Y2 Learning

Autumn Term
Welcome to the new school year. The children have already transitioned swiftly into the class routines.
Our topic for this half term is Chocolate.
We learn how to make chocolate, where the cacao bean grows, how it was used as currency and why it was important to the Aztec people. In October, The Welding Institute (TWI) will be visiting our class and we will learning how to build chocolate bridges.
 Our class story is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
The children will also  be introduced to Traction Man. We will read about his adventures and even design an outfit for him using our science topic knowledge of materials.
After the half term we will be learning about the explorer Ernest Shackleton and his voyage on his ship The Endurance. In December we will have our first class trip to the Scott Polar Research Institute and to the Fitzwilliam Museum.