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.