Year 2

Our Local Area – Autumn Term

Who lives in a place like this?

During our topic this term will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and its grounds and the key human and physical  features of the surrounding area.  We will also use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key. In History we will be comparing our local area now to how it was in the past.  We will also be researching how our school looked 100 years ago and compare the floorplans to see how they differ.  In D&T the children will be creating their own model village of Stockton Brook and Baddeley Green detailing all of the local amenities .In art the children will use pattern, texture, line, shape and form to create a an illustration of the ‘old pumping station on the Cauldon Canal.


Ghana – What difference does a leap across the ocean make? – Spring Term

This term, year 2 will be studying Ghana looking at where it is in the world in relation to the equator and we will be looking at what effect this has on Ghana’s climate. The children will also be using geographical vocabulary to describe the human and physical features of Ghana.  We will be exploring what life is like for Ghanaian children looking at where they live, what their homes are like, what jobs their parents have, what foods they eat and finally how they spend their spare time.  At the end of this topic we will be looking at the similarities and differences between our lives drawing from the information we learnt in our previous topic, ‘Our Local Area’. We will then consolidate our learning by creating our own information text based on the book ‘Masai and I’ by Virginia Kroll comparing Ghana and the UK.  This book will be decorated with Adrinka patterns which we will have designed in Art and print these onto fabric to create a beautiful keepsake of our learning journey.