World of Water
Spring Term 1
In Year 2 we are reading Lila and the Secret of Rain. We are going to be learning about water and how important it is for life on Earth. We hope this will inspire and motivate us as learners in these areas:
As Writers we will be using rich language. Along with our fantastic imaginations and research we will write some brilliant diary entries.
As Readers we will be reading Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway. We will ‘read between the lines’ to understand how Lila is feeling. We will make predictions about what we think the secret might be!
As Mathematicians we will be learning to measure water and have lots of practical lessons to embed our understanding of volume and capacity. We will be building on our existing Maths knowledge. We will also be exploring many different strategies and methods to find out what works best for each of us as individual and independent learners. We will be focusing on problem solving and being able to explain what we did and how we did it.
As Scientists we will be learning about Materials through practical lessons and experiments. We will be using many skills including exploring, comparing, identifying, recording and, as always, expanding our scientific vocabulary.
As Geographers we will be focussing on water in the natural world. We will build on our knowledge of the Seas and Oceans. We will be learning about rivers and the water cycle and continue with identifying human and physical features.
As Artists and Designers we will be studying water in all its beauty. We will continue to expand our artistic vocabulary and build on our artistic techniques.
As Historians we will be learning about the life of Grace Darling and how her courage is responsible for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). We will be reporting on the story of Grace Darling and looking at non-fiction texts about her life to help us with our writing.