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Year 2

Autumn 2023

Children’s studies
Activities will be adapted for remote learning.

In science the children’s topic Uses of Everyday Materials focuses on the properties of materials and their
uses for specific purposes. In computing children’s studies will focus on email communications and
simulation programs. In geography the children will be exploring the local area and taking part in a walk to
reinforce their understanding. In history children will be learning about significant events in the past,
including the Great Fire of London, and their studies will be enhanced by a visit by Trunk theatre on the 7th
November. In art children will be creating a storyboard of the Great Fire of London, using different media. In
music children will further their understanding of pulse and rhythm, and develop their singing ability. In
religious education they will be discussing how people care for each other, drawing examples from religious
stories. In design and technology children will be making a vehicle, after looking at mechanisms. They will
also be exploring the poetry of Roger McGough. In PSHE&C children will further their learning about
developing positive relationships, and how to manage emotions and feelings.

Summer 2023

Children’s studies
Activities will be adapted for remote learning.

In science children will be exploring living things and their habitats. A visit to Rye Meads Nature
Reserve on 4th July, will support their studies. In geography children will be locating and exploring the
holiday destinations of Barnaby Bear; this will include localities in France, Netherlands, Egypt,
Australia and India. In computing they will compare digital and non-digital sources of information to
help their geographical research. The children’s poetry studies will focus on the poems of Pie Corbett.
In art they will develop their drawing, painting and sculpture work, based on their studies of patterns in
buildings. Their work will include a study of the designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In design and
technology children will be using textiles to make puppets. In religious education they will be exploring
fundamental questions and the way different religions answer these. In music children will explore
rhythm, pitch and dynamics, in the context of music around the world. In P.E. children will be
improving their games skills, and creating a dance. In PSHE&C, children will be learning about
changes as they grow up, from being a baby to Year 2, to the transition to Year 3. They will also learn
about setting and achieving their goals.

Spring 2023

Class studies ~ here are details of the topics that the children are studying this term.

As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly. We are also offering German and Spanish as a clubs, and La Scuola Italia Broxbourne offers the opportunity for children in Years 1 to 6 to learn Italian; do see the clubs list.

In English children will be focusing on the poems of Allan Ahlberg.  In computing children will develop their understanding of digital texts, creating their own digital content (still, moving and animated images and words) using a range of devices and software.  In science children will study animals, learning about life cycles and how offspring grow into adults.  They will also look at how to live a healthy lifestyle, and what plants need to grow healthily. In history children will be exploring the lives of famous people, focusing on Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. To enrich their studies, they will be taking part in a History Off the Page Day, on the 27th February.  In music children will study ways music can be presented, by exploring graphic scores. They will also study Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev and will compose their own piece of music based on this. In religious education children will be studying beliefs and practices in Buddhism and Judaism, as well as studying Easter in Christianity. In dance children’s work will link to the Chinese New Year festivals, which will involve making up dance sequences in pairs and on their own.  In PSHE&C children will be focusing on how to build and maintain healthy relationships with friends and family members.

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