London and the UK
This term, Year 2 will be focusing on the topic of London and the UK. The topic will develop their understanding in a range of subject areas including History, Geography, Art and Music.
In Geography, the children will be exploring the different landmarks within London and developing their understanding of how to use different types of maps, including the London Underground network. They will also look at tourism and why people choose to visit the capital city.
In History, we will be looking at the main events surrounding The Great Fire of London. The children will also look at some of the most influential past monarchs of the country as well as the current royal family.
In Art the children will be exploring colour mixing and developing their own London skyline silhouette picture. In D&T we will be exploring mechanisms – specifically wheels and axles.
Computing lessons will enable us to explore and research information safely, looking specifically at how to filter searches and validate our findings. Will will also explore coding through online software packages.
In Maths this term, the children will be building upon their understanding of number, exploring counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and different ways we can represent this. They will start to explore calculation facts and will be exploring the inverse operation. In addition to this, the children will be learning the properties and names of 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be also learning about angles, rotation and direction.
In English, we will be learning about explanation texts and will develop our own texts about London. We will explore the use of key features such as sub-headings, headings, paragraphs, diagrams and captions.
We will also be looking at traditional tales and writing our own versions of well-known stories. In our writing we will be using adjectives and adverbs of time and manner to sequence events and add more detail.