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Animal Magic

In Year 2, our topic is called ‘Animal Magic’ and it is based on science.  During this topic, we will explore living and non-living things and make sure we know the difference between them.

As part of our ‘hook day’, we all worked together to make a bug hotel for each class as a shelter for minibeasts. The children really enjoyed working as a team and were very excited by it.

We will be using our bug hotel during the rest of this unit to support our learning. 

We will find out about the basic needs of animals for survival and investigate the different types of habitats so that we understand how a habitat has to provide for the needs of different kinds of animals and plants. We will be looking at how animals obtain food from plants and other animals and we will be able to identify simple food chains.

We will also explore the idea that animals, including humans, have offspring.

In art, we will study the work of Andy Goldsworthy and will be replicating his work by getting outside and making own sculptures made out of natural materials. 

To support our learning, we will be going on a trip to Alice Holt Forest on the 20th March, where we will take part in a customised session combining aspects of the Fantastic Forests and Animal Antics programme to particularly target the topic of habitats.

How can you help your child?

  • Reassure your child - Key Stage One is fun and everything will be ok.
  • Support your child with their homework - They will receive regular homework and may need help to begin with.  Each child will be given a reading record and these need to be in school every day.
  • Talk to us - Please let us know straight away if there is anything we need to know.
  • Work with us - If you have any problems or worries speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hogan, and we will try our best to sort these out for you.  Only by working together can we ensure your child achieves their very best.













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