Year Two: River Trent and River Leen

In English this half-term, we will be looking at the book ‘Look Up’ by Nathan Bryon. It is about a girl called Rocket who is determined to be the best astronaut the world has ever seen, inspired by her hero, Mae Jemison. Next half-term, we will be focusing on the non-fiction text, ‘Emperor’s Egg’ by Martin Jenkins.

In maths, we’ll be learning multiplication, division and money. The knowledge organisers attached will show you which vocabulary and key ideas the children are expected to become familiar with.

Here’s what we’re learning across the curriculum:

  • Science: continuing our topic of living things this half-term. We will be looking at how animals and plants are suited to their habitats and how their habitats provide food for them to survive. Next half-term, we will be looking at humans and learning about their life cycle and what humans need to live a healthy lifestyle
  • DT – our project is to make a moving vehicle
  • Geography – studying the seven continents and five oceans this half-term, and coasts next half-term
  • RE – answering the big question, ‘what does it mean to belong?’ To help us answer this we will be looking at different ways Christians show belonging to their faith and religion
  • Computing – understanding spreadsheets, how to use them and why people use them this half-term, and learning how to code next half-term
  • PSHE – finishing off our unit on anti-bullying, as well as teaching the children basic first aid and its importance

Our swimming day is still Monday and our PE day is Tuesday.

Here’s the knowledge organiser for this term’s work:

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