Home Learning in Year 2
Please find the home learning pack in the dated files below.
Our previous home learning:
Well done to the winners of our Easter bonnet competition.
2LF- Alex Wood
2CH/LB- Hannah Halliwell
Spring Term Two
Should we really want the rain to go away?
We are exploring how water is necessary for life. We are investigating how the climate and its extremes can support or endanger life. We are finding out about where we live and comparing it to a place in Kenya through exploration of the text ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. We will be finding similarities and differences and using geographical vocabulary to explain our findings. We will be finding out about the culture of Kenya by exploring African music, art and dance. We will explore the different animals that live in Africa and how they survive in the hot climate. We will find out what they eat, as we learn about food chains.
We will be exploring the work of the charity WaterAid. We will plan and organise a fundraising event to raise money to support the work of WaterAid in Africa.
Why do humans have pets?
As we start the new year, we discover how important animals are and how they live in different habitats. We explore why people have pets and which type of animals are the most popular pet. We then begin to reason why by looking at the classification of animals. We explore which animals make the best pets and how to take care of them. We will be making some pet homes for our role play areas. Animals will then inspire the art work that we produce.
We will then learn about the life cycle of animals by looking after some eggs for a couple of weeks. We will be looking closely to see what hatches!
Autumn Term Two
Does everyone in London live like the Queen?
We look back in time to explore the Great Fire of London. We find out about the causes and consequences of the fire and the changes it brought about.
We take on the role of architects to explore how London has changed over time. We also find out how the architecture (and the architects) have changed over time. We find out what it is like to live in a big city today and about the famous people who live there, the most famous of all being the Queen.
During this term we learn about the people who haven't got a home and about the issue of homelessness. We raise money for charity to help people who haven't got a place to live.
Autumn Term One
We have had a great start to our life in Year Two! The children have settled in well and are relishing the challenge of Year 2!
Through our exciting curriculum we are exploring Earth and the places beyond and want to find out...
Why do we call Planet Earth home?
At the start of a new year, we learn about our Earth and whether it is the only (and best) place to live. To encourage aspiration, we learn about famous people who weren’t satisfied with staying where they were. We explore our world and the world beyond, inspired by the explorers who discovered it, both real and fictional. We learn the characteristics that all these explorers have. We investigate how great explored travelled and see if we could emulate them (with the help of our STEM Ambassadors)
We explore whether we have to live on Earth or whether we could live on the moon, investigating conditions for life. We then learn about our place in the world, developing a wider knowledge of it; and how important it is to look after it responsibly if we can’t live on any other planets.
We focus on the impact of litter in our environment and take photos of it. After reading about how Bob keeps the moon clean, we suggest solutions to the litter in our local area. Here, we learn that we should look after our world and not take it for granted and that we should appreciate what we’ve got and take good care of it.
In English, we began our cosmic learning adventure by reading about Bob, the man on the moon.