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Burrsville Infant Academy

Create a Joy in Learning For Every Child

Year 2

Hazel and Elder class 

Spring Term 2022 - Blue Planet

Sparkling Start - Recycling Day!

Fab Finish - Film Fest 

This term Our topic has been 'Blue Planet' we have all really enjoyed this topic and have all become passionate about looking after our amazing planet!
We have been focusing on history this term and our significant individual Sir David Attenborough. 
We have been learning all about plastic pollution and what it is doing to our planet and to our environment. Our 'Sparkling Start' was lots of fun and we used all the single use plastic brought into school to create sea creatures. In DT we planned what we wanted to use and what our design would look like and then chose what we would need to create them. We had lots of fun and enjoyed displaying them around the classroom. You could do this with any materials you find at home. For example the empty milk cartons, toilet rolls, plastic packaging or newspaper.

Autumn Term - Troublesome Dragons

This term in year two our topic is ‘Troublesome Dragons’. We had an exciting sparking start having a ‘how to train your dragon day’. We went on a dragon egg hunt in the forest and designed and created our own dragon eggs out of clay and gems. 

In English we have been enjoying the text ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormwell. Before we started reading our text we learnt the new vocabulary in it such as ‘aggressive’ and ‘monstrous’. We enjoyed looking up what these words meant and using them in sentences. 

In our topic we have enjoyed learning new art skills. We have been drawing using pencil and practising creating shapes, tones, shades and texture. We will then revisit using clay and improving our skills to bring our drawings of dragon eyes to life!  

In maths we have been revisiting place value to make sure we have a good understanding of number. We have been using tens and ones, numicon, counting bears, bead bars, and cubes to help us recognise, make and compare numbers. We then moved onto addition and finding our number bonds to 10 and 20. We have used number lines to add and will be using our reading skills to work out addition word problems as well. 

We had a great time learning about Harvest before our visit to St John’s Church. We have learnt why we celebrate harvest, what food is harvested in Autumn, and thought about what we are thankful for. 

We learnt our own class harvest songs and loved learning our school harvest song together with sign language. We walked to the church together, and it was great to be able to celebrate altogether at the church.  

We are looking forward to learning about animals and habitats in science, compass directions in geography, and our DT lessons! 

 Please find below our curriculum map, this is so you can see what we are up to through the year.