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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 2

Our Topic this term is entitled 'Explorers'.

'How has exploring impacted the world we live in today?’  People have been exploring for thousands of years and have discovered lots about the world and beyond. The earliest explorers discovered different lands. On his quest to find India, Christopher Columbus stumbled across the Bahamas and discovered quite how big the world is! As the first man ever to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong was launched into History. He paved the way for many other great astronauts and space expeditions. It was ‘one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind’! Since then many intrepid explorers from the Cholita climbers to Felicity Aston have embarked upon their own adventures… What does it take to become an explorer? Who will be the next big adventurer? As spectacular Scientists we investigate, identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for different uses. As hard-working historians we will study the lives and contributions of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus as world famous explorers building on our learning from term 1 and the concept of ‘legacy’. As ambitious Artists we will take inspiration from Turner and the ‘Thanet skies’ to create our own landscape art.


Our Learning Lift Off

Last week, Year 2 became explorers! We followed a map to find all the x marks the spot and collected puzzle pieces. 

We had lots of fun! We made dens using sticks, found mushrooms and explored places we hadn't been to before. 




1st December 2021

Year 2 have been writing letters to Santa this week and learning how to improve our work. We also wrote a character description about the boy in our story 'Lost And Found', In maths we have been thinking about the inverse operation to adding.

Have a look at some of our work. 


Last week year 2 went to the Turner Gallery to see an exhibition. Have a look at the different art that we saw.