Welcome back to a very exciting term in Y2!
This term we are looking forward to learning about The Great Fire of London and learning about the capital cities of the UK – hopefully with the help of Paddington and his postcards. We also can’t wait to explore our local area and the type of place we live using The Jolly Postman and his fairy tale friends to support us doing this. Once we understand the geography of our local area, we will be investigating the history of St Mary’s church, the castle and Cathedral.
In art, our focus artist is Kandinsky. We will be using his work to explore how he uses colour, texture and shape to create mood and to ask our own questions to delve deeper in to his Winter Landscape painting. We will then be applying the skills he used to create our own artwork with texture, colour and shape.
Design and technology focuses on our simple skills: measuring, cutting, joining and drawing, so that we can apply these skills confidently later in the year.
We are also extremely excited to be starting our new music programme: Charanga! We start with a friendship focus, learning the key vocab we need as musicians and build up to our own performance of the friendship song…hopefully with some instruments as well as our voices.
We are excited to kick-start our science with a visit from Zoolab. They will be showing us creatures to help with our learning about habitats and food chains. Let’s hope they don’t bring in any animals that prey on 6 and 7 year olds.
We will be very busy with all of our different learning hats on, so keep checking on twitter to see what we are up to!