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Our topic for Spring 1 is..

Off to Kenya!

This half term in Year 2 our topic is Off to Kenya.


The children will enjoy comparing aspects of life in Kenya and the UK as well as exploring different media and art techniques.


In English we will be reading a number of books, including fiction and non-fiction related to the topic of Kenya, animals and weather. The children will enjoy making predictions, writing in role and thinking about the thoughts and feelings of characters. We will also make comparisons between the books and consider which we enjoy most and why.


During maths we are introducing multiplication and division, developing our understanding of statistics and learning more about shape. The children will also be thinking about halving and doubling numbers. We will continue to count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.


Within science we will be looking at animals and their habitats. The children will learn about classifying animals and why they are suited to particular habitats. The children will also learn about food chains and how animals survive in the wild.


Our Geography focus will be around comparing England to Kenya. The children will consider the similarities and differences between the two places. We will think about foods, habitats, houses and daily life. The children will also revisit their prior learning of the continents and oceans. 


In PE we will continue to develop our fitness whilst enjoying circuit based activities and building our stamina in running. As well as this the children will develop their rolling and throwing skills. They will work on their underarm and overarm skills in a number of games.


During our computing lessons we will be using a paint programme to recreate a number of art styles, including pointillism and lines. We will look at the artists Piet Mondrian and William Morris.


Our artwork will be linked to Kenyan artists where we will recreate pieces in the style they have used. We will look at the work of Kenyan artist Martin Bulinya and English artist Tilly Willis.


We continue to assess the children’s reading, writing and number skills, highlighting areas for development through our next step marking and supporting the children to develop these areas.


Please continue to hear your child read and note this in their reading diary. Please also send us photos of the weekly homework via Class Dojo.



Year 2 Letters

Documents for parents

Useful websites:

Read On Get On: Helping children read