Welcome to our class page!
The adults working in Year Two this year are - Miss Monaghan, Miss Mattinson and Mrs Towler (Thurs AM)
Below is our curriculum map for the year. It outlines what we will be learning each half term.
Autumn 1 - Brainwave
Our first topic for the beginning of the year is our whole school topic on Brainwave!
Below are the objectives that we will be covering for this topic over the coming weeks.
In this unit, we’ll be finding out:
For our entry point we made our own play dough so that we could create sculptures of our brains. We watched a video that told us about the section of our brain which holds our memories. Once we had made our play dough brains we added some of our favourite memories to them.
We have been learning about how important it is to have a 'Growth Mindset' - we have read a few different stories about never giving up and always having another go. We have also learnt this song in class to help remind us of all these things if we feel like giving up!
We read the story 'Our Fantastic Elastic Brain' which taught us about how important it is to stretch our brains so that we can get better at different things. We all used our own elastic bands to help us think about things we find hard and understand how important it is to stretch our brains. We then wrote about what we had thought about.
The next story we listened to was called 'The Dot'. The little girl thought that she couldn't draw as well as her friends could, she could only make a dot. Throughout the story she began to change her dots into other things and finally learnt that she was able to draw just as good as everyone else. The motto of the story was 'Make a mark and see where it takes you!'
We all made our own mark and then let it take us wherever it wanted to - we created some wonderful pictures!
Autumn 1 - The Earth Our Home
In Science, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
In Technology, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
In International, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
Our Entry Point was to transform our classroom into a rainforest! We used google expeditions to take a virtual tour around a real rain forest in Borneo to help us with our planning and ideas. We then selected our own materials and got to work!
We read the story 'Dear Green Peace' which helped us to learn about the habitats that animals need to survive and also helped us to understand what charities are doing work to help stop the destruction of some habitats. We used our new knowledge from a SPAG lesson to write questions to the whale with the correct punctuation.
In Science, we carried out an investigation to help us see the effects that climate change is having on the world. We made our own Lego cities and then placed these on top of ice. In our groups we then decided what type of environment we would place our cities in some chose warm and some chose freezing! Over time periods of 30 minutes we observed what was happening to the ice. The next day we discussed as a class the results of our investigation and what this helped us to know about Climate Change.