Year 2

‘Our World Map’ Fairtrade – What do they get paid?

In Class 1 this term our topic we will be retelling the story of ‘Meerkat Mail’ in preparation for our Powerful Project. This will be centred on us writing our own version of the story as a whole class before it is then sent to school children in Ghana. We will be learning about Ghana and finding out about the similarities and differences between life there and our everyday life in England. To support our understanding of the world that we live in we will be locating and identifying all of the continents and oceans. We will also be developing our knowledge of Fairtrade and designing new packaging that could be used for a Fairtrade product.

Year Two – Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

This term we will be enjoying an action packed topic based on ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’. We will be reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ as our fiction text and ‘The Great Fire of London’ as our non-fiction text. We will be visiting Stafford Castle at the beginning of our topic to learn more about the features of a castle, the people who lived in them and their very different lifestyle compared to ours today. We will find out about The Gunpowder Plot and why Guy Fawkes is a significant person in our history. We will enjoy learning about The Great Fire of London and link this to the skills that firefighters need to have today. In Science we will be investigating the uses of a range of everyday materials and relating this to the buildings that we explore in our topic learning. We will be exploring our Art and DT skills by using clay and junk modelling materials as well as completing various sketches to develop our peer critique skills.