This term our topic shall be
Where the wild things are:
Mini-beasts and Animals
Welcome to Spring term in Year 2. This term our team will consist of Mrs Morrison, Mrs Leech, Miss Pickup, and Mrs Burgess. Our second creative curriculum topic is ‘Where the wild things are: mini-beasts and animals ‘ and I hope the children will enjoy learning all about animals, their habitats and life cycles. We have lots of fun activities planned including lots outside.
Below is brief summary of some of the key things you may find useful to know about Year 2.
Below are our pre-planning questions to give you an idea of what we shall be looking at, the children were really interested and had lots of questions:
Where the wild things are: mini-beasts and animals
Alfie:Do turtles have teeth?
Eli: Why are mini beasts so small?
Maia:Why do butterflies fly?
Oliver S:How many legs do centipedes have?
Mia: Why are horses clever?
George H: What are dragonflies?
Poppy: Why do foxes build burrows?
Ross: What is a habitat?
Evan: How do animal turn different colours?
Chloe: Why do lady birds have coloured spots?
Euan: How do insects survive in the cold?
Finn: How do animals protect themselves?
Rebecca: How many mini beasts are there?
Lucy: Why do we grow?
Harrison: How do leopards camouflage in the grass?
Oliver H-L: What is a sculpture?
Lily: Why do dogs have good hearing?
Emelia: How many animals are there in zoos?
Eva: What do insects eat?
Oliver H: Why do animals run away from other animals?
Oliver B: Why do guinea pigs have good senses?
Olivia: Do mini beasts grow quickly or slowly?
Harvey: Why do caterpillars turn into butterflies?
Ethan: What types of habitats are there?
Callum: Who is Henri Rousseau?
Emily: Why do caterpillars make cocoons?
Katy: How are ants so strong?
Matthew: Why do spiders make cobwebs?
Below is some information on what we shall be doing in each subject during the Spring term
We shall be using a range of books to help focus our lessons and to inspire different types of writing.
Firstly, we shall be using
We shall be creating our own information texts, writing stories about the wild, looking at non-fiction texts and writing poems about animals and mini-beasts as well as learning more about SPVaG (Spelling, Punctuation, Vocabulary and Grammar) and writing within our topic work.
Maths- This term we shall be covering the topics outlined below.
Number and place value
Measurement (capacity and mass/weight)
Measurement-money and time
Geometry-shape and Position and direction
P.E. This term PE will take place on a Monday afternoon and a Tuesday morning. We shall be learning lots of skills to help us become ready for playing more sports in the juniors. Please ensure your child has he correct PE kit on a Monday and Tuesday -this includes pumps, particularly when we are out on the field or playground. This term the children shall be working on dance related to the carnival of animals and throwing and catching skills.
Understanding animals and humans -We shall look into how animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. We shall investigate and describe the basic needs of animals/ mini beasts for survival as well as looking at the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.
Investigate living things We shall explore and compare the differences between things that are living, that are dead and that have never been alive.
We shall identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals/ mini beasts and plants
To investigate patterns-
To investigate places-
To investigate and interpret the past :
To understand chronology
Textiles-We shall be creating animal puppets- we will be researching, designing and making an animal/mini-beast hand puppet.
- We will have to shape textiles using templates, join textiles using a running stitch and colour and decorate textiles using a number of techniques