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Year 2

Autumn Term

Year 2

Autumn

  

 

Topic

Heroes & Villains

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Event to support Fire Brigade

Suggested

Essential Question

What does a hero look like?

Learning Suggested Environments

London – Pudding Lane

Australian Bush – lots of fire!!

Foundation Subjects

History – Great fire of London

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to find out about the great fire of London.  We will be discovering events that happened and placing them along a timeline.

Geography – Australia & UK

As geographers we will be using maps to locate the continents of Australasia and Europe and discovering how the physical features are different.

DT – Mechanisms

As designers we will be exploring how winches and levers work and using this knowledge to design an effective system that can load water into fire prevention planes in Australia.

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the work of Quentin Blake and exploring his use of different techniques.  We will use these techniques to create a pencil drawing of Pudding Lane in London.

Science – Animals

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore a range of habitats.

As biologists we will be looking at where different animals live.

Fiction Genre

Journey Story

Defeating the villain

Fiction Text

Handa’s Surprise (innovate through using Australian animals)

Change to firefighter story

The Twits

Fiction Focus

Setting

Character

Non-Fiction Genre

Recount - diary

Instructions

Non-Fiction Text

Handa’s Day

Change

How to make bird pie

Poetry to read & learn

At the zoo, The Owl and the Pussy cat

Author Study

Ursula Jones

Change

Roald Dahl

Summer Term

Year 2

Summer

 

Topic

Saturday Night at the Movies- Madagascar

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Art exhibition of giant sculptures on school grounds (art) – pay for ticket and refreshments- use the money to adopt an animal at zoo/Longlete or Monkey World

Suggested

Essential Question

Should animals be behind Bars?

What does freedom mean?

 

Learning Suggested Environments

      Cage and freedom juxtaposition

Foundation Subjects

History – Guy Fawkes

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to study Queen Victoria – she opened the first zoo in London and we will focus on this elemrnt of her reign

Geography – UK (London)

As geographers we will be using maps to locate different zoos in the uk.  We will be comparing the zoos as well as the locations where we find them (trip to a zoo or Monkey world)

DT – Structures

As designers we will be exploring different designs of zoos and safari parks.  We will apply our research (and our scientific knowledge of animals) to design and build ideal animal enclosures – to make a giant zoo! (trip to Longlete)

 

Food – we will

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking the natural sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy – we will be recreating some of his famous sculptures as well as making some of our own inspired by his work.

 

Science – Materials

As scientists we will be working scientifically to learn about animals habitats and how they are best suited for the needs of the animals.

Fiction Genre

Wishing

Warning

Fiction Text

Gorilla

Monkey See Monkey Do

Fiction Focus

Setting

Suspense

Non-Fiction Genre

Persuasion

Non-Chronological report

Non-Fiction Text

Take me to the zoo

Mischievous Monkeys

Poetry to read & learn

Zoo poems

Author Study

Antony Browne

Julia Donaldson

Spring Term

Year 2

 

Spring 

  

Topic

Wonderful World - Oceans

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Sponsored Beach clean for the RLNI   https://rnli.org/  

Suggested

Essential Question

Should all lives be saved? 

Learning Suggested Environments

Lifeboat in the classroom, lighthouse and beach (sand) on one side and stormy sea setting on other side of classroom.   Sculptures into part of titanic

Foundation Subjects

History – The Titanic

As historians we will be using different sources of evidence to describe and ask/answer questions about a historical event. 

Geography – UK and America

As geographers we will be using maps to locate America and then comparing the physical and human features between Cornwall and New York  

DT – Mechanisms

As designers we will be how winches and levers work and using this knowledge to design a winch for a lifesaving vehicle (boat/helicopter)

Food – Make food to take with them on the beach clean.

Art –  Painting

As artists we will be looking at a range of stormy sea paintings.  We will use the techniques of mixing colours to make tones to create our own sea pictures.

Science – Plants

As scientists we will be working scientifically to learn about plants and how they grow best.  We will learn how to care for them.

 

Fiction Genre

Warning Story

Free Writing Unit

Fiction Text

Mousehole Cat

 

Fiction Focus

Action

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Explanation

Persuasive leaflet

Non-Fiction Text

Why the great storm cat disappeared

Persuade people to visit seaside town in Mousehole cat

Poetry

Stormy seas poems

Author Study

Dylan Sheldon

Mini Grey

Change – Children have already had this author as a study last year

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