Teacher – Helen Jones
TA – Pauline Eley
Year 2: Term 2
Some Like it Hot
- Know that animals, inc humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
- Find out & describe basic needs of animals, inc humans for survival.
- Describe the importance for humans of exercise; eating the right amounts of different food and hygiene.
DIGITAL DATA: Use Purple Mash Pictogram to make a pictogram showing results of class surveys on favourite foods
Create simple pictograms using softwareScience: PLANTS
- Observe and describe how seeds & bulbs grow into mature plants.
- Find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
DIGITAL MEDIA: Take digital photos of growing plants, print and sequence or add to a template in Purple Mash 2 Publish
Take digital photos for a purpose, review/retake
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: grow growth move have young diet variety germ healthy unhealthy exercise salty sweet (stages associated with a life cycle – e.g. caterpillar/ pupa/ butterfly)
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: seeds bulbs water light warmth cold measure temperature healthy grow
History: THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
- Review what materials homes were made from in the past.
- Know what happened in the Great Fire of London.
- Know why the fire spread so fast and stayed alight for so long.
- Investigate how we know what happened in Great Fire of London.
- Look at how the Great Fire of London changed ayout of London.
- Evaluate what we have learnt about the Great Fire of London.
- Know why the Great Fire of London was an important part of the history of London.
- Know why we remember Samuel Pepys.
- Use Samuel Pepy’s diaries to learn about Great Fire of London.
Geography: THE EQUATOR
- Locate the equator on a map.
- Identify hot areas of the world in relation to the equator.
- Use maps, globes and atlases to locate the equator.
- Locate the North and South Poles and know their proper names.
- Identify the cold areas of the world in relation to the North and South Pole.
- Review what was learnt about the seasons and weather patterns and compare to the seasonal patterns of the equator.
DIGITAL RESEARCH: Explore the globe using Google Maps Staelite view and Map view – locate the poles and equator
Navigate websites and online tools using buttons and menus
HISTORY VOCABULARY: sources evidence factors ember ashes
Timber thatch diary narrow century bakery monument cart
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: equator Arctic Antarctic North Pole South Pole patterns weather temperature climate freezing
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE –THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON.
- What 5 questions could you ask Samuel Pepys to find out more about the Great Fire of London?
- Rank factors that led the fire to spread in order of importance.
- List the positives and negatives about the Great Fire of London.
- Look at a modern-day map of London and colour in the areas the fire hit.
DIGITAL RESEARCH: Explore Pudding Lane and the Monument using Google Street View – take a screen shot and print
- Locate specific images on a website and record
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE – THE EQUATOR.
- Use a map and order the countries the equator runs through according to size.
- Create a collage of things you would find at North/South Pole.
- Plan a trip to a country the equator runs through – what would you take with you and why?
- Which country that the equator would you most like to live in and why?
- What would be the positives and negatives of living in a country which the equator runs through.
Art: ARTIST STUDY – CLAUDE MONET
- Learn about the artist Claude Monet.
- Develop colour mixing – focus on red and yellow tones.
- Describe some of Monet’s paintings – such as ‘The Houses of Parliament’ and ‘Sunset.’
- Recreate ‘The Houses of Parliament’ using oil pastels.
- Paint on canvas.
- Use oil pastels and acrylic paint.
- Develop observation skills through looking at a painting and exploring different types of lines.
D.T: MOVING PICTURES (DISCRETE UNIT)
- Cut along different lines including straight and curved lines.
- Use a hole punch.
- Insert paper fasteners for card.
- Experiment with levers and sliders to find different ways of making things move in a 2D picture.
- Use the technical language – lever, pivot, slider.
- Use voices creatively by singing songs, chants and rhymes
- Play untuned instruments musically.
- Listen with concentration to a range of high quality recorded music.
- Experiment with sounds using interrelated dimensions of music
P.E (follow the Val Sabin scheme of work)
Games, gymnastics and dance
R.E: (Please follow Southwark agreed syllabus)
Why did Jesus tell stories?
- What makes a good story?
- What kind of stories did Jesus tell?
- What can we learn about characters in a parable?
- What other stories did Jesus tell?
- Why did Jesus tell stories?
- How do we know Easter is coming?
- What is Easter and why is it important?
- What does the bible tell us about Easter?
- What happens on Ash Wednesday?
- What are the events that happened on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday?
- How do we feel when we hear what happened to Jesus?
- What can we learn about Jesus’s death?
- What other symbols are associated with Easter?
Computing: CODING, PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER GAMES
- Understand and create simple everyday step-by-step algorithms.
- Use simple commands to control the movement and actions of a person or onscreen object.
- Use symbols fort direction, distance and turn in a simple program or sequence of actions.
- Explore games and simulations with a drag/drop and basic variables.
- Identify obvious errors and correct them.
Entitlement and enrichment: London transport museum/ Kew Gardens/ visit around local park/ visit to Surrey Docks farm/ visit to London Zoo/ visit Brockwell Park miniature railway
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Write a diary about the Great Fire of London.
- Write a letter of apology from the maid who started the fire.
- Write a description of the fire,
- Write an explanation of why the fire started.
- Send a postcard from a hot/cold place.
- Write a recipe.
- Keep a plant diary.
- Create a healthy menu.
- Write a simple fact file about Monet.
- Write a description of one of Monet’s paintings.
- Create a story based on the moving picture made in DT.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Charlie and the Great Fire of London
- Avoid Being in The Great Fire of London
- The Polar Bear Son.
- Good Night North Pole.
- Lost and Found.
- Nothing Ever Happens at The South Pole.
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear – What Do You Hear?