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Cherry Orchard Primary School

Year 2

Year 2

The other side of the story

Spring Term 1


In Year 2 we are reading various versions of The Three Little Pigs and then comparing it to The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Jon Scieszka. We are going to be learning about the characters in the story and their side of the story. We hope this will inspire and motivate us as learners in these areas:

 As Readers we will be reading The Three Little Pigs. We will be reading different versions of the book, watching animations and other versions of the of the story to see how they differ. We will also read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Jon Scieszka. This is the story told by the wolf and we will begin to explore how stories can be different when told from ‘the other side’.

 As Writers we will be writing a stories and reports. We will be exploring ways we can find interesting words to describe the wolf and his feelings. We will begin to use adverbs and fronted adverbials in our writing. We will be using thesauruses to make individual word banks, unique to us, so each piece of writing is different.

 As Mathematicians we will be focusing and division and multiplication. We will also be working on fractions and making pizzas! We will continue to use different strategies and resources to find out what works best for each of us as individual and independent learners. We will be focusing on reasoning and being able to ‘prove it!’ or ‘show me!’ This will be in the form of Challenges which will be stuck and answered in our books.

As Scientists we will be planning experiments and investigations. We will be writing predictions and recording data. We will also share and analyse this data together. We will continue to broaden our scientific knowledge and also research famous scientists.

As Geographers we will build our knowledge around Countries and the Capital Cities around the world. We will continue to revise our learning about the Continents and Oceans.

As Artists and Designers we will be designing puppets and sets to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. We will continue to expand our artistic vocabulary and build on our artistic techniques.

As Historians we will be learning about the life of Henry VIII. We will discover all about his interesting reign! With the help of IPads, Laptops and non-fiction books we will create a biography of his life.