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‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! We are very excited to get to know you all more and to watch you grow. 


This term our topic is 'Africa'. We will be learning all about Africa as part of the seven continents, as well as, exploring the countries within Africa, which means we will be doing a lot of map-based work. We will also explore African culture and make comparisons between Africa and England. 


In science, we will be looking at healthy eating and living, linking with one of our literacy based books: Handa's Surprise. After our visit to Flamingo Land, we will also be looking at animals and their habitats, which will link in great after looking at all of the African animals up close. In DT, we will be making African necklaces, mud huts and shields. 


We will also be reading lots of wonderful stories based around Africa such as: Handa's Surprise, Meerkat Mail, Giraffes Can't Dance, Were Going On A Bear/ Lion Hunt and many more. We will also be exploring African animals which will lead nicely to non-fiction based writing such as: chronological reports, as well as, riddles and other fun stuff!


We really hope you settle into Year 2 nicely and that you will have a very happy and successful year!


Miss Schofield & Miss Elcoate