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Where I Belong (Autumn 1)

In our first half term in Year 2, we thought about where we belong - our families, our communities, our religion, our school, our country, our world, and many more!

Our key text in English was Big, Bad Owl by Steve Smallman. We used the text to explorer our emotions and think about how the characters might be feeling. The end point of the unit was for all children to write their own story, based on the existing plot. 

In maths, we covered place value, addition, subtraction and measures (length and mass). We practised using the most efficient methods that we could use to help us with calculations - either using a jotting or a mental strategy. The children's reasoning skills developed and they began to explain their thinking using appropriate mathematical vocabulary.

Our science topic was humans and how we grow and stay healthy. We  set up an investigation to see how germs spread and observed what happens to our bodies when we exercise.

In history, we learnt about Nelson and how it has changed over the last 100 years. We studied what schools and shopping were like in the past and communicated our findings. 

In geography, we explored our school grounds and our local area and learnt the difference between rural and urban areas.

In art, we studied the work of L.S Lowry and Paul Horton, comparing the two artists and using their paintings to inspire our own ideas.

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