Year 2 - Summer 2
This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.
Wriggle and Crawl
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Visit Hollingworth Lake a local woodland, grassland, heathland, and wetland to observe and identify minibeasts in their natural habitat.
🏁 BIG FINISH
A special assembly at the end of our project will give us the chance to share our knowledge. We’ll create a PowerPoint presentation, use scientific vocabulary to explain what we have learnt, display our artwork and perform our minibeast poems with musical accompaniment.
👉 DRIVERS & ENHANCERS
The driver subject for this unit of work is Science.
The unit will be enhanced through Design Technology.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
The class will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Throughout this unit of work we will be writing a guidebook about going on a mini beast hunt, instructions about how to care for mini beasts, book reviews for stories about mini beasts, an information book about bees and poetry. about mini beasts
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
In this unit of work we will...go on a minibeast hunt and explore trees to see what lives there.
Driver Subject: Learning Intentions
To ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.
To use simple equipment to measure and make observations.
To follow a set of instructions to perform a range of simple tests, making simple predictions for what might happen and suggesting ways to answer their questions.
To begin to notice patterns and relationships in their data and explain what they have done and found out using simple scientific language.
To use a range of methods (tables, charts, diagrams and Venn diagrams) to gather and record simple data with some accuracy.
To identify and name a variety of plants and animals in a range of habitats and microhabitats.
To describe the basic life cycles of some familiar animals (egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly; egg, chick, chicken; spawn, tadpole, froglet, frog).
To explain how animals, including humans, need water, food, air and shelter to survive.
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 8 hours