Year Two: River Trent and River Leen

Our English this half-term will be based around the book, ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’, by Chitra Soundar. It is set in southern India in an area called Western Ghats and follows the characters Pattan and Kanni as they try to save themselves and their animals from a huge flood.

In maths, our focus is place value and calculation. We will be looking at how to break numbers down into their tens and ones and then use this understanding to help us with our calculation work.

Science this half-term will see us investigating living things, answering questions such as ‘what is the difference between something living and non-living?’ and ‘how are animals adapted to live in their habitats?’

Our geography focus is the continents and seas of our world. Our challenge is to learn the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans, as well as some facts about them. We will be using the YouTube ‘Seven Continents Song’ to help us do so. We’re only one week in and we’re already pretty great at this!

In history, we will be learning about a key figure from the past who helped many people. We aren’t revealing who they are until nearer the time though, as we are going to use our historical skills to make predictions about who the person is and what sort of person they might be.

Our DT aim is to start to become familiar with the running stitch, ready to use this next half-term as part of a project. In art, we will be studying Jackson Pollock and creating some Christmas cards inspired by his style. Lastly, computing will see us become coders, learning how to use specific instructions called algorithms to code and program different devices.

As usual, our PE day is Monday and Outdoor Learning is on Thursdays.

Here’s an idea of some of the work we’ll be doing this term:

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