Middleton St Mary's CE (VC) Primary School

Believe, belong, achieve

Moor Flatts Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SW

0113 2717206

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Y2 Knowledge Organisers

Science Summer Term- Habitats and Food Chains

We will be building on our work on habitats and exploring more different types of habitats. We will also investigate some simple food chains in habitats.

History Summer Term- Why do we love being beside the sea so much?

Last half term we focused on the key features of places like Scarborough and how they are different to place likes Middleton. Building on this, we will look at how holidays have changed over time and the kinds of things that people used to do on holiday.

Science Summer Term- Plants

We will be building on our learning about plants from Year 1. As well as revisiting the different parts of the plant and explaining their importance, we will be finding out more about how plants grow. We will be testing how to make the appropriate environment for plants to survive. Can your child remember the different parts of a plant?

Geography Summer Term- Why do we love being beside the sea so much?

During summer term our focus is the seaside! To begin with we will be investigating the physical and human features of the seaside and comparing it to Middleton as well as revising the four countries of the United Kingdom. Can you test children on these sticky learning facts?

Science Spring Term  - Living Things and their Habitats 

In science this term, we are learning about where things live and really considering why things live there. Please try to help your child learn the key vocabulary below and the definition - these are our 'sticky learning facts' which will help your child to make links in science as they move through the school. 

History Spring Term  - Famous People  (the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements)

In history this term, Year 2 are learning about two famous nurses - Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. Both women were remarkable in their profession and both had a major impact on nursing. Can your child answer the questions below and remember our 'sticky learning facts' to help them link learning later on?

Science Spring Term-Animals, including Humans

In science this term, we learning about the 6 different stages of life for humans and the things animals and humans need to survive. Please try to help your child learn the key vocabulary below and the definition - these are our 'sticky learning facts' which will help your child to make links in science as they move through the school. 

Geography Spring Term - Why does it matter where my food comes from?

In Geography, we will be learning about the foods produced in the local area and foods produced around the world. This will help us to learn 'sticky learning facts' about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world, as well as the 4 countries of the UK. Please ask children if they can recall these key facts.

Science Autumn Term - Uses of Everyday Materials

In science this term, we have been investigating the properties of materials we use in our daily lives. We will test them to see if they squash, bend, twist or stretch using the key vocabulary listed below and using the 'sticky learning facts' and vocabulary from last half term.

History Autumn Term  - Toys

In history this term, we are investigating the toys that were available for children in the 1960s and the toys that have been released more recently. Talk to your children about the type of toys you used to play with. Are they still around today? What materials are they made from? This will make links to the uses of materials that children have been learning about in Science.

Science Autumn Term - Suitability of Materials

In our first science topic, we will be exploring the materials in use all around them and being to investigate why they are used and some of their properties. There is a lot of key vocabulary to learn- please ask your child what these words mean and ask them about the 'sticky learning facts' they know about materials.

History Autumn Term  - Who was Guy Fawkes?

In our first history topic, we will find out who Guy Fawkes was and why he is remembered. Please help your children by asking them if they can answer the questions below using the key vocabulary. Have they remembered any 'sticky learning facts?'