Year 2

Welcome to SPACE!

In this explosively exciting term, we’ll be going TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! We’ll learn all about Space and the Solar System and have a chance to experience the incredible Space Dome.

We’ve already met and named our class aliens and have found out about their home planet of Woolie Gazoo.

We’ll be writing a variety of text types, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry as well as creating our own aliens and designing and building transportation to carry us across the harsh terrain of extra-terrestrial worlds.

We’ll also be learning all about the Earth’s position in the Solar System, its movement in space, day and night and the seasonal changes.

In maths, we will be deepening our understanding of the number system and the relationships between the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Our Scratch programming unit will help us to develop an understanding of algorithms, directional language and basic programming and we will be creating their own topic-related animations and games.

Our Space Adventure incorporates our Heroes and Villains topic in the second half term, when will be learning about Tim Peake and the history of space exploration as well as finding out all about lots of real life heroes and villains, including Nelson Mandela and Guy Fawkes.