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 Term 1 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 1

Year 2 have had an exciting and busy first term.  In science we have been exploring the school grounds to find examples of things which are living, dead or have never been alive.  We looked at different habitats and micro-habitats and identified the animals and plants living there.


In music we listened to the story of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.  We explored different rhythm patterns using body sounds and then instruments.


Who would have believed that Shrek would feature in our English lessons?  Well he did and we loved the engaging writing topic!  We also had a yummy time in English when we looked at the story of The Gingerbread Man and decorated one of the little fellows in class.


It was great to see lots of parents at the puppet making workshop.  We all enjoyed sewing and decorating our felt hand puppets.  Will any of you use them to create your own puppet show at home?





Term 2 Topic Plan For Parents

Term 2 

In term 2 we have been learning about the Great Fire of London.  We had a super time taking part in a drama workshop all about the Great Fire of London.  We spent a whole day on a design and technology project where we made Tudor houses.  We planned our designs carefully before making them and then evaluated our houses.



In science we have been identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.  We went out and about to see how materials were used in and around our school.  We were brilliant scientists and carried out some tests on different materials.  We learnt how the shape of some materials can be changed by twisting, stretching, bending and squashing.


What crazy costumes we all wore on our Wacky Clothes Day!  The day ended with a fantastic Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  We all helped to make the party food and used our knowledge of fractions to cut the sandwiches and cakes equally.  There was even a visit from the Mad Hatter himself!



We looked at the work of the American artist Jackson Pollock.  We explored creating our own piece of artwork based on his famous drip paintings.  It was rather a messy lesson but we loved it!


In RE we have been learning about special and sacred times.  We identified some ways in which Christians celebrate Christmas and how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah.  


Term 3 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 3

Our exciting topic for term 3 is ‘We Could Be Heroes’.  We loved seeing so many different characters come to school on our ‘Hero Dressing Up Day’.  In our English lesson we wrote a riddle describing the hero we were dressed as.

We were sent a very important and top secret mission to look after the Queen’s jewels.  Unfortunately, during one weekend, the jewels were taken by a criminal mastermind!  We all became members of the SSS (Secret Superheroes Society) and worked together to solve some clues which revealed where the jewels had been hidden.  Luckily, we found them all!


In art we looked at the work of Andy Warhol and designed our own Superhero logo in Warhol’s pop art style. We also designed and made our own Superhero costumes as part of our design and technology lessons.



We have been looking at the lives of real life heroes such as Florence Nightingale and local charity workers. We were visited by Maggie Thomas from the RSPCA Garden Cattery in Ashford.  She told us all about the amazing work of the charity in rehoming cats and kittens.  Some of us even got the chance to visit the cattery and loved spending some time with our new fluffy friends!



In PE, we have been developing skills such as coordination, balance and flexibility during our yoga lessons.