This half term Year 2 have explored the theme, animals and their young. In story time, Year 2 have read and enjoyed the book, 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. They have also used this as a core text in their whole class reading sessions as they have investigated vocabulary and sequenced events within the story. This has linked to their science curriculum theme, 'Animals and their young'. In science, children have investigated what animals need to survive and the similarities and differences between animals and their young. The children have thoroughly enjoyed researching owls and they have applied their research in the form of a non-chronological report that they will share with children from Early Years. As part of their curriculum, Year 2 were fortunate enough to meet some owls in school and learn about them in a tangible way.
Noticeably, this half term's learning has allowed our children to experience the awe and wonder of the natural world. As a result, our children have become passionate about the current situation regarding climate change and the affect that it is having on our planet and animal's habitats. This has led them to organise a campaign march to raise awareness of climate change within their community. The event will take place on Thursday 19th December from 1:45 to 2:15pm. As a year group, we are excited to demonstrate how our learning is impacting on real world issues and we hope that you can join us for the event.