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The Y2 team includes:

  • Miss Woodhams - Class Teacher  / KS1 Phase Leader
  • Mrs. Cotton - Class Teacher 
  • Miss Needham -Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Fowler - Teaching Assistant

Autumn 1 - Explorers

Autumn 1 - Explorers 1


Autumn 1: Explorers


This half term we will be historians finding out about explorers from the past and modern day. We will research famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Captain Cook, Dame Ellen MacArthur and find out what happened during the Golden Age of Piracy. 


In Literacy we will be reading; The Pirates next door by Jonny Duddle. This is a great story and will lead to the children writing their own pirate stories. We will research pirates and write about many facts, such as; how pirates lived, what food they ate and the pirate code. 


In science we will be investigating materials and their properties, carrying out experiments to find out which material is suitable to make a boat with. We will link this with our Design Technology work where we will be making boats with a moving part, before checking that they don’t sink in the great Y2 boat float at the end of term.

Science Topic words and meanings

Autumn 2 - Curious Creatures

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Autumn 2: Curious Creatures


This half term we will be scientists finding out about animals and their habitats. We will find out about habitats that animals live in and discover how they adapt to their surroundings. We will learn about food chains and how animals survive. 


In Literacy we will be reading; The Snow Dragon by Vivan French. This is a great story and will lead to the children writing their own animal adventure stories. We will discuss the settings and characters and the habitats in the story. 


In Geography we will be learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We will find out about the United Kingdom and name the capital cities. We will also be learning the names of the seas that surround the UK. 

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