term we have planned!
There are many cross curricular links this half term as our topic theme is ‘Fire! Fire! In English, the children will be working towards writing their own story on a theme. They will be immersed in the focus text ‘Katie in London’ and follow her through the city of London, exploring the key landmarks. This is linked to our history learning on the Great Fire of London, as well as our Geography learning on the City of London. The children will write an Innovated story, focused on the historical features from the Great Fire of London (linked with their history learning). Towards the latter part of the half term, the children will be introduced range of poems on a structure, again linked to Fire! Fire, as well as recounts in the style of letters, diary entries and newspaper articles!
The children will also be getting creative by having the opportunity to make a17th century style fire engine in DT using wheels, axis and chassis!
In science, their learning on materials also links nicely with our history topic, as the children will be exploring the importance of materials used for certain objects e.g. why slate is better suited for roofing than thatch and why brick is better suited than wood for building houses. They will focus on the properties of materials, such as wood, plastic, metal, glass and fabric, and deepen their knowledge on the use of everyday materials.
For any further information about this half term’s timetable or topics, please consult our Curriculum Overview below.