Harbury C of E

Primary School

To love, learn and grow together

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Our second topic this term is all about the UK! We will be looking closely at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. We will study the human and physical features of each country as well as learning about specific traditions and customs that make each country unique.

In History we will be learning about major UK events within living memory. This will include the development of the NHS, how education has evolved over time, as well as immigration and changes to British cities following the Second World War.  

In Art we will be creating paintings that are inspired by the artist LS Lowry and in science we will be learning about seasonal change. The children will be learning about the changes across the four seasons and the associated weather, as well as looking at how the length of the day varies throughout the year.

Books we will be using to inspire our writing this half term are called, ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ by David Litchfield and ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ by Raymond Briggs.

Grandad's Secret Giant

Grandad's Secret Giant

L S Lowry

L S Lowry

Learning about Thermal Imaging

Learning about Thermal Imaging

Seeing how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly

Seeing how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly