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Look at what we do in Year 2

Autumn 1


As part of our Geography unit, 90 curious children made their way to Southampton Common to explore and find out about local human and physical features and to map out part of this area.

The children had a go at using a key and symbols on their maps.

We also looked at things on the Common that were ‘living’, ‘had once lived’ and things that ‘had never lived’ as we had been learning about this in Science. We made our way through the trees and bushes and discussed what we could see, feel, hear and smell. This gave us some great ideas for our story writing in English.

Back at school, we used this information to help write our own stories of Jack and the Beanstalk. We also wrote instructions on how to trap the giant. We learnt about command sentences and used imperative verbs and time
connectives in our writing.

In Science, we had a great time growing seeds and bulbs and carrying out experiments on them. We found out about what plants need to grow and compared how plants grow. We wrote instructions on how to plant our very own seed, too.

We enjoyed learning songs all about Jack and the Beanstalk and we loved performing them with all of our grown-ups on our dress up day, where we came dressed in all things plants.