Year 2

History

This half term we are going to be historians and answer the question ‘How has technology changed our lives?’.  We will be thinking about how people communicated in the past and create timelines, including some dates, to show the progression of new inventions. We will explore how technology has developed over time and what life was like before the World Wide Web.

We will consider the impact Sit Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide Web had on people’s lives and its importance today. We will also compare the work of Tim Berners-Lee to other innovators and scientists, such as Alexander Graham Bell, Gugliemo Marconi, John Logie Baird, Ray Tomlinson, William Caxton as well as Steve Jobs and aspire to be as innovative as they were and still are.

You can find out more here-

What is the world wide web? – BBC Bitesize

BBC – History – Tim Berners Lee

BBC – Learning, How the world wide web was invented

Alexander Graham Bell – BBC Bitesize

History KS2: Alexander Graham Bell – BBC Teach

How have the ways in which we communicate changed over time? (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

How have the ways in which we communicate changed over time? (Part 2) (thenational.academy)

Who was Ada Lovelace? – CBBC Newsround

How computers have changed – BBC Bitesize

Science

In science we will be learning about materials and their properties. Finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. As well as identifying and comparing the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick/rock, and paper/cardboard.

Everyday materials – KS1 Science – BBC Bitesize

Materials – Year 1/2 – P2/3 – Science Collection – Home Learning with BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize

Materials – Science for Kids | @Primary World – YouTube

Unit – Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

On-going science

We will be scientists and observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. As well as finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbmmdp3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0119vk6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

 

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Spring 1

This half term we are going to be historians, learning about a significant historical event beyond living memory; The Great Fire of London, and a significant person from the past; Samuel Pepys. We will use dates and phrases such as, 1666, centuries and a long time ago. We will learn about the different stages of the fire and find out why it spread so quickly. We will begin to understand why people acted in the way they did as a result of events and consider how it changed fire safety and the way we live today.

Here are some links that might interest you-

History KS1: The Great Fire of London – BBC Teach

The Great Fire of London Episode 1 | History KS1 | BBC Teach – YouTube

| The Great Fire of London Episode 2 | History KS1| BBC Teach – YouTube

| The Great Fire of London Episode 3 | History KS1 | BBC Teach – YouTube

How Did The Great Fire of London Start? | The Great Fire: London Burns | Channel 5 #History – YouTube

BBC Watch Magic Grandad – Samuel Pepys – Great Fire of London – YouTube

childrens sensory story for the Great Fire of London – YouTube

 

Science for this half term

In science we will be learning about materials and their properties. Finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Everyday materials – KS1 Science – BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd