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The challenge question 'Where would you prefer to live England or Africa?' will begin our next locality study. Through maps, pictures, video clips, non-fiction and fiction texts we will investigate this contrasting locality. Life in Appleton and life for people living in Africa will be compared. We will also email someone who lives there to seek answers to our questions.  

During English lessons we will focus mainly on information texts. 

In addition we will have a further challenge question: ‘How can we grow our own salad?’ enabling further science learning about living things. We will investigate seeds and plant some to carry out observations and investigations. There will be another focus on healthy eating as we consider eating salad fruits and vegetables. 

We will complete work on some animal life cycles and children will also have the opportunity to observe the life cycle of a butterfly as we watch them change in a net in the classroom. 

The children will deepen their science learning through our visit to Grappenhall Heys Walled Gardens where we will look at microhabitats including ponds and learn about simple food chains. 


After half term we will look at the challenge question: ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’ In English the children will look at poetry including ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ by Edward Lear. We will also read stories with sea themes. 

The History focus will be learning about seasides in the past and how they have changed over time.  We will include opportunities to reinforce Geography learning by contrasting a seaside locality with the local area. The children will be visiting the Ribble Valley and Lytham St Annes to engage in field work and learn about this environment from first-hand experience. 

In Art we will create observational line drawing of shells, as well as making group sculptures of pebbles and shells. 

As our Leavers' Concert gets closer Year 2 will be practising songs and preparing to share their experiences of their past year at Cobbs with friends and family. 

GALLERY 2019-2020

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