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Year 2



We have lots of brilliant learning to come in the Summer term. Our topic for the whole term is Africa vs Antarctica.

As part of our Geography learning, we will be learning the seven continents and locating the hot and cold areas of the world. We shall then focus on Kenya’s capital city Nairobi and its human and physical geographical features before comparing Nairobi to Waterbeach. In our Science learning will be working scientifically as we carry out an investigation into what a plant needs to grow. We shall plant seeds and watch them grow (or not) in different conditions. In PE we shall be practising our athletics skills including walking and running over obstacles, and throwing and jumping for accuracy and distance. In PSHE we shall be learning how to manage risks and be safe. We shall learn about road safety, sun safety and water safety and how encountering these risks makes us feel. In RE we shall be learning about the Sikh religion and how Sikh’s contribute to the wider community. In Music, we will be learning about music around the world: ‘Antarctica to Africa’.

After the May half term, we will be learning about the expeditions of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Earnest Shackleton in our History lessons. We will learn how they travelled to Antarctica together first in the Discovery Expedition, then took on their own expeditions; the Nimrod Expedition (Shackleton) and the Terra Nova Expedition (Scott). In Design Technology we shall be designing our own vehicle using wheels and axles. In Art, we will be learning about the artist Georgia O’Keefe and then work in the style of Georgia O’Keefe as we paint our own art work with differing shades and tints. In RE, we will be learning about the good news Jesus brings. In PSHE, we will learn how we can have a healthy lifestyle and in Music, we will be learning how to play the ukelele!


In PE, we will begin our swimming lessons during this term. Please look out for further information on which day we will be swimming as these may differ to our current PE days.