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Year 2 - Term 1
Our Learning Journey this term is 'Native Spirit'
Here are some of the things we will be learning this term. 



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The key text this term will be 

'The Star People' by S.D Nelson.
This story details the adventure of two young Native Americans as they find their way back home after getting lost in a prairie fire.
 It will inspire our learning in reading, writing, spelling, Geography, art and DT.  
We will also enjoy a wonderful text called 'Rainbow Crow' retold by Nancy Van Laan.



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We will explore Christianity and how some of their beliefs link to our British and school values. We will look at Thanksgiving and make comparisons to Judaism. We will also become familiar with the Creation Story.


In Maths this term, we will be revising our knowledge of adding and subtracting ones and tens to 2-digit numbers. 

We will also be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

We will also be revising place value and comparing the value of numbers.
Through all our topics in maths we will be covering problem solving and reasoning questions. 



We will be learning a traditional pow wow song and experimenting with various instruments to recreate tribal music.


Design Technology

This term we will be making our own dreamcatchers and using the skills of cutting and weaving. We will also explore how to make the structure of a tipi.



We will be exploring how London was different in 1600 and discussing how this impacted the consequences of the Great Fire of London. We will also be comparing firefighting methods from then and now and exploring how these have improved. The children will then discuss whether the consequences would have been as severe if firefighting methods were better.



We will be taking inspiration from the artwork in our key texts and creating a mixed media portrait of a Native American landscape. We will also be painting self-portraits in the style of Native Americans and use natural beans and patterns to create traditional patterns.



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We will explore the British and school values of generosity, thankfulness and compassion by looking at how tribe members look after one another. 


The children will be learning Native American themed dances.


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The children will be locating North America and becoming more familiar with some of its states using their map skills and the location of different tribes. We will explore the impact the equator has on the weather in different areas of North America.