The Scented Garden

Our topic this half term is ‘The Scented Garden’. Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanted fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers.

Literacy

This term we are using the book Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett.

Orion is scared of more or less everything but there is one thing that he is scared of more than anything else…the DARK! We will join Orion on an adventure as he faces his BIGGEST FEAR of all and finds out it’s friendly!

The children will:

  • explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives.
  • develop creative responses to the text through play, drama, music and movement, storytelling and artwork.
  • compose a free verse poem.
  • write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for a character.
  • write with confidence for real purposes and audiences.

Maths: Effective maths

In Maths this half term we are learning to:

  • Deepen our understanding of fractions
  • Order fractions
  • Recognise equivalent fractions
  • Recognise coins and start to calculate using money
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Science: We will be working scientifically to investigate plant growth.

Art:  We will be creating observational drawings of flowers.

DT: Year 2 will be making fragrant products.

Computing: We will be using iPads and computers to research.

Geography: We will be exploring plants from around the world and how they are different depending on where they come from.

P.E: We will be learning on our ball skills to throw, catch, pass and dribble to ball accurately.

R.E: We will be continuing to focus on Sikhism and in particular Sikh stories and celebrations.