Welcome to Year 2!

Class Teacher: Mrs Prattent

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bhogal

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These are the exciting things we will be doing this half term

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Learning Focus

We will be looking at Australia. We will be learning about what it is like to live in Australia.

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Key Text

‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne

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Memorable Experiences / Trips

Exploring habitats and microhabitats around the school grounds.

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Writing Opportunities

Story – The Tunnel. Information Text – Australian animals.

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Science

Living things and their habitats Children will learn about what a habitat is and be able to identify plants and animals that live there. Children will learn about how animals are suited to their habitat.

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Art & DT

Aboriginal art Children will learn about the key features of aboriginal art before making their own dot art.

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History & Geography

Children will learn about what it is like to live in Australia. Children will be able to compare life in Australia to life in the UK.

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Maths

Length and height. Addition and subtraction. Problem solving.

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Computing

Spreadsheets and questioning.

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Music

Children will be working on their composition skills.

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PE

Rounders (Thursdays) Children will learn how to play kick rounders. Athletics (Fridays) Children will work on their athletic skills including sprinting and javelin.

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RE

How can we look after our planet?

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PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

Medicines. Children will learn about different medicines and how to be safe around medicines.

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Homework Task

Children will research an aspect of life in Australia. This could be a key attraction, city or animal.