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Year 2 – Jay Class

Year 2 – Jay Class

Welcome to Year 2 – Jay Class

Term 1 – Who we are

In Year 2 the children will be starting the term comparing the past and the present. The children have chosen to learn about transport from the past including; aeroplanes, cars and bicycles. The inventors we will focus on are the Wright brothers, Karl Benz, Pierre Lallement, Alexander Fleming, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin. We will also be looking at influential people from the past such as Amelia Earhart and Mary Seacole and debating their impact on people’s lives.

Term 2 – Sharing the planet

This term the children will be thinking about their role in the world and the impact they can have on others. We will be talking about jobs in the local area and how these can differ from jobs in other countries. We will also be thinking about ways in which we can make our school, country and the world a better place to live. We will also be looking at influential people from the past who have made a positive impact on our lives today.

Term 3 – Sharing the planet

This term we are exploring the world of pirates. We will be trying to establish the facts from the fiction! We will be using a variety of texts including ‘On a pirate ship’ by Sarah Courtauld, ‘Pirates love underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort and ‘Captain Abdul’s pirate school’ by Colin McNaughton, to help us develop an understanding of character, setting and plot working towards writing our own pirate adventure story. We will be learning about the 7 continents and the 5 Oceans in our world and will be exploring the effect that pollution has on our Oceans and the creatures that live under the sea. We be looking at how it is our responsibility to take care of our planet and how we can take steps to work towards it’s sustainability.

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