Our topic this half term will be
We will be linking this topic across the curriculum.
In literacy, we will be reading stories by the author Chris Judge. We will be changing parts of the story so that the children can create their own exciting version.
We will be also be reading all about the famous explorer Neil Armstrong and his adventures. The children will then use the knowledge that they have learnt in order to write a non-chronological report.
Following on from our topic in R.E. - Buddhism - We shall be welcoming a Buddhist visitor from Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre to Year 2.
He will be helping us learn about Buddhism and providing us with the opportunity to look at Buddhist artifacts and symbols.
In Year 2 we are expecting a very special visitor.
Miss Gore’s Grandma works as a volunteer at the food bank in St Mary’s Church in Leyland. She will be talking to Year 2 about the work she does and the people she helps.
St Mary's Church
Following through with our topic on Explorers, the children will be studying the globe of the world focusing on the seven continents, the five oceans (including the Atlantic Ocean which Tom the Explorer would have sailed across) and the equator. The children will also be looking at hot and cold places in relation to the equator.
The children will become young historians and bring the past alive by researching and recounting the life of someone famous. We will be focusing on the life of Neil Armstrong as he was a famous explorer who landed on the moon! The children will be using vocabulary and phrases such as: Before, after, a long time ago and in the past.
In ICT this half term the children will be learning about coding. They will be creating and debugging simple programs in order to understand that algorithms are a series of steps or instructions.