Term 1 is over so what did we manage to cover in Year 2 through our theme based curriculum?
Science- Uses of everyday materials
- identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
- find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Science – Working scientifically
- asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
- performing simple tests
- identifying and classifying
- using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
By using a programme that deals with characters from fairy tale and castle settings, children completed learning on the following.
- understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
- create and debug simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
Design and Technology
- design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
- generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
- select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
- select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
- evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
- changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
- significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.