This term our learning focuses on explorers - both past and present. We will learn about a range of explorers from history and will compare and evaluate their achievements and the impact they have had on today's world. We will begin the topic by considering what an explorer might looks like and see if our ideas change at the end of the topic. We will discuss where we would like to explore and the future of human exploration.
We will use what we find out to carry out scientific experiments involving everyday materials and their properties, and to design and create moving vehicles in DT lessons.
In Maths we will revise and build upon our Year 1 learning, focusing mainly on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Money, 2D and 3D shapes. We will learn to solve problems involving these mathematical areas and develop our reasoning skills whilst using the correct mathematical vocabulary.
In English lessons we will continue to share stories and other texts. We will use these books to inspire our own writing, and begin to build our stamina for writing extended pieces for a range of audience - including stories, biographies, letters, diary entries and poems.
We began our new topic by feeling some mystery objects in boxes to help us decide where an explorer could go exploring! They contained various clues, such as sand, shells, leaves and a rubber snake! We discovered that we could travel to discover the rainforest, the Antarctic or Artic, the desert, the sea, the sky or even space. Where will we go first?!
In our class text, Ocean Meets Sky, the main character Finn builds a boat in honour of his grandfather that will take him on a long journey. We made lists of the equipment we would need to build a boat of our own, using commas, we then designed and made our boats- just like Finn!