We will be taking a journey into the night and finding out all about the weird and wonderful things that happen.
In Literacy this term we will be reading books with witches and owls and taking a journey into the night in strange and imaginative lands.
In Science we will learn all about animals, not just those that come out at night, but all animals and how to identify and sort them from their many wonderful features
In History we will be exploring the fantastic traditional historical and local events that light up our night sky in Hull, year after year. These are Hull fair and Bonfire Night. Not only that but we will be celebrating the centenary of the end of WW1 as we learn about the past and how it is different to now.
In Art and Design we will take inspiration from the artist Jackson Pollock with paintings that splash out and brighten up the dark.
In Music we will be using our voices creatively to sing simple songs and chants
In ICT we continue with practising our basic skills on the computer and sharing our ideas and creating simple pictures using the computer.
In RE we will be exploring Big Questions about the theme belonging in and look at how people of faith may respond. We will look more at the Diwali celebration of light.
In PSHE we will learn more about us, what makes us special and how we can work on being a better person.
Our topic for this term in Year 2 will be….
We are Explorers!
We will be learning about different countries around the world, our locations, cultures and traditions.
Our stunning start will see us locating Japan on a map, trying Japanese food and learning about some of our customs along with listening to traditional Japanese music. In art we will create Batik carps for a colourful area display
In Geography over the term we will be learning about human and physical geography and the similarities and differences of two places by comparing Japan and the UK, in particular the coastal town of Scarborough. We will also learn about the daily and seasonal changing weather patterns in both countries.
In Art and Design we will take inspiration from famous artists from Japan, in particular the piece of work ‘Under the Wave’ by Hokusai. We will explore this art work and practise our skills of colour mixing, painting techniques, drawing and watercolour before creating our own ‘Under the Wave’ inspired picture.
In Design and Technology, we will be looking at structures and creating a Japanese temple, exploring materials in detail and how to make things stronger. Alongside the temple we will be making a lever for a dragon.
In Music we will be continuing to compose music and listen to and appraise music from around the world.
In Science we will be exploring materials and our different properties looking at how different materials are suitable for different purposes. We will use our knowledge in Science to support our work in design and technology.
In ICT we continue with practising our basic skills on the computer and we will be coding with the ipads
In RE we will be exploring Big Questions about the world we live in and look at how people of faith may respond
The fantastic finish will see us travel to Scarborough to carry out some geographical field work;
exploring the area we have learnt all about, whilst also drawing the landscapes and taking photographs.