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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.

Awesome Authors: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl will be the focus of Year Two's class assembly on Friday 11th January. This short topic will give the children the opportunity to learn more about the man behind many of their favourite stories.

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.

Ready, Steady, Grow...

Year 2 will read an e-book titled 'Growing Chocolate' as part 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 understanding about what helps plants to grow and stay healthy by carrying out investigations in science.

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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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.

More details to come soon...

The World of Work

This whole school topic will get the children thinking about the 'world of work'. There will be plenty for the children to discover throughout the topic. If you could spare half an hour to come into school to talk to the children about your job, then please get in touch.