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Welcome to Year 2's class page

 

The teachers working with your children this year are Mrs. Field, Mrs. Chadwick and Mr. Proctor. Mrs. Ainscow, Mrs. Northrop and Mrs. Hindley are the teaching assistants that are going to be helping your children learn. At lunchtime Mrs. Hussain will be looking after the children.

 

We are going to have an amazing school year! Please check the pages below to see what we have been up to each week. Thank you for your support.

 

Follow our twitter page @EagleyInfant for photos of us on our trips!

 

Topic overview

It is an exciting time to be part of Eagley Infants as we have joined the IPC. The IPC will work on a 2 year rolling programme where Key Stage 1 will be doing the same topic. This enables us to work collaboratively as a Key Stage 1 unit and share our lovely experiences together. We will also be teaching science units which are year group specific.

Autumn Term

To start off every school year we are going to be covering the Brainwave unit. 

 

In this unit, we’ll be finding out:

  • How the brain works
  • About the personal goals that help us to become better learners
  • How to find out facts to prepare for a special challenge
  • How to learn and practise skills for a special challenge
  • How to record how well we are learning
  • How to use what we have learned to create our own special challenge
  • How to wake up our brain
  • How to look after our brain
  • How to design a classroom for learning

 

Our brain is special because it does lots of amazing things. Once we understand how our brain works and what we can do to make it work even better, then we can improve the way that we learn.

 

 

Our second unit will be 'A Day in the Life'. During this unit we will imagine what we want to do when we grow up. The world is full of lots of different and exciting jobs. But we should remember to celebrate the things we can do now – the hobbies and interests that we enjoy, and the learning we do at school to help us achieve our goals.

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the jobs people do in our school
  • About the jobs that our parents and family do
  • About the people who help us
  • How a service works and the jobs that it creates
  • How to create an imaginary family for our soap opera/show

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a portrait of ourselves to show the things that we do
  • How to create an ID card for our future selves in 20 years' time

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the services and buildings in the local area
  • How to create our own street map

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the jobs people used to do in the past
  • About significant people from the past
  • What our local area might have looked like a 100 years ago

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create theme music for one of our characters
  • How to sing and perform the main theme music for our soap opera/show
  • How to use our voices expressively and creatively in saying chants and rhymes

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make vehicles for our street map
  • How to make a uniform for one of our characters
  • How to plan a healthy snack for one of our characters

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to provide a welcome party for a family from another country

 

Our third unit for Autumn term will be a science unit called 'What's It Made Of?'. Everything we touch is made up of a material: wood, plastic, fabric, glass, gold, steel, etc. We use different materials to make different objects. Why? We are going to find out!

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • What objects are made of
  • How we use different materialsHow to test materials
  • How materials are the same or different
  • How we can group materials
  • How to choose materials for specific uses
  • Where materials come from

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and design a classroom makeover

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the materials used to build our homes
  • Why plastic waste is a global problem and what we can do about it

 

Spring Term

 

Treasure Island

Since people first sailed on the oceans, there have been pirates, who have been both fascinating and feared in equal measure. Your class will find out who these people were, and how they lived and travelled. Ahoy mateys! Let's explore the globe like pirates!

 

In Geography, we'll be finding out:

  • About the islands that you find around the world
  • About the names of places that pirates travelled
  • About the islands that make up the UK and other locations, and the different features you see there
  • About the weather and climate in different places that pirates visited
  • About how pirates navigated around the world
  • How to plan a pirate island
  • How to give directions using a map

In Art, we'll be finding out:

  • About different coin designs
  • How to design, create and evaluate our own pirate coins
  • How to design, create and evaluate a treasure chest

In Music, we'll be finding out:

  • How to sing pirate songs
  • How to compose and play music inspired by pirates and the sea
  • How to listen to, and evaluate music we have made

In Technology, we'll be finding out:

  • About the foods pirates ate
  • About where food comes from in the world
  • About a healthy diet
  • How to plan a pirate packed lunch

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About rules that pirates followed
  • About the roles and responsibilities pirates had on board
  • How to stay safe near the water

In Physical Education, we'll be finding out:

  • About how to play pirate games in teams
  • About how to create a pirate-inspired dance
  • How to participate in team games, using skills such as throwing and catching

 

 

Green Fingers

Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to find out how to look after plants. We will even be growing our own plants for a Flower Show at our school!

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in our local area
  • About the different parts of a plant
  • What plants need in order to grow
  • How to care for a plant

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a watering device

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in other countries

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How people in different countries use plants
  • If eating more plants could make a difference to the world

 

 

Summer Term

 

Hooray...Let's go on holiday!

 

Holidays are special days when we take a rest from school and work. Our holidays in the past were very different from holidays today. Now that we can travel to all parts of the world and even space, who knows where we will go for our holidays in the future?

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the places people go to on holiday
  • How they get to their holiday destination
  • Some of the things people do on holiday
  • What people wear on holiday
  • How tourism can spoil holiday places

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the holidays that we have had in our own past
  • About the holidays that our families and other people have had in the past
  • What is the same and what is different between holidays in the past and today
  • About some of the wonders of the world

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a sand art sculpture
  • About some of the pictures that are used to record holidays
  • How we can record our holidays
  • About the designs of some holiday souvenirs

In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to use mapping software

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to stay safe on holiday
  • What a pilgrimage is

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What is the same and what is different between the lives and home countries of the different children in our class
  • How to greet people in different languages
  • About future holidays in space

 

Live and let live

 

What do living things such as animals and plants need in order to survive and grow? Do humans have the same needs? What is the difference between a living thing and something that has never been alive? We are going to find the answers to these key questions in this unit.

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • What animals and humans need to survive and grow
  • How living and non-living things are different
  • How humans and animals grow and change
  • How to carry out a survey of living things
  • How to attract wildlife to our environment
  • How to sort living things into groups

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make and design a bird feeder

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About animals and plants from different countries
  • Why we need to look after all living species

 

Say cheese!

 

We are surrounded by images of people and places – on TV, in magazines and online. But have you ever thought about who takes these pictures, and what equipment they use? In this unit we’ll be learning how to take the perfect picture and capture some memorable moments, just like a professional photographer!

 

In ICT & Computing we’ll be finding out:

  • How to handle photographic equipment
  • About techniques for taking successful photos
  • About photography as a profession
  • How to download save, edit and print out photos
  • How to publish photos on the internet to share them with others
  • About ways to stay safe online
  • How to write and debug a simple computer program or algorithm

In International we’ll be finding out:

  • How the internet allows us to find out more about the lives of children in different countries and make comparisons with our own

 

 

 

 

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