Year 2

This half term we are going to be historians and answer the question ‘How has technology changed our lives?’. There are some useful links below. 

 

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

Physics/History GCSE: The invention of wireless communication by Guglielmo Marconi - BBC Teach

Physics/History GCSE: The invention of television by John Logie Baird - 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

Bitesize Daily Book Club: The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina - Year 6 - P7 - English - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

CBBC - Our Black History Heroes, Series 1, Katherine Johnson

 

Focussed 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. 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 learning

We will be scientists and Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

As well as find out and describe 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

 

We will also be Investigating and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). As well as describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-keeping-my-body-healthy/zk4dwty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsqkg7h

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs2h7yc

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/resources/new-joe-wicks-why-we-need-to-exercise-ppt-ks1/

 

RE

In RE lessons this half term we will be answering the question ‘Why is Shabbat important to Jews?’. Here are some links to get you started.

Shabbat - the Jewish day of rest - BBC Teach

BBC Two - My Life, My Religion, Judaism, Shabbat

BBC Two - Pathways of Belief, Places of Worship - Judaism, Introduction to Shabbat

What is Shabbat? Intro to the Jewish Sabbath - YouTube