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Topic 1: Bears, Bamboo and Bumble Bees

This topic will extend children's understanding about our world. Through the topic they will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. The children will also learn that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited. The children will consider carefully how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. This knowledge will be demonstrated in variety of ways, including through the use of simple food chains. Please download our topic map by clicking on the link below.

Please try and take opportunities at home to extend your own knowledge and understanding at home during this topic. A big well done to William who has already shared some facts about bears with the rest of the class.

There are some great websites that can help you with your own research and understanding. See links below...

Topic 2: Fighting Fit

This topic will extend children's knowledge of life cycles that exist in nature. By the end of this topic, children should recognise that all animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. The children will also continue to find out about the basic needs of animals and humans for survival. The class will also have opportunities to get active as they consider the importance for humans of exercise, hygiene and a balanced diet.

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Topic 3: Amazing Authors - Roald Dahl

This short topic (two weeks) will provide the focus of Year 2's class assembly. With the year 2016 marking 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth, this topic will provide an appropriate celebration of his gloriumptious stories and characters.


Topic 4: The Great Fire of London

Year 2 will be taken on a journey back to 1666 as they consider how dramatic events in our capital city would change London forever.


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There are some great websites that can help you with your own research and understanding. See links below...

Topic 5: Does Chocolate Grow on Trees?

Year 2 will use an e-book titled 'Growing Chocolate' to explore the big question at the heart of this topic. The children will use the information they discover to answer a variety of questions as they get thinking about a world of plants. The class will have the opportunity to develop their own green fingers by transforming the area outside the classroom into a miniature garden.


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Topic 6: The Place Where I Live

Year 2 will be getting out of classroom during this topic and thinking carefully about the place where they live. The children will identify the purpose of different buildings and will be developing their skills of map-reading. They will also have chance to discuss what changes they think have happened over time and what Eckington might look like in the future.

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Whole School Topic: Transport

Year 2 will explore journeys by land, sea and air as they enjoy an action packed whole-school topic in the final term of the year. Make sure you pack lightly children.


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