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Year 2 ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

SUMMER TERM

 

Our exciting topics for the summer term include studying the life of Christopher Columbus with a visit from Mr Cadle to bring the subject to life with costumes artefacts and a myriad of interesting facts. We have created information booklets using our ICT skills, diary entries, dance and messages in a bottle.
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A trip to the Sea Life Centre supports our study of animals and plants and more importantly our Top 60 Deadly Creatures topic in which we create, as a class, videos and a reference booklet on  them. Each child will also research and create an information booklet on a subject of their choice.
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SPRING TERM
 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you and your families. This term our mantle topic is Homes and Buildings. We revisit the traditional fairy tales and build a fairytale village for key characters. We rework the stories creating a multimedia PowerPoint presentation.
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In DT we create our fantasy bedroom building furniture, designing and printing repeat pattern wallpaper and in our link to science and electricity we construct our own circuit for a working light bulb.
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We study of Roald Dahl’s short stories in English and programme BeeBots to carry out our instructions.

 

In science we investigate how materials change through heating, melting and freezing.

 

 

AUTUMN TERM 

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The term has started well. The children have made a good start to their topic on Healthy Living and we are looking forward to our trip to the ThinkTank in Birmingham.

The children have had their first piece of homework which was completed beautifully. Remember you get a Think5 point for completing homework and bringing it back. Weekly spellings will start to come home now. Please return them to school every Friday.


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We visited the Birmingham ThinkTank in relation to our Healthy Eating Topic. Children had great fun using the interactive models and finding out how our bodies work.

We have have learnt how to create instructions for making a smoothie and chosen our own healthy ingredients and best of all made them. We have also made paper cow models following instructions.
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We are also making our own Christmas Biscuits which has reinforced following instructions and carefully weighing out our ingredients.
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Our mantle work this year has been An Island Home. Children have created their own river company planning a river journey from Worcester City to Bevere Island looking at the various landmarks along the way. Bridge, The Hive, The Camp Pub, The Lock, The Weir to name but a few! There are timetables, fliers and on board menu's. Google earth was a fabulous interactive tool to help with this topic (we also found our own houses and the school).  We also went on a walk from school to Bevere Island - despite the mud!
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The science link was moving models specifically looking at winding mechanisms. We created our own boats and rivers with prominent landmarks habitats and inhabitants.
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In art we have been using Picture this and Observe. The children have created some fabulous illuminated letters after looking at the ancient arts using their own colours and patterns.
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We have studied The Day the Zoo Escaped poem and reworded our own fab descriptions using powerful adjectives, nouns and alliteration.
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