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Year 2 Autumn 2 Topic: Ends of the Earth


Music: We will continue weekly recorder lessons and be doing lots of singing this term especially in preparation for the Christmas show. Recorder needs to be in school every Monday.


R.E: We will continue to look at light in religion with a focus on Christmas.


P.E: We’ll be doing some ‘arctic yoga’ & learning about how to keep our minds healthy as well as our bodies.


Art/DT: This half term our Art focus is sketching using different materials. We will use charcoal and chalk to create atmospheric pictures related to our topic.


Geography: This term we will be studying continents and oceans. We will use atlases to support learning with a focus on the polar regions.


Science: This half term our science focus is habitats and adaptations. We will be focusing on wildlife from the polar regions.


History: We will be focusing on the Titanic and learning about events beyond living memory.


Computing: We will continue developing our coding skills and learn all about emails; including emailing Santa!


Literacy: In Literacy we will be basing all of our work on the story The Journey Home. We will focus on describing a setting in detail using interesting adjectives for our fictional writing and non-chronological reports for non- fiction.


Maths: Our maths this term will be continuing to understand place value to 100, addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers, doubling and halving 2-digit numbers, counting in steps and creating sequences. We will also be learning about position and direction and measuring lengths using cm and m.


Enrichment/School Trip: Topic launch day, Emailing Santa and Christmas play


PSHE: We’ll be continuing looking at ‘It’s Our World’ topic with a focus on conservation of wildlife habitats.