Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 and…

Welcome to Space! 

In this explosively exciting half-term, we’ll be travelling TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! We’ll learn all about Space and have a chance to explore the outer reaches of our galaxy from the comfort of our classrooms.

We’ll be meeting some very special alien friends and finding out all about their home planet of Woolie Gazoo, as well as soaring through our own Solar System and using all of our space knowledge to create out-of-this-world planet poetry and fact files. We’ll be reading The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers and using what we’ve learned to write our own incredible space adventure stories.

We’ll use colour-mixing techniques to create our own planets in Art & Design and, in Design & Technology, we will be designing and building our very own moon buggies.

As we journey through the stars we will learn about significant people from the past such as Mae Jemison, Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong.

In maths, we will be deepening our understanding of number and place value as well as learning about the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

Our Scatch programming Computing unit will help us to develop an understanding of algorithms, directional language and basic programming.

In Dance we will be moving like the stars (and the planets too!) with our space dance unit, where children create their own choreography inspired by the solar system.

So jump on board and join us on a space adventure you’ll never forget!

Core Knowledge Topic Teaser

Termly Overview