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Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Our new topic for Spring is Circle of Life!  Our lives, from beginning to end resemble a complete full circle. No matter how big or small the circle is, it ends in the exact same way for everyone.  So get your explorer's hat on and let's investigate this fascinating topic! 


As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Recognising, making and adding equal groups
  • Using arrays and creating multiplication sentences using the X symbol
  • Learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Doubling, halving and recognising even and odd numbers
  • Making equal groups by sharing and dividing
  • Dividing by 2, 5 and 10
  • Learning about statistics through drawing and interpreting tally charts and pictograms


As Readers we will be:

  • Using our phonics to segment and blend sounds until reading becomes fluent
  • Reading words of 2 or more syllables
  • Reading common exception words
  • Reading books aloud
  • Developing our comprehension skills


As Writers we will be:

  • Practising the correct formation of upper and lower case letters
  • Spelling by sounding out using our phonics
  • Learning our Year 2 common misconception words
  • Starting our sentences with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark
  • Using finger spaces
  • Creating our own sentences using say it, count it, write it, read it
  • Using conjunctions (and, because, but, when, so) to add extra information in our sentences
  • Creating fantasy characters and writing character descriptions
  • Planning, composing and writing fantasy stories
  • Reading our writing aloud and making simple corrections when editing our writing

In Literacy we will be reading the fantasy story: The King of Tiny Things by Jeanne Willis.

As Scientists we will be:

  •  find out about and describe the basic needs of animals for survival 
  • understand that animals have offspring which grow into adults. 
  •  understand what a life cycle is and order and explain an animal life cycle
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.
  • explore and compare things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.
  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • describe the importance of exercise and eating the right amounts of different types of food in order to stay healthy. 


As Geographers we will be:

  • Locating and naming the seven continents of the world 
  • Locating Kenya and the United Kingdom on a world map
  • To explore the climate and weather of Kenya
  • Identify the equator, North and South Poles in relation to the location of hot and cold places in the world
  • Name and recognise some wild animals of Kenya
  • Identify physical and human features of the African landscape
  • Navigate around a map using the compass points North, South, East and West
  • Recognise similarities and differences between Africa and England


As Computer Technicians we will be:


  • Using the internet to search and locate images through the use of specific vocabulary
  • grouping images based on a binary (yes/no) question and group the images into more than two groups
  • Copy and paste images into presentation software and create a caption to match
  • Create an audiobook using sound recording equipment and the I Movie app 


As learners of Religious Education we are continuing to find out more about the big question:

How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter? This will include finding out:

  • How we can help care for the environment and identify ways that some people make a response to God by caring for others and the world?
  • How we care for others and what do followers of the Sikh and Islam faiths believe about caring for others.
  • What is the Golden Rule, which religious texts promote the Golden Rule and what could happen if more people followed the Golden Rule.
  • How we can be kind and caring. 


In PSHE we will be learning about different feelings, relationships and connections to people in our life. 

We will be looking to understand and answer the big questions:

  • How can we communicate and express our feelings and how do we recognise how others are feeling. 
  • Why do we appreciate special people in our lives and how can we express our appreciation.
  • How can people be both unique and similar and what makes us unique. 


As Designers we will be:

  • creating a healthy food snack as part of our 5 A Day 
  • practising cutting and slicing skills using a knife safely 


As Artists we will be:

  • Looking at the work of the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy
  • Understand what 3D art is and design our own piece of art using natural materials
  • Evaluate our own sculpture and make links to the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy work