Topic web Year 2 Term 3
- Science: HABITATS AND LIVING THINGS
- Explore and compare the differences between things which are living, dead and things that have never been alive.
- Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
- Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
- Turn data into a pictogram or block graph – different animals within a habitat
- Create venn diagram of features of things that are living, dead and never been alive.
- Find out about suitable temperatures for plants using degrees on a thermometer.
- Write instructions on how to care for plants/animals within a habitat
- Explanation on what plants/ animals need to live
History: MARY SEACOLE AND EDITH CAVELL
- Place Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell in time and location.
- Know why they acted as they did.
- Talk about their loves based on pictures and recounts.
- Decide which sources are best for Mary Seacole/Edith Cavell.
- Investigate what it was like for Mary Seacole working in Crimea.
- Investigate why Edith Cavell was executed.
Explore how Mary Seacole made things better for soldiers in the Crimea War.
CROSS CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
- Solve simple word problems about the Crimea War
- Solve word problems using about the nurses and who they helped.
- Write a diary entry from the perspective of Mary Seacole.
- Write a letter from Edith Cavell the night before she died.
- Write a letter of thanks to the nurses of the Crimea War.
Write a description of the nurses
- Identify where Jamaica is on a world map.
- Use maps, atlases and globes to find its neighbours.
- Identify key physical features of Jamaica (beach/cliff/coast/forest/hill/mountain/sea/ocean/river
- /soil/valley/vegetation/season and weather.)
- Identify and learn the features of a port and harbour.
Investigate some of the main trade links of Jamaica
CROSS CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
- Order and compare temperatures taken from Jamaica from across the year. Compare with England.
- Time word problems relating to travel to Jamaica
- Send a postcard from Jamaica.
Write a description of a Jamaican market/beach/seaside resort.
Art: OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (link into Science)
- Name, match and draw lines/marks from observations.
- Invent new lines.
- Draw on different surfaces with a range of media (pencils, pastels, charcoal etc)
- Observe and draw shapes from observations.
- Draw shapes in between objects .
- Invent new shapes.
- Investigate tone by drawing light/dark lines, light/dark patterns, light/dark shapes.
- Investigate textures by describing, naming, rubbing, copying.
D.T: CREATE A UNIFORM FOR MARY SEACOLE OR EDITH CAVELL
- Colour fabrics using a range of techniques (eg) fabric paints, printing, painting.
- Cut out shapes which have been created by drawing round a template onto the fabric.
- Join fabrics by running stitch, glue, staples, over sewing, tape.
Decorate fabrics with buttons, beads, sequins, braids and ribbons.
- Music: Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
- Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
- Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.
FOCUS STUDY: CARRIBEAN MUSIC
P.E Dance, games, gymnastics and athletics (Please follow the Val Sabin scheme of work)
R.E SEE AGREED SYLLABUS CHRISTIANITY – Unit 4 – ISLAM – Unit 2.
- Computing Know about everyday technology in the world around them, and how they are switched on/off
- Understand that some machines can use sensors (like the five human senses) to find out about external conditions
Use simple commands to control the movement and actions of a person or robot
Entitlement and enrichment: Royal London Museum/ Science Museum(?)/ National army museum (?)/ freshwater theatre company will put on a workshop about Mary Seacole.
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Write descriptions of Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of one of the nurses/soldier’s point of view
- Write a letter from either of them about their experiences during the wars.
- Write a set of instructions (linked to hygiene)
- Write a letter of thankyou to the nurses from one of the soldiers
- Send a postcard from Jamaica
- Write a very simple holiday guide about Jamaica
- Write a description of a Jamaican landmark.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Gregory Cool
- By a blazing blue sea
- Hoorah for Mary Seacole
- Brave nurses – Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell (fat cat history)
Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)
shape – D.T
co-ordinates/measure – geography
data-handling – Science
time – Jamaica