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Welford-on-Avon Primary School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!  Our Year 2 team consists of Mrs Wretham, Mrs Grant, Mrs Hinton and Mrs White.
In the Autumn Term, we will be travelling back in time to explore the causes and effects of The Great Fire of London and what life was like for people living in those times.  We will write letters as people of the time and recount the events.  As a class, we will bake bread, make Tudor houses and consider how St Paul's Cathedral was redesigned. 
During the Autumn Term, we will also investigate The Gunpowder Plot: finding out about the men involved, reason for the plot, how the plot was discovered and the consequences.
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, we will be exploring what it was like for the soldiers at that time and the reasons the war began.  we will commemorate all those who gave their lives by having a red, white and blue day, with special activities throughout the school.
As we move into the Spring Term, we will look in detail at our local area.  We will explore Stratford and it's geography, considering why it is such a popular tourist spot today.  Weather will become a focus in the Spring Term, as we look at our changing environment and how weather affects us where we live.   We will link our local area to that of settings in traditional tales within our English lessons. Through our Science, we will investigate living things and their habitats, making good use of our outdoor area.
During the Summer Term, we will travel further afield to study the fascinating Galapagos Islands and the wealth of animals and plants that thrive their.  Through our map work, we will identify the continents and oceans of the world and compare the weather in the Galapagos Islands to that of the UK.  This will give us the opportunity to produce our own information books and adventure stories based on exploring places far away.
With lots to enjoy, we will have an interesting and fun learning journey together this year.