2018 – 2019
Topic: Scented Garden
Year 2 have been looking at all sorts of minibeasts for our ‘Wriggle and Crawl’ topic. The children have made prints, explored the hexagons that form a beehive in maths, and have built an enormous ‘ultimate mini-beast’, made from parts of other creatures. The children began the topic with a visit from ‘The Bug Roadshow’ and were able to hold and observe a range of mini-beasts. We also designed and made a range of different types of puppets!
Topic: Street detectives
Topic: Enchanted Woodland
In year 1 we spent a lot of time in our Forest School site. We went on a tree and leaf hunt, made tree boggarts, collected natural materials and listened to woodland stories.
Topic: Beach Combers
Topic: Bright Lights, Big City
This term we looked at our capital city of London. We acted as members of the Royal Family and took an interactive tour of Buckingham Palace. We planned questions to ask the Royal Family and celebrated the birth of Prince Louis and the wedding of Meghan and Harry. We learnt all about The Great Fire of London and role played the story. We compared London today to London in the 17th century. We created a sound scape of the River Thames by listening to recorded sounds. We used the story ‘Katie in London’ to explore landmarks and write information on them.
Topic: The Scented Garden
Year 2 created some wonderful display work as part of their topic ‘The Scented Garden’. The enjoyed growing various plants from seed and then recorded their findings in their seed diary. They used canvas to create some nature inspired art which is displayed around the school.
Topic: Paws, Claws and Whiskers
We created our own version of a new animal using features of animals we know, we wrote a class version of Dear Zoo, we wrote fact files of animals from around the world and we created tiger food cans for the Tiger Who Came to Tea. Our topic ended with a trip to the Rare Breeds Centre. It was a long journey but we had an amazing day and even went on a tractor ride around the farm!
We had so much fun learning about dinosaurs. We investigated different dinosaur teeth, looking at their features and if they belonged to a carnivore or a herbivore. We acted like dinosaurs playing predator and prey. We became palaeontologists by digging in the sand with tools and brushes to find fossils. We labelled parts of a dinosaur and finally we learnt a dinosaur dance!
Topic: Street detectives
Our topic began with a walk around our local area. We made maps in different ways of our journeys from school to home and we also mapped the school. We learned about direction in maths and tried using a compass to find our way around! We also looked at grid references for a giant class map of our area, which we re-designed with fantastic, imaginary places – including a giant water slide into the sea!