Welcome back everyone to Year 2.
Our first topic for this Spring Term is:
Carnival of the Animals
This topic is lovely. We will be looking at different animals and their habitats and deciding why different animals are best suited to particular environments. If you think about a polar bear, can you explain why they wouldn't be comfortable in the Sahara desert which is a hot desert on the continent of Africa? What makes an ocean environment the best one for a blue whale? We will be taking a look at what humans and animals and plants need to survive. Can you think of anything? Is a television vital for survival? Is air? What gases are in 'air'? Are there any of the gases you haven't heard of?
The term 'Carnival of the Animals' comes from a piece of beautiful music from a composer called Camille Saint-Saen. We will listen to each piece of music and try and guess the animal he has written it about. The work was written on 1886 and features 14 movements in all.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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