Year 2


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) (

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

Who was Ada Lovelace? – CBBC Newsround

How computers have changed – BBC Bitesize


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 (


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.



This term the children will be asking and answering questions about locations and they will locate them on a world map. They will focus on South Africa and compare it to the UK. They will ask geographical questions such as; What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place? Using aerial photos, the children will learn about famous landmarks in Cape Town, such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and Boulders Beach penguin colony. The children will look at similarities and differences between the physical and human features of Cape Town compared to Bournemouth and compare the two coastal towns. The children will explore the native animals and plants that live in the UK and South Africa.

Please find below links to some useful sites to help support their learning at home.

Go Jetters – Continent of Africa – BBC Teach  

Geography KS1 and KS2: Your World – BBC Teach 

South Africa – Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help 

Britannica Kids 

South Africa (