Welcome to Year 2
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Learning Challenge Curriculum
Which Ilkley would you rather live in?
This Learning Challenge will be looking at comparing our local area with Ilkley in Queensland, Australia. We will be looking at the human and physical geographical features of each region and will discuss how the location of each affects the town. We will be answering questions such as:
- Where in the world is Ilkley?
- What is the climate like in Ilkley, Australia?
- How are the two landscapes different?
- Which animals would you find living in the wild in Australia?
- How can you recreate Australian aboriginal art?
- What would your school day be like if you lived in Australia?
We will also be linking with a Year 2 class in a primary school in Queensland, Australia. We hope to exchange videos, emails, pictures and stories with our buddy class so that we can learn about each other’s towns, schools and interests.
What’s the point of a hedge?
Year 2 will be recognising and comparing different habitats. We begin the topic with a wow day led by the RSPB: “Giving Nature a Home.” They will help us to map our school grounds, identify habitats that already exist and create opportunities for more. We will be thinking about why different habitats are suitable for the animals that live there and what they eat. We will also be looking at the life cycles of some of the animals we might find in our local area. We will explore the following questions using our enquiry skills:
- What is a habitat?
- What type of animal might live in this habitat and why?
- What is a food chain?
Please click here to view some activities you may wish to do at home to help your child learn their times tables.
For the long term plan of the curriculum, please click here.
Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Year Two 2018.
Calling all volunteers!
Last year the children enjoyed and greatly benefited from numerous parent volunteers who supported our curriculum themes, reading and invaluable school trips. This is a real strength of our school, and one which we are very keen to continue! Please do get in touch if you think you can help in any way.