Here in Year 2 we have Miss Martin, our class teacher, and Miss Bottle, our Learning Assistant.
Here on our page you will find lots of information about our Class, including; Termly Topics, PE times, homework schedules and of course about the great learning we do in Warhol Class!
(Don't forget there will also be reminders or information shared on Class Dojo too)
"What was the impact of The Great Fire of London in 1666?"
This term we will base our learning around the historical event: The Great Fire of London.
In literacy we will be using our theme to write a range of different text types, including, diary writing, newspaper reports and persuasive writing to name a few. We will be comparing how we live now to life back then, looking at things such as houses from the past and present and finding similiarities and differences. We will also be discussing how this historical event has shaped some of things we still have and do today. As part of our science unit we will be learning about materials and their properties. We will look at which materials are flammable and whether or not building houses out of wood was a good idea or not.
"What makes people extraordinary?"
We will be looking at how fictitious characters like superheros are extraordinary as well as everyday superheros that help us in our day to day lives. We will introduce our topic with a dress-up, introduction day where we will take part in lots of superhero activities! We will research historical figures and investigate what makes these real life people extraordinary through a wide range our sources. As part of Geography, we will be looking at the local area of Pluckley and how the things withing it make it extraordinary as well as using aerial photographs to identify the differences between human and physical features.
So that our topic curriculum runs ties into our literacy curriculum we will be using books and stories such as Traction Man, Eliot Midnight Superhero and the Supertato series to support our extended writing opportunities, which will be; biographical pieces, creative story writing and poetry.
"How has Civilization changed?"
We will be investigating and exploring the Stone Age way of life and how cavemen and women lived. We will be comparing it to our lives today to see which things are different and if there is anything that is still very similar! We will also be holding an introduction day in school as well as going on a trip to the Kent Life Museum.
We will be using books like Stone Age Boy and Cave Baby to support our literacy learning, where we will be writing our Stone Age stories from other cultures and will look at information texts and write our own.