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Year 2 Term 1

This half term, we are going to explore the Dinosaur Planet!

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl! Imagining we are palaeontologists, we will dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts.

National Curriculum

As Writers we will create a palaeontologist’s non-chronological report using headings and sub-headings to organise our writing into paragraphs.

As Readers we will investigate and explore a range of texts, to find out key information, relating to a range of dinosaurs.

As Mathematicians we will be estimating, measuring, comparing and ordering lengths and heights; mass and weights. We will measure using appropriate standard units.

As Scientists we will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will also identify suitable habitats for different dinosaurs.

As Programmers and Users of Technology we will direct a dinosaur movie using animation.

As Historians we will be researching the work of Mary Anning, an English fossil collector, dealer and palaeontologist.

As Geographers we will be finding out about other species of animals that are at risk of extinction from around the world. We will also discuss the continents that they live in and locate their habitats on a World map.

As Design Technologists we will research, develop and create our own prehistoric landscape using a range of relevant materials.

As Artists we will use observations to create drawings and sculptures of different fossils.

As Musicians we will play a variety of tuned and untuned musical instruments to create a soundtrack to a dinosaur movie.

In Religious Education we will be exploring the theme of ‘Beliefs and Special People’ through the religions of Christianity and Sikhism.




Year 2 Dinosaur Planet
Homework Project

For this half term’s homework project to support this theme, you can either:

Work with a grown-up at home to research more amazing facts about the age of the dinosaurs. You can choose to present your findings using a poster, PowerPoint or information leaflet.

Create a model relating to dinosaurs and their habitat.

Please bring completed projects into school by 30th September.