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Current Topic: The Victorians

Children throughout the school will be learning about the Victorian era during Term 6. Children will find out about the changes that occurred in this period, both locally and nationally. A trip to Renishaw Hall and a Victorian school experience will also support children's learning within this topic. Year 2 will also participate in forest school sessions and take part in a sports day at the E.I.S. during this term.

What do plants need in order to grow and stay healthy?

Children will investigate what makes plants grow and stay healthy in this topic through a class experiment. The children will also find out about seed dispersal and the life cycle of a plant.


Children will design and build a moving vehicle as part of this topic. Work on materials and their properties will help children to identify which materials could be used for this project. In English, children will complete a narrative unit on the story 'The Building Boy'. Work on developing map skills and a STEM challenge to build a bridge for a toy car will also contribute to this enjoyable topic.

Why did The Great Fire of London spread so quickly?

This history-led topic will focus on events in London in 1666 and will build on the work the children completed last year. We will be exploring how we can find out about historical events. The class will also explore why fighting the fire was so difficult. The children will also extend their knowledge of different materials and their properties in Science by completing a range of investigations.


A great way of learning more about this topic is by having a got at the The Great Fire of London game.

What helps us to stay healthy?

During this topic, we will be learning about what we can do to stay healthy. The children will find out more about the importance of exercise and will investigate how the eat well plate can support a healthy and balanced diet.

Why do animals need a habitat?

During this topic, we will be finding out why animals need a habitat in order to survive. We will be finding out lots of information about creatures great and small and will be exploring our local habitat to see what we can discover!