Year 2 - What have trees ever done for us? Summer Term 2019

Overarching Key Question: What have trees ever done for us?

Overarching Key Question: What have trees ever done for us?

Year Group: 2   Teaching Staff: SW, HP, AM, EP, RG, SF, MJ

W/B

22nd April (B/H)

29th April

6th May (B/H)

13th May

20th May

3rd June

Key Questions:

Do trees bring us hope?

Do we need to look after the place where trees grow?

Which is most important, homes for people or homes for animals?

What do we need wood for?

Curriculum Content:

DT

Art

 

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products 

  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

Science

 

  • understand and use the term recycle

  • identify and describe plastic, understanding that not all plastics look the same.

  • identify plastic objects that can be recycled

Science

Geography

 

  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.  

Geography

 

 

  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs 

  • use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map

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Science

 

 

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults 

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

 

Hook:

Video message from Wilf  

Letter from Wilf about Eco bricks.

Visit to nature reserve.

Kingsway project link.

Living eggs

 

W/B

10th June

17th June

24th June

1st July 

8th July 

15th July

Key Questions:

Who needs wood?

Is wood just wood?

Is all rubbish rubbish?

Can trees grow in challenging environments?

Curriculum Content:

Science

 

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults 

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) 

 

Science

 

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

 

Science

 

  • use simple measurements and equipment to gather data, carry out simple tests, record simple data, and talk about what they have found out and how they found it out. With help, they should record and communicate their findings in a range of ways and begin to use simple scientific language. 

 

PSHE

 

  • learn about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment

  • understand change and transitions  

Hook:

Living Eggs

The paper kit

Landfill image

Pile of eco bricks

The Hugging Tree

The Hugging Tree