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Flight (Summer 1)


Our core text this half-term is Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob), by Simon Bartram.

We will use the text to write character and setting descriptions, write recounts in the role of Bob, and to inspire our own stories based on the plot. We have lots of other Simon Bartram books that we will enjoy reading alongside our main text.

Follow the link below to see a collection of Simon Bartram books. Which ones have you read?




This half-term, we will be covering place value, statistics, position and direction, fractions, and time.

To show our place value knowledge, we have partitioned numbers in different ways, compared numbers using <, > and = signs, and represented numbers on number lines.


Our topic this half-term is plants.

We have started the unit by recapping what we learnt in Year 1, showing what we already know about plants.

We will plant seeds and observe how they grow and change over time, testing how plants grow depending on variable conditions.

We will learn more about the different parts of plants and their functions.

Our focus scientist this half-term is Jane Colden, an American botanist. Learn more about her by following the link below:


This half-term, we are learning about Aboriginal art.

We will explore, examine and practise sketching the different signs and symbols used in Aboriginal artwork, and discuss the effects they have.

As our overall topic is 'flight,' we will learn how to draw birds, incorporating Aboriginal designs into our artwork.

Follow the link below to find out more about Aboriginal art:


Linking our learning in geography to our 'flight' topic, we will compare where we live to Nelson in Canada.

We will research, and compare and contrast the human and physical features found in each area, discussing the similarities and differences. We will show what we learn by producing tourist guides.

To find out more about Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, follow the link below:


Linking to our core text and our overall topic of 'flight,' our history learning will explore the history of flight and the first moon landing. We have created timelines using dates to sequence the history of human flight and discussed the similarities and differences between old and modern flying machines.

We will use various sources of evidence to investigate the first moon landing and sequence the main events.

The NASA website is a great source of information about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon:

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